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TRAINING WITH TUGS/TOYS
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Sign up for a single session
Single lecture. Recommended as the starting class for all new dog owners or those with behavior modification issues.
Meets once a week for 3, 5 or 6 weeks.
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, however some of our classes will use toys/tugs. he 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.
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.
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.