Advanced Canine Manners

July 27 – September 14, 2022
No class August 3
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Instructor: Lesley Gurule

Prerequisite: Canine Manners, Surviving Adolescence or equivalent basic manners course. Dogs should have been introduced to the following before attending this class: sit, down, stay, come and leave it. Humans should be familiar with the basics of marker/clicker training.

Advanced Canine Manners is designed to advance the skills your dog already learned in Canine Manners or Surviving Adolescence.  We will explore more deeply the science of dog training and cover behaviors and training tools such as:

  • Advancing your dog’s stay, leave-it and recall
  • Behavior chains
  • Drop
  • Stand
  • Release cues
  • No reward markers
  • Distance/off-leash exercises (off-leash training will be simulated using long lines for safety)
  • Distraction exercises
  • And more!

  All sessions of class are with dogs.

All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and at least 6 months old.

Seven-session, one-hour class in the first half of Smoky’s Training Center.

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