What We Teach
Importance of Training
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All of our group
classes are typically 4 - 8 dogs per class. This is to give clients and
their dogs individualized attention as needed in class. The Puppy Class is for
those puppies 10 weeks to 5 months. The Beginner Class is all dogs
over the age of 5 months. We usually teach Puppies and Beginner Dogs together in
one class for socialization purposes. Advanced class is for any dog that has had previous
training and can meet the requirements of a puppy or beginner class.
All classes include written documentation for each lesson and a free
Puppy/ Beginner Training:
Here are just
some of the tasks your dog will be able to perform by the end of the
"Watch Me" (Look you in
the eyes for 30 seconds or more when you ask him to give you his
"Stay" in the same place for 30 seconds or more
and "Stay" for 30 seconds or more
"Leave It" (leaves
alone anything you tell him to, even a treat that you place on his/her paw)
"Come" When Called (runs to you
when you call him)
for Greeting People or Other Dogs.
Here are some of
the behaviors we teach you to eliminate in your dog:
advanced training program is for any dog, puppy or otherwise, that has had
previous training and can follow the commands taught in the
beginning training class.
Here are some of the commands your dog
will learn in the Advanced Class:
to Bed" (which asks your dog to go to a particular place you point
to and lie down, not just his bed, or for bedtime.)
with Left Turns and Right Turns (which asks your dog to follow right
by your side, not walking ahead of you or behind you, looking up at
you for direction)
"Wait at Doorways"
(teach your dog to stay on the other side of a doorway until he has
permission to come through. Helps stop your dog from running out the
door into the street.
Sit/Stay with Distractions and
Down/Stay with Distractions (your dog
learns to stay with balls bouncing around him, toys being thrown,
treats dropped, other dogs passing by etc.)
"Come" When Called with Distractions
(your dog learns to come to you
excitedly regardless of the distractions in his way,
Stay Even If You Are Out of
View (your dog learns
to stay even when he can't see you).
Stand Up from Lying Down position
or Sitting position, and
Commands from a
distance. Example: You can ask your dog to go to his bed regardless
of where you are in the room. Instead of having to walk up to him
and then give him the command.
Please bring proof of vaccinations to first class. Should include
vaccinations for Distemper,
Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvo (DHLP-P), and
Rabies*. Bordatella is recommended but not mandatory.
*Private Lesson Prices listed are based on
locations in and around North Austin within 25 miles from
Pflugerville. Other locations require an additional $15.00 fee for
Please provide your dog's
name, age and breed as requested on the final PayPal payment page.
* Rabies shot is not required if your vet
recommends waiting until he is a certain age to receive it.