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How often have you seen someone being pulled down the street by their dog. Supposedly, they are walking their dog, but who is the one that is really getting walked?
How many times do you yell at your dog to stop jumping?
Are you constantly shouting "QUIIIET" at your dog to stop him from barking at every noise he hears outside?
These are just a few problems that can be resolved with proper Obedience Training. Walking & playing with your dog can be a great pleasure so long as you teach him what you want him to do, and how to react towards others, both dogs and humans. However, if you are not willing to teach him, how can you expect him to know what you want, and you shouldn't be yelling at him, or dragging him by his leash.
The kindest and most important thing you can do for your puppy is to begin his education immediately. The first few months of his life is his most formative time. Your puppy's education begins the day you bring him home. This is "Kindergarten". See our Articles: What Do I Do With This Puppy? Parts 1 & 2.
The next step is going to "First Grade", beginning at about 10 weeks old. This begins his formal education.
For puppies 10 to 20 weeks old.
- The course comprises two sessions per week for four weeks
(a total of eight classes).
- The program includes teaching your puppy to:
Walking on Leash,
- We will work with your puppy, as well as show you, what we have done and
are doing in order for you to follow through with the training.
- Prepared work sheets. This will be your homework. We will give you an
outline of what to do in order to continue with your puppy's education
between classes and after school is finished.
Elementary School (High School for Puppy School Graduates) - Basic Training Class:
A continuation and furtherance of the Puppy School, or for dogs 5 months and older. We expand upon what was learned in Puppy School for those that are continuing their training.
For new students, it is a Basic On-Leash course for adolescent and older dogs.
- The course comprises two sessions per week for five weeks (a total of 10 classes).
- The program includes teaching your dog to:
Sit, Lie Down,
Drop it, Walking on Leash,
- We will work with both you and your dog, in order to develop a close bond
between the two of you. It is important to build confidence in your dog. He
must look up to you as if you were a God (that's Dog spelled backwards) and
could do no wrong.
- Prepared work sheets. This will be your homework. We will give you an outline
of what to do in order to continue training between classes and after graduation.
Puppy School Curriculum:
- Sit - Your puppy will sit upon command
- Lie Down - Your puppy will lie down from either a sitting or standing position.
- Recall - Your puppy will come when called and sit in front of you upon command.
- Stay - Your puppy will stay in position for 30 seconds to 1 minute until called.
- Drop it - Your puppy will drop what he has in his mouth upon command.
- Walking on Leash - Your puppy will walk next to you properly, without pulling
for a short distance.
Elementary or High School - Basic Training Class
- Sit - Your dog will sit using a single command or hand signal.
- Lie Down - Your dog will lie down form either a sitting or standing position
using a single command or hand signal.
- Stand - Your dog will stand from a sit or lie down position using a single command or
- Recall - Your dog will come when called from approximately 50 feet away and
sits in front of you.
- Stay - Your dog will hold a stay for more than one minute at a distance of at least
6 feet away.
- Drop it - Your dog will drop what he has in his mouth upon command.
- Walking on Leash - Your dog will walk next to you properly for a long distance and
will comfortably make left, right and about turns. He will sit when coming to a stop
and begin walking when you take your first step.
- Jumping - Work with you to teach your dog not to jump up on people.
- Barking - Work with you to limit unnecessary barking.
Our training philosophy is based upon positive motivation & reinforcement, also known as "Operant Conditioning".
Request - Lure - Respond - Reward
Pet Sitting Service Area
We service the following towns in
Bergen County, New Jersey
Allendale, Mahwah, Midland Park, Ramsey,
Saddle River, Waldwick & Wyckoff
Dog Obedience Training Service Area
Northern New Jersey - Rockland County, New York