Private Obedience Training
WAIT LIST for Private Obedience Training! Usually takes 2-4 weeks for first appointment
At Just Dogs PlayCare, we mostly focus on private obedience training sessions. That means we meet with a dog and his or her owner to work on specific obedience issues. Our obedience training is only for those who are serious & can commit to continuing to practice the skills learned at home.
We envision dog obedience training as a collaboration between humans and their dog companions. Please note that we only offer training that owners attend with their dogs, as we feel it’s important that YOU learn training techniques. Your dog may perform well for an instructor—but isn’t it most important how he or she performs for you?
Here are some of the common behavioral issues for which people seek out private dog obedience training:
- Jumping up on people
- Not coming when called or ignoring other obedience commands
- Pulling on leash during walks
- Impolite behavior on leash, such as reacting to other dogs, skateboarders, bicyclists, and so on.
- Barking issues
- Shy dog/lacks confidence
- Hyperactive/rough play
With private obedience training, we meet with clients to determine their training needs and establish personalized goals for obedience. Those who participate in individual training at JDPC often say that they realize it was just as much for them to learn as for their dogs! Through our work together, we start to show you that training isn’t always about changing your dog’s behavior. Often a simple change in your own behavior can eliminate the need for training on a particular issue. For example, if your dog always gets into the kitchen trash, here are some ways you can problem solve: (1) put the trash can inside a closed cupboard or closet, (2) buy a tall trash container with a pet-proof lock, (3) keep your dog out of the kitchen when unsupervised, such as in a kennel or gated off elsewhere.
How to Get Started with Private Obedience Training
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 319-545-7111 to ask about individualized training for your dog. Here’s the info we need to know:
We will contact you by email to schedule your Obedience Intake Interview (see right).
Hours for Private Obedience Training:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
We currently do not offer private obedience training on weekends!
Small Group Obedience Classes
We do offer occasional small-group classes when we have 2-4 people with similar dog obedience issues. If you think your dog would benefit from learning in a small group, please let us know! There are definitely benefits to both private obedience training and group obedience training. We prefer to do very small classes so we can give more one-on-one feedback to owners as they work with their dogs. A large group setting can be disruptive at times, with dogs often having a hard time focusing on learning.
Some Common Dog and Puppy Obedience Training Issues
- Potty training
- Crate training
- Jumping up, counter-surfing
- Chewing on things
- How to correct effectively
- Submissive peeing
- Separation anxiety
- Needs socialization with other dogs and/or humans
- Understanding family hierarchy
Positive Reinforcement Obedience Training
We use only Positive Reinforcement Training at JDPC. This means we will set your dog up for success by teaching what we want and then rewarding when the dog does it right. Treats, toys, happy voice, and lots of fun accompany the learning!
- Positive, gentle training methods used, including massage and Tellington T-Touch® body work and movement exercises
- Training on Halti® headcollar and Easy Walk® Harness available–great for pullers and reactive dogs
- Full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)