Basic dog obedience is designed to teach essential commands that every dog should know and is designed for dogs with little to no formal training experience.
Advanced Training is a new class that is designed for dogs/puppies that have had formal (puppy) training and are ready to build on those skills without all the introduction of previous foundational skills.
Useful and Handy Dog Training Tips A dog is a man’s best friend. It helps you relax, feel happy, and most importantly, it never makes you feel alone. However, if you could train your dog the right way life would be simpler for you and your pet. You will find several professional and experienced trainers who can train your dog for you. This can help you in several ways. It can help your dog behave in a more dignified manner and it will also save you the time and effort of having to train your dog on your own. However, there are some training tips that can prove to be useful for you. Dog Training Tips Here are some dog training tips that you should remember if you decide to train your beloved puppy on your own. These tips should help you with the training in multiple ways. First of all, it is very important for you to remember that you’re your puppy is basically an infant dog and not a miniature adult. Thus, you will have to place your expectations accordingly keeping in mind the mental and physical limitations of the animal. When it comes to training a puppy at home, it is very important that you make your house puppy-proof. This means you will have to install baby gates, a pen, and a crate. It is true that you cannot supervise the puppy directly all the time. During those times, you will have to ensure that the animal is safe and away from any major mischief. Give the puppy some safe toys to keep him busy. Get rid of things that may give rise to accidents and may cause the animal to come up with any destructive behavior. It is very important for you to remember that puppies are never born with the knowledge of human language. It will not know what a “no” actually means. Instead of thinking that the puppy will stop whatever he is doing, it will be better for you to show the animal what you basically want the puppy to do. Just like humans, dogs also have certain specific body languages. Although the animal may not be able to speak his heart or mind out, he can definitely convey the message through his body language. Thus, in order to understand his message, you need to understand about the various body languages of the puppy. Treats can make the puppy learn tricks faster than otherwise. You have no idea how a good and tasty treat can make your dog learn tricks fast. Keep your puppy’s favorite treat with you while you train the animal. Every time it follows your instructions to properly, give the animal a treat. This will keep him interested in the training and also make his understand when he does the right things. It is very easy for you to catch your puppy when he is up to some prank. However, make an attempt and try to catch him doing something good. Give him a treat when he does anything good so that he understands the good from the bad.
Every dog is unique and has its own personality, learning ability and temperament. Some have a short attention span, are hyper and may seem stubborn whereas others have an easy going, eager to please temperament. Some dogs are fearful or shy and have to build self-confidence, where others need to get a little “attitude” adjustment. We have successfully used training methods that work with a wide variety of dogs and owners. We modify our techniques to suit the individuals needs. All of our trainers have a thorough understanding of all training methods and will be able to teach you with whichever training method you prefer. However, during the Free Training or Behavior Evaluation, we will evaluate which training method is best suited for your dogs temperament, learning ability and current problems. Our training methods are based on an understanding of how animals learn and how dogs communicate with each other. We teach you how to communicate with your dog so you will have a long lasting and happy relationship with him or her. We strongly encourage voice training, as your voice is the only tool you have with you at all times! We believe that a qualified trainer is capable of adjusting training methods to suit the individual dog’s and owner’s needs. It is not possible to fit one training method to all temperaments, breeds and problems dogs are experiencing. Therefore, we prefer to evaluate your dog first to determine which method is best suited to get the results you are looking for. Our training programs are recommended by the areas Veterinarians, Breeders, Groomers and Pet Owners. We have clients not only coming from the DC/Metro area but also from North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Connecticut, Texas, New York and other States. Our extensive experience with behavioral cases and very high success rate is worth the travel time! Shopping around for Classes? Beware of “free” or very inexpensive dog training – because you get what you pay for. For example, one large pet store chain charges $99 for obedience classes that are held in the aisles of their stores by clerks whose qualifications for teaching are reading a book & watching a video. Hobby trainers and clubs also offer classes at lower fees, taught by volunteers with little to limited formal training. More often than not, you will get poor quality instruction along with wrong advice, in out-of-control classes, taught by “trainers” with very little hands on dog training experience. When shopping around, ask about their background and experience. Observe a class in progress to get a feeling for the class environment, the instructors expertise and teaching skills. Are the people enjoying the class? Are the dogs under control? Does the instructor have a dog available for demonstration purposes? Does the class seem well organized? Ask if references are available per request to find out how past or current clients liked the training and what kind of results they achieved. At CES Dog Training, Inc. we are dedicated to make the relationship with your dog a better one, so you can enjoy your canine companion for years to come. A well trained and well behaved dog is a much better dog and we can help you turn your puppy or older dog into the well behaved dog you’d like him to be! Call us right now to speak with one of our trainers or our behaviorist (703) 369-9912 and make your dog the well behaved pet you’d like him to be!