Our method of training is using lots of positive reinforcement, leash corrections, and training collars. Dogs love to please their owners. Through proper guidance and instruction, you can develop a positive long lasting relationship with your pet. Having a well-behaved, well-mannered dog will help create a happy, comfortable home for you and your family. After experiencing our training, you will learn how to handle future problems by understanding your dog’s behavior.
How our training works:
Through love and guidance, we teach YOU how to train your dog. All it takes is 5-10 minutes of your day, everyday and you will have a well-behaved dog. The training sessions are between 1-1.5 hours, once a week for 4 weeks or depending on the package you want. The trainer does not leave your home until he is sure you fully understand the command taught for that week. The trainer goes to your home at your family’s convenience. Once you speak to one of our trainers, you will have a better understanding of how our classes work. It is fairly simple and lots of fun for both you and your dog.
Puppy training can begin as early as 8 weeks. As a matter of fact, the earlier you start the better results you will get as you go through the training process throughout your dog’s first year.
Puppy classes consist of potty training, crate training, problem solving, housebreaking, basic commands using treats and whatever else is needed. In order to keep the puppy’s focus on you, we like to use cheese as a treat. However, this is not allowed in any other type of training we offer because the dog needs to learn you are the boss, regardless of whether or not you have a treat in your hand.
To sign up your pup for puppy classes, just contact us and we will schedule an appointment.
Basic obedience training can start as early as 4 months. Again, the earlier you start the better, but that doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It doesn’t matter your dog’s age; they can always learn basic obedience. As long as you are dedicated, you can teach your dog anything at any age. It’s the humans that think it is a challenging experience.
Basic obedience consists of the following commands: focus, heel, sit, down, sit stay, down stay, and come. Any other behavioral issues that may occur throughout the training course is addressed and included in the training. This is a whole learning experience which enhances the communication you and your dog currently have. You will learn about the breed of your dog and why he/she does the things your dog does. It usually comes from their ancestors and the reason they were bred in the first place. Once you learn all this valuable information, a lot starts to make sense about how your dog acts. In turn, this will better enable you to effectively train and deal with your dog.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC):
Once your dog has completed our Basic Obedience course, he/she is ready for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test. Our training courses incorporate all of the components required to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. The CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. This test consists of 10 stations which the dog must pass in order to receive a CGC certificate from the AKC. Some landlords who do not allow dogs on their properties, make an exception when a dog has earned this AKC CGC certificate. For more information visit: www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm. Fortunately, the trainers at All About Paws are certified evaluators of this prestigious program. We periodically hold testing events; check our website periodically for upcoming dates.
The successful completion of our Basic Obedience course is required in order to take the Advanced Obedience course. That is because we teach everything you learned in Basic Obedience but off-leash, as well as two additional commands called ‘down in motion’ and ‘drop on recall.’ This course is best taken after your dog has had much practice on-leash, is at least 10 months old, and is consistently responsive to owner.
Along side of obedience training, we offer behavior modification. Some behaviors are unacceptable for our dogs to display. Dogs are very intelligent animals. They have a way of manipulating households and swiftly taking control. As a dog owner, you should know when it is time to call for professional help. There should only be human alphas in the house, not dog alphas. If this occurs, it’s time to call Pedro. He is the expert in stopping negative behaviors and replacing them with positive behaviors.
Pedro has dealt with a multitude of unwanted behaviors, specifically aggressive dog behaviors. If you have a dog that is showing aggressive signs to other dogs, people, and/or especially your own family…you must seek help. Aggressive dog behavior will only get worse if ignored. They give off certain warning signs, which are just that….a warning. The next warning will be a bite. To avoid this from happening, you must contact Pedro and let a professional show you how to put a stop to the undesirable behaviors.