BASIC OBEDIENCE:
In basic dog obedience training, I will come and work with you and your dog(s) in the privacy of your home. The majority of the dog training is done on-leash. Your dog will learn Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, Down, Off, Leave it, boundaries and Place. At the end of this phase your dog will follow all these commands during distractions and without food bribes. When in heel (walk next to me) your dog will happily stay in heel position and automatically sit when you stop. During Basic Obedience you will never hit or yell at your dog. All corrections are done (sparingly) and copious amounts of praise and love will be used to reinforce wanted behavior.

 

ADVANCE OBEDIENCE:
We meet weekly, at your home.

We start these lessons perfecting the skills taught in our basic course; heel, stand, sit, down, stay and come using long line and moving towards off leash training.

Once your dog proves trust worthy we will move to local parks and high traffic areas to add distractions. At the end of this phase your dog will be obeying commands off leash.

 

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
People Aggression / Dog Aggression / Nipping / Excessive Barking / Pulling on Leash / Separation Anxiety /  Bolting / Jumping Up / Generally Uncontrollable Behavior / Boundary Training / etc.

Many times seemingly big problems have very simple solutions knowledge is the key. Solutions come from consistency and repetition.

I will: 
  • Come to your home to work with you and your dog(s) at your convenience
  • Tell you WHY your your dog is doing the unwanted behavior and show you what to do to correct it
  • Show you helpful handling skills that will make life easier for both you and your dog - i.e. teach you a very easy techniques to use so your dog will no longer pull on leash, lunge at people or other dogs, bolt through doorways, jump on people, or be uncontrollable in general as well as many other important, and useful skills.
  • Give you valuable insight and knowledge into the way dogs think, and view the world, and show you how you can use this in a practical, effective manner, to better communicate with them; influence their behavior; create harmony, stability, and security in their little world; establish trust and respect between you and your dog(s) - this is very important
  • Teach new dog owners very easy and simple (but VERY IMPORTANT) things to do so that potential behavior problems are avoided altogether - PREVENTION is always the best solution to behavior issues

PUPPY SELECTION:
Before you get your puppy there are a couple of important points you need to cover. Such as deciding on the role your dog is going to play in your life. It is quite likely that you want a dog for any one of the following activities:
 
  • Protector
  • Companion
  • Herder
  • Hunting
  • Play buddy for the kids
  • Dog show performer
     
Luckily the various dog breeds were developed to carry out those functions shown in the list above. Some of the breeds are more than capable of performing all those functions whereas others are restricted in their ability to carry out just one or perhaps two of them.
 
No matter what breed functionality and ability. I will guide you by using extensive knowledge of the different breeds and temperament testing to help you pick out the puppy that best suits you out of the litter of puppies.
 

GOOD START 8-16 WEEKS:
Our Puppy Program consist of private lessons that take place in your home and is a MUST for any puppy owners. These classes are customized based on you and your puppy's specific needs.

The Puppy Program is for puppies that are 8-16 weeks old or for older puppies and their owners that need to start at the very basics of their training. The private lessons are heavily geared towards leash training, crate training, chewing, nipping, and very basic obedience like sit, down, come & the importance of early socialization and many other common things you and your puppy will experience as they grow and mature.
 


POTTY TRAINING:
Puppies don't automatically come potty trained. A couple of things need to be in place for a dog to successfully be potty trained. 1. mental control and 2. muscle control. Most puppies take time to develop these skills. Some puppies get it faster than others. Whatever the case may be with your puppy I can help you achieve this goal.
 

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION: Puppy socialization lets a young puppy get comfortable with the everyday sights, sounds, people, animals and situations that will be a part of his life. Doing this right in the beginning will ensure that you will have a more mentally and emotionally stable and secure dog. The goal here is to avoid the many serious problems that can occur from lack of proper socialization. i.e.. Fear, Aggression, Submissive Urination, Anxiety, and Acting Out.