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Puppy Preschool is open to pups 8-16 weeks old. It is a 7-week progressive course. The class is based on “Sirus Puppy Training” by Dr. Ian Dunbar with strictly “Positive Reinforcement” (using food with verbal reinforcement to train new behaviors). The class structure includes off leash socialization with puppies and people, basic obedience work: sit, down, leave it, loose leash walking and foundation recall. Educational information is discussed such as proper puppy rearing, avoiding unwanted behavior, crate training, housebreaking, nutrition, jumping, mouthing, management and many other issues associated with puppy-hood. Upon completion of Puppy Preschool, students can move onto Beginner Obedience 101.
Beginner Obedience 101 is open to all dogs 16 weeks or older. This 7-week progressive course is strictly a “positive reinforcement” course, using the lure and reward method (using food with verbal reinforcement to train new behaviors), covering all the basic foundations of obedience: sit, down, stay, loose-lead walking, recall, attention, and good manners. Behavioral issues are covered such as problem-solving, re-training, the different types of collars and their usage, understanding canine behavior, nutrition, and other common issues associated with dog rearing. This course is designed in a two-part series and it is recommended that all students continue into the Advanced Beginner Obedience 201 Course upon successful completion of the Beginner Obedience 101 Course.
Open to all dogs that have successfully completed a CSC Basic Beginner Obedience 101 Course, or whose training methods and level has been evaluated and considered comparable. It is a 7-week progressive course. The class is strictly a “positive reinforcement” class and is a continuation of all basic obedience – sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, waits, come when called (recalls), leave it, and good manners. Emphasis is placed on stronger & more secure recalls at greater distances, quicker response to commands, all through elevated distractions.
Essential Life Skills Obedience is open to all dogs 16 weeks or older. This 7-week course is all about positive training, positive thinking, and positive spaces. This course, through the use of games and food rewards, will teach the basic skills of sit, down, stand, stay, place, loose leash walking, engagement and disengagement with the foresight to create good manners. This course is designed to build confidence and values that will help your dog to make the correct choices in real life. The principles and concepts to diminish behavior struggles will be instructed, plus discussions to help you understand the question, “Who is your dog?” We will discuss the usage of all the different types of collars and harness, nutrition and other common issues associated with dog raising. All students should plan to continue Essential Life Skills Obedience 201. This will equip you with the tools and the understanding to prepare your dog when faced with the unpredictability of the real world.
Essential Life Skills Obedience 201 is open to all dogs who have successfully completed ELS 101. This is a 7-week progressive course. In ELS 101 you taught your dog the concept of disengagement and through the games you played, your dog learned to focus and engage with you. Your dog developed calmness, increasingly grew more confident and comfortable in his own space. ELS 201 class will adapt and use those games to prepare you and your dog for real life situations by putting those games into practical use while you learn some new games too.. Each week you and your dog will walk through set ups of real life. You will use disengagement to call your dog away from another dog or person or walk calmly by them by playing a game your dog already knows. You will build more calmness in real life situations by telling your dog to “go to bed” when a person comes into their space. . You will sharpen the mechanics of disengagement when you apply it's use in a set up situation of walking around a corner and there's another dog. In the future when unexpected situations arise you will be prepared. Your dog will walk confidently through each situation with you. These set ups will give you the opportunity to hone your skills and give you the self- assurance to walk your dog on a trail, or on the street where you live. In the future when you see another person, or another dog, no sweat, you and your dog can handle that. The goal of ELS 201 is to set you and your dog up for success in the familiar and comfortable environment of class. This class will prepare you and your dog for the situation before you find yourself IN the situation.
This drop-in pet obedience class is a continuation of all obedience skills learned in Beginner Obedience 101 and Advanced Beginner Obedience 201 in a fun atmosphere combined with optimal distractions and real life situations. Graduation from CSC’s Advanced Beginner Obedience 201 is required.
For the owner who is dealing with situations that a class environment would not be ideal. Instructors will meet with the owner to evaluate the situation and begin developing a behavior modification program. Contact our office for more information and to be contacted by an Instructor.