Are you tired of enrolling into pet dog training classes that don't give you results with your dog? Does your dog listen ONLY when you have cookies on hand? Are you afraid to let your dog off his leash for fear that he will NOT come when called? Is your dog still jumping up on people? Do you have questions about dog behavior that your trainer cannot answer? If you answered yes to any of the above, you need to enroll into Betty's Dog Training Classes now! Stop wasting precious time and money!! - Call Betty @ 401-841-0857 or e-mail: email@example.com
New Beginner thru Advanced dog training classes begin November 2, 2013 @ 10 am! Click the blue link above or click on to "dog training classes" above to learn more....
Before you read any further, NO, you do not have to pay or register for a course until you arrive at the first class. You do not need to call or e-mail to reserve a space, simply check the course schedule and show up with your dog on the first night or day of a new course. All you need to do to join is bring your dog to the first class with a collar and leash - Yes, it is that simple... My classes are open to all dogs from the age of 8 weeks and up and I DO NOT discriminate against ANY breeds! I have been training dogs and training people to train their dogs for over 40 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Highly Skilled in ALL areas of Dog Behavior and Training. So stop wasting time and money with other training methods that just don't work or even worse, that may make your dog fearful of you!
Come to Betty's TLC and see why Betty's TLC has always been a dog owner's first and last stop for reliable dog training.... Your dog will thank you for it! Click here to see student reviews of Betty's TLC Dog Training..
Note: There will be no evening classes this Winter. There will be Saturday morning classes and I will still be conducting private, in your home lessons as usual. Check back for the early Spring Course Schedule which will include both Tuesday and Thursday evening courses as well as Saturday morning courses. The new 2014 course schedule should be up very soon.
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Understanding Group Courses and
Betty’s TLC Training Platform:
I offer three Levels of training. The platform goal is for the handler and dog to accomplish 24 consecutive classes through participation in all three Levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced), thereby resulting in a reliably trained handler/dog team. Once the platform has been accomplished, many dog/handler teams are more than ready to enter the obedience ring or other dog sport events and are more than ready to become therapy dog teams.
The first level is known as:
Level 1 or "Beginner" - Novice handler and novice dog or puppy. This is where each dog and handler (owner) begins their training. This is an eight week course (one hour, once a week for 8 consecutive classes). Lessons learned: Heeling on leash, come when called, fig. 8, down/stay, sit/stay, stand/stay (all include distance work), leave-it, long line work and whistle training. All exercises taught are in accordance with A.K.C. Companion Dog Exercises and prepare both dog and handler for A.K.C. Obedience Trials. Although you may never want to enter an obedience trial, you and your dog will have the necessary training and preparation as if you were going to attend A.K.C. Obedience Trials. After Level 1 has been completed, each handler and dog team then moves up to Level 2.
Level 2: Level 2 is for the intermediate dog/handler teams who have completed Level 1. At this Level you have accomplished good skill sets and your dog is following your commands/cues. Handlers will now take their dogs thru a minimal correction phase in accordance with L.I.M.A. (Least Invasive, Minimally Aversive) to prepare for distraction work, allowing the dog to become fluent in his commands. After this 8 week course, handlers and dogs automatically move on to Level 3.
Level 3: This is the final Level of the training platform. At this Level, you and your dog are moving and working as a team. Handler and dog are bonded and the dog is fluent in obedience exercises therefore the commands/cues that you have taught the dog are reliable on and off leash. Dogs at this level are off leash trustworthy on the field. Dogs will be executing recalls (coming when called) from a sit stay at a distance of 30 plus feet under distractions. Dogs should be reliable with all exercises taught at this time.
Betty’s Practice Position:
I do not believe in labeling dogs as hyper, reactive, depressed, etc… I do believe that many people use “labels” as excuses for poor training or no training at all. I also feel that there are too many trainers using too many cookies to bribe dogs to do what they want and we all know how much this fails both the dog and owner. On the other side of the spectrum we have trainers using harsh training methods that border on animal abuse. Neither of the aforementioned will result in a dog that is happy and willing to work for their handler (owner).
A happy, willing dog has been taught obedience through effectively executed Balanced Training.