We’ve all seen it! You walk into the vet’s office, and immediately your happy, confident dog turns into a slinking, shaking mess. He hides behind you, he shakes and tries to get away from the veterinary staff, and when it comes time to get his blood drawn or his toenails trimmed, he is completely miserable. He may struggle so that he has to be forcibly held down, and he may even try to bite.
In addition, now that you are home, you have medication to give, ears to clean, and baths to do. When you get out the ear medication, your dog runs. You have to drag him in for a bath, and he leaves at the first opportunity, sometimes even while covered in soap, running through your living room and creating a nice mess.
It doesn’t have to be this way! With a little training and some good treats, we can teach our dogs basic care doesn’t have to be a torture session! We can teach them that they don’t need to defend themselves at the vet and that they can even enjoy getting brushed.
In this class we will start learning skills that will help you and your dogs learn how to manage a successful and fear free vet visit, as well as how to teach your dog that brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming isn’t a bad thing. In fact, they may even learn to enjoy these things! You don’t need fancy equipment or expensive things, you simply need a dog, a little time, and a lot of tasty treats! Come join us for this four-week class aimed at helping you and your dog stay healthy and happy!
About your instructor:
Juli has been training dogs for 30+ years. She has a special passion for helping people raise puppies into happy and well-adjusted family members as well as raising and training Service dogs for people in need of a working companion. She enjoys teaching people and their pets the skills necessary to have amazing lives together, and believes that force isn’t needed in order to accomplish this. Reward based training makes happy, enthusiastic dogs! She currently trains her own dogs for Search and Rescue, as well as competition obedience and therapy dog work.
Teach your dog to think rather than react. Teach your dog to defer to you and ask permission. Wait for food and doors, including the car. Focus more on you. This class is great for any age. Puppies or problem dog -although, they need to be able to be comfortable around other dogs in order to learn.
Teach your dog his name, come, sit and down in any environment. Learn the REAL stuff to get your dog to listen under distractions. Simple commands -big results. Other trainers want to say there is puppy, beginner and intermediate training, but this is marketing. It’s all the same thing with different distractions. Learn it once and learn it well.
For puppies 9 weeks to 6 months. Play teaches so much! Manners, listening with distractions, self-control, and canine language. We have many teachers in our lives and dogs need the same - puppies that play without boundaries turn into bullies. This class will teach you body language, healthy play vs dumbed-down fighting, how to intervene and interrupt play, how to get your pup’s attention when other dogs are around, how to build confidence and more! This is not a puppy obedience class…it’s better.