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Obedience Training

Dogs, just like their human counterparts, learn in different ways and at different paces. There are a great many factors that play into a dog’s ability to comprehend new concepts. These factors can include, but may not be limited to, age, energy level, breed, handler understanding and involvement, time invested for training, etc. We at Canine Construction Company understand this. That is why we offer a variety of obedience training package options in an effort to meet the individual needs of each client. We offer in-home private lessons focusing on your primary behavioral concerns and goals. In these lessons you will learn the skills necessary to communicate effectively with your dog as you guide the understanding of basic command words.

Training Programs

Architecture and Design

This is a single 2-hour private, in-home session, designed to help you and your family determine how you would like your dog to behave in your home and on the go. This evaluation of your home, pack dynamic and the role your dog fills in the family includes any "quick fix" information you need to remove frustration and build successful habits with your dog. Learning simple lifestyle changes with a fun approach helps everyone enjoy this introduction.

For more information about these services, please email:
gwen@canineconstruction.com.

Foundation Formation

This is a single 2-hour private, in-home session, designed for puppies between 8 and 16 weeks of age. Proper puppy education helps to prevent potential unwanted behaviors and lays the foundation for future training in obedience and other fun canine activities. We will cover developmental deadlines, household etiquette, proper socialization with people and other dogs, bite inhibition, potty training. We will also discuss common diseases that can affect your puppy and how to protect him or her from potentially deadly exposure. Our goal is that every one of our puppy projects is a healthy, well adjusted, and socially friendly puppy.

For more information about these services, please email:
gwen@canineconstruction.com.

Owners will learn how to:
  • Properly socialize their puppy
  • Choose appropriate toys
  • Trim nails
  • Provide basic grooming
  • Provide proper leadership
  • Crate training and housebreaking

Setting the Framework

This program is designed to take the client and their new addition from Puppy to Partner. We bring together ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, FOUNDATION FORMATION and an elementary level of obedience training. Your dog will learn basic commands COME, HEEL, SIT, DOWN, PLACE, KENNEL, LEAVE IT, OFF, OUT and QUIET. This on-leash program will begin in the home, free from exposure to disease while puppy is not fully vaccinated. When puppy has been released by a veterinarian, he or she will advance to the ongoing group class instruction until the age of six months.

Basic Behavior Modification
  • Good behavior in the car
  • Wait at the door
  • No jumping on people or other dogs
  • Chewing / Biting
  • Digging
  • Potty Training
Basic Obedience Skills
  • Come on command
  • Quiet on command
  • Walk with you
  • Sit on command next to you
  • Down on command next to you
  • Place

For more information about these services, please email:
gwen@canineconstruction.com.

Remodeling

This program is designed to meet the needs of the client with a dog that is six months of age or older when they commence their training program. We begin by first addressing any annoying behavioral issues, then work to demolish unwanted behaviors and replace them with more desirable ones. A variety of tools, techniques and exercises are merged to develop clear channels of consistent communication. Genuine obedience training begins! Real life distractions are soon incorporated into the training to compliment your new skills, making your dog stronger and more reliable.

Basic Behavior Modification
  • Good behavior in the car
  • Wait at the door
  • No jumping on people or other dogs
  • Chewing / Biting
  • Digging
  • Potty Training
Basic Obedience Skills
  • Come on command
  • Quiet on command
  • Walk with you
  • Sit on command next to you
  • Down on command next to you
  • Place

For more information about these services, please email:
gwen@canineconstruction.com.

Designed to Refined

Our most popular program is intended to take the client and their new addition from start to finish. We bring together ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, FOUNDATION FORMATION and the stages of obedience from Elementary through Advanced, off-leash control. Your dog will learn the basic commands COME, HEEL, SIT, DOWN, PLACE, KENNEL, LEAVE IT, OFF, OUT and QUIET.

The advanced level will include remote SIT and DOWN, off-leash and at a distance, SIT and DOWN in motion and advanced recalls and send outs. The on-leash portion of this program will begin in the home and advance to a variety of Out and About venues, utilizing the tools and techniques best suited to you and your dog. Unlimited lifetime group instruction provides you with the opportunity to proof and maintain trained behaviors around typical distractions, friendly strangers and other dogs. Group training is a critical component to attaining truly reliable obedience off-leash. Together, we will teach your dog to be an obedient and fun companion around even the heaviest distractions.

Taking into account the amount of time necessary to achieve and maintain this level of control, we support you and your training throughout the lifetime of your dog.

Basic Behavior Modification
  • Good behavior in the car
  • Wait at the door
  • No jumping on people or other dogs
  • Chewing / Biting
  • Digging
  • Potty Training
Basic Obedience Skills
  • Come on command
  • Quiet on command
  • Walk with you
  • Sit on command next to you
  • Down on command next to you
  • Place
In real life settings, we will teach you how to train your dog to:
  • Heel (on and off leash)
  • Sit on command, in handler position
  • Remote sit, off leash and at a distance
  • Down on command, next to you
  • Remote Down, off leash and at a distance
  • Place
  • Heel with automatic sit
  • Sit in motion
  • Down in motion
  • Send to crate and/or place

You and your dog will be prepared for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC). The CGC is a sanctioned test of skills given by an independent proctor and is the first leg in obedience titles you can achieve with your dog. It is considered a general baseline and prerequisite for dogs going into therapy or service work.

For more information about these services, please email:
gwen@canineconstruction.com.