DC Dog Training Focused On Obedience
Obedience should be fun but also challenging for your dog, as they love challenges and learning. Our DC dog training provides mental stimulation and that is key to their mental sanity. Just as important – obedience should NOT change your dog’s personality – if anything, it should help show it off. Obedience is the single most important ingredient for your dog to live a happy life. It provides a “language” for you and your dog to communicate through with words like Heel, Sit, Come, Down and Place. All of our obedience dog training programs in Sarasota are designed to achieve full off leash reliability, so we have to make sure he understands these words are “mandatory” and not “optional”. Once he understands this, his freedom level will sky rocket. The KEY with any obedience program is that your dog will do the commands around big distractions like strangers and other dogs, or else they will be of little use to you. If you can trust your dog to “Come” every time you say come – then he will get to go more places, be off leash more, and run and play like dogs are designed to do! Dogs were not created to be confined 24/7. They love freedom and being able to explore, and the only way your dog will be allowed this freedom is if they are reliable off leash. Obedience is great for abused or nervous dogs too – the confidence that it will provide them will be PRICELESS. Other things obedience will provide are: tons of mental stimulation, socialization, bonding experience, and many learning opportunities.
We can teach our obedience programs at your place or ours.
DC Dog Training at Your Place
We can come to your house for each lesson. We do like to have a couple lessons toward the end in a really distracting place – like a park or shopping center to proof the commands. All of our obedience programs include group lessons once you have completed your in home program. Each obedience program included unlimited lessons until we reach our goals.
DC Dog Training at Our Place
This program is not like “boot camp” but more like “summer camp”: you get the same results as boot camp, only they get to have fun in the process. Your dog will come stay with us for 14 days and learn the language of obedience. Then we will bring him home and teach you how to speak this “language” with him. Don’t worry about not going through the “bonding” experience of the teaching process – you will get plenty of bonding experiences when you get to practice this new language in all the new places you will go with your dog. It works just as well as doing it in your home, only it is faster and you get to start using the techniques right away. You get unlimited follow up lessons until you achieve the same level of control we will gain. Obviously, your dog’s issues will determine a lot of how we do the 14 days, but majority of the dogs during the 14 day training program will get to do the following: learn all the obedience commands (off leash reliable), get to experiment on the agility equipment, go out to parks, shopping centers, and get to a TON of playtime with other dogs.
Group Obedience Lessons
Group lessons are included in all our obedience programs. We like to start with individual lessons, and once your dog has mastered those distractions, you can start coming to group class or what we like to call “distraction city”. You can come to as many group lessons as you like for the life of your dog! They are designed to give you a very distracting place to practice and also provide some continuing education. We hold our group classes every Saturday at different spots all over town. Check the calendar out to see when and where.