Your dog is going to try you the first few times. This is okay, they just want to see what you will let them get away with, & and if you know what they have been taught. You want to let your dog know you’re in charge and to listen to you. We accept dogs after 16 weeks, and up to 1 year for the Puppy obedience and 1-3 years is for full obedience training.
At first, you should train with your dog every day until you are comfortable with your dog. Then you can move to twice a week on training with your dog.
You should always work with your dog in 15-20 minute sessions and then take a break from training.
ALWAYS allow an 8-foot diameter between you and your dog. They do not like to be crowded. This is for when you are in public settings.
Take your dog on outings to make them part of your pack!
Always be relaxed and take charge of your dog. Talk to him like you would talk to your kids if they do something they should not. Be sure to use a stern voice for the negative reinforcement, and use a happy cheerful voice during positive reinforcement.
Stress your commands with your body movement and tone, & do not snap at the dog during training.
Relax and have ease with your hand on the leash so the dog will relax with you. Try not to snatch on the leash unless needed. Always walk with the dog on your left.
We also teach the dog hand signals so you should not have to use your voice for a command every time.
The K-9 Training Center also provides a boarding service. To be able to board your dog, you must provide the following: