This is a class for dogs one year and older. During these sessions you will be taught how to recognize, mark and reward your dog's correct behaviors. We will be setting the foundation of fun learning for your dog. One of the most important things your dog and you can lean is: training is fun! All exercises will be on leash.
Basic dog care issues will also be covered, including cleaning ears, brushing teeth and cutting nails. Vaccination records are mandatory first night of class.
Teen Dog Class
Towel or mat for your dog to lay on
So, what can I do for you?
Your puppy has endless potential. Potential to be a well-mannered and major part of your family. But, that does not just happen on its own. Good dogs are not just born. Good dogs are taught how to be good. Puppy training is one of the most important things you can do to get you and your puppy started in the right direction. It is much easier to train a puppy than to have to re-train an older dog that has spent years making his own decisions.
Training will help give your puppy confidence and flexibility in new environments. Most dogs that show “bad behavior” have simply not been taught “good behavior.” Jumping up, barking, pulling on the leash, jumping on furniture, not coming when called; these are all behavior that can be avoided by training your little one.
The first year of your puppy’s life is the most important one. He is developing into the dog he will become, both socially and behaviorally. Start training yourself and your pup right now!
This class is for vaccinated puppies 8-16 weeks old. Vaccination records are mandatory first night of class. All puppies must be healthy and current on their vaccinations. For very young dogs, that means they have had at least their first round of shots.
Items Needed for Class
Have a hectic schedule and can’t make a class? Have special needs or specific behaviors you need to be trained? I can do in-house private training to fit into your busy schedule. This is a great option for those who prefer one-on-one training. This is available to dogs of all ages. Private training lessons can include many of the following items:
Introduction of new pets or babies to the family
New puppy preparation and house training/potty training
Socialization to new environments
Body handling skills (including nail clipping, brushing teeth, bathing)
Basic manners (sit, down, stay, come, loose-leash walking, go-to-place etc.)
Trail or city training (for application to real-life situations)
Clicker and trick training
Please e-mail and we can discuss you and your dog’s individual training needs and develop a training plan.
Has your precious puppy turned into a crazy hooligan-hound? All adolescents, humans and canine alike, go through a stage where they want to do their own thing and push the boundaries of behavior. This class is for you to either set the foundation for good manners or help solidify already learned behavior and remind your dog that no matter what their age is the rules are still the same.
This is a class for dogs 6-12 months old. Vaccination records are mandatory first night of class.
The groups are kept small at 6-8 dogs, so you get plenty of personal time as well as practice time. The skills you will have an opportunity to learn are:
Flat buckle collar
6 foot leash (non-retractable)
Treats (hot dogs, sausage, cheerios, crab etc)
Please no hard biscuits
These class meets once a week for two weeks and we focus on one important behavior.
Let’s GoFido! Learn the skill of loose-leash walking. This means walking WITH your dog, not having your dog walk you!
Come Fido! Concentrate on teaching your dog a reliable recall
Find It Fido! This class is all about teaching your dog the beginning skills of sniffing and nose-work. Teach your dog how to find a specific sent and how great his sense of smell is.
Fun With Fido! This is a trick training class. Pick a behavior and we will train it! Some options are: play bow, picking objects up, roll over, shaking hands.
Puppy Play & Socialization Skills
Socializing your puppy before sixteen weeks of age is vital. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior “puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely.” Properly and safely socializing your puppy will set your dog up for continued success and better learning into their adulthood.
The purpose of this play group is to give your puppy an opportunity to interact with other vaccinated puppies of his/her own age. We keep this group small so that there is plenty of room to wrestle, run, sniff and play. This also allows for proper supervision to make sure no one is being a bully or getting bullied.
Potty-training issues will be covered in this class. Vaccinations records are required at the beginning of the first meeting. All puppies must be healthy and current on their vaccinations. For very young dogs, that means they have had at least their first round of shots.
Did you just adopt a new puppy and don’t know where to start? Did your precious puppy turn into a rambunctious teenager who wants to run the household? Maybe you have an adult dog who constantly jumps up on you and any guests who come over to visit?
If you are interested in helping your dog become a wonderful and fun companion, you have come to the right place! Training Fido is all about teaching both you and your dog as a team. I have a wide variety of classes for any age and learning level your dog may be in. I keep my classes small so that I have more time for individual coaching. Some classes are several weeks and cover a wide variety of skills and some are shorter, where we focus on one specific but important skill, such as loose-leash walking.
So, check out the classes and remember I also offer private training sessions that can fit into your busy lifestyle.
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This is a class for dogs one year and older. We will continue to teach you about positive reinforcement training and “catching” behaviors. This course will focus on fine-tuning the behaviors you learned in the first level but skills will now be off-leash. This class will concentrate on maintaining skill level while increasing distance, duration and distractions. We will also be fine tuning the trainer’s timing skills and teaching about breaking behaviors down into simple learning blocks.
**All behaviors will be worked on off-leash. All dogs must be non-reactive to other dogs and people and have a reliable re-call.