Basic Manner's for All Dogs

Call 978-346-7266 for details.

 

Classes Require: 6' leash, flat buckle collar, baggie of small bite sized "high value" treats, low comfortable shoes or sneakers.

Vaccinations: Owner's must provide veterinary proof of age appropriate vaccinations (or blood titer's) for classes.

*Please note: Classes have limited spaces & are by Pre-Register only: All Classes are subject to first come, first serve policy. Advanced payment in full will secure your spot in class.  Download our Enrollment Form 

**FREE PDF Training eBooks by Dr. Ian Dunbar**

Come, Sit, Down, Stay

Home Alone

Destructive Chewing

Housebreaking

Digging

Hyper-Dog

Dogs & Children

New Puppy

Excessive Barking

New Adult Dog

Fear of People

Puppy Biting

Fighting

Pulling on Leash

 

Class Schedules

Start Dates

Basic Manners for All Dogs: Age 16 weeks & up.

A three week class that gives older pups & adult dogs an opportunity to learn Basic skills.  Sit, Down, Stay/Wait, Come, Watch Me, Leave it, Off, Trade/Drop, Touch and to walk on a loose lead. This class may have times of being off-leash where the dog's will learn obedience commands but also socialize with other dog's & their owner's.  

No classes at this time, check with the local area Trainer's listed below for their upcoming classes.

*3 Week Class * $75.00

By Pre-Register Only * Download Enrollment Form 

Puppy Kindergarten: For pups 8 weeks to 16 weeks.  

Puppy Kindergarten is a Three week class that gives puppies an opportunity to learn Basic skills.  Sit, Down, Stay/Wait, Come, Watch Me, Leave it, Off, Trade/Drop, Touch and to walk on a loose lead. Pups will learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs during play.  This class may have times of being off-leash where pups will learn obedience commands but also socialize with other pup's & their owner's.  

No classes at this time, check with the local area Trainer's listed below for their upcoming classes.

*3 Week Class * $75.00

By Pre-Register Only * Download Enrollment Form   

** Clicker Class - Basic Manners for All Dogs: Age 14 weeks & up. Clicker training is the popular term for the training method based on what we know about how living organisms learn.  Research has shown that any creature—whether a dog, cat, dolphin, parrot, fish, horse, llama, or person—is more likely to learn and repeat actions that result in consequences it desires and enjoys. Clicker trainers provide consequences desired by their animal in exchange for actions or behaviors desired by their trainers. We call these consequences “rewards” and the process is called “reinforcement.” Clicker training is a positive-reinforcement-based system of training.   

*If we do not have a class for your needs, please check the local area Trainer's listed below for their class schedule's, or you may get on our waiting list for our upcoming classes.

Train The Dawg * Newburyport, MA & York, ME ~ 978-490-9835

Aintree Kennel * Boxford, MA ~ 978-352-6442

Paws For Praise *  Anne Springer, Danvers, MA ~ 978-356-7667

 Fit-N-Trim Dog Sport Training * Rowley, MA ~ 978- 948-2745  ~ Check Their Schedule

Old Colony Obedience Club * Danvers, Ipswich & Topsfield, MA  ~ Check Their Schedule

**Private Instruction & Behavioral Consulatation's: We can offer you assistance with dog behavior issues and modifications. Please call us with your concerns and we will follow up with you.  Some folks prefer one-on-one lessons, or their dog is reactive to other pets and needs extra work. Please call Bonnie 978-346-7266 for Information on private's!

You can also search for Trainer's in your area using the below links:

The International Association of Canine Professionals: http://www.dogpro.org
Association of Pet Dog Trainers: http://www.apdt.com
National K-9 Professional Dog Trainer Association: http://www.nk9dta.com
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors: http://www.nadoi.org 
Animal Behavior College: http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/gooddawg/abu/default.htm

Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors: http://animalbehaviorcounselors.org
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers http://www.ccpdt.org/

 
~ Alternative Dog Daycare & Learning Center ~ 
57 Bear Hill Rd.
Merrimac, MA 01860
Phone: 978-346-7266
Toll Free: 877-DOG-PAWZ (364-7299)