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dog training programs 

training 1o1

Training 1o1 is a private lesson at your home or at our location.

 

Duration: Private lessons lasting about 1 hour or slightly more, conducted either in the client's home or at a designated location.

 

Assessment: An assessment for 1-2 hrs is conducted initially to determine the specific training needs of the dog. This helps tailor the classes to address individual requirements. 

Registration: Clients are required to register first to request a free consultation. This likely involves providing basic information and details about the dog.

 

Customized Training: Classes are built based on the information gathered from a questionnaire and a socialization checklist. This ensures that the training is tailored to the unique needs of each dog.

Vaccination Requirement: All dogs must be fully vaccinated to participate in the training program. This is a common safety measure to protect the health of the dogs involved.

 

This is an structured and personalized training program that takes into account the specific needs and characteristics of each dog. The emphasis on vaccination and the initial assessment contribute to a safe and effective training environment.

Daycare & Train 

The "Daycare and Train" It is a comprehensive approach to dog care, combining socialization and training. Here's a breakdown of how the program works:

 

Meet and Greet with Free Assessment at our facility.

   - The program starts with a meet and greet session where the dog and pet parent meet the trainers. During this time, a free assessment is conducted to understand the dog's behavior, temperament, and any specific needs, last for about 30 minutes.

Free Trial (4 Hours):

   - Following the meet and greet, the dog undergoes a free trial period of 4 hours. This trial is designed to assess the dog's social skills in a daycare environment. It helps determine the dog's comfort level with other dogs and people.

 

Scheduling the First Day of Socialization:

   - After a successful free trial, the first official day of socialization is scheduled. This involves the dog spending time in a daycare setting, interacting with other dogs under supervision.

3 15-Minute Training Sessions:

   - During the socialization day, the dog receives three 15-minute training sessions. These sessions are tailored to the dog's individual needs, as identified through a dog questionnaire and socialization checklist. Training can cover basic commands, behavior modification, or address specific issues.

Individualized Training Based on Needs:

   - The training sessions are customized based on the information gathered from the dog questionnaire and socialization checklist. This ensures that the training addresses specific requirements and aligns with the pet parent's goals.

Home Practice for Guaranteed Results:

   - To guarantee the success of the program, pet parents are encouraged to continue practicing at home. Consistency is highlighted as the key to reinforcing the training and socialization the dog receives during the program.

Regular Communication:

   - Maintain regular communication with pet parents to provide updates on their dog's progress. Share insights from the socialization sessions and training, and address any concerns or questions the pet parent may have.

 

Feedback and Adjustments:

   - Gather feedback from both the dog's behavior and the pet parent's experience. Use this feedback to make any necessary adjustments to the training plan and ensure the ongoing success of the program.

 

Emphasis on Consistency:

   - Reinforce the importance of consistency in training and socialization practices. Provide tips and guidance on how pet parents can incorporate learned behaviors into their daily routines.

 

Encourage Continued Learning:

    - Encourage pet parents to continue their dog's learning journey beyond the program. Provide resources, recommendations, or additional training sessions for those interested in furthering their dog's training.

 

By combining daycare with training, this program offers a holistic approach to pet care, focusing on both the dog's socialization and obedience skills.

Board & Train

Designing a board and train program tailored to specific pet parent needs involves several key steps. Here is a step-by-step guide for creating a customized training program that spans a minimum of 2 weeks:

 

Initial Consultation:  We conduct a thorough initial consultation with the pet parent. Gather information about the dog's behavior, temperament, and specific training goals. Discuss any behavioral issues, commands the owner wants the dog to learn, and their expectations.

Assessment: We evaluate the dog's current behavior, obedience level, and any existing training. Identify areas that need improvement and set realistic goals based on the pet parent's requirements.

 

Customization of Training Plan:  We develop a tailored training plan that addresses the specific needs and goals outlined during the consultation. This may include commands like sit, stay, recall, leash manners, or addressing specific behavior problems.

 

Daily Schedule: We create a daily schedule outlining training sessions, exercise routines, feeding times, and rest periods. A structured routine helps dogs adapt and learn more effectively.

 

Positive Reinforcement Techniques: Emphasize positive reinforcement techniques to encourage desired behaviors. Use treats, praise, and rewards to reinforce good behavior, creating a positive association with training.

 

Socialization: If applicable, we incorporate socialization exercises to expose the dog to different environments, people, and other animals. This helps improve the dog's adaptability and reduces anxiety.

 

Consistency in Commands: We ensure consistency in commands and cues across all training sessions. This helps the dog understand and respond appropriately to commands given by both the trainer and the pet parent.

 

Regular Updates for Pet Parents: We provide regular updates to pet parents on their dog's progress. Share successes, challenges faced, and any adjustments made to the training plan. Keep an open line of communication.

