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Set in Copper Creek, Michigan that I couldn’t find on a map (though I found many retailers and other entities with Copper Creek in their name), Sled Dog School engages anyone who loves animals, kids, adventure, and a touch of how will this resolve (or will it?) in a story that includes Matt, his younger sister Lily, a math class assignment, and a heartening outcome. At least in the past, Michigan was major Copper Country, and it feels as if Copper Creek may be in the northern part of the state, possibly in the Upper Peninsula. We get sled dogs teams in a rural residential area, parents raising free range kids, a family living off the grid. An outhouse, no electric, no central heating, and enough snow for dog teams? Yes!
Jen and the staff at PRO K-9 have had such a positive impact on my family and my dog. Homer was a high strung, anxiety filled basket case, highly protective of us and our home. Homer and I now love going for walks and to socialization class to be around other dogs and strangers—something that would have NEVER happened without PRO K-9!
Everyone is so nice and friendly happy and you can tell that they all love animals and what they’re doing. My Reggie is very shy and a bit nervous around new things and people he did great with them. Theses students are getting a top notch education in grooming and it shows.
Hi Kay, It is totally up to you. Most right handed people find it convenient to teach their dog to heel to the left, as it gives them the dominant hand free, but it’s entirely your decision. Best wishes, Lucy.
RD was so great to work with! We were having some issues with our 5 yr. old vizsla Dita with eating compulsions as well as setting the right boundaries and expectations for everyday living. RD was super helpful and gave us the tools to amend and modify all the behaviors- including our own!!
I absolutely loved the characters. I loved the Miscos, Matt’s teacher and Tubbs as well as their curly tailed huskies. This is such a wonderful book that at the risk of sounding corny, I am really going to miss these characters, human and husky. This is a book I would recommend for classrooms and school discussion groups and projects. Another excellent feature included in this book was the glossary of mushing terms and the illustration of a musher with a husky sled team.
Dog Training available in West Michigan, Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Fruitport, Springlake, Muskegon areas INCLUDING ALSO BUT NOT LIMITED TO the following counties Ottawa, Allegan, Muskegon, Kent, Oceana, Newago and more!!
What should you bring on the first day of class? The dog student, a nylon buckle collar, a six-foot leash (no retractable leashes), and a bag of favorite treats cut or broken into small pieces. We will meet in the parking lot by the park management office. Registration is required. See registration form.
Practice everywhere, with everyone If you learn that two plus two equals four in a classroom, you’ll take that information with you wherever you go. Dogs, however, learn very specifically and don’t automatically apply their knowledge in different situations and places as well as people do. If you teach your dog to sit on cue in your kitchen, you’ll have a beautifully kitchen-trained dog. But she might not understand what you mean when you ask her to sit in other locations. If you want your dog to perform new skills everywhere, you’ll need to practice them in multiple places-your home, your yard, out on walks, at friends’ houses, at the park and anywhere else you take your dog.
Wondering how to become a dog groomer? Animal Behavior College’s Dog Grooming Program utilizes a proven system of hands-on training with an online dog grooming course. This multi-sensory format gives each student the education and experience needed to become a successful ABC Certified Dog Groomer (ABCPG). ABC focuses on gentle dog grooming techniques designed to protect the pet and provide a more relaxed grooming experience overall.
Although many adult dogs with poor obedience understand certain commands very well at home, sometimes it helps to retrain a command right from the beginning using a new ‘signal’ simply because the old one has come to mean nothing outdoors in the big wide world.
Tom Mancuso, has been the owner of Sit Means Sit of Kansas City nearly 10 years. He is committed to making sure you are completely satisfied. He is a former United States Marine and certified Police Chaplain with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. His commitment to you as well as his staff is unmatched. They want your dog not only obedient but happy and well-mannered. Call today 816-878-4878
So your puppy needs training…. or your adult dog needs training…. and you’re looking for some help. Should you hire a professional trainer to come to your house? send your dog away to be trained? sign up for a group obedience class? read a book? watch a few videos? Here’s my advice on where to get dog training help when you really need it. [read more]
Local community centers, dog daycare operations and some pet stores offer group classes that may range from $50 to $125 for four to eight weeks of one-hour sessions. Classes for puppies might cost less than those for adult dogs.
Due to the Horrific Storm over in the Phlippin’s and surrounding areas….a demarche auto entrepreneur of the Maranatha dogs (Cadaver trained) had a opportunity to go over and assist in the recovery efforts…to the Left:…is Patella, owned by Jim Houck they made three trips over and was able to assist through www.globaldirt.org
I ask because my son is a drummer and it can be quite loud even for me when he rehearses. I certainly don’t want to make our new rescue lab nervous or fearful because the drums are part of living in our household. Thanks!
Prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification, a widely-recognized high standard of polite behavior and excellent preparation for therapy dog training. We also offer the AKC S.T.A.R. class and test.
Decades of training experience have been incorporated into this extremely comprehensive positive motivation-based training curriculum, which includes 7 to 21 weeks of hands-on training with an ABC-approved mentor dog trainer. This program also includes your voluntary enrollment in ABC’s international dog training and adoption campaign called “Students Saving Lives.” This portion of the program allows you to work in a shelter.
I think a couple of sessions like this will give you new found hope and confidence, and a plan to follow along with going forward. If you can see results, you’ll be more willing to carry on. But whatever you decide to do, definitely stick with it! Every dog can be trained. EVERY dog. Yours is no different, he just may need a little more time and a slightly adjusted change of plan from you.
Prospective dog trainers can get their training in a variety of ways. There are no college degree programs that prepare people for careers in dog training, but some find specific courses helpful in understanding the science behind animal behavior. A course in psychology, for example, may provide some insight into principles of animal learning like reinforcement, punishment, motivation, and conditioning. Dog trainers can also learn through reading books by authorities in the field and from online resources, such as the Animal Behavior Resources Institute.
I am writing this letter to let you know what a great trainer you have in Tom Mancuso here in the Kansas City area. He has worked with our dog Trapper for 2 sessions now and has done wonders with him. We felt that our dog would never listen to us and be to excited to have company over. Never in my life would I have thought that my dog could do what he is doing now with such little time of training. Mr. Mancuso has been very professional and courteous on every appointment and seems to genuinely care about the progress of Trappers training. I have told everyone that I know who owns a dog about Sit Means Sit and will continue to do so. Keep up the great work.