Besides obedience school, another option is to hire a personal dog trainer for one-on-one sessions.
One of our apprentice trainers asked me last week if I have a preference for teaching private lessons or group classes. This was one of the many good questions on his list that day and an example of how working with apprentice trainers is a wonderful way for an established trainer to continue to reflect on their profession in an effort to improve. Of course, most importantly, it is also a great way to help spread the word about dog-friendly training by teaching others how to teach dog/handler teams as well.
My first response was something along the lines of “Well, I really like both.” But, I could see by the look on his face he wanted a bit more detail. As with everything in life, there are potential pros and cons to group classes and private lessons. And of course, we each have personal preferences. I know plenty of trainers who don’t offer group classes because they have such a strong preference for private lessons, and vice versa. I continued by explaining that the dynamic of a group class can be exhilarating. I love the variety of students all in one place and the challenge of helping each dog/handler team. I also find that students can greatly benefit from each other’s presence (as a source of encouragement, enthusiasm, support, and just a pinch of good natured competition). There are many times when the mix of a group class is so wonderful that at the end of the six week course we all (myself, the students and the apprentice) are truly sad to say goodbye. Luckily, we see many students in ongoing education classes (such as level two obedience, tricks and agility). I am most pleased when students cheer each other on at graduation as each team heads up to show off a new skill before receiving their diploma. Talk about positive reinforcement training! Who wouldn’t continue to play the training game with their dog after being applauded for success?
Academy For Dog Trainers - One to One Training
Academy For Dog Trainers - Private One to One Obedience
To provide optimal training experiences our classes are limited in size. We don't use a mega phone or other microphone devise - you'll easily hear and see everything. Additionally, we provide electronic materials recapping your weekly sessions. We also provide additional materials to help you raise a well-balanced puppy or to increase reliability for adolescents and adult dogs. But it's to start. We take the mystery out of training. We teach you how to teach your dog to be a great pet and pal, using humane and effective techniques anyone can master. A well balanced dog is often your goal. To further your dog's experience or training needs we offer regular one-hour workshops on many typical behaviors: loose leash walking, come, stays, and heel and much more. What to try Agility or Trieball? Try a workshop. More great one-hour workshops include: scent work, paws of art, treibball, treadmill, tricks, and tunnels & ladders, and many more. We offer guided, group hikes (weather permitting). Please for the most up to date schedule as "events." Fees for workshops is only $25.Communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship – especially with your dog! Ruby & Jack’s offers professional Dog Training services to help develop the communication you’ll need to teach your dog to always be on his or her best behavior. The healthy and positive connection developed during the training process will establish the foundation for a harmonious future with your tail-wagging companion.