Family Pet / Intermediate Class
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This class also pairs well with my 3 week

Emergency Response-

Come When Called Training.

Take both at the same time!

Emergency Response - Come When Called Training
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My dog has a basic foundation of training- can I skip the puppy class and go straight to Family Pet?

     You are the best judge of your dog's knowledge and ability level. However, if it seems your dog may need a refresher, I reserve the right to move your dog to the puppy/beginner class as needed. 

Should I bring my dog wearing their prong or shock collar?

     I do not use shock, pinch or choke collars. I will teach you other communication tools that are easy to use, readily accepted by your dog and effective. Dog training my way is based on understanding a dog’s individual personality and showing the dog, in ways that he can understand, what  we require of him. Patience, kindness and physical comfort count for a lot. 

What days to you offer both the Family Pet Class & Come When Called Training?

    I teach all 3 of my group classes - Puppy, Family Pet, & Come When Called - on Sundays in Costa Mesa. But you are also welcome to take one of my Wednesday or Thursday Training classes while attending Come When Called Training on Mondays. It really depends on your dog's attention span- can they focus through 2 straight hours of training or is it best to split it between two days?

Family Pet Class

This Class Is Step 2 On Your Path Of Becoming An AKC Canine Good Citizen

     In this 5 week course I teach your dog pal obedience skills and manners you'll use every day. Yes, your pet can walk on the leash nicely, stop jumping up and learn to come when called. Watch how fast your dog can learn these important lessons that carry over into life at home, too.

In this class we will work on-

  • Advanced training on Sit, lie down, stay, come and leash walking.

  • Sits on right and left sides

  • Down - Stay for three minutes

  • How to get your dog to pay attention to you

  • Come from a distance

  • Silent/hand commands

  • Finish (go to heel)

  • Heeling. Walking at your side without pulling.

  • Sit and stay at your side without darting forward

  • Heel past other dogs without lunging out to say hello

  • Don’t Touch

  • Jumping Up

Plus Humane/ effective correction methods for problems such as -

  • tugging on the leash,

  • counter surfing,

  • digging,

  • grabbing items

  • running off with them to play keep away

     Corrections are gentle and do not cause pain or fear to dogs. None involve hitting or rolling the dog on its back, jerking on his leash, screaming at the dog or even calling him bad names. I’ve got effective corrections such as the No! Nose Gentle Correction Spray, the “Oh! Too Bad!”  and Officer Bean Bag.