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We prefer to use the word TEACH rather than TRAIN. Training just sounds too militaristic. Besides, teaching is respecting the brain, the dog's learning tool.

All classes are taught indoors and are limited in size to assure individual attention. Minimum age for handlers is 12. All family members are welcome, actually encouraged, to attend classes. Proof of puppy shots is required.

KINDERGARTEN PUPPY TEACHING 

Five week course for puppies 7 weeks to 5 months - the best time to begin because the puppy learns very quickly at this age.

Off-leash, clicker teaching of SIT, WALK, DOWN, STAY, COME and OFF. Learn the "Dog's Point of View" about house soiling, barking, biting, chewing, digging and jumping. Introduction to Clickers, Nutrition Guidance and Socialization.

Teaching begins when you bring your puppy home - start out right and you won't waste time unteaching bad habits.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Dogs 5 months and older. Usually requires two to four sessions at the teaching center with the dog and the family. Not recommended for puppies 7 weeks to 5 months of age. You will learn how to teach basic words to your dog, using clickers. Any and all behavior issues will be addressed as well.

GRADUATE CLASS

A 4 Week course for graduates of P.O.R.G.I.E. classes or privates. Learn to use off-leash commands around the house, increase reliability of behavior when dog is distracted and have fun teaching tricks using clickers and treats.

Teaching tricks makes dogs and people happy. It's just too much fun to see your dog wave hello and goodbye, hide his face, crawl, fallover "dead," etc. Tricks also can be a useful tool in problem solving.

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ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS FOR AGGRESSIVE DOGS

Growling, snapping, snarling, biting - dog behavior gone mad. Using positive techniques, you will learn many ways to manage and live with an out-of-control dog. Remember, aggression begets aggression. Losing your temper will not help. When you know what to do when your dog "flies off the handle" you will be in control and able to manage the situation. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Your dog lunges at passing dogs, snaps at approaching people or growls when you least expect it. Sometimes your dog is okay with a person or another dog, sometimes he isn't. You think your dog is unpredictable and you don't trust him. You want to do something about this behavior but you don't know where to begin.

You need to know that aggressive behavior in dogs is not abnormal. We may not approve of it but it is quite natural for dogs to growl, snap and bite. Watch Animal Planet and you'll see dogs behaving naturally!

There are lots of reasons for dogs to be aggressive:

FEAR - A fearful dog learns what works best for him. Some fearful dogs respond by fleeing, some by freezing, some by baring their teeth and some by attacking.

FRUSTRATION - Dogs who tend to lunge at the end of the leash, race up and down a fence line or pull frantically at a tie-out are very frustrated.

TERRITORIALTY - It is instinctive for dogs to chase away intruders. Dogs defending their perceived territory can be very dangerous.

REDIRECTED AGGRESSION - A common occurrence when the dog cannot get to the targeted individual, so he attacks the nearest object, dog or person.

PAIN ELICITED AGGRESSION - When in pain a dog may lash out to defend his body.

Aggression cannot be "cured" but it can be managed and controlled.

Learn the tools of management to control your out-of-control dog and new ways to relate to your dog using positive-reinforcement. You will also learn new ways to interact with your over-reactive dog.

Call Linda at 951.784.9070 Today!

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