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Dog Training & Behavior Modification

 

Why train my dog?

Dog training means much more than sitting up to take a bow or jumping through hoops. Properly done, an obedience course can increase the communication and understanding between pet and owner.

What will my dog learn?

Your dog is intelligent. A wide range of things can be taught, but we only concentrate on teaching those things that promote good behavior, good control and understanding.

Why is that important?

Obedience training gives you an opportunity to understand how your dog works and thinks. It gives your dog a chance to know the rules and what is expected of him. A well taught dog is a joy to have around, to take for walks, to enjoy their company. This is the reason why most people decide to have a dog in the first place. By training you are creating a bond between dog and master that will make the relationship for both that much more meaningful.

 

What techniques are used?

There are an almost unlimited amount of training methods in the field. There might be a different method for every dog trainer!

While one book or video will tell you to do something, another will tell you not to. Use food to train! Don’t use food to train! Use corrections! Don’t use corrections!

The “absolutes” school of training (whether it be solely positive or negative teaching methods), are confusing and unworkable. Both extremes fail to deliver consistent results in a wide range of dogs.

Absolutes in a training method do not succeed because every dog is different. Treating each dog as an individual, with the appropriate balance of rewards and corrections, is the only way to make training enjoyable for the dog and effective for the owner.

The common sense approach to training addresses each dog on an individual basis and uses a combination of many teaching techniques to get the expected results while maintaining the dog’s enjoyment for learning.

 

Who will train my dog?

With over 20 years of hands-on teaching experience and over 4,000 graduates of our training program, we have had the opportunity to try every method of training in the field.

From clicker-training to the strict methods used by military and police, we have had the opportunity to use a wide variety of training techniques.

 

 

 

How long will it take? How much does it cost? What are my training options?

We currently run several different kinds of courses. In essence, these courses concentrate on different aspects of training. They are:

The Road Safety Course:

The Road Safety Course is essential for those who walk their dogs on the street or in areas where other potential dangers exist in the environment.

During this course, you and your dog will be instructed on safety measures when crossing roads, intersections and through traffic, and routines for making your walks as safe as possible. Your dog will be taught very precise heeling exercises and will be habituated to things like loud vehicles and uneven pavements.

 

Course Fee: 12,000 baht

Duration: 10 Hours of On-Road Instruction

Prerequisites: None.

Suitability: All dogs over 6 months of age

 

The Socialization Course:

This course is designed to socialize and train dogs younger than 6 months of age. In this course, your puppy will be introduced to other dogs, strangers and different environments. He will be exposed to everyday skills that he’ll need in order to get along in the world such as stair climbing, being touched by strangers, being groomed, and waiting quietly on a vet examination table.

 

Course Fee: 10,000 baht

Course Duration: 10 sessions of 1 hour each.

Suitability: All dogs under 6 months of age.

 

The On-Lead Obedience:

In this course your dog will learn 4 essential obedience commands that will change his life and yours. During this course you will be instructed on the basics of training a dog, and your dog will be taught to sit, heel, down and come at a high degree of consistency.

We provide this training in our group obedience classes. These classes are modeled from our successful course curriculum in Australia and the United States and will be recognizable to anyone who has taken dog training classes abroad.

Group classes are the best method of instruction for new dog owners. The group format provides an opportunity to socialize with other dog owners and for your dog to meet other canines.

You’ll have the chance to see how a wide variety of problem behaviors are treated and be able to spend time handling other people’s dogs. In the group class, we will instruct you through the basics of teaching your dog the obedience commands of sit, heel, drop, stay and come.

By providing explanations, lots of examples and showing you the behind-the-scenes techniques that trainers use, you will gain the ability to teach your current dog AND any future dog you may have. Dogs of any breed, size, and age are welcome. All training equipment is provided in the course. Attend weekly training sessions and have the proud satisfaction of teaching your own dog under the guidance of a trained professional.

Group Class Fee: 10,000 baht

Private Tuition Fee: 25,000 baht

Duration: 10 sessions of 1 hour each.

Suitability: All dogs.

 

The Intermediate Obedience Course:

The intermediate obedience class is the first step towards preparing your dog for competition obedience trials. Even if you have no interest in earning obedience titles in competition, this course will give you superb control – teaching extremely high levels of consistency and accuracy on the heel, come, sit, drop, stand, formal recall and finish.

Course Fee: 49,000 baht

Duration: 3 – 5 months

Suitability: By invitation after completion On-Lead Course.

 

Behavior Modification:

Is your dog’s behavior such that you’ve thought about giving him up or finding him a new home? Does he display fearful or aggressive behavior to such an extent that he can be a liability to have around? Or perhaps there are just some odd and annoying behaviors that you haven’t been able to solve such as toilet training, chewing on furniture or barking?

If so, a course in behavior modification may be the solution.

Problem behaviors can be solved through one-on-one consultation with a professional trainer. We believe that a dog in trouble deserves to be saved from a life of crime and deserves to keep his home. Your dog deserves to be rehabilitated, and you, his owner, deserve to hear the truth, and not confusing nonsense that justifies the problem without actually solving it.

Course Fee:

Per Session: 5,000 baht

Package of 10 Sessions: 45,000 baht