Problem-Solving Sessions: We include problem-solving sessions to address any challenges or setbacks. Offer guidance on how to handle specific situations and reinforce positive training methods.

 

Gradual Increase in Difficulty: We gradually increase the difficulty of training exercises as the dog progresses. This ensures a continuous challenge and reinforces the learning process.

 

Final Evaluation: We conduct a final evaluation at the end of the 2-week program to assess the dog's overall improvement and achievements. Provide feedback to the pet parent and offer guidance on maintaining the training.

 

Post-Training Support: We offer post-training support, such as follow-up sessions or additional resources, to help pet parents maintain the newly acquired skills and behaviors in their dog.

 

Remember, flexibility is key, and the program may need adjustments based on the dog's response and individual needs. Regular communication with the pet parent ensures a successful and satisfying training experience.

LEASH REACTIVE REHAB

 

 

Leash Reactivity Rehab: Group Class for Dogs Reactive to Other Dogs and Vehicles

 

Objective: The Leash Reactivity Rehab group class is designed to help dogs who display reactive behavior towards other dogs and vehicles while on a leash. This 6-week program, meeting once a week for 1 hour, aims to provide a supportive and controlled environment to address leash reactivity, improve leash manners, and promote positive interactions.

 

Week 1: Understanding Leash Reactivity

- Introduction to leash reactivity and its causes

- Recognizing signs of stress and anxiety in dogs

- Teaching focus exercises to redirect attention

 

Week 2: Desensitization and Counterconditioning

- Gradual exposure to controlled triggers (other dogs and vehicles)

- Implementing positive reinforcement techniques to change emotional responses

- Teaching "look at me" and "leave it" commands

 

Week 3: Loose Leash Walking and Impulse Control

- Reinforcing loose leash walking skills

- Teaching "heel" and "wait" commands

- Addressing impulse control challenges during walks

 

Week 4: Management and Safety Measures

- Introduction to management tools (e.g., head halters, front-clip harnesses)

- Teaching emergency cues (e.g., "emergency U-turn" or "find a spot")

- Strategies for creating distance and avoiding triggers

 

Week 5: Controlled Socialization and Positive Interactions

- Controlled introductions to other dogs in a controlled environment

- Teaching appropriate greeting behaviors

- Promoting positive interactions and play sessions

 

Week 6: Graduation and Maintenance Plan

- Reviewing all previously learned techniques and commands

- Graduation ceremony and certificate presentation

- Developing a personalized maintenance plan for continued progress

 

Additional Information:

- Class size: Limited to 6-8 dogs to ensure individual attention and safety

- Vaccination requirements: All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations

- Age limit: Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have basic obedience skills

- Equipment needed: Collar/harness, leash, treats, and a clicker (optional)

THE CALM CANINES

 

 

The Calm Canines: Group Class for Dogs with Separation Anxiety

 

Objective: The Calm Canines group class is specifically designed to help dogs suffering from separation anxiety. This 6-week program, meeting once a week for 1 hour, aims to provide a supportive and structured environment to address separation anxiety, promote relaxation techniques, and develop coping strategies for both dogs and their owners.

 

Week 1: Understanding Separation Anxiety

- Introduction to separation anxiety and its causes

- Recognizing signs of distress and anxiety in dogs

- Educating owners on the impact of their behavior on their dog's anxiety

 

Week 2: Gradual Departure Training

- Teaching gradual departure techniques to desensitize dogs to being alone

- Implementing positive reinforcement techniques during departures

- Introducing interactive toys and puzzles for mental stimulation

 

Week 3: Relaxation Techniques

- Teaching relaxation exercises such as "mat training" and "settling"

- Introduction to calming aids like pheromone diffusers or calming music

- Incorporating massage and touch therapy for relaxation

 

Week 4: Counterconditioning and Positive Associations

- Creating positive associations with departure cues and triggers

- Implementing counterconditioning techniques to change emotional responses

- Teaching dogs to associate departures with rewards and positive experiences

 

Week 5: Building Independence and Confidence

- Gradually increasing the duration of departures

- Encouraging independent play and self-soothing behaviors

- Addressing separation anxiety triggers and developing coping strategies

 

Week 6: Graduation and Maintenance Plan

- Reviewing all previously learned techniques and exercises

- Graduation ceremony and certificate presentation

- Developing a personalized maintenance plan for continued progress

 

Additional Information:

- Class size: Limited to 6-8 dogs to ensure individual attention and a calm environment

- Vaccination requirements: All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations

- Age limit: Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have basic obedience skills

- Equipment needed: Comfortable mat or bed, interactive toys, treats, and a clicker (optional)

- Cost: 600.00 per dog for the entire 6-week program

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