He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.....
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
It doesn't matter the age of your dog. It doesn't matter if he is athletic or lazy, smart or dumb as a stone, he is your dog and how successful he is, is measured only from how you see him.
Obedience training is really another form of trick training. It will build upon your relationship with your dog by establishing communication methods, and bond you with your dog as you move forward!
Any dog can learn obedience! The more you train, the faster he will pick up new phases of obedience. You will train your dog with cues, signals and rewards!
At first you will lure the dog with a treat, and then you will reward after he has learned the movement you have been training.
You always want to end each training session on a "high note". You have to be consistent in your training. Be very patient - it will not happen overnight.
Make it fun = smile and use a "happy voice"!
Actually, "training" is a way of communicating with your dog in a positive way so it is fun for you and your dog! Every dog, whether you intend to compete, or not, needs some obedience training. My method for teaching is simple. It involves teaching the exercises one step at a time. If, and when, you encounter a problem, you need to take a step back and simplify the task at hand. It is just like climbing a ladder. It can be risky to skip a step and if you get stuck half-way, you may need to step back a rung or two so you can correct any problems before moving forward. Jumping off a ladder is never a good idea as you could get seriously hurt. So, sometimes, we must step back and simplify the task.
So....my outlook on training is to go slowly and correct any problems before we move forward to another step.
Beginning class includes the following basic skills:
4) Come when called on and off leash
5) Heeling with attention to the handler. Moving at a normal pace, a slow pace and a fast pace.
6) Figure eights around cones with figures attached to them!
The price for this 6 week course is $65. You are not in a class, but taught individually in a building with both air conditioning and/or heating.This way you and your dog will have individual, undivided attention with no distractions.
If you would like to have this type of training, please for free to call me and we can discuss any questions you may have.
I hope to hear from you in the near future.
Noir & Blanc Border Collies
661 227 5274