Private Obedience Training
At Just Dogs PlayCare, we specialize in private obedience training sessions. That means we meet with an owner and their dog to work on specific obedience issues and establish personalized goals for obedience.
Because we think of dog obedience training as a collaboration between humans and their dog companions, 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?
Hours for Private Obedience Training: Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM. We currently do not offer private obedience training on weekends.
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). WAIT LIST for Private Obedience Training — Usually takes 2-4 weeks for first appointment
“We Train, You Train”TM: Private Training for Daycare Customers
Another great option for those whose dogs attend daycare at JDPC is our “We Train, You Train”TM program! As we get to know your dog through regular attendance in our daycare play groups, we can assess the best ways to work with your dog on obedience training issues…and then meet to transfer the knowledge to you!
Click Here for More Information: We Train You Train 4-2019
Small Group Obedience Classes
Puppy Kindergarten–starts Wed, April 24, at 6 PM Click Here for More Information: JDPC Puppy Obedience Class Begins 4-24-19
Next class starts Mon, June 3: JDPC June Puppy Obedience Class Begins 6-3-19
Basic Adult Dogs Obedience–starts Thurs, April 25, at 6 PM Click Here for More Information: JDPC Adult Dog Basic Obedience Class Begins 4-25-19
Next class starts Tues, June 4: JDPC June Adult Dog Basic Obedience Class – Begins 6-4-19
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.
Enroll in one of these hour-long seminars for tips on solving problem behavior with your dog. If interested in attending, please email us for date/time of seminar: email@example.com
- Stopping Fido from Jumping Up on People & Counter-Surfing
- Someone’s at the Door–Can Someone Make the Dog Quit Barking
- Bonded Dogs and Littermates: Developing Separate Identities
- Shy/Fearful Dog Issues
- Reactivity or Aggression toward Other Dogs
- Stranger Danger: Fear of People
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)