BEGINNER Level I Classes

Cost: $315 Length: 7 weeks
QUICK LINKS TO LEVEL I CLASSES:

*If your dog overreacts when on leash around other dogs or people  (barks excessively, lunges at, growls, has difficulty focusing on anything else) it may be best to contact us and do a consultation for training before enrolling. Email us at hello@pawsitivelyobedient.com.   

WEEK 1 FOR ALL LEVEL 1 CLASSES - NO DOGS.

THIS IS OUR HUMAN ONLY ORIENTATION.

We will discuss/explain

  • the importance of socialization, what it is, and what it isn’t. (It is not just having your puppy meet people and other dogs.)
  • our training “Tools for Success” and how to use them
  • positive reinforcement and clicker/marker training,  as well as our Manage and/or Train philosophy
  • problem behaviors such as  jumping up, counter surfing, barking, and over-excitement (over-arousal)

COST INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRAINING SUPPLIES:

  • Front-Connect Harness – The Freedom No-Pull Harness or Sense-ation Harness (depending on size)
  • Training Clicker (optional) 
  • 4’ indoor drag line training leash
  • Treat apron
  • High value treat sample
  • Orientation packet
  • PAWS training manual PDF

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 1

OPEN TO PUPPIES BETWEEN 8 AND 18 WEEKS OF AGE
Upcoming Sessions:
Sunday 3/3/2024 @ 10:45 AM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Janice Gifford CPDT-KA
Monday 3/11/2024 @ 7:15 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Jackie Kelleher CVT CPDT-KA

Maximizes your puppy’s socialization during their critical period of early development.

Allows for healthy, safe, and appropriate interactions with people and other puppies.

Gives opportunities for puppies to experience supervised, appropriate off leash playtime.

Offers guidance with elimination training and puppy nipping/biting.

Establishes the foundation for good behavior using positive reinforcement.

Introduces foundation behaviors for attention (name, touch cue, come when called),

sit and lay down with added duration,

leash walking management and training,

polite greeting exercises, and more.

It is NORMAL for puppies to begin class without being vaccinated for rabies. We just ask that when your puppy does get vaccinated you email us a copy of their rabies certificate for our records. It is also normal, and recommended, that puppies start class BEFORE finishing their entire vaccination series. Puppies should have at least one distemper/parvo virus vaccination and the bordetella/keenl cough vaccination at least 7 days prior to the start of class. 

GOOD MANNERS I

OPEN TO DOGS OVER 18 WEEKS OF AGE
Upcoming Sessions:
Sunday 3/3/2024 @ 12:00 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Janice Gifford CPDT-KA
Monday 3/11/2024 @ 6:00 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Jackie Kelleher CVT CPDT-KA

Allows for safe and appropriate interactions with people and other dogs.

Establishes the foundation for good behavior using positive reinforcement.

Gives opportunities for supervised, appropriate playtime with dogs their own size.

Establishes the foundation for good behavior using positive reinforcement.

Introduces foundation behaviors for attention (name, touch cue, come when called),

sit, lay down, and stay with duration and distance,

polite greeting management and sit politely for petting,

leash walking skills – management, and training for side/heel position,

mpulse control with wait, off, and leave it cues; and  more!

Dogs over 18 weeks of age are typically fully vaccinated. Please email us a copy of their rabies certificate for our records. Dogs should have their distemper/parvo virus vaccination and bordetella/kennel cough vaccination before the start of class.