Is your dog easily distracted by critters and other exciting things in the world? This 5 week, 1 hour per session series class helps install listening and critical thinking skills in the face of distractions in the environment. As a team, you and your dog can prepare for life’s encounters while aquiring the foundation of impulse control and check-ins instead of disconnect and chaos. Methods include desensitization (reduction of the distraction’s intensity), learning by association, results of action and re-direction with specific tasks. Channel your dog’s attention to the wanted behaviors you seek with guidance. Your dog will learn to do something that keeps their attention when tempted by commotion. The structure occurs in the controlled indoor class environment to build experience and assess expectations. It’s a fun
Please watch our 8-minute Pre-Class Orientation video prior to attending this class so you know what to bring to class. Your dog’s knowledge of basic behaviors is preferred prior to attending this class. Proof of current vaccinations are required, please be ready to show them to your instructor at week 1.
This class is not designed for the fearful or people/dog reactive population of dogs.