Having a good behaving dog is every dog parent’s dream. Who wouldn’t like to enjoy having an adorable fluffy friend who listens to commands, doesn’t bark or jump on you? If your dog causes you similar troubles, you have probably considered professional dog training school or obedience course. Your might have even caught yourself on searching for the best dog behaviorist in your city. Before taking serious measures, we recommend you to try out a simpler solution – Dogo Basic Obedience Program.
During this training course, you will teach your dog how to focus on you and listen for further cues, using positive reinforcement. The skills learned in this program are essential for a good behaving dog and are building blocks for other Dogo programs. During our Basic Obedience course, your dog will learn 25 new skills in only 3 weeks.
You will begin the training by introducing a clicker to your dog. It is a sound marker for your dog that the behaviour they just performed is rewarded by the treat that they receive immediately after. Your dog has to develop a reflex: click signal = treat so they will be eager to listen to your commands in order to deserve more treats. After mastering it, your dog will learn basic obedience tricks such as Name, Sit, Down and Put on a leash. Additionally, you will try hand feeding your dog so they will make an association that good things come from you.
This week you will work on your dog’s trust and focus. They will learn how to politely walk on the leash without pulling. As a result, they will be able to nicely walk on a loose leash. What’s more, you will practice Come and Take it commands to build your mutual trust and strengthen your friendship. Additionally, you will repeat the exercises on different surfaces and surroundings – in another room, on grass or asphall. So whenever asked to perform a command, your dog won’t be bothered by unknown distractions.
During the last week of your basic obedience training you will teach your furry friend even more useful skills: how to go to their bed (Place) and how to walk by your leg (Heel). In addition, you will practice advanced versions of the tricks you have learned during the program in order to master the basics and be sure that your dog is capable of performing the commands in any circumstances. Therefore, as a final test, you will be asked to do the training in a dog park – the most distracting place for a dog to be!
Become your dog’s personal trainer!
Dogo Basic Obedience Program consists of training sessions, daily-life tasks as well as tips on how to train your dog in a stress-free approach. Therefore, not only will your dog learn many new skills but also you will gain lots of valuable knowledge about positive dog training.
Ready to become your dog’s personal trainer? Let’s get to work! We are sure that soon you will become a proud pawrent of a very good boy or girl.
Do you have a question? Contact us, we are happy to guide you!