A three hour seminar where you will learn about pack leadership and basic dog ethology so that you may resolve typical anxiety and aggression issues and enhance any training your dog has or shall have in the future. Great value for an introduction into everything you need to learn about what your dog needs to feel safe and loved by you.
Taught with pack leadership and clicker training, this class teaches the foundation of building the dogs' obedience with duration, distance, and distractions using verbal cues and hand signals. Includes the skills of sit, stay, down, crate training, feet up/off, and heel with left and right switches.
A specific program applying the S.T.A.R. method tailored to the dogs' needs and the owners' goals after a free in-home assessment with Tanya. The various issues can include dog-on-dog aggression, people or food aggression, excessive barking, chewing, territorial behavior, integration of a new pet or a child into the pack. It is recommended that the owner also take the Pack Leadership 101 Seminar.
Builds on the basics of sit, stay, and down. Heel is fine-tuned to include body language for preventing and overcoming distractions, desensitizing to distractions, and/or overcoming fears. Teaches "place" and "leave it". The group class, known as "Street Obedience", also includes the distractions of a cat and skateboard. The in-home training will include the foundations of distance training.
Lessons tailored to fit the obedience level of the dog and prepare him/her for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. A practice test is administered towards the end of training to assess and evaluate progress. Please note that the AKC administers the test itself which is not included in this program.
Confidence-building behaviors used in film & TV that will impress your friends and help the owners be better trainers. The foundations for learning to nudge, bow, and circle among other fun behaviors are taught to enable success with duration, distance and distractions. Training includes following both hand signals and verbal cues.
Tackles phobias and introduces different types of distractions from noises, movements, and positions to prepare your dog to overcome anything new as quickly as possible and to address specific phobias.
Dog and owner are well versed on leash training through distractions. Tanya will take dog and owner to a dog park and teach the owner how to introduce their dog properly in the park environment and how to assess the energy levels of the various packs and stay in charge of interactions while off-leash.
Lessons are tailored to fit the obedience level of the dog. This program builds on the behavior learned in the Canine Good Citizen test and extends to higher levels of performance. A practice test will be given towards the end to evaluate training. Note that the Therapy Dog International test is administered by TDI and is not part of this program.