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We cater for dogs of all ages!
We will start to teach your dog:
Why we use food as a reward
About how your dog learns new things
All about your dogs “teenage” phase
All about socialising your dog
To settle down and relax in class
To pay attention to you and respond to their name
Sit / lie down when asked
To start to learn how to walk nicely on the lead
Come back to you when called (to start with from just a very short distance away).To make sure your dog will be relaxed when left alone.
How to deal with some common teenage problems, such as mouthing or chewing.
To ‘read’ what your dog is telling you and recognise if they are worried.
How to make sure your dog has positive interactions with other dogs
How to play nicely with you. To start to learn how to walk nicely on the lead
Come back to you when called (from a bit further away).
How to enjoy being handled
The importance of being consistent and predictable with your dog.
The importance of getting your dog used to all sorts of different situations
To set up environments so your dog easily learns the right response.
How to make sure your dog is not worried about people approaching stuff they value (like their food or toys).
How to walk nicely on a lead, with distractions!
To get used to more handling, including veterinary type examinations
How to come back when called, even when there are other dogs to say hi to!
To give up something nice in return for something even nicer!
How to teach your dog to do lots of different behaviours.
How to use things such as attention and play as rewards, rather than just treats.
About practicing behaviours in lots of different situations!
To teach your dog the house rules and ‘polite’ behaviours
How to walk nicely on the lead in lots of different situations, including the park!
To get even better at coming back to you whatever is going on!
To wait politely before going through a doorway
We recap the key messages that have been covered in the previous weeks
We talk about how these skills can be taken forward and developed to make sure your dog continues to learn as they get older.
We use some time in week 5 to check that you are not having any problems with your dog so we can give you some more guidance on this if needed.
How to use your attention as a reward
How to get your dog to greet people with four paws on the ground
The importance of keeping your dog’s mind busy
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