Dog training and behaviour has been a passion of mine for about 20 years now; Ever since I got my first "problem dog". I progressed from training my own dogs, to helping family and friends, to eventually working with a group that helped anybody rehabilitate traumatized dogs.
My "style" would best be described as balanced. Essentially, I learn every style I can find, take the best, and either adapt or drop the rest. I have also developed a few of my own over the years.
What to bring to class?
For treats I highly recommend Zukes. They are small, and moist; which is ideal for training. For the budget minded, you can also buy a tube of rollover, and cut it into bite sized chunks.
A few requests.
This class is taught in 3 levels, each level is 6 weeks long.
In this class you will learn:
Each level of the class will add more distractions, and distance between you and your dog, working towards the final level, which is off leash training.
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In Kinderpuppy we focus on getting your dog used to the world. The goal is to make sure you and your new bundle of joy get off to a good start!
Dogs in this class must be between 4 and 7 months, but the earlier they get started, the better.
We will be covering topics such as:
This class is something I plan on hosting once a month. When I was drawing up my course plan, I found there was so much information that is not normally taught in obedience classes, and quite frankly was not possible to fit into the timeframe.
Some of it is covered in the kinder puppy class, but what about those of you that don't have puppies!?
This class focuses on your day-to-day life with your dog. Feeding, coming & going, essentially this is a class on "Manors", and behaviours in the home.
This class will be of an open discussion format and 2hrs long. I have prepared about an hour of content, and I am hoping that questions and open discussion will fill the second hour. I am certain that not only will you learn from me, but that you(and myself) will hopefully learn from others attending as well!
During this time I will meet you, the dog, and possibly the family to get an understanding of the issue.
After the initial meeting I will develop a custom training regiment designed around your life, and your dog. I will also provide a rough quote on the number of training sessions it will require to improve your situation.
I am a firm believer that dogs should enhance our lives; however they sometimes have behaviours that cause us frustration!
Let me help you fix the things that annoy you; making your life better!
Too often people think that training requires large amounts of time. I have spent years figuring out how to integrate training with "life". Tain your dog while walking, cooking dinner cutting the grass, or even watching TV!
Types of issues I can help with:
My guarantee to you is that If I cannot help, I will refer you to someone who can, or let you know that it is "natural" and not take a cent.
The most critical and influential age for a puppy is between 6 and 16 weeks. Unfortunately, part of this time is spent with the breeder, and the rest is before your puppy has had it's full set of shots (before it can attend puppy classes, or begin exploring the world), bad habit can be formed during this time that are more difficult to correct then they are to prevent.
This class is aimed at the owners, or soon to be owners of new puppies. We will focus on a number of things, some of which are covered in the puppy classes, however we will also cover other vital topics like: