“part trained labrador _training your retriever”

At Dogs Trust we have a mission; we want every dog to lead a happy life free from the threat from unnecessary destruction. It means that a lot of our work is caring for dogs at our rehoming centres – dogs that need a second chance in life. But it also means addressing the root causes of problems. Every year we receive thousands of calls from people asking us to take their dogs into our rehoming centres, and the biggest single reason they give is because of the dog’s behaviour. So to address this problem, we’ve created Dogs Trust Dog School.

Pet owners who are novices at training can begin a training program with these few simple steps. It takes repetition, time and perseverance for the puppy to predictably and reliably respond to commands in a variety of situations. Consider only classes that use positive training techniques.

How would you feel if you never again had to worry about your dog running away, knocking over your guests, or generally being out of control?  Is life with your dog stressful? Can you imagine your dog… • Coming when called • Walking nicely on leash – without barking at other dogs or chasing squirrels • Playing well with others • Greeting your guests politely • Being trusted alone in the house • aide création entreprise the FIRST time you ask You deserve the dog of your dreams, and we can help you achieve it! Basic Behavior Consult Are you tired of dealing with your dogs out of control behavior? No need to put up with it any longer, we can help! Basic Behavior Consults are used for all basic obedience or behavioral issues that do not involve fear, aggression or reactivity such as basic manners, jumping up, coming when called, leash walking etc. Cost: $90 – 1 hour (or package price in column to right) Aggression & Reactivity Consult Is your dog exhibiting aggression or reactivity toward people, dogs, places or objects? Imagine what might happen if your dog hurt another dog or person. Take control now and get your dogs unwanted behavior under control. These behaviors can be very stressful for owners and dogs alike, but with proper training, that stress can be greatly reduced or even eliminated. We address these issues from the core, targeting the reason why the dog is having such a strong reaction, and helping them feel better about those things using counter conditioning and other behavioral tools. Cost: $120 – 90 minutes After completing your intitial consult, most aggression and reactivity cases can expect to do a minimum of 5-10 one hour training sessions to begin addressing the problem behaviors (package prices in column to the right). Aggression and reactivity are serious issues that will require a serious commitment to fully address. Fearful Behavior Consult What if your wallflower of a dog could become a social butterfly? Imagine your shy dog blossoming and taking on the world with confidence! We can help make this dream a reality. Fearful behaviors can sprial out of control quickly with one fear turning into many within a matter of weeks or months. The sooner the fears are addressed, the faster we can achieve a confident dog, so don’t wait! We address the issues from the core, targeting the reason why the dog is so fearful and creating positive associations with the things that frighten them. Cost: $120 – 90 minutes A fearful or shy puppy can often become a reactive or aggressive adult without proper intervention, so get started teaching your puppy to be confident by getting started now. After completing your intitial consult, most fear cases can expect to do 5-10 one hour training sessions to begin addressing the fearful behaviors. Helping fearful dogs can take months or years depending on their temperament and prior trauma, so be sure you are ready to be patient in helping your dog become a confident canine! Phone Consults We can help you address your dogs problem behavior remotely through a phone consult. This is a great option for busy people that struggle to find time to meet for a behavior consult and for people looking to save some money. Phone consults are most effective if you can send us some video of your dogs behavior. Cost: $65 – 1 hour Still have questions? Review our F.A.Q. in the column to the right or contact us with other questions. We look forward to hearing from you! Private Dog Training (In Home Dog Training) Get rid of your dogs problem behavior for good! Testimonial Heather, I am so proud of Lily. This evening she and I participated in the Odor Recognition Test (ORT). As a team we successfully identified Birch and Anise, we missed on Clove. My formerly anxious and reactive dog handled the situation with confidence and aplomb! Once again, thank you for all of the help and guidance that you provided. Kathy & Lily Minnetonka, MN In-Home Training Package Prices (One Hour Sessions) Single Sessions: $90 per session 5 Sessions: $400 ($50 discount) 10 Sessions: $700 ($200 discount) F.A.Q. What happens during the initial consult? During the intitial consult we discuss your dogs behavior(s), your goals, and begin to come up with a training plan. Depending on the complexity of the behavior, hands on training may or may not start during this session. Not only do we work with your dog, but we also give you the tools you need in order to get positive results while training the dog yourself. How many sessions will my dog need? The number of sessions needed will vary greatly, depending on your dogs current level of training, your dogs personality, and how long your dog has been practicing the behavior. This will be discussed during the initial consultation. What type of training methods do you use? We use a humane heirarchy to determine the best possible technique for solving your dogs behavior problems. This means we always start with positive training techniques, and adjust from there as needed to match your dogs temperament and the behavior issue at hand. Your dogs physical and emotional well-being are always our priority. Will I need to work with my dog between lessons? The more you work with your dog between lessons, the faster your dogs progress will be. You must be consistent with your dog in order to achieve success. If you feel like you don’t have the time to work with your dog regularly, ask us about our In Home Bootcamp or Board & Train programs. What if my dog doesn’t improve? We have many years experience in solving behavior problems, including some really unusual ones. We are very successful, but if for some reason we are unable to help you, we will refer you to someone who can! Testimonial Service Provided: In-Home Training for Fear of and Reactivity Toward People. Adult guests have noticed a remarkable difference in his behavior.  He is calm and has even crawled in some guests’ laps (at their encouragement.)  He is also comfortable watching from a distance, which is a great improvement.  – Rachel & Barley in Minneapolis Serving Minneapolis, MN + Western & Northern Suburbs Dog Training Minneapolis Puppy Training Minneapolis In Home Dog Training Minneapolis Dog Training Boot Camp Minnesota Dog Board & Train Minnesota Dog Obedience Minneapolis Dog Behavior Training Minneapolis Puppy Training Classes Minneapolis  612-205-7781 Heather@luckypawsmn.com

I just started using this place as a Doggie Daycare for my 1 yr old English Bulldog named Biggie.  I was EXTREMELY apprehensive about putting him in daycare not because he’s crazy..because I’m crazy..crazy about him!

It’s true that in a small enough house, and with the door to the yard open all day, every day, most puppies will naturally empty themselves outdoors because this is the furthest point away from their nest or sleeping area.

3 – P-Dogs – Party Girl, Doak, and Powder…. (amongst Many others waiting for their turn to load the plane that will take them to the devastation in Haiti….where the dogs deployed for 10+ days helping to locate the still buried live victims…

Labradors have a very special and unique temperament, one that sets them apart from all other breeds. It’s the reason they are so highly regarded as a family companion dog, some would say they are the perfect all-round family dog.

“Leave it! / Drop it!” The first command is important if you see your dog going for that cigarette butt on the ground. The second command is for when they’re already chewing on it. (Related: How to train your lab to drop and leave items.)

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.

We offer fun and friendly classes for puppies, adults and rescue dogs in your local area. All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. We want you to have a strong and healthy bond with your dog and enjoy each other’s company.

While dog trainers can earn as little as $7.76 an hour up to as much as $29.59 an hour, Animal Behavior College estimates the average wage at $20 an hour, as of 2010. However, some trainers earn upward of $150 an hour – especially those with a great deal of experience and in certain areas of the country.

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