HEIDI’S HOUNDS DOG TRAINING
Dog training is not complicated. You and your pooch will be taught everything you need to know during these programs. The key to having a successfully trained dog largely depends on your commitment and follow through each and every day while we are training together AND for a full 90 days thereafter. After each of our training sessions, you will be given a written recap of what was practiced during class plus a written homework guide with skills and tips to work on until our next class. All programs include a 1 hour follow up good for anytime in the 3 months following the end of training. I will always be available to answer questions via email.
Foundation training teaches you and your pooch the basic building blocks to create a harmonious relationship. We will focus on three foundational skills that will help you with many naughty behaviors your dog presents: 1) Place 2) Thresholds 3) Structured Walk. As a byproduct of learning these foundational skills, your dog will master more common obedience such as sit, come, down, stay, and heel with distractions and with duration.
Expanding on Foundation Training, you and your dog will utilize an E Collar to sharpen what you’ve already learned, increase duration and distraction work, and develop skills to work from a distance. This is great for owners who would like off leash reliability (frolicking at the beach, hiking in the woods) and great for dealing with resource guarders.
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One on one private training at your home $45 per hour
Buy a 4 pack of private lessons for $172
Buy a 6 pack of private lessons for $249
WHAT ARE THE TOOLS WE WILL BE USING?
Do I use treats? The answer is yes and no. My approach is more about relationship training between you and your dog rather than treat training. I will use treats in some instances when dog’s need a little extra motivation for work and for luring exercises with puppies. However, we are looking to avoid dependance on treats as a bribe for good behavior. Most food motivated dogs will work for treats but in instances of high arousal (squirrels, other dogs, and other triggers) no treat in the world is enticing enough to lessen an aroused state of mind. In addition, there are some dogs who are simply not that motivated to work for food.
Martingale collars tighten in response to a pull on the leash, which can prevent dogs from slipping the collar. I will use a martingale collar to keep your dog safe during training.
A prong collar is used to provide gentle guidance, connection and communication with your dog. Contrary to what you will find on the internet, a prong collar can actually protect your dog from trachea damage caused by a dog who pulls excessively due to excitement or bad behavior. The prong collar distributes the pull all the way around the neck instead of directly on the trachea. It is also an excellent tool for directional guidance and for human to canine communication.