In order to make the most of the class and maximize successful outcomes, we have provided a list of items to bring with you and what you can expect from each class.
What you should bring:
- Things that motivate your dog. These can be toys, treats and/or your affection. The key here is to be able to provide your dog with a reward.
- A treat pouch or apron keeping food hidden from the dog is important.
- A flat buckle collar, gentle leader or harness
- 4 or 6 foot leash made of leather or nylon
- A dog that has had a 15-20 minute walk and a dog that is hungry will help you set up your dog for success
- An open mind and a positive attitude for learning
What to expect
- All owners and their dogs’ learn differently. Our training techniques are designed to accommodate this individuality.
- Prior to class attendees will be asked to fill out a quick questionnaire. The information you provides allows me to understand your goals and any skills or challenges you have.
- We will start the class by covering common problems and problem-solving techniques. This will be followed by individually focused training to address specific problems or goals.
- The training class is just the beginning. You will be absorbing a fair amount of information – some that may be new to you. The key to success is consistent practice with your dog. Reinforcement with yield lasting results.
- After a few minutes of individual instruction, you will have an opportunity to spend several minutes practicing your new skill. This enables each client to have both training and practice opportunities.
- Please be patient . New skills take time for both you and your dog to become comfortable with the mechanics of the skill you’re learning.