This six-week course addresses impulse control issues in dogs, such as pulling towards distractions, jumping on guests, not coming when called, counter surfing, and refusing to leave things that aren’t theirs. Dogs will learn to settle and stay when guests knock at the door or ring the doorbell, and they will learn to leave distractions while on walks or when called to come. Strong emphasis is placed on offered behaviors, teaching the dog to make good decisions without being asked. Come, leave it, stay, and settle are delved into more deeply, through the use of new, innovative exercises.
Prerequisite: Beginner obedience or equivalent skills (come, leave it, sit, down, stay).
Upcoming Class Start Dates – Now Enrolling:
Homewood – Wags ‘n Whiskers Comprehensive Pet Care. Call 902-WAGS to enroll!
Aug 22 at 7:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI – 1 spot left!
Sept. 19 at 6:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI
Hoover/Vestavia – Altadena Valley Animal Clinic. Email email@example.com to enroll!
Sept 10 at 7:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI
Chelsea – Knotty Dog Spa. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll!
Sept. 12 at 7:30 with Anthony Rodriguez
Alabaster – Shaggy Chic Grooming. Email email@example.com to enroll!
Nov. 11 at 6:30 with Meredith Dempsey
Settling when guests arrive is one of our greatest focuses of this course. Here, I knock at the door, and as the owners hear it, they cue their dogs to settle as I enter.
Tilly leaves a distraction when called to come
Emy – coming when called away from people
Gibbs leaves food on a low bench with mom out of the room!
Maverick settles when a “guest” comes over, and stays while dad answers the door!
Cooper settles while dad chops food and then leaves the room