Your puppy will learn very quickly and respond to love and affection as well as rewards. Obedience training will help build a lasting bond between the two of you and you’ll be rewarded with a happy, well-trained dog.
Does the instructor communicate well? Does she listen carefully and respond clearly? Does she offer help when someone has trouble getting a dog to respond? Can she get her own dog and the dogs in her class to do what she wants without resorting to extreme measures?
Our Puppy Class is for pups 9 weeks through 5 months old. The puppy owner learns how to use positive methods to teach the puppy good manners and to build a bond of love and respect. The pup is socialized with other puppies and people and taught exercises to help them gain confidence when meeting new situations and objects. The puppy will learn to come when called, sit, lie down, stand, and not pull on the leash while walking. They are also taught to settle down, be touched and be examined by both the owner and a stranger. The instructor leads discussions on Jumping Up, Home Training Problems, Nutrition, Grooming, Crate Training, Spay/Neutering and other subjects to help the puppy’s family become responsible pet owners. Puppies are also taught the meaning of “Off”, to remove themselves from furniture, etc. Instructions for teaching some tricks (roll over, etc.) are included to give the puppy and handler entreprise sur internet “training fun” and to let the dog “show off”. A Training Handbook is issued to each student.
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Redirect your puppy’s attention using teething toys. When he has calmed down, gently talk to him and stroke him. Keep your hand away from his mouth. Start playing again and avoid getting the puppy excited. This time, use toys instead of your hands to get your puppy engaged. Start playing fetch, so that you are tossing toys away from you and using the puppy’s prey drive for positive fun. Playing with toys can be used as a training reward or break and keeps your hands away from the puppy’s teeth.
Pat provided us with customized in home and about town training that addressed our specific concerns. She started by working on our most pressing needs, showing us the steps to achieve positive results right away. Her sessions are packed full of valuable information you can use in everyday situations. I give Pat a four-paws-up rating! – Joni, Santa Rosa, CA
I have a 3 year old Australian Shepherd rescue who is true to his breed- very hyper and smart. We were having issues with his anxiety (he won’t let the vet touch him) and his energy (aggressively herds other dogs at parks much to their annoyance). Within a minute of meeting my dog, RD notice he was itching his ears, so she went over and cleaned them. I was speechless, as our dog barely lets me or my boyfriend touch his ears, let alone strangers. RD has an amazing natural ability with dogs and you can see their immediate respect of her.
Please bring the following to each class: your dog’s bed/blanket, a selection of your dog’s favourite treats and one or two of his/her favourite toys. If your dog requires any medication or has a specialised diet, please bring these to class – it’s also important to get in touch with your coach to let them know about this before the class as well.
If you can afford it, Applebaum suggests hiring a dog trainer and taking your dog to obedience classes, where your pup will get to socialize with other dogs and people and learn how to deal with distractions, which are common in life outside the classroom.
As the franchise owner and head trainer of Sit Means Sit Knoxville I have owned and loved dogs my entire life. In 2004 I started training them in the Sit Means Sit system. When I first started as a client of Sit Means Sit Denver CO I had an aggressive Chocolate Labrador who had been through two other “professional” trainers. Other trainers couldn’t help us, which fortunately then led us to Dave Skoletsky and Sit Means Sit.
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Socialization is critically important to your dogs’ well-being at any age, but for us small breed owners it can be difficult to find safe places and dogs to interact with. Come spend a day with Manners Unleashed. –>
This may be a little off-topic but I can’t find any information on this anywhere else. Can I train my lab to tolerate increasing noise levels in our home with this reinforcement method? Gradually increasing his exposure to the noise until he is able to tolerate it in a relaxed state?
Imagine your dog being calm, peaceful, happy, friendly and obedient – without treats or a prong collar or an e-collar. Imagine your dog walking peacefully next to or behind you as you walk down a crowded street with people, traffic, and even other dogs and animals passing by. No lunging, pulling or troublemaking. Imagine your dog lying peacefully by your side as you enjoy a meal at an outdoor cafe while strangers pass all around. Yes … your dog!
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You can do this by crating him for a few minutes, or by cuddling him in your arms. I recommend the cuddle option for the first few days, that way you can introduce the crate gradually once he has settled into his new home.
– Please note we DO NOT address aggression related issues in-home. If your dog is aggressive you will need to bring them in for an evaluation. Our insurance policy does not allow us to enter your home if your dog shows agression. If an instructor encounters aggression during an in-home lesson, they are required to stop and leave, and you will be billed for the full amount of the lesson.
Matt is not the most popular kid in school. His back-to-the-land parents think it’s great to live without indoor plumbing and electricity; and the wood stove at home has led to him being called “Smokey” at school. His worst school problem, though, is math. Matt is athletic and likes to work with his hands, the type of skills his school tends to ignore. If he can’t bring up his math grade with an extra-credit project, he may end up in the remedial math class, something he dreads.