In our Puppy Foundations and Basic Obedience classes, you are essentially teaching your dog how to learn. We teach both of you what cues are. Then we teach you how to practice relaying the cues and information to them. The next step, our Obedience Challenges class, will start “upping the ante,” as they say. We will be adding more difficult situations to your training and your dog will be even more responsive in public situations.
Addressing Common Obedience Challenges
There are many challenges to training a dog. Some of those challenges are external and some come from us. Keeping your dog focused and helping them learn how to pay attention when challenges arise are key to having a well trained dog. Distance and distractions can cause attention to drift. The way you give your commands and speed that you give them can cause your dog to be unsure. These, and a thousand other things, can make your consistency and timing very difficult. In this class you will learn how to build up that training toolbox so your communication is much smoother and add all the difficulties, as well as much more structure, to your obedience cues.
Through a variety of fun games and practices, this class will teach you how to not only build, but maintain that focus at a distance and during distractions. We will also teach you how to improve the speed or latency and precision of their responses to each cue you give.
Important Note: All dogs must be up-to-date and show proof of vaccines and/or titers including Rabies if you are attending class at our facility. Before attending your first training class, you must complete and return our enrollment form. Enrollment in class is not complete until we have received your enrollment form , payment and vaccination records. If you have any Questions, please contact us at (321) 338-7722.
**Also, please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes.
*** For Our Virtual Class Attendees:
You will be right in the training ring with us virtually for about an hour each week (they are 6 weeks long), learning along others doing the same thing you are, but from the comfort of your own home! You can chime in, ask questions and will get all the necessary handouts and training information just as if you were in attendance to one of our regular live group classes. And don’t worry, if you are having technical difficulties and can’t seem to connect one day, we will be able to get you all the information and homework from your sessions so you never miss out!
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**