|What's happening... in 2016
Life Skills Class- For all Dogs (puppies included) Learn how to teach and instill manners in your dog in a relax and fun atmosphere. Small classes. Usually 2 dog trainers on site.
New class starts the 1st Wednesday evening of every month.
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Where? 96 Bristol Street, BLind Foundation's Social Hall, St Albans/Merivale
Cost: $80 for 4 weeks
$100 for 5 weeks
Do you have a puppy, less than 4 months old? Click here for our puppy package
Dog Training for KIDS !!
Learn how to teach your dog some simple basic manners
May 4, 11, 18, 25 (Cost $80)
July 6, 13, 20, 27 (Cost $80)
Cost includes a dog toy as prize.
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Scent Work for Dogs
Learn how to train your dog to do scent-detection work. You’ll become better at reading your dog as you master this new and exciting skill together. Scent work is perfect for keeping your dog stimulated and has many practical uses.
We will be giving Saturday classes in the winter months. Keep up to date by subscribing to our newsletter
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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Introduction The inspiration for the name of our dog training name came when we took off our dog's collar and he looked great naked! plus it really says everything about our philosophy of dog training.
Less Leash, More Control is our byline. Our 'naked' philosophy is that a dog should be managed, ultimately, by voice and/or body language. A naked dog is an educated dog. It knows its place in the world. He's our animal companion rather than merely a pet.
Can you take off your dog's collar and still have him under voice control?
Dogs don't naturally behave the way we want them to behave; they must learn to adjust to a human environment. When we train, we aren't looking to end up with a spit-and-polish dog who obeys our every command with military precision but rather, to establish leadership and promote respectful submission by using the things they like to do as reinforcement for things we want them to do. Set the rules and they will follow most of them and be rewarded.
By teaching your dog that he can rely on you to be their source of fun, you'll find that your relationship with your dog will naturally improve. When your relationship matures, both you and your dog will enjoy each others company.
Let's inspire some balance into our lives. The time that you put into managing your dog in your environment will reward you and your dog for years to come. The question is.... how do you get there?
"The strongest leash of all is that invisible leash that connects one heart to another, and it's built of love & trust. The sad reality is that the heart's invisible leash is often broken or has never been built.
Dogs who wear collars do not have to wear them forever. The need for leads and collars begins to disappear as training progresses.
If the training is thorough and followed through to off leash control, the collar becomes just another intermediate step in the training process. It is up to the handler to continue training to the point where equipment is necessary only to obey leash laws and protect the dog."
Suzanne Clothier, world reknown dog trainer/ behaviouralist