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312 East Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT
 

203.272.2182
 

email us at Smartydog1@aol.com

 


 

 
Behavioral Obedience Classes
Foundation II
Dogs must have completed Smartydog's Foundation I course


 

 


Behavioral Obedience Course
Foundation II

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Starting on
Tuesday Afternoon 12:00
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Five Week Foundation II Course - 198.00 (plus tax)

The first class meets from 12:00 to 1:00 without your dog
(we allow up to two people to attend per dog)


Classes with your dog are
one hour and will meet at 12:00
 

Register Online

Behavioral Obedience Course
Foundation II

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Starting on
Tuesday Evening 7:15
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Five Week Foundation II Course - 198.00 (plus tax)

The first class meets from 7:15 to 8:15 without your dog
(we allow up to two people to attend per dog)


Classes with your dog are
one hour and will meet at 7:30
 

Register Online


Keeping everyone safe & healthy is our utmost concern.

1. Class activities readily allow for physical distancing.

2. We have installed UV-C lighting in our HVAC system.  Circulating air is disinfected before returning to the room. 

We run 8 HEPA filters in our facilities to help purify the air.

There are two foundation classes to help your dog learn better behavior and solid obedience commands.

All puppies and dogs begin in the Foundation I course.

 

Foundation I Puppy for puppies under 5 months old and under 40lbs. Foundation one focuses on how to train a puppy, establish good communication and building your dogs trust & confidence.

Sit, down, leave-it, calling your dog, walking nicely on a leash and solving common behavior problems.
 


Foundation I  for dogs 5 months and older. Foundation one focus on how to train a dog, establish good communication building your dogs trust & confidence. Foundation one focuses on how to train a dog, establish good communication and building your dogs trust & confidence.

Sit, down, leave-it, calling your dog, walking nicely on a leash and solving common behavior problems.
 


Foundation II  
Dogs must have completed the Smartydog Foundation I course.

Foundation II focuses on improving responses to commands. Practical commands to build your relationship with your dog.

Improve your dogs ability to obey basic commands from a distance. 
Improve your dogs ability to listen to you even when distracted.
Train your dog and build better attention through constructive play.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 
 







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Our Behavioral Obedience Course
is a Guidance Based training program.

All exercises are designed for the success of your dog.
We will only ask them to do things that they can do.

You will give your dog a command, then guide your dog
to the correct behavior and then praise them...
failure is not an option, punishment is not necessary.

All of our courses are built on our unique cross training methods. Exercises are divided into a variety of categories to help you build a strong relationship with your dog while they develop a broad base of life skills.

 

 Behavioral Obedience, a guidance based cross training program

  Obedience Commands   Behavioral Commands
  Leadership exercises   Directional Commands
  Confidence Building   Controlled freedom
  Impulse Control    

*     Solve unruly behaviors

*         Learn effective discipline techniques

*         Learn play training exercises

*         Obstacle confidence training

*         End play biting problems

*         Stop your dog from stealing things

*         Eliminate jumping on furniture & doors

*         Eliminate jumping on people

*         Understanding housebreaking problems

*         Eliminate chewing problems

*         Understanding separation anxiety

*         Address canine barking issues

*         Understand how the environmental
  affects your dog's behavior

*         Understand how dogs think & learn

*         Learn household behavioral management



Teach your dog to…    

 *         Walk nicely on a leash

*         Sit, Down, Stand and Stay on command

*         Wait & Leave-it on command

*      Greet people without jumping up

 


Obedience Commands: sit, down, stand,
sit-stay, down-stay, stay-stay
come when called,
walk nicely on a leash

Advanced Obedience Commands: long distance stays
long duration stays
sit, down or stand on recall
moving stand

Leadership Exercises: body handling, leave-it, wait, move

 Behavioral Commands: off, wait, quiet, leave-it. get busy

Directional Commands: Over, under, around, walk-on, back

Confidence Building Exercises: Communication exercises designed to increase your dogs trust in you while improving their self confidence.

Controlled Freedom Exercises: Specific movement exercises designed to teach your dog to follow your directions and stay connected to you even when they are distracted, aroused or excited.

Impulse Control A common cause of behavior problems in dogs is distraction. Environmental triggers cause dogs to shift their focus from you to the distraction.  Commands such as "leave-it" and "wait" help to improve a dogs attentiveness to their owner

 

 

 


The Smartydog Center for Canine Enrichment
312 East Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT 06410

203.272.2182

Canine Behavior Specialist
Martha T. Bailey CKO CBS
40 years of experience for you & your dog