a better-mannered, more obedient pooch
of your dog not coming when called the first
time you ask? Annoyed by a dog
who drags you for a walk or doesn’t seem to
notice when you’re
talking to him? If your dog’s behavior
has got you a bit frustrated or
embarrassed, or if you just want a little more
polite behavior, this class is for you.
with an engaged and responsive dog is one of
life's greatest pleasures! We can help you
enjoy a calmer and better-behaved dog.
Who is this class for? This
class is for dogs around 5 months of age and
older that are fine (friendly or indifferent)
around other dogs and people (no aggressive
lunging or barking).
Attend classes at Lucky Dog with your
dog; each one is an hour a week for 5 weeks.
A week prior to the first class with your dog
you will get a link to your free bonus, the
online webinar, "How
Dogs Think & Learn" which
you will watch in
the comfort of your home.This will increase your skill as a trainer, help you better understand your dog, and get you ready for class with some fun homework exercises.
--Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Receive online video
to watch at home; and Tuesday, November 21, 2017
at 7:15 p.m. is first class with your dog
(Class ends on 12/19)
REGISTRATION: Click here to register for any class.
(And find out if there are any openings.)
--Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6 p.m.
(Class ends on 12/12. No class on 10/31 and 11/14.)
first class is an online webinar which you
will view in the comfort of your home. This
video presentation, "How Dogs Think & Learn (Build a
Rewarding Partnership With Your Dog and make
your training a snap)" will
provide important tips and tricks to make
your training easier, faster and more effective.
You will be given the first of your fun homework
assignments which will set you up for success
on your first night with your dog.
You will be taught
the skills and concepts needed to better
understand your dog and how to change annoying
behavior problems. Our goal is to help
make life with your dog easier and more enjoyable.
FYI: If you want to start the webinar sooner,
please let us know. We are happy to send
the link as soon as you register for class.
Learn More About the Video Webinar
last 5 classes are
conducted hands-on at Lucky Dog with your
dog. Both spouses/partners are welcome and
encouraged to attend class. Teenagers (and mature preteens)
The Learning Environment
We want to provide a good environment in which people and dogs can learn comfortably and feel safe. This is NOT an appropriate class for reactive dogs that bark, growl or lunge at other dogs or people. Your dog will be better served in the Reactive Dog class or in a private lesson. (Dogs that strain at their leash to get to other dogs to play are welcome in this class.)
Building a Strong Foundation
In this class your dog will learn to respond
to you the first time you ask and you will learn
how to change pesky habits like pulling on leash
and jumping up. A well-mannered, polite
pooch is fun to live with! This class is also
important before starting fun dog sports such
Here is what you will do in class:
Improve the manners of your favorite pooch.
• Improve basic obedience skills such as sit,
down, stay, go to your mat, and come.
• Solve troublesome problems such as pulling on leash.
• Use impulse control games to teach leave
it and other skills to decrease unwanted behaviors
such as pulling toward lizards, squirrels or
other dogs while on walks.
• Get better attention and focus so your dog will respond to
you the first time, even around distractions.
• Teach your dog to work around other dogs and people, and build
drive, motivation, and confidence.
will show you how to utilize the power of
the clicker to teach skills quickly using
positive techniques (see more info below).
• You will learn to reward success, not punish
mistakes. This results in a dog that has
trust and confidence in you and who is eager
• In the webinar/video, which we provide at
no additional fee, we will teach you
how to view the world through your
dog's eyes, and practice mechanical skills
to help improve your training and create quicker
success. We will also give you information
on how your dog learns which will help with
your training in addition to providing
understanding about how some behavior problems
can be avoided or fixed.
up your dog that is
5 months of age and
older (though grads of our Ideal Puppy class
may be younger). Class size is limited to
7 dogs so register today! This popular obedience,
focus, attention, and impulse control class
is held indoors, and your dog attends beginning
with week 2 of class.
(This class --or one like it-- is the prerequisite to Intro to Agility, Focus Skills 2, Rally, and Obedience/Performance Dog.)
Duration:This class is an hour per week for
5 weeks at Lucky Dog plus your online seminar
that you will view at home.
dog must be friendly, or indifferent
to dogs and people (no aggressive barking, lunging or
growling). In addition, this may not be the
right class for dogs that are dramatically
afraid of most things in their world. Please call if you
have any questions. There are no refunds if you
cancel less than 2 days before class begins
(unless there is someone to take your place).
Instructor: Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
Class size is limited to 7 dogs. This is one
of our most popular classes. If you want a
spot, don't wait; sign up today!
HERE to find out what to bring to class.
is Clicker Training?
training is a powerful yet gentle positive method to train dogs
and other animals. This method enhances the development of a
strong bond and respect between dog and trainer producing wonderful
results. You can literally see how the dog is solving problems
and working his way in the learning process step by step, at
an accelerated rate. It helps create a THINKING dog who is eager to learn and engage with you.
The clicker helps train your dog up to 40%
faster and its use is no longer needed once
your dog learns the behavior, so it's a temporary
training is based on Pavlovian reaction and conditioning. The
method uses positive reinforcement as the primary teaching tool
and the clicker serves as a marker for the dog when you, the trainer,
clicks at the moment that your dog is correct: "Yes!
That was right". A reward (such as a treat) is given immediately
after every click, which soon builds a positive association
with the click. The sharp click and clear reward help the dog
correct his behavior without the need for punishment or scolding.
about the mechanics? Rest assured we will have
you expertly clicking on the first night of class
with your dog ! Don't
forget to bring your treat pouch and clicker
or purchase them when you arrive. We will use
them to help you become proficient and ready
for training your dog.
If you find that the clicker
is not for you, we will suggest another method
that will be successful for you and your dog.
Lucky Dog, we think the clicker is a wonderful
training tool with which every good trainer
should be fluent. We will show you how effectively
and kindly it can help train your dog!
Check out the article,
"Train Quicker With a Clicker".
Class Length: Orientation is 1.5 hours long & then the
last 5 classes are 1 hour sessions per week
Class Size: up to 7 dogs
Read the Class Withdrawal & Refund Policy
be sure the schedule and class will work for
your dog before registering. There are no refunds,
credits or makeups once class has
begun. If you receive the webinar and then need
to drop out, you will just be charged for the
webinar providing you cancel with enough notice
(see the withdrawal policy).