Canine Essentials Series

The Canine Essentials series is suitable for adolescent and adult dogs that are learning basic behaviors and working towards making those behaviors reliable amongst distractions such as other dogs and people. Training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. A well-trained dog is a happy dog because they require fewer restrictions. The more reliable your dog, the more freedom you can give because you have immediate control over your dog's behavior even amongst distractions.

How many of us have said, "Be Quiet!" to a barking dog that never stopped to think that unless you are an English speaking human those words are just meaningless noises. Consequently, without teaching our dogs words to tell them how we would like for them to behave, it is as if we have rules and regulations and then keep them a secret from our dog. Predictably our dog will break the rules that they didn't even know existed and then get punished for doing so. Still, your dog does not know what they are supposed to do. We can teach our dogs how to express their natural behaviors in a manner that is both acceptable and appropriate in our homes.

Think of all the things your dog cannot do while sitting. Jump up, chase, run off, pace, bully or pester, mount or be mounted, or clear a coffee table with their wagging tail. In class we will use lure and reward training to teach our dogs hand signals and words for the behaviors we want them to do as well as encourage the desirable behaviors so your dog is more likely to choose to do what you want them to do. Your dog will learn to respond quickly and reliably to the cues; sit, down, stay and come, how to walk with a loose leash, and respond off leash.

The techniques used are scientifically proven to be the most effective way to teach dogs to make good decisions on their own. This low stress, force free style of training focuses on teaching, shaping and rewarding desirable behaviors and reducing the likelihood of unwanted behaviors leaving you feeling good about how you communicate with your dog.  

8 Classes - $200.00 (Maximum of 8 dogs per class)

The next Canine Essentials Series starts September 15th, 2017 and is held on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm for  8 weeks.