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Perfect Family Dog Obedience

$35.00

Follow the path to your Perfect Family Dog at your own pace with our flexible training option!

  1. Purchase a Flex-Pass (6) or Flex-Pass (10)
  2. Redeem your credits for any date on the calendar
  3. Come as often or as little as you like
Flex-Pass requires that you RSVP for EACH lesson that you take – NO DROP INS. Please DO NOT come to class without Registering Online or Calling Us at (508) 248-4677 to RSVP.

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Our Path to the Perfect Family Dog Program

Our Perfect Family Dog Obedience class offers individualized training within a group class for convenience and value.

Following our Path to the Perfect Family Dog program, your dog will master all of the skills needed to become an excellent canine companion, both at home and in public. As an owner, you will gain the confidence and knowledge to handle nearly any situation that you might encounter.

Each step in the program focuses on a different set of life skills. You and your dog will be able to demonstrate all of the skills in each group before moving on to the next skill group. You may take as many classes as needed to learn all of the skills in each skill group.

Start any time, progress at your own pace.. and when life gets busy, take a week or two off. Classes are tailored so that you can continue to attend until you’ve mastered the skills that are a priority for you and your lifestyle.

Skill Group #1: Focus & Motivation

Exercises in skill group #1 are performed with little to no distraction

Follow me!

  • Follow a food lure into any position
  • Follow a hand gesture into any position

Stay Close!

  • Hand Target at 6 different positions: Left center/high/low and Right center/high/low

Listen to Me!

  • Name Response
    • Dog looks at handler and maintains focus until released
  • Come When Called
    • Dog returns to handler upon hearing the recall word

There’s a SMILE in that leash!

  • Loose leash walking with little to no distraction

Basic Positions

  • Sit in front, Sit in heel with hand and/or voice cue but no food lure.
  • Down in front, down on mat with hand and/or voice cue but no food lure.

Doggie Zen

  • Dog learns to leave food/objects until they are given the item

Skill Group #2: Impulse Control

Exercises in skill group #2 are performed with moderate distraction and longer duration

Down and sit on one cue

  • Verbal cue or hand gesture only. No lure.
  • Duration of 60 seconds in between rewards
  • Handler is 10 ft from the dog with distraction passing by

Doggie Zen

  • Leave a treat alone for 30 seconds in between rewards

Heeling

  • Remain focused in Heel position for 100 ft of walking with distractions passing by

Go to Mat and Settle

  •  Settle on a mat or blanket for 2 minutes with moderate distractions

Collar Cues

  • Dog can fluently respond to gentle pressure on the collar with the leash and with hand on the collar

Paws on any target

  • Dog can fluently put his paws on any target you gesture to and remain focused for 30 seconds

Skill Group #3: Real life and Distractions

Exercises in skill group #3 are performed with variable and real-life rewards and moderate to heavy distraction

  • Perform all Canine Good Citizen exercises
  • Stays with duration
  • Polite greetings
  • Come when called
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Go to your mat
  • On-lead heeling across training center in groups

At the end of this program, your dog will know how to make good choices, listen to you for directions, and have all of the skills necessary to be the Perfect Family Dog.

All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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