offer three basic training programs, each specifically designed to train
your dog in a distinct behavioral manner.
We provide a custom program, directed to your specific needs and objectives,
on a one-to-one basis, in your home. This individual attention program,
conducted in the dog's familiar environment, is the most effective means
for rapid progress. We discuss thoroughly the principles, concepts. theories
and rationale involved in the training program, systematically introducing
and demonstrating all procedures, as each session progresses. Your complete
involvement from the beginning is desired, as we are, in reality, teaching
you to teach your dog. Appointments are arranged at your convenience,
including weekends and evenings, and may be adjusted as your schedule
believe the home program is the most convenient and cost-effective for
you, as all
efforts can be specifically directed to your dog and the program desired.
Obedience training, for example, requires five weeks on the average under
this program. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and propose
a program suited to your objectives.
This program is designed to provide basic obedience training on the most
A balance of group economy and individual attention is achieved by limiting
groups to 4-6 dogs for the first five weeks. This period covers the concept
and theories of the Paw Power method of dog training, and the basic commands
of heel, sit,
stay, down and
come. The second four-week period is conducted
in groups of 6-10 dogs and is designed as a brush-up process (taking new,
rough-edged obedience and adding polish). The group size provides an excellent
opportunity for conditioning your dog's obedience in relation to heavy
distractions and is especially appropriate for those who plan to "show"
their dog. (We recommend this second four-week session for all dogs involved
in our other programs.)
5 sessions are held at various convenient locations and times. Contact
us for inclusion
in an upcoming group near you, or organize your own group from among friends.
Training your dog as a family protector and as an alarm and guard system
for the home is a desirable and effective way to deal with the rising
crime rate. Several breeds have strong natural instincts in this area,
and can be developed into outstandingly effective deterrents. Most other
breeds can adapt with varying degrees of success.
There are many misconceptions in this area and methods and types of training
vary widely Many people mistakenly group them all together as "killer
dog" or "vicious attack dog" training. (There are,
of course, certain professional applications for dog that, to the unknowledgeable,
appear to fit this extreme definition; however they are not appropriate
in the home). Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to see dogs turned into
mean, unpredictable "fear biters" through inept, heavy-handed
training or treatment, adding to the misconceptions. Sadly, in many of
these cases, the only safe solution to the situation is to destroy
do not teach or approve of "attack" training of dogs in the
training is a completely different process, based on the dog's defensive
to aggression or suspicious action, with the emphasis on control. Your
dog is conditioned to be alert to any possibility of aggression against
you, your family and property, to respond in kind to aggressive acts or
threats, and to "turn-off" instantly, at your command. Our training
is programmed in such a way that your dog's personality is in no way altered.
He will be the same lovable companion, but more self-confident, relaxed
and sure of himself and of his role
in the family.
This program is initiated in the home environment, and progressively transferred
to other appropriate situations as required. Obedience training is a pre-requisite,
and the total program averages from 10-15 weeks. The results of this training
are particularly satisfying to both master and dog, and references are
available to those interested.
also offer custom training programs for the unusual or specific requirements
involving children, shut-ins, handicapped, and special business situations.
more information regarding custom or any of the structured programs offered,
us or call us at 623-878-6429.