The Masters Program is designed for owners who want complete control and influence of their dog on- and off-leash even when working through high-level distractions. The curriculum includes control of your dog from a distance and is appropriate for working through the dynamics of multi-dog households. This proven methodology provides the dog with a firm foundation in basic obedience and addresses undesirable behaviors (such as excessive barking, destructive chewing, aggression, leash reactivity, anxiety, fear, etc.). Benefits to the owner are increased focus, enhanced ability to work through distractions, and greater confidence when enjoying the dog in various situations and locations as a full and functioning member of the family. A large focus is on educating the handler about the critical verbal and non-verbal components of effective communication that will establish you as the LEADER OF YOUR PACK.
Obedience Training is designed to establish a line of communication and a level of respect between you and your dog. The focus of this program is to teach the five basic commands (heel, sit, down, stay and come). The focus is on teaching you first. We will want to schedule at least two sessions in the park or other public space to proof the training with natural environmental distractions. Your trainer will introduce your dog to the formal commands and then teach you how to implement the techniques to achieve the same results.
You will learn: proper motivation techniques, verbal and physical cues, proximity movements, close distance commands and the “release ok”. Companion Learns: Stop pulling on leash (automatic), walk in heel position (automatic), sit/sit stay, down/down stay, in/out of doors on command only (kennel, home, vehicle), come command, spot/place., and social etiquette.
Off-Leash training is designed to allow the peace of mind and security of knowing your dog will respond to your commands, even when running free. It is our belief that a dog isn’t fully trained until it is both on and off leash trained. Once the foundation has been laid for the five basic commands on leash, it is then reasonable to expect your dog to advance to the off-leash level of training. Here is where the techniques learned in the on-leash program are of paramount importance. The better you do on leash, the better your companion will do off leash. Proper motivation, precisely timed verbal and physical cues, proximity movements and distance commands are taught in a series of five sessions. Everything Your dog has learned on-leash, we want to be done without the influence of the leash, including distance recall and working through distractions.