Off Leash Package

This advanced training program is designed to get your dog started with off leash obedience and is for dogs at least 7 months of age.

Dog Running

Cost: $3500 

Length: 5 weeks

Dog must be an overall friendly dog with no history of aggression.

This program includes a “mini ET - 300 educator” electronic dog training collar

 

Training Goals

  1. On Leash/Indoor Basic Obedience Commands

    1. Name - Dog looks handler in the eye

    2. Sit - Sit where you are on the first command (verbal and/or hand signal) with or without food. Remain in position until released (auto stay).

    3. Down - Lay down where you are, on the first command (verbal and/or hand signal) with or without food. Remain in position until released (auto stay).

    4. Place - Go to your bed and stay until released

    5. Stay - Remain in location and position (“sit”, “down” or “place”) until released.

    6. Come - Come immediately to the front of the handler and remain there, even away from distractions.

    7. Heel - Come to the handler's left side, sit and pay attention. Walk forward maintaining this position if asked. Dog should be able to walk next to owner in heel position past distractions like other dogs and people.

    8. Leave it - Ignore that distraction: walk on past

    9. Drop it - Drop what is in your mouth

  2. Off Leash Basic Obedience Commands

    1. Name - Dog looks at handler when name is called, even at a distance of around 20-50 feet.

    2. Sit - Dog will sit on command, even if off leash at a distance of 20 feet or so

    3. Down - Dog will lay down on command, even if off leash at a distance of 20 feet or so

    4. Place - Dog will go to his bed on command, even if the bed is about 20 feet away.

    5. Stay - Dog will stay in a sit, down, or on a place for 5-10 minutes. Dog should be able to perform this stay even with other people and dogs passing by, even if handler is 20 feet away or so.

    6. Come - Dog comes when called, even at a distance of 20-50 feet, away from distractions

    7. Heel - Dog will walk in heel position off leash next to handler on command, even past distractions of other dogs and people.

    8. E-collar training - Dog learns to understand and respond to the use of an electronic training collar. Dog learns what the collar is, where it is coming from, how to turn it off (by obeying handler) and how to avoid the collar in the first place.

  3. Basic Manners

    1. Polite greetings: No lunging at or jumping on people or dogs

    2. Loose leash walking - Dog will walk with owner in a relaxed way without pulling on the leash.

    3. Food refusal / discrimination/ no jumping on or stealing from countertops

    4. Door manners - Dog should sit at doorways (car, crate, front door, etc) and wait to be released before going through the door.

    5. No (excessive) barking - at people, other dogs, or for attention

    6. Manners and Obedience around other animals - Dog will learn to be around, approach and interact with other animals (dogs and cats) without inappropriate jumping, biting, barking or chasing.

    7. Appropriate Play - Dog will learn to play fetch and/or tug, depending on dog’s personality and preferences. Dog will learn to get the toy and drop it when asked and will learn to be polite and play with owner without jumping up, barking, or biting at hands, clothing, or toys in hands.

    8. Crate Manners - Go to the crate on command, settle quietly when in the crate.

  4. Grooming and Handling: 

    1. Brushing, Nail trims, Ear cleaning, Exams, etc - Dog learns to calmly tolerate necessary grooming and handling.

The final level of training reached with this program will depend somewhat on an individual dog’s age, breed, temperament, and previous level of training. Please remember that all training has the potential to degrade over time if not properly maintained with regular practice and consistency.

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