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COACHING CLASS OPTIONS / PRIVATE SESSIONS 

 

PUPPY FOUNDATIONAL OBEDIENCE AND LIFE SKILLS COACHING CLASS. PRIVATE SESSIONS ONLY.

 

This is a coaching-style class that teaches handlers how to train their own dog. It is designed for people who want to learn a little about dog training, enjoy training their own dogs, and are willing to follow the class exercise plans and do homework. It is for dogs that are 8 weeks to 5 months old.

 

​Foundational skills include getting started with:

  • Sit, down &  stay.

  • Recall.

  • Attention (Dog learns its name)

  • Leash walking skills

  • Intro to polite greetings.

  • Introduction to potty training protocols.

  • Introduction to crate training plans.

  • Puppy biting/chewing solutions.

  • How to socialize your puppy.

  • General management strategies for keeping unwanted behaviors from developing.

  • Learning to use a marker system for training.

 

The obedience training offered in this coaching class is the bedrock of your puppy's obedience training. You will be teaching your puppy the critical obedience components that are foundational to all obedience training. This means that you will be teaching your puppy core skills like sitting, coming, and down. One must be mindful that puppies attending this class are very young and that training a dog to a reliable level takes consistency, the right training approach, time, and maturity. 

We will coach you to the best of our ability during class, but we do not train your dog for you. We coach you through the training techniques each week, assist with dogs during classes, and talk you through any problems you may be having.  Your dog's progress will depend largely on how much you are willing to practice, your training mechanics, and your willingness to follow our training plans and instructions as taught in class.

This class is a 6-week commitment.  All participants are required to sign a release of liability and a training contract. In your first class, we will be covering the human half of dog training. Your dog will join us for week 2.

Please bring the following items with you to your first session:

  • New Client Form (please print and fill out before arrival), release form, and training contract. These forms will be sent to you upon enrollment.

  • Vaccination Records 

 

Rates: $375 for 6 weekly sessions.

 

Location
2895 Continental St

Canon City Colorado

FOUNDATION SKILLS FOR BEGINNERS COACHING CLASS PRIVATE SESSIONS ONLY (FOR DOGS 5 MONTHS AND OLDER).

 

This is a coaching-style class that teaches handlers how to train their own dog. It is designed for people who want to learn a little about dog training, enjoy training their own dogs, and are willing to follow the class exercise plans and do homework.

 

​Foundational skills include getting started with:

  • Sit, down &  stay.

  • Recall.

  • Attention (Dog learns its name)

  • Leash walking skills

  • Intro to polite greetings.

  • General management strategies for keeping unwanted behaviors from developing.

  • Learning to use a marker system.

 

We will coach you to the best of our ability during class, but we do not train your dog for you. We coach you through the training techniques each week, assist with dogs during classes, and talk you through any problems you may be having.  Your dog's progress will depend largely on how much you are willing to practice, your training mechanics, and your willingness to follow our training plans and instructions as taught in class.

The obedience training offered in this coaching class is the bedrock of your dog's obedience training. You will be teaching your dog the critical obedience components that are foundational to all obedience training. This means that you will be teaching your dog core skills like sitting, coming, and down. One must be mindful that training a dog to a reliable level in these behaviors takes consistency in training, the right training approach, and time. After the initial training is complete, you will be equipped with the tools necessary to further develop your dog's level of obedience.

This class is a 6-week commitment for both group and private sessions. All participants are required to sign a release of liability and a training contract. In your first week, we will be covering the human half of dog training. Your dog will join us for week 2.

Please bring the following items with you to your first session:

  • New Client Form (please print and fill out before arrival), release form, and training contract. These forms will be sent to you upon enrollment.

  • Vaccination Records 

 

Rates: $375  for 6 weekly sessions.

BEYOND THE BASICS CLASS / INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS COACHING CLASS. PRIVATE SESSIONS ONLY.

This class is for people that enjoy learning to train their own dogs to a higher and more reliable level. This intermediate coaching class is held once a week, includes 5 coaching sessions, and focuses on perfecting your dog’s foundational skills, generalizing behaviors, and customizing training sessions for you and your dog. If your dog has had some training but doesn’t always respond consistently or, you enjoy training your dog and want him/her to learn some new behaviors or respond more fluently in different situations and under more powerful distractions then this class is for you. We will also improve your training mechanics and help you install a strong marker system for improving communication during training. Foundation skills class or trainer approval is required. Dogs aged 6-months and older are welcome. Call us to schedule your training. This class may require some outside sessions in and around the Canon City area. 

 

This class is a private class only and is held once a week for 5-weeks and is a great follow-up to our foundational skills coaching class. All participants are required to sign a release of liability and a training contract.

 

Please bring the following items with you to your first session:

  • New Client Form (please print and fill out before arrival), release form, and training contract. These forms will be sent to you upon enrollment.

  • Vaccination Records 

 

Rates: $375 for 5 weekly sessions. Private only

 

PLEASE READ OUR COMPANY POLICIES BEFORE ENROLLING IN A CLASS.

 

General information about our coaching classes. (Applies to both group and private coaching classes)

 

Our curriculum is intended to provide foundational skills and fun activities for all attendees. We know that life can be busy and sometimes it's not always possible to put in as much practice as you'd like in a week. While we will be building on skills incrementally week to week, if you find yourself short of time, we recommend prioritizing training to focus on those skills most important to you. You can revisit other behaviors later as time permits, and your booklet is yours to keep so you always have a reference. We would recommend trying to stay on track with both recalls (coming when called) and, down-or-sitting exercises. These will be your go-to behaviors for general impulse control and are the foundation for all other training. Classes are held once a week and include 5 or 6 sessions depending on the class you are enrolled in. It is best to enroll when you can attend all your sessions in that 5 or 6-week time frame to avoid rescheduling fees. 

 

While we are able to offer a wide range of skills-based training in our coaching classes,  we cannot address severe behavior problems without a behavior history and these are done through our Personalized Professional Training sessions or our behavior modification programs.  Think of behavior challenges as things that upset the dog. My dog hides from... My dog hates... My dog growls when... My dog snaps at... My dog is stressed when...

 

If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs or people, overly shy, uncomfortable around strangers, or has fear issues in new locations please call us to chat before registering. These classes do not include any kind of behavior modification training for the following problems. We are happy to talk to you about these types of behaviors in a separate behavior modification consultation. 

 

  • Dog to dog aggression and reactivity.

  • Aggression or reactivity towards people.

  • Pronounced shyness or fear-related behavior.

  • Guarding behaviors (food, objects, and people).

  • Excessive barking problems.

  • Separation anxiety.

  • Environmental and social issues.

 

We would like to help you with them, but want to do it the right way. Our goal is to provide high-quality service and support for these types of behaviors, there are loads of variables we need to consider when setting out to modify them. Without taking the time to assess your dog and what triggers are causing the behaviors, we'd be doing both you and your dog a disservice. If something comes up with your pup and you're not sure if it's serious, just ask us! Dogs sometimes do things that look crazy and are completely normal. We're here to assist you in getting the help you need. We'll let you know if it's just normal development or if a private session needs to be scheduled.