Behavior issues are the main reason dogs are surrendered to shelters.
Once a pet is taken to a shelter, their chances of finding a new home are limited. That is why obedience training and eliminating behavior issues are so important to us. Our goal is to provide you and your pet with the skills to prevent this tragic situation from happening. Whether you have recently adopted a dog or would like to train the pet you already have, this is a great class to enroll in.
Dogs must be older than 6 months, and it is not mandatory to have taken the puppy class prior to this class.
2 different types of treats
10-15’ training lead
This class will help you create a base foundation and will be the most crucial step to take towards your end training goal. The class is one hour long, and we will meet once a week for 5 weeks. Our emphasis will be on positive reinforcement and introducing the skills necessary for your dog to become a wonderful and obedient companion. Our goal is to eliminate inappropriate behavior and replacing them with appropriate behaviors.
For the safety of your puppy and all other participants, all vaccines (including Distemper, Bordetella, and Rabies (when they are of age) are required prior to enrollment in classes at Citrus Heights Pet Hospital. Listed below are the items needed in your training kit for class. If your dog has any specific allergies or needs, please ensure your treats are complacent to those needs and advise the trainer. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that will allow you to move freely. During the first session, the trainer may recommend additional items or tools to assist with the training process.
We will teach you how to communicate and understand your dog, focusing on basic obedience skills including sit, down, stay, heel, recall, and wait. We will also be working on the beginning stage of teaching your dog appropriate behaviors around strangers and in public areas.