The training program at "A Dog's Life" incorporates a variety of methods which are
taught using positive reinforcement. Our Fun and Fair training program is tailored
to each individual dog. We take into account the age and breed as well as any specific
lifestyle needs of the owner. Free phone consultation is always available for any immediate questions that might come up.
- The Basic Training Program normally involves a 14-day stay. It initially begins
in a quiet home environment and then gradually progresses to more public settings.
We will provide a complete review and demonstration with instructions, upon your
pets return. Additional guidance is offered through a follow up lesson, at the
clients' convenience, within two weeks of graduation. We also offer boarding
to our previously trained clients where progress is reviewed, maintained and upgraded as needed.
Please see our Command Sheet for the list of commands taught in the Basic Training Program.
Upon completion of the basic obedience training program, your dog goes home with the tools
necessary to succeed. Your dog will have the proper training leash and collar fit to your dog,
the bed used for the "Place" Command, a Command Sheet, and Housebreaking Routine if necessary.
- Private lessons are available at the dog’s home, where Carla can work closely with
the family in the dog's own environment, or lessons can be done here at “A Dog’s Life”.
- Group Classes take place outdoors in the field. Class numbers are kept small, no more
than 6 dogs, to ensure that all dogs leave having learned the behaviors. We offer
basic, intermediate and advanced obedience. After class, instructor supervised
playtime in the field is offered.