Behaviour Modification / Obedience Training

We will work on getting the dog(s) to listen to us and start focusing on us. When a dog focuses and listens to us, it tells us that we are being respected, listened to and that they understand that we are the parental leader of the group. Being the parental leader of the group is very important.


It is important that all humans are equal in leadership so that the dog doesn’t play upon the 'weaker' parent.  For example, if one says no the dog may look to the other for a yes. It is important that house rules be established and followed by everyone that interacts with your dog.  Consistency helps dogs to learn faster and will also help to establish a proper hierarchy in your home.  Contact me for an in person consultation to learn more about how a customized training session could help you and your dog learn a few new tricks.



Task-Training 


  1. CONTROLLED UNLOAD OUT OF A VEHICLE
  1. APPROACHING A BUILDING
  1. CONTROLLED ENTRY THROUGH A DOORWAY
  1. HEELING THROUGH A BUILDING
  1. SIX FOOT RECALL ON LEAD
  1. SITS ON COMMAND
  1. LIE DOWN ON COMMAND
  1. IGNORE NOISE DISTRACTIONS
  1. RESTAURANT CONTROL
  1. OFF LEAD CONTROL (using fenced areas)

Commands may be given to the dog verbally, via hand signals, or by a combination of both. Once your dog has accomplished obedience training, they will be ready for more complex requests. "Task Training" is what a Service Dog becomes really good at.  This type of discipline can be beneficial to any dog and is not as difficult as it may seem.  Dogs love pleasing their owners! With the right combination of challenge and reward, you will quickly begin to see an improvement in attention, obedience and overall cognitive ability.


If you or someone you know could benefit from a Medical Assist Service Dog, Please visit www.nsarco.com for further information. Service animals are dogs trained to perform major life tasks to assist people with physical disabilities. Service animals are sometimes referred to as assistance animals, assist animals, support animals or helper animals depending on the country and the animal's function.  For a person to legally qualify to have a service dog, he/she must have a disability that substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task without assistance.


Please visit www.nsarco.com for more information on Service Animals, Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals or Psychiatric Service Dogs.

Please note that due to high demand for customized training sessions I am currently taking names for a wait list only. I am unable to estimate the length of any wait at this time. Thank you for your interest and patience.