The benefit of using positive reinforcement
is that it really works! It also avoids any negative side effects
that can be associated with the traditional techniques such as choke
collars, pinch collars, e-collars and leash corrections.
Training using positive reinforcement is FUN for you and your dog!
It also can help you build a loving,trusting, and gentle relationship
with your dog.
We offer personalized behavior counseling and modification, utilizing
positive reinforcement techniques as solutions for behavior problems.
Is your dog ... ?
- A Puppy
- Pulling on the leash
Is your dog having problems with ... ?
- Being left alone
- Growling near food, toys or yummy treats
- Being touched or handled in certain places
- I will work with you to devise a plan to help you and your dog
through these behavior problems with a positive approach.
All classes are one hour long and last 6 weeks. Rescue adoptions
discounted if the dog was adopted during the last 60 days. Proof
of adoption is required.
Includes puppy play time to teach socialization, puppy handling
and some basic obedience commands using positive reinforcement.
We will also discuss puppy biting and jumping. We will have lots
of puppy play time. Class is limited to 8 puppies. Class pre-requisites:
Puppies must be less than 18 weeks at start of class and have had
their first 2 DHLPP vaccinations.
To help determine if your puppy needs this class, please see the
Why Puppy Class and Puppy
Play Biting articles.
For all puppies that have graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and
would like some more puppy play time and socialization. This class
incorporates all Basic Obedience. Puppy 2 is by invitation only
for dogs who have graduated Puppy Kindergarten.
Basic Training (Small Dog & Large Dog)
This class will teach you and your dog commands such as sit, down,
come when called, stay, leave it, wait at the door and loose leash
walking using positive reinforcement methods. Class size is limited
to 4 dogs. Must have rabies vaccination and flea treatment. Open
to all family members, includes homework and certificate of completion.
First class is humans only, please.
Clicks and Tricks
This class is designed for the family who would like to continue
training their dog in a fun and positive environment. Spin, wave,
high five and play dead are favorites and course design will include
suggestions from you!
Intermediate Obedience Classes - NEW!!
Intermediate Manners is for all of you that have been through Basic
Training and want more. A continuation of Basic Training, we will
steer you into more off leash activities, games, college level cues
(sits, downs, leave its at a distance). Got reliability issues?
We will work on getting behaviors fast and getting the treats out
of your hands! We will also focus on requirements to get your dog
through CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test. It’s going to be doggone
I will provide these services to you and your dog in our private
training room. You will recieve an initial consultation write up
and a behavior modification plan to get your dog on its way to better
If attending a public class isn't the solution for you and your
dog, the training class can work around you! I will provide personal
training for you and your dog at our training center. You will be
supplied with a course outline and weekly homework as if you were
in my public classes. You also have the flexibility to add on some
basic home manners into your course. Approx. 6 weeks.
The puppy program is designed to assist you prior to the arrival
of your puppy and shortly after he is part of your family. Sessions
include: basic obedience, socialization checklist, puppy biting,
and housetraining. Your puppy should be less than 5 months old.
Please call or e-mail for private consultation fees or to schedule