Looking For Training Flexibility?
Would you like to bring your family to participate?
* Families are welcome.
Do you only have one or two behaviors you need to work on?
* Take 2 private lessons and 6 classes.
Are there particular problem behaviors?
* Meet for one or two private sessions.
Would you like more flexibility in scheduling?
Can’t come to class every week?
Can’t commit to the same day each week?
* Sign up for classes and you decide which classes work for you.
In class we teach these behaviors to help you and your dog become a great working team
by Sue Ailsby
Zen - The more the dog wants something, the harder he has to think about giving the owner what he wants. A perfect explanation of life and training!
Come - From running back and forth between two people, to coming through other dogs and people, to coming away from active petting.
Sit - With and without a leash, with and without treats, near and far away, in and out of sight.
Target - With paw and with nose, targeting is the basis of retrieve and hundreds of other behaviors and an easy way to lure many more.
Down - A repeat of SIT - on and off leash, in and out of sight, with and without treats, and for longer times at greater distances.
Watch - a concentration and duration behavior.
Leash - I would say loose leash walking is the most difficult thing we will teach our dogs.
Crate - The dog learns to be confined at home, in the car, at the vet. They learn to enter the crate willingly and stay in it - calm, quiet and relaxed.
Relax - Spending time with a dog who will not relax is as nerve-wracking as living in a china shop wiht someone else's toddler triplets.
Distance - The dog learns to respond to cues near you and away from you.
Jump - Distance, control, and enthusiasm.
Go To Mat - Anchor the dog in a place anywhere so you can do what you need to do with the dog quietly, confidently and safely out of the way.
Handling - Manipulate the dog's body in any way, cut toenails, groom, and repair.
Side - Teaching the dog to stay out from under foot on the left and right side.
Surfaces - Teaching the dog to trust different surfaces and be able to handle moving ones.
Trick - I use tricks to explain the various ways there are to get behavior, to teach the dog and owner to be creative, and to remind the owner why he got a dog in the first place.
Retrieve - My personal indicator of true communication between a dog and a person. A TRAINED retrieve of any article.
On the Road - Concentrating on training all behavioirs in strange places and useful ways to ensure the dog is able to perform in many locations, and ensures the owner understands "She does it at home" is NOT a reliable indicator that she can do it elsewhere!