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Professional Dog Training

NEW GREAT THINGS ARE HERE!!

Dog Training is offered by our expert trainers, Tina Dickel-ABCDT and Audrey Winsor. All training methods used focus on positive reinforcement techniques!

The purpose of our classes is to train you to train your dog. Training is very much about the human/dog bond. One must develop this relationship over time with consistency, respect and trust being at the center of the relationship. As with any relationship, you will get out of it what you put into it!

We have taken a time out from training over the last couple of months to revamp our training program. Many of you have been waiting patiently for us to roll out our new classes and format. Well your wait is over!! We have created a new Cornerstone Course called Learning Theory: The Science Behind Dog Training. This class will be required of all students before you are allowed to enroll in any other courses. The rest of our courses will be taught in small groups and focus on manners and skills based training. If you wish to compete in AKC Obedience Trials with your dog, we will probably refer you elsewhere to ensure you are taught proper competitive techniques from the beginning.

If you have a dog that is super wiggly, high energy, has a short attention span, or is already engaging in "problem behaviors", we recommend considering private lessons to get started so that your pet isn't the "distraction" in the class room. Our classes are geared toward helping you obtain a well behaved canine companion. Again, we are not teaching our classes to the more strict guidelines associated with competitive obedience.

CLASS SCHEDULE

LEARNING THEORY: THE SCIENCE BEHIND DOG TRAINING: Next Class TBD

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN: Still in Development

MANNERS 1: TBD

MANNERS 2: TBD

SKILLS 1: TBD

SKILLS 2: TBD

PRIVATE: Wednesdays starting at 6:30 PM, you must call to schedule private lessons. The instructor will be determined based on your goals. Private lessons are charged at $1 dollar per minute (i.e. a 20 minute session is billed at $20)

CLASS DESCRIPTION

LEARNING THEORY: THE SCIENCE BEHIND DOG TRAINING:

INSTRUCTOR: Tina Dickel, and Audrey Winsor

DURATION: 1.5 Hours

COST: $25 (Price includes 3 family members. Additional charges apply for large families. In regards to children, please limit attendees to teenagers and older.)

THIS COURSE IS A PREREQUISITE TO ALL OTHER COURSES! We will discuss the pros and cons of Positive Reinforcement Techniques, Stages of Learning, and the importance of using clickers during training sessions. We feel this class is of utmost importance in order for families to understand consistency and respect while training. This class is designed to ensure everyone in the household has embraced our methods, are in agreement with each other, and are ready to embark on a journey with us to create well rounded canine family members.

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN:

Instructor: TBD

DURATION: (4) 1 HR classes

PREREQUISITE(S): Learning Theory

COST: $80

Class is still in development

MANNERS 1:

INSTRUCTOR: Audrey Winsor

DURATION: (4) 1 HR classes

PREREQUISITE(S): Learning Theory

COST: $80

Manners 1 will focus on relationship building with your dog. Class will explore methods of gaining your dog's attention, learning rules and boundaries, and basic manners such as sit, stay, down, and walking on a loose leash. This class is appropriate for those who have not completed any obedience training elsewhere or students who are struggling to develop an appropriate leadership role within the pack.

MANNERS 2:

INSTRUCTOR: Audrey Winsor

DURATION: (4) 1 HR classes

PREREQUISITE(S): Learning Theory, Manners 1

COST: $80

Manners 2 will continue to work on behaviors learned in Manners 1 while adding the 3 D's of training (Duration, Distance, and Distraction). This class is appropriate for those who have completed obedience training previously. However, it is our preference to start with us at Manners 1. Exceptions are at the discretion of the training Team.

SKILLS 1:

INSTRUCTOR: Audrey Winsor

DURATION: (4) 1 HR classes

PREREQUISITE(S): Learning Theory, Manners 1, Manners 2

COST: $80

Skills 1 will assist you in taking your relationship with your dog to the next level. We will add skills that will enable your dog behave in higher stress or uncertain situations. Examples of these skills are Freeze, Take, Heel, Relax and Greeting other people and/or dogs on leash.

SKILLS 2:

INSTRUCTOR: Audrey Winsor

DURATION: (4) 1 HR classes

PREREQUISITE(S): Learning Theory, Manners 1, Manners 2, Skills 1

COST: $80

Skills 2 will continue to work on the skills added during Skills 1 and add the 3 D's of training. This course will continue to work manners and skills learned in previous classes and eventually become off leash. Upon completion of this course, we feel will you will have a well-polished canine family member!

PRIVATE: These lessons are available for anyone who is interested in receiving one-on-one attention, wants to bring multiple family members or has a dog who may prove to be a distraction in our group lessons . These classes are somewhat flexible and must be pre-arranged with FAF to determine cost, length of time, and to choose an agreed upon day and time. Our Learning Theory Course will be a prerequisite to private lessons.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY CALLING (507) 388-3163!


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