Dog Training Services
6 Session Specialized Private Course
The great thing I like to offer my clients is a specialized package that fits your dog's individual needs. I offer this unique training course because every dog is different, and every dog learns differently and I want to help every dog in their own way. The 6 sessions I will make sure your dog has an understanding of basic commands and work on all the problem behaviors your dog displays. Some of the basic commands we will go over are: sit, stay, down, come, leave it (and many more) as well as go over real-life scenarios your dog might face. We will also work on any problems your dog might be going through (jumping, potty training, excessive barking, excessive chewing, leash pulling, etc.). If your dog has any fear-based behaviors like scared of people, or noises, I can also help with that as well. For the 6 sessions I work on your time and schedule. You can do your sessions weekly, bi-weekly whatever is convenient for you. By the end of the 6 sessions, YOU will have the skills to be an effective and confident Pack Leader!
*Price is increased depending on location of client. Each additional dog to add is $150
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Classes
The AKC's CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Basic Obedience Foundation
THE CGC TEST INCLUDES:
Accepting a friendly stranger
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
Sitting Politely for Petting
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.
Appearance and Grooming
The dog will permit someone to check it’s ears and front feet, as a groomer or veterinarian would do.
Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
Following the evaluator’s instructions, the dog will walk on a loose lead (with the handler/owner).
Walking Through a Crowd
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).
Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.
Coming When Called
This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler (from 10 feet on a leash).
Reaction to Another Dog
This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries.
Reaction to Distraction
The evaluator will select and present two distractions such as dropping a chair, etc.
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, "Would you like me to watch your dog?" and then take hold of the dog's leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes. The dog does not have to stay in position but should not continually bark, whine, or pace unnecessarily, or show anything stronger than mild agitation or nervousness. Evaluators may talk to the dog but should not engage in excessive talking, petting, or management attempts (e.g, "there, there, it's alright").
If your dog is already prepared you can take just the test with me.