Puppy Training Consultation
Curriculum & Expectations
This consultation will give your new pup a good foundation for basic obedience! We can teach you how to house train your dog so they quit having accidents in the house! Also, we will train your pup to let you know when it has to go outside. Finally, we will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding your new puppy or its’ training.
Therapy Dog Preparation
8 Week Program
Is your goal to have your dog become a therapy dog? This specially designed 8-lesson course prepares you and your dog for their therapy dog testing and certification. Many of our former clients easily pass their therapy dog certification after our training program. Upon successful completion of this program, we can evaluate and certify you and your dog through Therapy Pets Unlimited.
Aggressive dog Training
8 Week Program
This specially designed program is for dogs with aggression or reactivity issues around other dogs. This 8-lesson program includes our basic obedience package, as well as additional lessons working with you & your dog around other dogs in different scenarios. This will give you and you dog the skills, tools, and desensitization necessary to put you back in control.
Come: Dog will come when called
Sit (and Extended Sit): Dog will sit on-command and hold their “sit” until they are released
Down (and Extended Down): Dog will lie down and stay until released
Place: Dog will sit on a specific location/object that you point to (chair, park bench, etc) and remain on the object until released
Loose Leash Walking: (walk right beside of you on a leash)
Off: (Dog will not jump on you or anyone else)
Extended Distance Obedience: Dog will obey commands from a distance of 50+ yards
Heel: Dog will come to you and sit behind your left leg
Watch: Dog will stare at you until released
Through: Dog will go in between your legs and sit
Stand: Dog will rise from a Sit or Down position
Front: Dog will come to you and sit in front of you
Focused Heel: Dog will stare at you the entire time they heel
Touch: Dog will stand up against anything you point to
Casting/Send Away/Load-Up: Dog is sent away to the desired location (example: Load into vehicle or crate)
Leave It: Dog will not touch or eat something
Greeting Manners: Dog will greet strangers (at the door or on the street) politely – without jumping
Meal Manners: Dog will wait politely for meals until released
Door Manners: Dog will wait politely at doors and gates until they are opened and the dog is released
Break: a cue that the dog may release from a command.
Aggression: When a dog displays the threat of harm to another individual or dog – involving snarling, growling, snapping, biting, barking, or lunging, we call this aggression. Aggression can be due to guarding territory or protecting a family member, resource guarding, fear, frustration, prey drive, or pain. NOTE: It is impossible to guarantee complete fixes of major behavioral issues such as dog aggression/people aggression. We can give you control and better help manage these issues.
Reactivity: Commonly confused with aggression. Reactive dogs overreact to certain things or situations. Reactivity can be due to genetics, lack of proper socialization, or a combination of the two and is typically driven by fear. Reactive dogs may have specific triggers, such as men with beards or hats, small children, or a leash.
Distractions: Distractions can be sounds, smells, other humans, dogs, or other stimuli that detract from a dog’s ability to remain focused.
Marker: A marker is just a stimulus that pinpoints the behavior used to earn a reward. It can be a clicker, a verbal cue (“Good Boy!”), or other.