Basic Obedience

Similar to Puppy Principles training, Basic Obedience training sessions include structure, good manners and impulse control for your adult dog following the puppy stage.

Maybe you have an adolescent, adult or senior dog, whom you think is too old to learn new tricks. Or maybe you have adopted a dog who is no longer a puppy, has had a few homes before yours, or is ‘acting up’. Contrary to people’s belief, dogs of any age can learn new behaviors and absolutely love doing so.

Basic Obedience training takes place in-home, as this is the best session setup for you and your dog. We will work on a catered one-on-one program with you and your family, having in mind your needs, your schedule, and issue resolutions where the issues actually happen: your home, the kitchen area, the backyard, the elevator and or staircase, by the front door, and in your neighborhood. One of the main advantages of having a one-on-one Basic Obedience session is that it can be as basic or as advance as you would like it to be.

These sessions provide the tools to communicate to your dog your expectations of him as a family member. Here are some of the many situations we cover:

  • Door greeting/jumping on guests
  • Begging at the table
  • Counter-surfing
  • Room boundaries
  • Furniture boundaries
  • Come command
  • Bolting prevention
  • Digging
  • Walking on the leash
  • Greeting people and dogs on the leash
  • Potty training
  • Crate training
  • Fear free Vet office visit and etiquette
  • Introducing dog to new baby
  • Introducing baby/toddler to new dog
  • Introduction to other pets (dogs, cats, ferrets already living in the house)
  • Situational training: Single session(s) covering one or two needs: Loose leash walking, introduction to new member of family, new home scent marking, etc

Important to remember: Training in general is bonding and learning about what drives your dog to behave properly over the long term. Instead of using the leash to enforce behavior, you will become the leash. After all, the leash is not the training tool – you are.