Private lessons provide training techniques designed to help with problematic behavior. These training techniques are based on our initial assessment with your dog along with your overall needs and concerns.
Group classes are designed to teach pet owners proper training techniques, while providing a balanced social environment for each dog. Class schedules are based upon demand and availability.
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We offer a variety of Specialty Classes for the pet owner interested in participating in dog shows and the Canine Good Citizen program.
Q1: How do i stop my puppy from crying at night?
At first, I would recommend training your puppy to sleep in a crate overnight. Once the puppy acclimates, you can maintain crate options or choose other options. If the problem persists, we recommend setting up a private lesson.
Q2: My puppy is biting everyone, what do I do?
Puppies typically bite when they want to play with you. While playing with your pup, we recommend using a toy instead of your hands. If the your pup chooses to bite your hands rather than the toy, stop play time and place him/her in time out.
Q3: Which dog is the best fit for me?
Environment, lifestyle, and activity level play a vital role when choosing a dog. We can help you select a dog prior to ownership.
Q4: How do I potty train my dog?
First, determine meal and potty schedules. Feed your dog on a consistent schedule, followed up with a consistent potty schedule. Supervision and confinement are key essentials to successfully training your dog. Create an enclosed play area for your puppy to minimize accidents.
Using counter conditioning training or a method called, Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT) would help with dog reactivity. The first step would be to identify if your dog is afraid (fearful) or wants to engage with the other dog. That would determine which type of training would be most productive. You should seek the help of a behavioral specialist, or a certified BAT trainer (CBATI). They can help you and your dog develop skills to keep your dog calm and confident when around other dogs.
Q2: How can I stop my dog from barking?
Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. They commonly try to gain the owner’s attention as a warning, exhibit anxiety, or feed off other dogs’ energy. Identifying triggers will help determine when to work on effective techniques to stop bad behavior. Increasing exercise and mental stimulation typically minimize barking issues.
Q3: How do I prevent my dog from stealing food from countertops and people?
Teaching commands like “leave it” or “off” create boundaries for your dog. Creating boundaries is essential to your training. If you want to take an interactive approach and as a counter-training technique, owners can create a “play setting” where you stage a scavenger hunt away from tables and people to teach the dog where to actively look for food.