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Labrador Retrievers respond best to positive, non violent, reward based training methods. All they require are some guidelines and boundaries to be set in order to become well respected and trusted members of society. Your Lab will do his/her best for you when training, there’s no need for harsh “yank n crank” type training methods. They thrive on the physical and mental stimulation which obedience training provides – plus it is time spent with you which is a bonus.
We know learning requires applying what you’ve studied in a real-life work environment. This is why we provide you not only textbooks, but other materials needed to work with animals as well. Materials, such as instructional videos, veterinary assistant scrubs and a 40-piece grooming toolkit, are all included in your tuition.
If you decide to use treats in your training, remember that Labs have a tendency to become overweight. Use the smallest treats possible to reward behavior, and be sure to reduce the amount of food you’re giving at meal times or increase exercise to compensate for the treats.
Two commands which are very vulnerable to distraction are ‘recall’ or the come command, and ‘heelwork’ or teaching your dog not to pull. Many dog owners find that their dog’s recall is great until another dog appears over the horizon.
Admission is restricted to those who have satisfactorily completed a Beginner class and received recommendation from the Instructor to attend OR have approval of the Training Director. Dogs will remain in this class until they have received recommendation from the Intermediate Instructor to move on to the Competitive Class or Novice Rally. Canine Good Citizen tests will be scheduled for the week following the last week of class for an additional fee of $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
You don’t expect a child to act all grown up, eating only what they’re supposed to, playing with only their toys, staying exactly where you ask them to and listening intently to your every word doing exactly as they’re told.
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To help your dog know when barking is acceptable, you simply need to teach him that he may bark until he is told to stop. “Stop barking” should be considered as a command for obedience rather than a telling off.
The most common mistake people make is to stop reinforcing the behaviors they like. It is easy to ignore the obedient dog, to forget to give him a tasty reward from time to time when he flies back to a toot on your whistle.
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These programs are designed for the trainers to show the client how to train their own dogs. These success based programs give the client the tools necessary to be able to lead their dog through the challenges with which most dog owners struggle.
The Labrador is the breed I most commonly work with, and I am alarmed at the trends I see. It has become the general custom to force-fetch train every dog. This corrects any tendency to drop birds, mouth birds or run off to the bushes with birds. It also masks the genetic tendencies toward those behaviors.
I give food twice- once in the morning and one at Lunch. Both time the Female very fast in eating and very eager and it is very excited when it see the food and try to grab from hand. Both understand the names.
By sticking to your training, being consistent and sticking to routines…and that’s key…he will eventually come out of growing pains and adolescence into an adult dog with ingrained training and learning that he will settle into and hopefully be a well mannered, well-behaved joy for you to marvel at and enjoy for the best part or more of another decade.
This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, phases out the use of lures so you can have a well-mannered puppy all the time and introduces fun activities to help keep your puppy’s mind active!
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