Advanced Life Skills Training for Dogs

Advanced Life Skills Training Class for Dogs in Carmel, IN

FOR DOGS OLDER THAN 8 MONTHS or DOGS THAT HAVE COMPLETED LIFE SKILLS/AKC GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARD PREPARATION

This program is developed specifically for your dog with a Range Pet Lodge Trainer. You can choose up to four behaviors or commands that you find most relevant for your dog at this stage in his/her life.

 

Families interested in qualifying for the AKC Good Citizenship Award are encouraged to attend this course. We will simulate situations similar to ones that occur during testing, giving your dog practical life experience before the test.

ADVANCED LIFE SKILLS COVERS:

Problem Behaviors: This program is a great way to counter condition problem behaviors that may have arisen. We will use positive methods to counteract your dog from pulling, barking or being reactive in general. This time in a dog’s life is also when a prey drive (desire to chase) can become more noticeable. These behaviors can be brought to a manageable level during the Advanced Life Skills program.

ADVANCED BEHAVIORS INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

Place: Going to a designated bed/area and staying. (This is helpful during mealtime or when you have company. It can be taught with a verbal command and the sound of the doorbell.)

Leave It: To look/move away from something, even something of high value to your dog such as food or a toy.

Sit With Distractions: Will keep sit while being approached/petted by another person. Will keep sit while other dogs are present.

Tricks: Fun skills that will wow you and others such as Spin, High Five, Sit Pretty (aka Beg), and many more.

TIMING & BUILT-IN INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

Advanced Life Skills is a one-week program offered during your dog’s Boarding stay or as a Day Trainer, where you drop your dog off anywhere between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. with pick-up between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. One Individual Training Hour is built into this program to use at the owner’s discretion (e.g. problem behaviors in the home, refresher training) within one year of your dog’s completion of the program. The Advanced Life Skills program can be made into a 2-week program as needed.

Individual or Night Class Training is available for Life Skills and Advanced Life Skills training programs.