TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES OR PRIVATE ROOM SESSIONS,YOU MUST SIGN UP AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE CLASS STARTS.
 

Sign up for a single session

Meets once a week for 5 or 6 week classes.


INTRO

Most (but not all) of our classes involve the "MARKER METHOD" of training. Training with markers is operant conditioning using positive reinforcers for desired behaviors. The method uses an auditory signal or "marker" from a clicker or from your voice and pairs it with a high value reward to indicate to your dog when they did something right. In most of our basic obedience classes, we pair food with markers. But in many of our classes we also use toys for dogs that have "high drive" as a reward.  The marker method is the best way to create "engagement" between  handler and dog and we believe it is the most effective way to teach basic commands quickly. The marker method can also be used to string a series of commands together in order to get your dog to perform more complicated tasks.  Our group obedience classes and behavior classes combine the marker method with  the  principles of PACK LEADERSHIP to lay the foundation for good behavior within a group setting. 

 

BOARD AND TRAIN

We offer limited space for board and train.     Please email: thedogyardla@gmail.com

 

ALL DOGS WELCOME

We gladly welcome all dogs and do not discriminate. If your dog poses a danger or threat towards other dogs or humans, we may require private training sessions or special management techniques before admitting your dog into a group class.

 

TRAINERS

Since each of our trainers are different we encourage you to refer to the course description for more information on the methodology used in each class.   Learn more about our trainers here.

 

Pricing

6 week courses $185

5 week courses $160

3 week courses $100

1 single session  $35

Board and Train please email:  thedogyardla@gmail.com for info.