Our program is not only available in Arizona, but also across the United States, with professional mentor trainers in every state. (Our headquarters are located in northern New Jersey, just outside of NYC.) With our nationally acclaimed program and trainer network, you can study and get paired with your local mentor in any city or state in the U.S.A.
I brought my 8 week old puppy to Training Tracks at the recommendation of my vet. I was a new dog owner, terrified and annoyed and wondering if my hyperactive, mouthy puppy was normal. The folks at TrainingTracks helped me and my dog transform from a newbie pair to a happy team! I was so pleased with our experience in the puppy class that I returned again and again for more advanced training classes, and now my dog is a Canine Good Citizen and works as a therapy dog in my psychotherapy practice.…
It’s very important to keep training tasks simple, setting your puppy up to succeed while avoiding failure. This means going very slowly and not expecting too much. Having many small wins is very encouraging. Many failures are frustrating and stressful and can kill a puppy’s enthusiasm for training and learning.
This is an exercise in self-control for your dog, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to master, particularly for puppies and high-energy dogs. After all, they want to be on the move and not just sitting there waiting.
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Now that I’ve experienced other dog daycares I love Dog School even more. In our new home, Austin TX, many of the dog daycares used crates for a large portion of the day. I loved the fact that she could run around free at Dog School all day if she wanted to. We miss this place!!!
We needed personalized, in-home training for our 2 female dogs who fought with each other and who needed to be prepared for the arrival of a baby. We got help with these issues and so much more. Throu…
School days, you say? ..with actual classes and curriculum? Yes, that is correct! With our structured activities, your dog is provided a safe and stimulating day at school. Enrichment is key for a happy healthy pup and we have set the standard for their success. Contact us about summer enrollment.
I have a 3 month old Black lab. When we try to put a leash on him he just wants to bite it, and hold it in his mouth. Is he too young for leash training? We have a couple of acres and he has not been on a leash before. Any tips?
Using the latest and most effective training techniques, the Academy is the only dog training academy that provides not only dog obedience programs to have your canine professionally trained in all aspects of NYC approved training but also provides Trainer Programs for individuals who wish to become certified professional dog trainers.
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Kat Camplin, KPA CTP, uses the skills she has accumulated in her many years volunteering with and training dogs—and through her experience at Karen Pryor Academy—in her California-based business, Romping Dogs.
Eleven-year-old Matt is struggling in school and he has to set up his own business to save his failing math grade. But what is he even good at? The only thing he truly loves is his team of dogs, and so Matt’s Sled Dog School is born. Teaching dogsledding should be easy, right?
Hold a treat in front of the pup’s nose. Keeping the treat very close to the dog, travel the treat down the dog’s brisket to the floor. In an attempt to follow the treat the pup should drop to the ground, at which point say “Down” and give him the treat.
I have rescued a 1 year old lab with NO training. She jumps, BAD, and she cannot walk on a leash and isn’t housetrained. Any suggestions? I love her personality and she has already adjusted to my children (except for the jumping)! Any suggestions on training an older puppy would be nice.
Hi I have a 4 month old lab who every time I put a leash on him he refuses to move. If he even sees me get the leash he runs to the nearest corner to evade me. I have had him for a month and no amount of praise or treats gets him to move. I am at my wits end. If I drop the leash he will pick it up and follow me but the minute I pick it up he sits down. And I thought I was the stubborn one. He will walk with me without the leash fine. But there are leash laws where I live. Any advice?
I believe that every dog should be properly trained. The decision to train an animal can be one of the best decisions ever made regarding your pet. I believe that whether you train your dog or not, he will learn habits from you and your family. Obedience training ensures that your animal develops the kind of habits that will allow him to live a long healthy life. The right kind of habits will also allow pet and owner to enjoy a healthy, loving bond.
Your curriculum and education at the training school should include lectures, reading assignments and practical hands-on experience working with a large number and variety of dogs and/or other animals. The instruction should go on for weeks, not days. Remember, your education will continue throughout your career.
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Understand how puppies usually learn about biting. It’s normal for puppies to bite as they develop and grow. Usually, they learn about not biting from other members of their pack, including adult dogs. Puppies learn by playing with other pack mates about when to avoid causing serious damaging through biting. If puppies don’t learn to control or stop biting, the other dogs will punish the puppy more severely, possibly by biting the puppy to cause injury.
