- 7-session course with 1 class each week covering basic training for adult dogs 5 months of age and older.
- Taught by experienced trainer in practice since 1996 with class sizes limited to 4 dogs.
- Learn basic cues such as sit and down; good manners, such as polite greetings and impulse control at doorways; good leash manners; come when called; stay and more.
Basic Training 7-Session Dog Training Class For Adult Dogs 5 Months and Older
Basic Training 7-Session Dog Training Class For Adult Dogs 5-Months and Older:
To register for this class, please do the following:
- Check the Group Class Schedule to find the class you want and if there is space available.
- PAYMENT IN FULL WILL RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN CLASS. Payment options are below.
- Complete the Group Class Registration Form here. PLEASE COMPLETE BEFORE CLASS STARTS.
- Please Read This Before You Come To Class.
We will confirm receipt of your registration and payment. If you have not received confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us.
- Payment is accepted in the form of check, money order, or credit card.
- If you are paying by check or money order, please make payable to Love My Dog Training and send to our mailing address.
- Individualized attention from highly-experienced trainer Sue Brown, practicing since 1996, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and author of 2 books on dog training.
- Class sizes limited to 4-dogs for plenty of individual attention.
- Classes meet one hour per week for seven weeks.
This class is for dogs 5-months of age and older. This series of classes will cover:
- Intro to Dog Body Language. No dogs are allowed at this class. You will learn how to better read what your dog and other dogs are communicating to those around them. This will help you to better understand and work with your own dog, and to be better able to pick up on early signs of potential problems.
- Intro to Dog Training. We will begin training our dogs with response to name, sit, down, and focus exercises. Dogs should attend this class. These are the Foundation Behaviors that are the first steps to everything else we will work on throughout class.
- Intro to Basic Manners. This class introduces you and your dog to good manners and polite behaviors, such as polite greetings with visitors, sit/wait at doorways, polite ways to request attention rather than demand it, and others as time allows.
- Leash Manners. We will discuss why dogs pull, why it is so difficult to stop, and what you can do about it. We will discuss and practice several methods for teaching your dog not to pull on leash.
- Come! One of the most important things you can teach your dog is to come when you call him. We will discuss how to teach your dog to reliably come to you every time you call and not only when there is nothing more interesting going on.
- Stay. Teaching our dogs to stay can help with a number of issues, including helping overactive or easily excitable dogs to learn to calm down, impulsive dogs to control their impulses, and all dogs to safely remain in place while you handle an urgent or unsafe situation. We will work on teaching the dogs a reliable stay.
- Working with Distractions. We often hear the complaint that a dog will work as long as there are no distractions around or that a dog will work only when “she feels like it.” In many of these cases, the dog has not had enough training in dealing with distractions and working despite whatever distractions there are. This class will help you to help your dog learn to work despite any distractions.