In this video the dog’s owner is just learning to handle his newly trained dog
Mike Sent his dog Marcus to me for training. Marcus is a young German Shepherd and Mike enriolled him in the Board and Train program.Many people worry that if their dog is trained by someone else that they will not learn what they need to know in order to maintain the training ro that the dog will nto listen to them.While this can be true - it isnt the case here - and not with the way I do things.
I see my job here as two halves:1) Train the dog.2)Educate theo wner so that the human end of the equation understands how to maintain the training the dog has received.
Marcus is trained both on and of leash. This means that Mike can trust his dog to obey him and to be responsive with or without a leash on and that means more freedom for Marcus and more peace of mind for Mike.
Notice how Marcus keeps his eyes and focus on Mike the entire time they are working. He is present and happy to work with his person. True dog training builds teamwork and a good relationship.
The program is 3 weeks from start to stop and once complete we go through the transfer process. There is also a follow up lesson to be used whenever Mike would like to review things with me and there is unlimited lifetime support. The system is built for Mike and Marcus to be successful.
Milo is a great example of what can be done with little dogs in training.He is full of character and is showing it off here - working both on and off leash after only a week of training.
I love how he bounces up and down in his heel - showing how happy he is to be working.It is very interesting to note that up until a week ago Milo would not want to go out for a walk and hated being out on a leash. Now he can heel both with and without a leash!
Look for more videos of Milo and other little dogs at work - coming soon!
They absorb information quickly and tend to retain well - given the right instruction.Take Amber as an example - here she is after one week of training and she is fully trained on and off leash. A couple of clips here demonstrate some of what she has learned.
Going for a stroll with your dog is much easier when these commands are firmly in place.
Amber is trained to respond both with and without a leash - this makes living with her much easier and much safer for everyone.
Especially at dinner time or when you just need your dog to settle down in one spot for a while.Amber is happy to demonstrate this one since she is always tired at the end of of a training session.