Let’s face it; you love your dog, right? But you don’t necessarily love how they behave on a leash – on your walks, going to the vet, or out at the park. You love how excited they are to see you when they come home from work, but you don’t love that they jump and claw at you to say hello. Your friends like your pooch, but maybe you’ve noticed they don’t love how he greets then. You’ve tried other training and it just isn’t working. Your frustrations stop here.
Training Fundamentals is an on-leash program designed to teach you how to handle the leash, interact and safely communicate with your dog. You will work with a highly skilled trainer to change the relationship between you and your companion and enjoy a new way of living. Effective communication is the most important aspect of your training and all communication is built on trust, boundaries, and respect. Many obedience and behavioral problems can be fixed simply by changing the relationship between human and dog through effective handling and communication. In this program there is a strong focus on you as the handler.
Curriculum for Training Fundamentals includes:
- Basic dog behavior and psychology
- Dog training methodology
- Techniques for handling the leash
- Using the leash as a communication tool
- Proper position and heeling
- Correcting unwanted behaviors
- Proper praise techniques
- Building a bond based on respect
- Handling distractions
- Informal (loose-leash) walking
- Introduction to the five basic commands:
- Heel positioning
- Sit in command
- Down on command
- Come on command
At the end of the Handling Management Program, your dog will understand that pulling on a leash is inappropriate behavior. Learning is done in a wide variety of scenarios with controlled distractions to ensure success. At AlphA and Omega Dog Training, we don’t count sessions. We count results. Once you join our Pack, there are unlimited follow-ups via phone, text, email, or appointment. With your commitment and leadership, your dog will reach an advanced level of obedience – resulting in an ideal companion for you and your family.
Equipment Needed: You must equip your dog with a standard 6 ft leash and training collar.