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Training For Life

Training your dog is a two-way process, with communication between you both.  And with good communication your training will enable you to enjoy your dog more fully.   A well trained dog can enjoy sharing life with your family, without needing to be excluded.  

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The time invested in training your canine friend will pay off with years of great companionship. 

Due to Covid, classes are on hold

until March 2021.

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WE ARE STILL OFFERING HOME SCHOOL

DURING THIS TIME.

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for puppies under 5 months old

for puppies under 5 months old

Puppy Life Skills

for puppies under 5 months old

4 sessions starting in May in Hudson

Is your puppy confident in the world around him?  Does he know how to regulate his emotions (impulse control)?  And, is he able to to make good behavior choices?

This course will focus on teaching life skills and concepts.

  • positive introductions to novel things and experiences

  • structured interaction play

  • teach your pup to love being handled

  • basic skills such as name recognition, sit and come when called

  • impulse control games, learning self control

  • calming strategies for those crazy times

  • management ideas to keep you sane and your puppy safe

Quick Manners

for dogs 5 months & older

4 sessions starting in March in Hudson

This class is great for adolescent and adult dogs and to strengthen the bond between you and your canine friend. 

As a team, you and your dog will work with basic manners such as:

  • polite sits instead of jumping

  • down and settle on a rug

  • paying attention

  • come when called

  •  walking without pulling

  • sit and wait at door, no more door dashing

  • impulse control

  • open discussion problem solving

More Manners

for dogs that have some basic manners skills

The class concentrates on refining the basic skills with more challenges.

The teamwork continues with distractions:

  • solid sit and down stays

  • turn, turn, turn - walking in partnership

  • focus on you no matter what is going on

  • come to you now and fast

  • go to rug and chill out

  • leave it - do not touch that

  • learning self control by making the right choices

  • open discussion problem behaviors

4 sessions starting in March in Hudson

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