Obedience

Basic Obedience

Sharpen your training skills as you strengthen your obedience cues.  Begin to teach the dog to “listen” to commands instead of just body language.  Tackle polite leash walking.  Learn to use food and toys to “teach” your dog instead if bait him / her into behaviors.  Class will focus on how dogs learn and how you can help your dog to clearly understand your commands. Level 1 obedience focuses on

  • heeling basics

  • sit

  • down

  • come

  • stay

The class also covers basic housebreaking, crate training, and jumping. Any specific concerns or problems are addressed at the end of every class.

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All classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Class sessions are 1 hour.

beyond basic Obedience

Learn when and how to adjust to challenges so you can move forward in your training. In this level you will work on refining the stay (in both sit and down positions) for longer periods of time. Continuing to work on a reliable recall and moving down so we can begin to teach the emergency down in level 3. More advanced attention will be emphasized along with sitting politely for greeting others. Level 2 focuses on

  • longer stays (sit and down) with and without distractions

  • further distance recalls with and without distractions

  • refined heeling (your dog will return to heel from any point of reference)

  • heeling with distractions

  • honing the come command

Any specific concerns or problems are addressed at the end of every class.

All classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Class sessions are 1 hour.

intermediate Obedience

This is the reliability class where we help you to build more reliable behaviors with the dog responding to a single command.  In this class, we combine what you learned in levels 1 and level 2 and compound the distractions.  Additional footwork is introduced to help the dog understand the “heel position” better and to come to heel whenever asked of the dog.  We begin to introduce the dog to off leash heeling based on the dogs level of progression. Are you up for the challenge?  We encourage you to give it a try. Level 3 focuses on

 

  • focused attention

  • recalls with distraction

  • off leash heeling

  • stays with heavy distractions & intro to out-of-sight

  • intro to emergency recalls

 

Last class, schedule permitting, held at a Shopping Center, Home Depot Parking Lot, or other "real world" location to proof training experiences. Any specific concerns or problems are addressed at the end of every class.

All classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Class sessions are 1 hour.

advanced Obedience

This is a very diverse course that incorporates refining all the obedience skills you learned in Levels 1 through 3.  Have fun with your dog, knowing he is well trained in many obedience commands, and tweak those command by including pivots, circles, recalls with down, call to come, call to heel, spin left, back up one, two, and three steps, stand for the groomer/vet, hand signals and out of sight stays are all worked in the is program.  It tests your level of training both on and off leash, with great attention to off leash work. At this level, your dog could easily pass the Canine Good Citizen Testing as all exercises for this Award have been  covered. Level 4 focuses on

  • pivots

  • spins

  • circles

  • standing for the groomer/vet

  • back-ups

  • polishing the emergency recall

  • polishing out of sight stays

  • moving sits, downs, & stands

Any specific concerns or problems are addressed at the end of every class.

All classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Class sessions are 1 hour.

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contact us

Tel: 973-214-5979 

Email: info@puppy-wuppy.com

Training Location:  999 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ (Border of Allamuchy/Hackettstown)

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