Basic obedience particulars
Teach your dog to remain sitting quietly in one place, with one command. For situations where you want the dog to remain stationary briefly such as at doorways, for greetings or before feedings.
Teach your dog to remain down quietly in one place, with one command. This powerful skill can be used to “turn your dog off” or can be used to help desensitize your dog while remaining stationary for longer periods of time.
Teach your dog to remain in a stand position quietly in one place, with one command. This skill comes in handy for brushing, bathing and veterinary examination.
For when you want your dog to remain stationary in a commanded position while you walk away and leave the dog.
Would you like to learn how to walk your dog without feeling like you’re water-skiing behind a speed boat? This exercise helps your dog learn to walk on a loose lead, without any verbal commands, in situations that would normally cause him to pull on the leash, get in your way or refuse to walk on the leash.
Heel (on Leash)
Heeling is one of the most under-utilized and unappreciated exercises known to dog training. Heeling isn’t as much about teaching your dog to heel as it is conditioning your dog to work in unison with you. Teach your dog to walk politely at your side on a loose leash and sit beside you when you come to a stop. He will learn to change speeds and directions with you without pulling on the leash. You’ll be able to walk your dog pleasantly through a busy intersection or a crowded park.
the most important safety command. Build reliability. You’ll learn different ways to help sensitize your dog to distractions that cause your dog to ignore you.
Teach your dog that there are certain “boundaries” that he isn’t allowed to cross without permission. Put an end to those nerve-racking chases when your dog bolts out the front door. Most dogs can be taught to remain in the yard even if the kids leave the gate open on the way out. Curb-train your dog and train him to stay out of that prize-winning rose garden or that fancy sitting room that you never use.
Learn how to crate your dog the humane way so that he actually looks forward to the time he spends in his “very own room.” Similar to a crib for your baby, the crate is a vital tool for raising a young dog during the house-training and chewing stages. It can help any dog feel secure and is great for bedtime. It’s also the safest way to travel for any size or age of dog.
Dog tricks are not just for your entertainment! The more fun commands your dog learns, the more eagerly responsive he will become. Tricks can also be used as a tool to help drain energy, eliminating many of the nuisance and destructive behaviors that some dogs tend to exhibit when they are bored or hyper-active.
Learn how to control and prevent the most common behavior issues such as pulling, jumping up, chewing, mouthing, chasing, barking, digging, stealing, bolting, soiling, aggression, shyness, separation anxiety, hyper-activity, and escapism.
Learn about the various types of collars, leashes, halters, harnesses and their specific applications to determine which tools are best suited for your dog’s temperament and your individual abilities.