Canine Life Skills 1 Course
Are you wondering if it is too late to train your adolescent or adult dog? Or do you struggle with your 'teenage' or naughty dog? We are here to help! It is never too late to educate your dog!
This course is geared for dogs 5 month and older who have not had any prior training. Adolescent dogs can be challenging, but they can learn so much so fast. Even senior dogs can learn to change their old ways. Dogs learn from their environment 24/7 (if we like it or not). So, you want to make sure your dog learns good things!
If you want to have a well-mannered dog that listens, a peaceful walk on or off-lead, strengthen the relationship, do something new with your dog, this course can help! We use innovative game-based fun and positive training method and Tellington TTouch. The course aims to have your dog real-life ready.
During this course, you will gain fundamental knowledge of how dogs learn and necessary basic skills of how to effectively apply the knowledge to teach your dog basic manners and to manage your young and exuberant dog.
What to expect:
1 orientation and 5 in-person lessons which includes handouts and short videos
Melkbosstrand Private School
(off the West Coast Rd)
When to start:
This course caters for novice dogs of around 16 weeks and older with very little or no prior training. Adolescent and adult dogs and their owners are welcome!
General good manners including basic obedience
Building foundation concepts for skills development: optimism, confidence, calmness, self-control, focus, and flexibility
Developing your dog's desire to work with you
Prevention of separation-related behaviour and guarding behaviour
Developing necessary & practical skills: recall, walking nicely, door manners, no jumping and more
Managing adolescent and adult dogs without nagging and shouting by helping the dogs think for themselves to make good choices in a variety of situations
All dogs will be assessed for reactivity before being allowed to interact with other dogs. If your dog isn't comfortable with strangers and/or other dogs, then you and your dog may benefit much more from an online course or private sessions. If you prefer these options then home visits and online options are available.
We do not use aversive method and equipment, simply because it is not necessary. As a positive method motivates your dog better and makes your dog more cooperative, it's more effective and efficient. And it's dog-friendly and human-friendly!
For extensive behaviour problems, you can speak to Mari our resident behaviourist about a home visit.