(5 months and older with no previous training)
While basic obedience skills such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come When Called (CWC) and Heel will be taught (or reinforced), we will ultimately focus on establishing good manners and setting your dog up for success. Topics will include polite greetings, understanding body language, barking and walking on leash. We will also cover how dogs learn, stages of training and the importance of force-free training.
(4 months and younger with no previous training)
Focus will be on establishing a solid relationship with your puppy as well as learning basic obedience skills such as Sit,Down, Stay and Come When Called (CWC). Beyond these skills we will cover socialization, housebreaking, understanding body language, confidence building, responsible dog ownership and beginning leash handling.
(6 months and older, previous training required)
This class will take your dog’s basic manners to the next level as we trouble shoot “selective hearing” to improve overall response rate and introduce distractions to help you understand how it affects behavior and how to overcome it. We will incorporate the use of basic tricks and dog sports into our training routine and prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.
ABOUT OUR TRAINER
Leigh Dempsey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and since 2013 has trained over 2,600 dogs of all ages and breeds in Obedience, Agility and enrichment activities (Tricks, Therapy, Scent, etc) using positive reinforcement techniques.
Every dog and situation is different, yet, in order to see improvements, everyone needs to be on board, therefore my training emphasizes active participation from both the humans and the dogs!
"Watching a person communicate better with their dog is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a dog trainer and at the end of the day, my job is to help create lasting change that will bring about joy and happiness to your relationship with your dog." -Leigh