Woof! Dog Training offers training class options that help you meet your training goals.
Here are just some of the options you can choose from:
- Attend classes at a local training location to focus on early socialization of your new puppy or starting your new dog off on the right foot.
- Have the trainer teach your lessons conveniently in your home, where your dog is most comfortable
- Meet the trainer at a local park to work through real life distractions
- Work with the trainer on the path of your dog’s daily walks
- Anywhere you like!
More information on classes can be found at the following pages:
What to expect
Dog training should always be fun. During training lessons, you will learn the proper mechanics and core skills you’ll need to have in order to train your dog. You’ll also learn how to use reinforcement, how to use basic behaviors (such as come, sit, wait, and settle), as well as how to decrease behaviors you don’t like by changing them into behaviors you do like.
Between classes or private lessons, you will be expected to practice what you have learned. Classes will be a combination of discussion, instruction by the trainer, and hands-on practice by the student, so that you learn theories and skills that will help you and your dog communicate efficiently with one another.
Only positive reinforcement methods will be used; no force, intimidation, punishment, or correction – ever. (And don’t worry – you won’t need it!)
Group classes are small, and there is plenty of time for questions and individual attention and cover all appropriate aspects of general curriculums based on the age range or training level the class covers.
Private lessons offer convenience by working in a home environment where your dog is focused and comfortable or by working out in the “real world” to give your dog some added distractions, when he’s ready for new challenges.