group-classes

Group Dog Training Classes

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Our group classes are what we call our “skills and drills”. We choose to focus on one specific behavior / command and get that one thing to be absolutely solid, dependable and reliable. 

 

Each week we work on different exercises, approaches and applications for these commands. Often times one signal behavior can be utilized in various different forms and ultimately become a solution for many other problems.

We also increase the 3D’s each week… Distance, Duration and Distraction. Building on each of these every week creates a stronger confidence in both people and dogs in being able to successfully apply these commands on a regular basis and in real life situations.

Group Dog Classes NH - Bring Your Dog's Training To New Levels At Our Weare NH Facility

Group Dog Training Class Structure

SATURDAY SKILLS & DRILLS

These are our group classes that meet for an hour and a half each week for 4 weeks straight. We focus on one specific behavior and work each week on strengthening that behavior to become solid. We go over different applications of the behavior, different angles of using and teaching it as well as increasing the 3D’s (Distance, Duration & Distraction) each week.

Topics offered:

– E-Collar All Around (come, stay, no pulling, no jumping, no barking, reliable manners and polite behaviors regardless of distractions)

– Staying When Told (impulse control, everyday life distractions and real applications of how to utilize a strong stay)

– Confidence Building (build your pup’s self esteem, security, trust and bonding with you through fun)


Group Class Pricing:

$200 (4 week course in person at our dog training facility in Weare, NH)


Training Equipment Package:

Large: $230 (e collar, long line, place board, treats & Wobbler toy)

Medium: $145 (prong collar, long line, place board, treats)

Small: $75 (long line, place board & treats)

Please contact us for more details!

Group Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

Group classes are an opportunity for you, as the owner, to experience training with the trainer and a group of other clients and dogs. You get to learn how to do the exercises yourself and then go home and practice them in between the classes. Group classes are especially good for a dog that needs to learn to listen even with distractions going on around them. Group classes focus on the dog choosing to pay attention to their owners, even though there may be a cute boy/girl across the room or even when other dogs are receiving treats or playing with toys. We meet for an hour and a half, once a week on Saturdays for 4 weeks in a row.

Group classes will run for an hour and a half on Saturdays for 4 weeks straight. You can expect to get there early to potty and be ready to go and start training on schedule. There will be a break for both people and dogs about 45 minutes into the class to allow everyone to get a drink, potty, take a walk and refresh themselves before heading into the second half of the class. 

The trainer is working with both you and your dogs to ensure you are then comfortable working that exercise with your dog at home that week. Be sure to bring a hungry dog (may even want to skip breakfast that morning) and bring treats (plus their kibble from breakfast) and any training equipment you may be using such as e-collars, prong collars etc.. Each week will build off the previous one so be sure to implement your homework for the week so you and your pup are ready for what is next.

Yes… IF you stay consistent and do the work! Like anything in life, you are going to get what you put into it. Meaning, if you only practice once a week during the class then you’re not going to see the results you’re looking for at home. It is the REPETITIONS that make the difference! Behaviors are like muscles, and the more you work them out, the better, stronger and more reliable they become. Just because they come to class, doesn’t mean that they come out knowing every command automatically. This is about training the people first and foremost and then it trickles down to the dog throughout the week which means you get to be doing the exercises and practicing as much as possible in between.

Absolutely! Training overall creates a great relationship between the dog and parent as it strengthens all aspects of trust, respect and loyalty. Like anything in life, you are going to get what you put into it. Meaning, if you only practice once a week during the class then you’re not going to see the results you’re looking for at home.

It is the REPETITIONS that make the difference! Behaviors are like muscles, and the more you work them out, the better, stronger and more reliable they become. Knowing that a lot of this has to do with training the people, as long as you are open, honest and willing to put forth the effort then yes, training is worth every penny and then some… especially when this is the saving grace between whether a dog gets to stay or go in a home.