adult manners I

Dog And Puppy Training And Behavior in San Antonio. Aggression. K9 Nose Work

crate games

You’ve probably heard the talk about how humans with dogs are healthier because they exercise more. A number of scientific studies support this statement; however, what those articles fail to mention is that if your dog drags you, lunges, or tangles you in the leash, those walks may not be that fun.

In this short class, you will learn techniques to practice that will teach your dog that pulling on the leash does not work.

Prerequisites:  For dogs 5 months and older
3 weeks

loose leash walking

adult manners II

In this class, you will learn the basics:

  • Attention exercises
  • Impulse control
  • Polite greetings
  • “Canine calisthenics”  sit, down and stand

Prerequisites:  For dogs 5 months and older

6 weeks

  • Stay 
  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Coming when called - quickly and reliably 

You have to leave for work ... your puppy is not housetrained and is looking longingly at the leg of your favorite chair.  What do you do?  Risk it or confine your puppy?

You are taking your dog on a trip and you want to be sure he is safe in the car.  The dog friendly hotels require you to confine your dog in the room.  How are you going to do this?

When trained properly, most dogs accept their crates as a familiar and safe location.  Dogs are den dwellers and naturally tend to like snug spaces.  Teach your dog to love his crate - just try to get him out of it! 

Prerequisites:  For dogs and puppies of all ages
3 weeks

A reliable recall is possibly the most important skill you will ever teach your dog.  It could save his life! Some dogs are innately more likely to come to you, but all dogs can learn to come reliably.  Instilling this reliable response usually takes months of consistent training and positive reinforcement. 

In this short focused class, get off to the right start with your dog.  You will learn the techniques to practice that will build this skill into a dependable behavior for your dog.

Prerequisites:  For dogs 5 months and older
3 weeks

Rockin' recalls

We build on skills learned in earlier classes.  Exercises focus on prompt sits and downs, reliable stays, stylish heeling, calm walking on leash, and polite on-leash greetings. A reliable sit/stay or heel can help to prevent almost any potential behavior problem from occurring.Your dog is ready for this class if he can focus on you reliably in class, and can sit, lie down and walk on a leash without the aid of a lure.  Dogs enrolled in this class may be eligible to participate in specialty classes.

Prerequisites:  For dogs 6 months and older who have completed Basic Obedience training or at the trainer’s recommendation
6 weeks