“Basic Obedience for the Small Dog”

Obedience for Smaller DogsThis very basic class is for dogs less than 25 pounds. The Third Way foundation games and basic commands are taught to help people better communicate with their dogs. Special challenges of small dog guardians will be discussed.

The Name Game, Targeting, Eye Contact, Sit Maintain, Down Maintain, Leave It, polite leash walking, recalls, polite handling, and confidence building will all be introduced. The goals of the class are to teach the dog to look to their handler for guidance, calm themselves down, and develop self-control, while teaching the handler basic dog training formulas, management techniques, and problem solving. Learn how to incorporate games and exercises into daily life to create a happy and cooperative friendship between you and your dog.

Depending on the group goals and abilities of the dogs, there may be time set aside for dog-to-dog socialization.

Please note: The first class is usually humans only. This class is lecture and discussion of basic learning theory and common behavior problems. However, you will be sent home with a few training games that you can begin teaching your dog right away. Please leave your dog home for this first class meeting.

 6 weeks – $135.00
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