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
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.
Five week course for puppies 7 weeks to 5 months - the best
time to begin because the puppy learns very quickly at this
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
Teaching begins when you
bring your puppy home - start out right and you won't waste time
unteaching bad habits.
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
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.
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
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
It is instinctive for dogs to chase away intruders.
Dogs defending their perceived territory can be very
AGGRESSION - A common occurrence when the dog cannot
get to the targeted individual, so he attacks the nearest object,
dog or person.
AGGRESSION - When in pain a dog may lash out to defend
Aggression cannot be
"cured" but it can be managed and
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.
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