Paws and Effects Pet Training
Mutual Understanding Starts Here
It's a new....Dog!
You may be thinking that it's the right time for you to adopt a dog but don't know where to begin in choosing the right dog.
You have a new teenage or adult dog in your home.
Maybe you've adopted a dog that has come from special circumstances and you need a starting point.
Maybe it's just been a long time since you've had a dog and you want to start off right!
Not ready for Levels yet?
Get ready for the next steps as we help you and your dog learn the very beginning cues and training information before you take the leap to regular class time.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn what you need for your dog to successfully integrate with your family.
This service is offered online and/or in person where possible to make it flexible for you.
Contact us for information on how we can help.
Group Obedience through Levels
Do you want to learn about science-based animal training while having a good time? How about meeting like-minded people? If your answer is yes, then you should consider attending a group obedience class. Group classes are intended for dogs that can focus on you while you focus on understanding your pet. Work with increasing levels of difficulty within the context of your dog's blend of attitude, background, personality, surroundings, and relationships.
Levels is intended to offer flexibility in learning with your dog. When you're ready to move up a level we'll let you know and you can continue to progress at your own speed. Not quite ready? Stay at a level until you're comfortable.
We strive for a harmonious and fun learning environment.
Group classes are not intended for dogs that bark excessively or who have difficulty in close quarters with other dogs or humans.
Our group classes are not intended for humans that aren't ready to work with, and not against, their dogs.
Contact us for suggestions on other learning options for you and your best buddy so everyone can learn in the best possible environment.
Level 1 Obedience
This is where we really begin! You and your dog have a good response to your dog's name, a good sit, and a beginning down. As a team you learn:
Hand signals and verbal signals for the basic body positions.
How to cope with distractions.
How distance and duration training affect everything!
All about leashes, equipment, and walking with your dog.
Fun things you can do with drop it, leave it and take it.
Level 2 Obedience
Prerequisite: Level 1 or equivalent
Take your learning to the next level for more consistency, faster responses, and higher levels of distraction. Know what to ask of your pal in everyday life.
Combinations of hand signals and verbal signals for the basic body positions.
How to cope with more distractions.
Training for distance and duration stays.
Loose leash walking without coercion. Beginning heel work.
Social distractions (people and dogs) and how to handle them.
Solid recall principles.
Beginning off leash work.
Level 3 Obedience
Prerequisite Level 2 or equivalent
Work with your dog on dealing with the world at large. You have the basics down and are working towards that rock solid dog.
Learn how to encourage calm social interactions
Heel on request from a variety of positions and through a variety of patterns
Extensive off leash
Opposite side work