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Dog Obedience Sessions

Dog Obedience Sessions Offered

Dog Obedience Training is appropriate for puppies and dogs that  are currently within a normal range of behavior.

  1. Obedience Training
  2. Obedience Training and Socialization
  3. Obedience Training, Socialization and Wellness

For Puppies and Dogs

All ages, all breeds, including Pit Bulls, all sizes, able bodied and physically challenged dogs – for people with one dog or multiple dogs, rescued dogs, etc.

What Gets Addressed – Theory, Practice and Implementation

Sessions and Consultations are designed to address all you need to know and do to create and maintain a healthy, happy relationship with your dog.

Training approached in a truly meaningful way –  a comprehensive, respectful and lasting learning experience for you and your canine, tailored to suit your individual situation and your life style.

I teach you how to use methods of communication and instruction that dogs instinctively understand and respond to.  No reliance on training methods such as treats or force and dominance. 

A session covers theory and practice – encompassing a full spectrum of essential and interdependent elements that work together to  enable a happy, healthy, confident, obedient canine…

  1. Factors that Influence Dog Behavior
  2. Psychology 101 – Dogs and Humans
  3. Patience 101 – Dogs and Humans
  4. Communication 101 – Dogs and Humans
    1. How to be an effective communicator for your dog
    2. Awareness – yours and your dog’s
    3. Facial expression and body language – yours and your dog’s
      1. Communication
      2. Learn to direct your dog without speaking (voice is not the best way to direct a dog).
      3. Understand all of the ways in which humans actually communicate and how it affects your dog
      4. Know how to occupy space to communicate effectively
      5. Know how your state of mind affects your dog
      6. Know when your dog is asking for direction and how to respond appropriately
  5. Diet, Nutrition, Wellness (optional)
  6. Basic Training
    1. Sit, stay, lie down, wait, recall
  7. Advanced Training – for example
    1. Avoiding the creation of anxious and insecure behavior
    2. Manners around food
    3. Manners around toys
    4. Manners around family members and guests
    5. Socialization with dogs and/or other animals
    6. The walk
    7. etc.

After Session Support

After the session (later that day, or the following day)

  1. I put together a your custom After-session E-book – that contains some or all of the following, as I deem applicable to your situation…
    – Articles.
    – Exercises.
    – Reference material.
    – Dietary and wellness recommendations.
    The contents of your e-book are specifically selected to reinforce what I went through with you in your session.
  2. You receive your After Session E-Book via email.

In-Person, On-Site Sessions

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  • For locations where my In-person, On-site Sessions are available  go here
  • For cost and payment information and options go here

FaceTime, FaceBook voice or video, Skype and Phone Sessions

  • For information on:
    • FaceTime, Facebook voice or video, Skype sessions go here.
    • Phone sessions go here.
  • Are available anywhere in the world
  • For cost and payment information:
    • FaceTime sessions here.
    • Facebook voice or video sessions here.
    • Skype sessions here.
    • Phone sessions here.


I do not require my client’s dogs to go through an assessment prior to doing a session or consultation with me – however if you would like an assessment done, I would be pleased to do an assessment for you via my consultation service or  my in-person service.

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