Behavior modification and Obedience Training
Behavior modification involves assessing the dog; the environment of the dog; the rules and expectations that are given to the dog; the age of the dog; the methods used to communicate to the dog; and the dog's past. Once the variables have been looked at, a training plan is created for that dog.
Obedience Training involves training a dog to accomplish tasks that meet the specific needs of the dog owner. Obedience training is more beneficially accomplished through a class because it allows you to work your dog through distractions. Working a dog in a group class setting helps you to improve your skills as a handler.
All classes are held at The Dog House, 16960 Ivandale Road, Hamilton VA
Basic Obedience Training:
The dog will demonstrate walking on a loose leash by the owner’s side while under distraction
Learning to sit and down through verbal command without being guided into position
Learning to hold a sit and down
Learning to be neutral to dogs and people
Training your dog to respect your items