Basic, On-Leash Dog Training
BASIC ON-LEASH OBEDIENCE
A four week course for dogs 5 months or older. While it is always best to begin training as early as possible in a dog’s life, there is never a time when it is simply too late. Good response to commands begins with on-leash training to establish firmly a dog’s response that you are dominant in the relationship. We will help you establish good communication between you and your dog by teaching response to commands given, and we will be teaching you how to give and enforce commands. We also work on correction of habits such as jumping on people or mouthing hands or clothing.
We Guarantee that at the end of the Basic On-Leash training program, your dog will respond appropriately to the following commands and he will never forget them:
HEEL – To walk at the left side without pulling and tugging, on a loose leash.
SIT- Sit automatically, in the correct spot facing the correct direction, when the handler stops.
SIT-STAY – Hold a sit stay for a minimum of two minutes in the sitting position.
DOWN, DOWN-STAY – Hold a down stay for a minimum of four minutes in the down position.
RECALL – Upon command, come to you and return to the heel position.
After approximately 4 weeks of in board training we will then give you, the owner, a demonstration of your dog’s full obedience circuit. You will then have your first lesson on how to handle your dog with it’s newly learned obedience. At the end of the lesson you will leave your dog with us and schedule an appointment to come back your next available day. We want you and your family to get in as many lessons as you can over a 1 week period of time. At the end of each lesson we will be working with you on housebreaking, chewing, digging, and general problem solving.
After a week of lessons you are ready to take your dog home. We then go to your home to do an in-home lesson. This lesson is not just to show you how to do the obedience again but is to teach you how to apply what you and your dog learned at the kennel. We will be going over things such as what to do when you have company over, what do you do to keep your dog out of unwanted rooms, how to safely defrost a chicken on the counter, or whatever problems need to be worked out between you and your dog.
Once you have your dog back in your home with the family the training and support does not end. We encourage you to come back and do additional lessons with us at no additional charge for the life of the dog, these lessons are done here at our school.