Mostly, I train the owner to communicate so their dogs understand them.
Besides teaching basic commands, like “Leave it!”, “Stay”, “Come!”, etc. I can help you with Behavioral Issues:
No Jumping: Becoming a Gentleman
House-training: No more accidents
Crate-training: Loving his Home Sweet Home
No biting or mouthing: You are not a chew toy
Not playing so rough and learning to “be calm.”
Getting along with new doggie siblings
Walking nicely on a leash without pulling or being aggressive: A Walk in the Park!
$65/session which last at least an hour. $80 for two or more dogs.
(A discount is given for dogs adopted from Operation Kindness)
You will learn an amazing amount and receive many helpful tips in just one session.
Are you a first-time dog owner?
I have a lot of experience with dogs that I can share with you, and can “hold your hand” until you feel confident and get your pet off to the best possible start.
Call or email about my Puppy Socialization classes.
Puppy Socialization and Kindergarten
Many dog problems such as “aggression” towards dogs or people occur because the puppy was not properly socialized. 3-5 months is the window where puppies form their opinions on what is scary or what is fun and okay. In my classes, we introduce puppies to different situations and people and objects (like skateboards!) and start basic obedience. Playing games such as “Pass the Puppy” is a lot of fun. Owners handle each others’ puppies, touching ears, paws, collars…thus helping puppies feel comfortable with all types of people. Helpful preparation for visits to the vet’s office! I let the puppies safely play with each other too.
Call me for the times and dates of puppy classes.
I love teaching Basic Obedience classes!
It is fun to see dogs to interact with their fellow students and realize there is nothing to bark at or be afraid of.
Owners work with their dogs to learn:
“Touch”- a cue that will help him focus on you when he gets scared or nervous, and help you maneuver him while on a walk.
“Leave it”- a very valuable cue that will allow you to stop your dog from eating a dead possum, grabbing your daughter’s doll, chasing the cat, and even barking at people walking down the alley.
“Find It”- this will give your dog something else to do besides bark and lunge at a dog or person when out on a walk.
Loose leash walking
I like my classes to be fun! We have a “Leave It” obstacle course, and a “Contest” to see whose dog can “Stay” the longest, complete with an Elimination Round and PRIZE for the winner.
If your schedule does not permit you to go to a standard weekly class or your dog prefers learning in the comfort of his home, I will come over and teach the elements of this class privately. We can change the meeting times and dates according to your schedule. You can decide if you want to be there or not.
I prefer to focus on Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Addison, Coppell, and Carrollton.