The first step in our Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Program is an orientation session where you will learn the key to your dog’s success in training. This session will be for the hoomans to learn how to build stronger bonds and communication skills with their dogs. We will go over how dogs learn and how you can affect them to make better actions right away. Learn how you can prevent problem behaviors and set them up to be successful in their daily life. Fun practice steps will be given so your dog can start learning immediately. This is a 45-min session that is delivered onsite or via Zoom. The orientation is mandatory for joining skill-level training.
Our first skill level is gaining focus skills and learning foundational cues that will be useful in any environment your dog will be in the future. We will introduce and work on sit, down, stationary attention, and name focus. Building these primary skills will help your dog develop stronger consistent behaviors in the future. We will also work on unwanted behaviors such as jumping, play-biting, and house routines.
Requirements to move to Useful Manners- level two: Dog can sit and down on cue. Dog will respond to their name with mild distractions.
Our second skill level will work on learning many useful skills for daily life. Leash skills include: walking on a loose leash without pulling, giving attention to the handler while walking on a leash, and ignoring other dogs. We will also be learning and practicing come and stay. Problem-solving unwanted behaviors like digging, barking, chewing, and others will also be covered.
Requirements to move to Durations and Distractions– level three: Dog can walk around training area nicely, which includes: no pulling, giving attention to handler, and being able to walk past other dogs 4-5 ft away. Dog will come when called on a leash with mild distractions. Dog will calmly stay in place for a moment.
Skill level three will add more distractions and other criteria to already learned cues. Progressing to long-distance come cue, stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, and distance cues. We will also progress walking to heel level.
Requirements to move to Advanced Skills: Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and with handler in a relaxed position. Dog will heel past other dogs with the leash over the handler’s shoulder. Dogs will come from 20 feet away with moderate distractions.
In our fourth skill level, we’ll work on polishing the come cue and teaching an emergency come, strengthen the stay cue by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the handler, work on turns, and automatically sit for heeling.
Level four goals: Dog can heel off-leash past other dogs and distractions. Dog will calmly be in a stay 10 feet away from the handler for 3 minutes with distractions. Dog will come off leash past distractions from 30 feet away.
Take the leash and transform your dog’s behavior with our premier fear-free positive reinforcement dog training in Seaview, West Seattle. Build a lasting bond and trust with your beloved canine companion through level-based training.
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