FANTASTIC Puppy Class
This important (and FUN!) class consists of six lessons and is for puppies or adults that need to learn (or review) their basic behaviors.
Early training with your dog or youngster needs to be fun and broken down enough to ensure your dog finds training VERY reinforcing and learns to LOVE it! Correct early training will PREVENT many future problems. If proper training and socialization occur now, you will have a happy and obedient dog in the future. Our goal is to teach YOU how to be a smart and savvy dog owner and trainer, so that you will be able to handle any issue that comes up during the life of your dog.
Though many of our students are hoping for an agility future for their dogs, we truly believe in the importance of a well behaved dog, and that many “agility problems” are really “behavior problems”. A good Puppy/Beginner Class should give your dog, and you, a strong foundation towards your performance career.
The class covers basic obedience including: attention, focus, sit, down, stay, come when called, walk on a leash without pulling, and “leave it”. It will also include important husbandry behaviors like relaxing on a mat, crate games, introduction to grooming and examinations, door manners and meal time manners.
A big emphasis in class is placed on play, and fun reward delivery, how to encourage your dog to play and use toys as rewards. The goal being self-control, and teaching the dogs to THINK and choose appropriate behaviors.
We also introduce the puppies to some essential tricks, body awareness and balance exercises that will carry over to training for your performance career.
Lessons (complete with videos) will be provided once a week, and most exercises can be performed indoors and with minimal equipment.
Duration: 6 lessons – you will have 2 months to submit videos for review, and access to the class for 4 months
$80.00 for Workers – can post as much video for review and comments as they like as long as each video is no more than 3 minutes long
$65 for Auditors – no video review or posting, but can comment and ask as many questions as they like
$50 for Observers – will have access to all videos and comments but cannot post any questions or video
Week 1 – Focus, Name Response & Recall Basics
Week 2 – Position Behaviors and Other Skills
Week 3 – Self Control
Week 4 – Loose Leash Walking, Play/Appropriate Games & Exercise
Week 5 – Stays and Dealing with Distractions
Week 6 – Crate Games, Mat Work & Husbandry