- The second level of classes
manners and control for
For students who have attended a Puppy Class or Headstart or any other beginning level class at any other training facility.
We build longer stays and more reliable recalls. We add distractions and build attention. We continue to work on our leash work and will teach you how to teach your dog to "go to bed" and "stay" until released and ring a bell to go outside.
photo courtesty of Cathy Fox
We introduce clicker training.
clicker is a sound device, used to "mark" precise behaviors and exact positions.
We will use the clicker to fine tune previously learned skills and teach new
behaviors. Clicker training helps our students perfect their timing and handling
do people think about clicker training?
"While working with him I had an "A-HA!" moment of my own. I suddenly realized that I was "tuning in" to him in a more intense way; somehow, from his eyes or body language, I got glimpses of his personality and how that affected what he was thinking and needing from me ... it was so fun to see the lightbulb go on!" - Annie E.
Psychology Class Students Write
For more information on Clicker Training,
check out our favorite links:
Karen Pryor - Don't Shoot the Dog
Gary Wilkes - Click & Treat Training
The Well Mannered Dog -Shirley Chong's Keeper Pages
Virginia Broitman - Take a Bow-Wow!
and go check out this very interesting article by Karen Pryor
called "The Amygdala Gem: clickers and physiology"
Web resources on using the clicker for:
Dog Sports (agility, flyball, obedience, conformation, lure coursing, freestyle, etc)
Tricks and More Tricks
Conformation (stacking and gaiting) great articles by K. Pryor
.....Training for Conformation -Gaiting and Stacking by Sue Ailsby
Hunting dogs or More on Hunting and a great BOOK on Positive Gun Dogs
Service/Assistance dog training
Cat training - watch cat agility!
Bird training! E-lists on Bird training and more Bird training
Horse training & more horse training - or dressage training
.....Clicker training your horse with Alexandra Kurland including an online clicker tutorial!
and even... clicker training KIDS and their parents!
Prep school grads go on to our Advanced Level classes.