Training at Annie’s

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Beginner Level 1 Obedience

(6 months + up)

In level 1 we will start building the foundation to put your best paw forward. Basic commands will include Sit, Down, Stay, Recalls, and important life saving cues such as Drop and Leave-it. Is your dog dragging you down the street on walks? We will cover that too. In this class we also discuss all common behavioral issues from digging to jumping on visitors in your home and out on the town. All classes with Dana Stone are built on positive reinforcement methods, making training fun for you and your dog while strengthening the bond between you and your best friend.

Puppy Level 1 Obedience

(10 weeks to 6 months):

Do you have a brand new puppy that lacks basic training and manners? This is the class for you! In level 1, we will start building the foundation to put your best paw forward. Basic commands will include Sit, Down, Stay, Recalls, and important life saving cues such as Drop and Leave-it. Is your puppy dragging you down the street on walks? We will cover that too. In this class, we also discuss all common behavioral issues from potty training for your puppies, to jumping on visitors in your home and out on the town as well as nipping, biting and chewing. Group classes are especially important for puppies for socialization skills and confidence building with other dogs and humans. All classes with Dana Stone are built on positive reinforcement methods, making training fun for you and your dog while strengthening the bond between you and your best friend.

Intermediate Level 2 Obedience

(6 months + up)

A skill-building series ideal for Puppy or Beginner graduates. Intermediate training adds waiting at doors, plus Heel, Come and Stay with distractions and distance, “go to bed” and more. Has your dog already mastered the basics? This class works to add distance, distractions, and duration to each command you and your dog have learned. All classes with Dana Stone Dog Training are built on positive reinforcement methods, making training fun for you and your dog while strengthening the bond between you and your best friend.

Family Manners Training Class

(10 weeks and up)

In this class we will be going over the issues that owners need help with to get the dog to be a great family member. Emphasis on teaching the owner and dog to communicate with each other. Learning not jumping on people, walking nicely on leash, come when called, leave-it, sit, down, wait at the door, etc. using positive reinforcement – force free methods. We will also discuss the importance of keeping the dogs mind busy. Teaching pet owners how to communicate better with their animals is essential to training as well as the bond between them.  Gayla believes that using science based methods of training that is humane and makes the animals happy to learn is the best method to accomplish that mission.  These methods are easy for kids & the whole family to work with.

Tricks Class - Novice

(4 months + up)

Want to have oodles of fun with your dog? It is a great way to keep a bored dog happy and it is so fun for you. Positive reinforcement, lure & shaping will be used. Upon successful completion of the class you can apply for a Novice Trick Title through Do More With Your Dog from Gayla Sesher and Annie's Ruff House.

Canine Good Citizen Prep Class 

This class will help prepare you to take the AKC-CGC test.  This is a nationally recognized test that shows you & your dog are Responsible folks.  We will go over the 10 test items such as meeting a stranger, meeting a person with a dog, a 20 ft. stay, supervised separation from the owner, left & right turns, handling & more.  There will be a test scheduled in the future with a CGC Evaluator.  You can apply for a AKC-CGC Title through the American Kennel Club with a passing test. Dogs should be well behaved & have completed an Obedience or Manners class previously and be at least 6 mo of age.