Obedience offerings

Photo courtesy of Dwelling Photography

Photo courtesy of Dwelling Photography

 

Spirit Dog Training offers a variety of different obedience training options in an effort to suit you and your dog's preferences and schedule.  

Whether you're interested in private lessons, group classes, or trainer time, spirit dog has an option to fit your needs!


ONE-ON-ONE OBEDIENCE LESSONS                                                                                                    

INITIAL CONSULTATION $120.00

One-on-one Lesson $75.00- 60 minutes

 

Group obedience classes are great for many dogs, but not appropriate for others.  Dogs with dog-dog issues, fear, or a tendency to be easily distracted, may have difficulty succeeding in a traditional group class setting.  Spirit Dog will work with you and your dog on an individualized basis in environment and at a pace that works for you!

During our initial consultation (approximately 1- 1 1/2 hours), we will discuss the principles of how dogs learn and perceive their world, in addition to discussing your training goals.  We will also touch upon some basic methods that we will use during future training lessons.  After this consultation, you will be provided with applicable training information sheets regarding the skills we discuss.

During each subsequent lesson we will cover and practice a variety of different obedience commands and exercises (as appropriate for your dog and training goals), including position changes ("sit", "down", "stand"), stay and attention work, and leash walking.  One-on-one lessons are arranged on a schedule of your choosing and at a pace that works for you.

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ONE-ON-ONE TRAINER TIME                                                                                                  

INITIAL CONSULTATION $120.00

TRAINER TIME $75.00- 60 Minutes

 

Life is busy.  Still, this doesn't mean that your training and obedience goals need to take the back burner.  Spirit Dog offers individualized one-on-one training for your dog while you are working or otherwise occupied.  

To get started, our initial consultation (approximately 1- 1/2 hours) will be spent discussing your training goals.  We will also touch upon the training methods that I will use during future training sessions and set up a schedule for training sessions.  After this consultation, you will be provided with applicable training information sheets.  As training continues, I will provide you with regular updates and information to help you maintain and build upon your dog's progress.  Trainer time is arranged on a schedule of your choosing and at a pace that works for you.

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Group Obedience Courses

 

spirit dog obedience 

$155.00 for a 6-week course

 

Looking to learn the training basics in a fun group setting?  Spirit Dog Training is excited to invite you to join our 6-week obedience course!  Appropriate for dog 5- months and older, our class will cover all the skills and concepts you need to build a strong training foundation and to encourage a fun, respectful relationship with your canine companion.  This group-style class is perfect for first-time dog owners or those looking for some extra training guidance!

During the course of our class we will discuss the principles of how dogs learn and cover a variety of topics, including:

Basic positions (“sit”, “down”, “heel")    
Teaching new behaviors
Attention work
Good manners
Wait and stay command
Recall
Leave it
Dealing with common dog behaviors, like barking, begging and pulling on leash

 

SPIRIT DOG OBEDIENCE, Level II 

$155.00 FOR A 6-WEEK COURSE

 

Pre-requisite: Completion of Spirit Dog Obedience.

This 6-week class will build upon all the topics introduced during Spirit Dog Obedience, in addition to covering some new skills.  Focus of this intermediate class includes (but isn't limited to):

Basic positions (“sit”, “down”, “stand”), Attention work, Stay, and Recall with added distance, distraction and duration
Drop
Loose Leash Walking
Heel
Go to place (bed or crate)
Targeting
 

SPIRIT puppy obedience

$155.00 for a 6-week course

 

Yay for puppies! Spirit Puppy Obedience is the perfect way to get your pup started on the right paw.  Puppyhood is a fun and exciting time in your relationship with your dog, but it certainly comes with its share of challenges, too.  During this 6-week course, we will discuss all the puppy training basics, in addition to providing all the pups with an opportunity for important socialization and, of course, play!

During the course of our class we will discuss the principles of how dogs learn and cover a variety of topics, including:

Basic positions (“sit”, “down”)
Teaching new behaviors
Good manners
Socialization
Preventing resource guarding
Name recognition and voluntary attention
Recall
Dealing with common puppy behaviors and issues, like puppy mouthing, house-training, and destructive chewing

 

All group classes are hosted by the Humane Society of Chittenden County, a portion of your registration fee for any group class will help support the work of this fantastic animal welfare organization.  Check out our schedule of upcoming class offerings.

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