There is no such thing as a robotic dog. This means that having a well-trained dog requires consistent reinforcement of commands and good behavior. It is imperative that you, as the new dog owner(s), continue to exercise your new family member daily, as well as routine obedience workouts 3-4 times a week, and always follow up on your commands. Because of the amount of training already done with our dogs, this will be relatively easy for you to accomplish. Without this maintenance of your dog’s training and behavior, the solid foundation that you started with can slip, and regression in training will occur. It is much easier to maintain your dog’s level of training than to retrain a dog once it has regressed. We will give you a solid well-trained puppy/dog, and everything you need to maintain it. On your scheduled pick-up day, you and your family will spend the day at our facility interfacing with your new best friend, learning how to work with and train your dog. Our goal is for you to acquire a high level of comfort and confidence in your skills with our K-9/handler interfacing program, and we will work with you until this is achieved. Upon completion of this program, you will receive a certificate of completion of training for obedience, as well as all your training gear. You will receive a 6 ft leather lead, training collar, nylon choker, and light lines to continue your off-leash work. You will be taking home a high quality pup with everything done for you: crate-trained, current on vaccinations for the next year, and obedience trained; a calm, well-behaved dog ready to be integrated into your family. All you have to do is keep up with your pup’s preventative health care (monthly heartworm and flea/tick treatments, yearly vaccinations) and maintain and strengthen the foundation that we built for you. These pups are sold with Limited AKC registration only. They are not to be bred. We highly recommend getting your pup spayed or neutered between 44 and 50 weeks of age. You can always count on us for any follow-up help or questions you may have. If you would like to fly your puppy back home after interfacing with us in Wisconsin, we recommend United Airlines via Chicago/O’Hare (www.united.com, Petsafe program). Additional costs would apply.
The young pup looks to you for guidance. Never punish him either physically or with a harsh scolding as this will make him fearful of you. Old-fashioned training methods relied on dominating the dog, but we now know dogs trained this way obeyed out of fear rather than thinking through what’s wanted and obeying to please you.
Dogs have their own set of behavioral problems. Lack of discipline may badly affect your dog’s behavior and turn your beloved pet into a disobedient, aggressive or unruly dog. As a dog owner you should be aware of these problems and train your dog accordingly.
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I met RD after adopting my 11 month old pitty from the shelter. He didn’t have any manners to speak of yet. Within the first few nights of having him home, I realized I didn’t know much about being a dog mom and needed help. My dog couldn’t walk on a leash, lunged and barked at dogs, wasn’t potty trained…it was exhausting. We began working together every week and within the first few minutes of our first meeting I had several new skills I was able to use to help my dog learn. After the first meeting, I walked with him and he was responsive to my commands. She answered all of my desperate texts about anything that came up. Her energy is incredible. Her confidence is mesmerizing. Watching her hold a conversation while simultaneously and without effort correcting multiple dogs is inspiring. I continue to work with her after 4 months because it gives me confidence to continue training my dog. He is becoming a sweet, well behaved, wonderful boy. I board him with her, he goes to daycare with her and we join her monthly pack walks, all of which reinforce his good behavior.
All dogs are not the same, so we vary our approach based on each dog’s personality and temperament and what will work for that dog. We also vary the dog behavior training to suit the family’s specific needs and lifestyle, the dog’s environment and what YOU do or don’t want from your dog.
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Field and Classroom sessions are held at Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts. The WBR International Dog School caters to rescue http://rentabilisermapassion.org/french/comment-developper-une-entreprise-de-service-plan-daffaires-de-la-maison-de-croissance/ of all skill levels, and is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and methods with peer rescue teams from areas throughout the US.
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 just rescued my 9-11 week old black lab. My friend found her in a box with her litter and she was the last one. She barkes really loud when i try to confine her to a potty place but she wont go if shes confined. she hasnt had her shots yet and i dont want to take any chances with getting her sick. i have an app scheduled tomorrow but i would bennefit from some assistance for potty training because i rent a house and shes had so many accidents already.
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