Group lessons are kept small and personalized. In most cases all dogs can join in unless there are aggressive issues. I deal with aggression privately at your home. Come, sit,down,stay.leave it,social skills,people manners as well as jobs for the working breeds are all included in your basic obedience.
Once you and your dog are working together as a team, the sky is the limit on what your dog will do for you. This is where the fun begins. The bond takes hold and the friendship and respect turn into a life time of good times.
I will always do my best for you and your dog. I provide free outings so we can get together and I can keep an eye on your dog and your dogs behavior. We will do things out side of the box so every venture is fun for us all. Every one learns and laughs on these outing. The more your dogs explore the world the better they behave regardless the situation.
Come,sit,heel,down,stay,and wait will be taught. Social skills as well.. I do give a treat at the end of the class and for down lessons.
I will educate you through out the whole class on the thinking of the canine mind so you understand pack mentality. I train from the inside out and I always use a loose leash.
$250 Most in home lessons run about 2.5 to 3 hours. I like you to make of list of the issues so I can address them all while I am there. No jumping, walking well, placing, staying out of the kitchen, off the furniture, leave the guests alone and other unwanted behaviors. (this is NOT for aggressive behaviors) mileage is 2$ per mile one way only...in most cases you only need me out to you the one time.. if you need more it is 150 per in-home.
Do not buy a dog from the back of a parking lot. Real breeders do not sell their pups that way. In most cases you will be getting a puppymill dog. Be sure to get a contract saying the dog is yours and not on loan. Be sure the dog is healthy. Get a health certificate from their vet that the dog has been health checked. Get it at time of pick up or you might never see those people again. Pups should not be out and about until they are fully vaccinated, about 16weeks old.
Keep a leash on the dog when it enters your home. If the dog gets on the furniture or under the furniture you will use the leash to gently pull the dog out. You do not know this dog so do not put yourself in harms(biting) way. Allow the dog to rest and do not throw the dog a party the first night, way to much confusion and you might stress the dog into being upset and acting out. NEVER play with your dog using a laser pointer. Tug of war is not a great game, brings out aggression/dominance.
Dogs will learn to love their crates, done correctly. Do not give the dog the run of the home. Keep a leash on when you are with the dog for better control. Do not yell or smack the dog. Do not play tug of war. If you want a calm dog treat your dog in a calm manner.
You and your pup will learn how to relate and work together in a manner your pup can understand. Bringing a new pup in and introducing into the pack.
Welcoming the pup home. Learning how to be a leader. Teaching the pup potty and crate training and ringing the bell to go outside. Nipping, growling and unwated behavior are all addressed.
Going over first lessons and working on any other issues you are having. Learning how to place and come when called. Teaching some working skills, brining items or finding items. All issues addressed....how to walk correctly on a leash.
$2 dollars per mile one way only..... I will be coming from Granite City IL 62040