dog must be non-reactive (friendly or indifferent)
around other dogs and people. This is for dogs
5 months of age and older.
to build some solid impulse control in the
face of various real-life distractions
Does your wonderful dog sometimes make bad choices? You’re probably
considering this class either because your dog is generally
a little out of control, or can behave better in certain situations.
Perhaps you have a social butterfly that loves to say hello but
does it by jumping on everyone she meets. Or maybe you have an
enthusiastic door dasher. Maybe your dog has trouble remembering
what the word “Sit” means. Or perhaps it just feels like everything
in the world catches her attention more easily than you can.
In short, if you sometimes feel like you live with a four-legged
teenager that acts first and thinks later, good news: These behaviors
are annoying and difficult to deal with, but they generally mean
you’ve got a dog that can’t wait to be trained. Smart dogs with
lots of energy can do great things when that energy is redirected.
this single hour-and-a-quarter (75 minutes) class you will learn:
• How to work at your dog's level to stay successful;
• How to use a very simple behavior in the face of real-life distractions and build wonderful impulse control in all kinds of situations.
• How to use this reliable
behavior for building new behaviors.
• How to begin creating impulse control and patience around
food and the food bowl; an open door (no door dashing), various
peple/dog/object/movement distractions, and then finally work
on greeting new people without jumping.
Don’t worry if your dog already has good skills; the
class will be a terrific proofing and application opportunity
for anyone who has already done some training no matter what
level from basic to advanced. It is also designed to accommodate
students and dogs attending class for the first time. The exercises
are designed to be tackled from whatever experience & skill level
each dog and human team is at when they take this mini class.
Class Length: 75 minute (hour and a quarter) class