Natural Obedience: 4 Week Session Starting April 15th
In this four week course, you will learn what truly motivates your dog and how to train obedience behaviors using their natural drive. You will use food, toys, and praise to shape the following commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Place, and Recall. This class is for dogs 6 months and older.
We will meet once per week for 4 weeks, and each class runs for 60 minutes. Class dates are April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 9 to 10 a.m.
This program is designed to give you the tools needed in order to build clear communication, trust, and the ability to work with your dog as a team. We will tailor the training to fit your dog’s individual needs. Please make sure your dog is hungry when they come to class!
This class is limited to six (6) dogs + owners (you’re welcome to bring the whole family if it’s helpful!) so there will be a lot of individual attention given. For each class, you will receive a lesson plan, homework, and videos covering the exercises. This way, if you miss a class, you will still have the materials to keep training!
PLEASE NOTE: Supplies not included. Supplies for the class are listed below:
Your dog's regular food and favorite training treats.
A bait bag and a four foot lead.
We also suggest having a martingale collar, but a slip collar is fine. If your dog is wearing a flat collar, it must be fitted so that they cannot back slip the collar.
A hungry dog. (We mentioned this above, but it's really important that you bring your dog to class hungry.)
About the instructor:
Leah Lykos studied Natural Dog Training with founder Kevin Behan in Newfane, Vermont. Now she's on a mission to help people discover the truly enriching connection they can have with their dogs. Leah's methods include positive, motivational, and somatic-based exercises that create trust, safety, and a lasting bond between dog and owner.