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Group Classes

Group Classes: 8 Week Program

group training classesThis course is for the dog owner with a well adjusted, social dog. Classes are held once per week and last one hour. During the first portion of each class, problem solving is discussed on an ongoing basis. We answer questions about commands from previous classes and show the progression of these commands for this week's homework. Next is a demonstration on the new commands for the current week. The rest of the class is spent working your dog. You will be expected to do homework daily for 10 to 20 minutes. This is where most of the actual training is done. The main purpose of the class is to prepare you for this work. Your dog will progress as far and as fast as you take it.


Additional Traning Information

Commands
The following is a list of the commands that are taught in each program. All commands will be taught by both voice and hand signal.
Heel With an automatic sit when you stop
Sit From the stand or down
Down From the sit or stand
Stand From the sit or down
Stay In each of the 3 positions
Come With an automatic front sit
Finish Dog returns to heel with automatic sit
About 180 Degree turns to right and left
Settle Gets the dog into a calm, receptive state
Okay Releases the dog from command
Informal Commands
Off
Get down
No
Don't
Back
Stop crowding the door
Wait
Don't go forward
Quiet
Shhh
Leave it
Forget about it
Kennel
Go through the gate or into create
Load Up
Get in the Car
Dress
Hold still to get collar/leash on
Problem Solving
All of our training programs include problem solving such as:
Jumping Up
Chewing
Digging
Mouthing
Licking
Biting
Barking
Begging
Housebreaking
Aggression
Fearfulness
Separation
Anxiety
Getting in the Trash
Anything else you find irritating