MY OBEDIENT DOG - Services - beginner obedience

By: My Obedient Dog  09-12-2011
Keywords: dog, Learning Environment, obedience training


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» Does your dog not follow commands?
» Do you want your dog to always respond to you on the first command?Then this package is right for you!

Are you looking for a complete, practical, and effective dog obedience training curriculum? You will get this and more by enrolling in BEGINNER OBEDIENCE.BEGINNER OBEDIENCE is a 10-week, first-level, obedience training curriculum, offered in both GROUP or PRIVATE classes. It is suitable for dogs of any age, breed, size, or temperament. It is ideal for dogs who have minimal to no training or for dogs who need to refine their obedience skills. The training is practical, effective, and essential for the family dog. It teaches you, the handler, how to execute useful, everyday commands that allow you to have control of your dog.We use a "balanced" system of training where we teach you to have your dog respond on the first command. The dog will remain on command until told what to do next. Once the dog responds, positive reinforcement is given through physical and vocal praising in order to communicate a job well done. This system of training is called First Command Response. All commands are taught using vocal cues, as well as introductory hand and foot signals.Group Classes:
Our interactive, group classes take place at our training facility and surrounding outdoor settings, including streets, trails, and parks. They are once a week, for 10 weeks, and are approximately 1 hour in length. They allow you to train your dog amongst other dogs and handlers, which allow your dog to focus on you, while ignoring outside distractions. Class sizes are small, with 3-4 dogs, to ensure a productive learning environment with plenty of personalized attention.Note: Our Spring "Group" Classes begin March 2012. Call us for details!Private Classes:
Our private, one-on-one classes takes place at our training facility or in the comfort of your own home, as well as surrounding streets, trails, and parks. They are once a week, for 10 weeks, and are approximately 1 hour in length. They are recommended for people who want personalized assistance in training their dog. Your dog will be exposed to ample amounts of mental and physical stimulation in the form of noise, scent, and visual distractions, within dynamic environments.My own dogs, Zoey and Guinness, will accompany me in the training and will serve as my demonstration dogs.Why should you obedience train your dog?It's found that dogs that practice on-going obedience training live more structured, productive, and happy lives. On the other hand, dogs who are left at home or in the backyard all day, become under-socialized and bored, therefore turn to other things to entertain themselves, which may prove to be destructive. Training eliminates unwanted behaviours, such as jumping and aggression, and positively challenges a dog's mind, by draining both their mental and physical energy. Afterall, "a tired dog is a happy dog." Obedience training is vital for the family dog. It allows them to become a happy, obedient member of the family. Most importantly, it will train them to be polite and under control, both inside and outside of the home.Enrolling in our obedience classes is the first step in establishing clear communication, gaining and maintaining the leadership role, and most importantly, spending quality time with your k9 friend. The classes will prepare you for everyday life with your dog and teach you, the human handler, how to train your dog to become an obedient member of the family. The curriculum teaches obedience commands that are necessary for everyday use and covers solutions to behaviour problems. Some commands may even be ones to save your dog's life. The obedience classes are not only interactive and fun, but very effective and highly educational, guaranteed to build a solid foundation between the two of you.Consistency is key when training your dog, so we encourage the entire family to participate in the training. This will ensure that everyone is on the same page and prepared to follow through with the training. The course may only be 10 weeks, but with practice and patience, the results are for life!
COURSE OUTLINE
WEEK #1
Training Overview: An understanding of the training method, how to get the most out of the training, and training tools used in the curriculum (leashes and collars).
WEEK #2
Sit Means Sit: Where your dog will "sit at heel" and remain seated until told to move.
Verbal Release: Where your dog will disengage from a given command and take a break.
WEEK #3
Heeling: Where your dog will follow you with a loose leash, without pulling or sniffing.
Speed Change and Turns: How to incorporate them on the walks.
WEEK #4
Sit For Peting: Where you dog will sit politely and remain seated while being pet by a stranger.
Out Command: Where your dog will drop whatever is in his/her mouth on command.
WEEK #5
Sit-Stay: Where your dog will sit and remain seated while you step away up to 6 feet.
WEEK #6
Down At Heel: Where your dog will lie down at heel and remain down until told to move.
WEEK #7
Down-Stay: Where your dog will lie down and remain down while you step away up to 6 feet.
WEEK #8
Recall (Come Command): Where your dog will come when called and sit in front of you.
WEEK #9
Stand For Exam: Where your dog will stand while being groomed, bathed, or examined by a vet.
WEEK #10
Final Review: A general review of all the training exercises taught.
Test: Final examination and official diploma.
Note: Each week, we will review what you've learned in the previous weeks.

RATES
ServiceTypeLocationSessionsLengthPrice
BEGINNER OBEDIENCEGroupOn-site101 hour$380
(taxes included)
PrivateOn-site101 hour$580
(taxes included)
PrivateMixed
(5 in-home + 5 on-site)
101 hour$680
(taxes included)
PrivateIn-home101 hour$780
(taxes included)


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: dog, Learning Environment, obedience training, Personalized Assistance, Physical Stimulation, Productive Learning Environment, Training Facility,

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