Training

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Training Options

We offer something for all size, age and personality types of dogs (and their humans) to enjoy! 

 Puppy Socials   currently discontinued

                            

 Puppy Kindergarten Class

Saturdays Jan 9th – Feb 6th @ 9:00 AM 5 sessions $185    

 At Good Dog Day Care, we want to help give your puppy the best start in life during this critical socialization period.  Using the most effective training tools, your puppy will build confidence and be enthusiastic about learning a variety of behaviors,(sit, down, stay, settle, come, leave it, leash manners go to your mat and more).  With clear communication and positive reinforcement, you and your pup will build a strong bond and enjoy the training process.  You will learn how to prevent behavior problems before they start and give your puppy the tools to become a well-mannered and social dog.  Class includes discussion of topics such as; housetraining, alone training, puppy biting, chew training, aggression prevention, body handling and more.

Level 1 Training for puppies and adult dogs

schedule TBD

This class presents some important skills that will benefit pups and dogs of any age.  To build the foundation for your dog to become a polite companion, we will address how dogs learn and the most effective way to teach them using reward-based methods.  When your dog learns to control his impulses, he’ll be less likely to jump, bolt, steal, pull on leash etc.  You will learn to get more focus from your dog and teach him to make good decision and say “please” to gain life rewards.  Basic behaviors will be taught (sit, down, stay, come, walk on leash, leave it, wait, greet politely, go to your …) with increasing difficulty.  If your dog is overexcited (barking lunging) around other dogs, ask about private training to get your dog ready for a future class.

Pls Note: Some classes will take place outside our facility in the parking lot behind the roll up gate.  New covid-19 protocols require: wearing of masks. Maintaining 6ft social distance from other teams. Dogs on leash (unleash instructor permits otherwise.) Coming and leaving in single file. If your pup has had coughing or diarrhea or been “fixed” within 48 hrs -You may attend but leave your pup at home. If you are feeling unwell, have a fever or cough, you will not attend.  GDDC uses accelerated hydrogen peroxide a our primary disinfectant. the registration form to sign acknowledges the risk of contracting communicable disease such as Covid-19 when in a public or private area that is shared by others. Further more, you will agree and state that you will not hold GDDC, its owners or business responsible for an injury / disease you or dog may develop.

 Barn Hunt: “What’s that Smell?”

Weds 12/09 – 01/13 start time 4:30 pm

Fridays 12/11 – Jan 15th  start times 5:00 pm 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Barn Hunt classes will skip Dec 25th, Dec 30th and Jan 1st

contact trainer-Michelle for start time

4 week Class Fee: $140    

Barn Hunt Classes- Introductory to Advance-It’s a treasure hunt for dogs! “The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a ‘barn-like’ setting,” Come and experience the newest dog sport sweeping the country      

In this class we focus on basic skills and teamwork needed in Barn Hunt. Answers the question “Now what are we supposed to be doing? Includes discussion and exposure to scent pairing, indications and basic handling strategies.Taught by Michelle Largent (email [email protected])

Nose and Odor Work Class

Skill levels from Introduction to Advanced

Monday Evenings starting   6 sessions $150 

contact trainer for start times.

Josette Kimes, CNWI  408-839-0332   NoseWorkFun.com

  If your dog enjoys smelling things they can have fun doing it as a sport. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can participate. It mentally challenges your dog and they are more focused and balanced. This is a fun sport for you and your dog.

  We begin training the dogs to search for food or a toy, depending on your dog’s desire. We use boxes to begin with and then move to various containers as the dogs realize the search is not about the environment but the food or toy. While your dog is learning to search, you learn the body behavior of your dog. We show you how to read your dog and learn to trust their behavior. Safety is always important in training so we show you how to be safe while searching. Taught by Certified Trainer: 

  

                       

 

If you have other behavior problems outside the scope of our curriculum, please contact Cheryl Collett for private sessions.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 510-209-9122

Class sizes are limited, and fees are not refundable without Trainers approval.