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BASIC MANNERS FOR DOGS CLASSES (Level 1 Manners)

In our Basic Manners for Dogs Class, you and your dog will learn the fundamentalsof training as you teach your dog a variety of behaviors, those that are relevant to real life -- your life with your dog. These are the behaviors our students tell us they want most, providing basic manners and polite behavior. Class training includes off-leash Recalls, because we know you don't need to call your dog when he or she is on leash. Our goal is to provide what our students tell us they want most -- a dog that comes when you call when off leash. Behaviors include:

  • Come when called
  • Walk without pulling on a leash
  • Sit
  • Lie down
  • Stay
  • Greet guests politely, without jumping up on them
  • Calm, polite behavior
  • Give things up willingly ("Drop it")
  • And more

You'll learn how to painlessly eliminate undesirable behaviors such as stealing food, jumping on people and more. Most importantly, your dog learns to learn and you learn how to communicate with your dog through fun exercises and activities. The result is a cooperative educational partnership that lasts throughout your dog's life.

Graduates of our Basic Manners For Dogs Class,receive a graduation certificate and an All Dogs Gym bandanna.

Our class philosophy and methodology is based on Gail Fisher's critically acclaimed book The Thinking Dog, and students receive a copy of Gail's shorter work, The New Clicker Training Manual, which includes loads of helpful information beyond dog training.

We're confident our training program can meet your needs. But if you're not convinced we have what you're looking for, give us a call to talk about your goals and our training approach, or come and watch a class to help you decide.

Sign up online on the Class Schedule page or print off the Class Application form.

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