What types of customers have you worked with?
Customers that have new puppies, customers that have just rescued a dog, and customers that have owned a dog but are at their wits end to get their dogs to listen to them. I am happy to help those new to dog ownership, or the savvy dog owner than has a dog with behavior issues to solve. I offer family stylepositive training. I also offer advanced training for those getting ready to show their dogs.
Pender Puppy Kindergarten is for puppies from age 9 weeks to 5 months. Off lead play time socialization is offered with this comprehensive class for those new to dog ownership and those that have had dogs before, learning just about anything a dog owner would want to know. Topics include sit, down, stand, attention, handling, stays, targeting, recalls, mouthing, biting, stealing, jumping, potty training, pulling, heeling, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding, barking, dominance, and much more.
Pender Basic is for puppies and dogs starting at the age of 5 months on up. A dog is never too old to learn new tricks! This comprehensive class is for those new to dog ownership and those that have had dogs before learning just about anything a dog owner would want to know. Topics include sit, down, stand, attention, handling, stays, targeting, recalls, mouthing, biting, stealing, jumping, potty training, pulling, heeling, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding, barking, dominance, and much more. This class differs from Pender Puppy only by the age of the dogs attending and that there is no play time during class. Dogs work harder on impulse control in Basic.
Pender Canine Good Citizen Class (CGC) is for is an AKC certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Age 4 months and up. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. As of January 2013, the CGC will be title. Topics taught and tested for dogs in class include accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, proper canine appearance and grooming, walking on a loose lead, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command, staying in place, coming when called, calm reaction to another dog, calm reaction to a distraction and supervised separation.
Pender Obedience 2/Intermediate is for puppies and dogs that have graduated from puppy or basic. Dogs that have performed well in level 1 and are ready to learn more will move up to this next level. Training topics include hand signal exercises for the sit, down and stand, heeling with attention, recalls in distracting situations, finishes, improving and proofing stays, sit and stand stays for examination. Owners will work hard to improve any behavior issues.
Pender Obedience 3/Advanced is for dogs that have graduated from level 2 obedience and have optimum dispositions. Owners will learn to train their dogs at a further distance and obedience train their dogs through distracting situations. Main topics include off lead heeling, off lead hand signals, off lead recalls at a distance, and out of sight stays. Owners will perfect their training techniques and may consider showing their dogs in AKC or UKC events.
If you are interested in individual training to address the issues that you are having with your dog, we offer private lessons at $80 Saturdays at Pender Vet's indoor location. Please contact me to set up an appointment.