We offer private in-home lessons or you can bring your pet to us for private lessons or board and train at beautiful Shady Mountain Pet Retreat.
We teach you how to communicate with your pet using visual and verbal cues and positive reinforcement techniques. As each animal is different, we remain flexible on our training approaches, though at NO time do we yell at or physically abuse our students. Our training tools consist of head halters, flat collars, body harnesses, treats, toys and touch. We DON'T advocate the use of prong collars, choke chains or e-collars for basic training.
*Basic Obedience consists of teaching the heel, sit/stay, down/stay, come and finish (return to heel position), and with the option of learning the stand/stay. Distraction proofing and behavior modification is also worked with on leash.
If your dog is to be boarded for this training it takes approximately 2 weeks to complete.
*Advanced Obedience consists of teaching the above behaviors off leash. Distraction proofing and behavior modification are also worked with off leash.
If your dog is to be boarded for this training it takes approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. This includes field trips to public places to insure your dog behaves while out and about.
While it normally requires 5-7 sessions for basic on-leash completion and 4-5 sessions for off leash completion, some dogs require more, or fewer sessions; depending on how consistent their owners are and on the behavior modification that has been undertaken.
We also offer show preparation for dogs.
* Rally Obedience
* Novice, Open and Utility Obedience
* Introduction to Agility
* Conformation troubleshooting
* Introduction to Gun Dog Training
* Animal Actor Workshops and Seminars
Feline, equine, rodent and bird training requires in-home private lessons. The amount of lessons required varies greatly depending on the behavior issues and training goals requested.
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