Obedience Training

Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. 

These are just a few of the characteristics we embody at The Spaw Grooming Salon & Retreat.

 

We understand that each animal is unique and our master dog trainer will work with you to give your dog 

the specific guidance they need to succeed.

Your dog is a success story waiting to unfold. 

Puppy Obedience

Learn to teach your puppy proper manners.  Whether out on a walk or inside your home, we will give you the tools you need to ensure your puppy learns proper manners in all aspects of life.  The first four months of your puppy's life are the most crucial for socialization.  This is why we dedicate playtime at the beginning and end of each class!  

Puppy class will cover the following: "sit", "down", "stay", "come", "on your bed", and other important commands and behaviours every dog should understand.  We will help reinforce this training during public outings to practice the newly learned commands.  This level is for puppies aged 10 weeks to 5 months old.

Puppy Obedience

Learn to teach your puppy proper manners.  Whether out on a walk or inside your home, we will give you the tools you need to ensure your puppy learns proper manners in all aspects of life.  The first four months of your puppy's life are the most crucial for socialization.  This is why we dedicate playtime at the beginning and end of each class!  

Puppy class will cover the following: "sit", "down", "stay", "come", "on your bed", and other important commands and behaviours every dog should understand.  We will help reinforce this training during public outings.

This level is for puppies aged 10 weeks to 5 months old.

Basic Obedience

Learn to teach your dog the basics.  Whether your companion is a rescue, an older puppy (6+ months), or you simply want to reteach your dog the basic fundamentals, this class will cover key commands and behaviours.

Socialization is important for all dogs, therefore if possible, we encourage playtime at the beginning or end of class.

Basic obedience will cover the following: "sit", "down", "stay", "come", "on your bed", and other important commands and behaviours.  We will help reinforce this training during public outings.

Intermediate Obedience

After completing either Puppy or Basic obedience, your dog will advance to the intermediate training level.  This class will focus on reinforcing what they have already learned while introducing new commands, and the three D's: distraction, duration, and distance.  Intermediate obedience will cover the following: "beside", "heel", and "wait".  We will learn to teach commands from a distance and introduce off-leash reliability.  As with Puppy or Basic obedience classes, we will help reinforce intermediate training during public outings.

Advanced Obedience

After completing intermediate obedience, the Advanced level prepares your dog for the Canine Good Neighbour test, as well as reinforcing what we have learned to ensure a very well-mannered companion both in public and at home.  Advanced obedience will cover the following: "stand", "back-up", "forward", and "crawl".  This level will cover supervised separation, reaction to other dogs, and off-leash reliability.  Our Advanced obedience training is also a precursor for service dogs or therapy dogs.  

Megan Size
Professional Pet Stylist & Obedience Trainer

Years of experience:  5+

Special Qualifications:  Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

Bio:  Megan has loved animals all of her life, always gravitating towards dogs even at a young age.  Growing up with cats and dogs, she eventually pursued dog training before transitioning into dog grooming.  Megan draws upon her training background and understanding of dog behavior to assist her during the grooming process.  Megan's professional background coupled with her naturally calm demeanor, gives her the ability to help keep dogs calm; specifically dogs who are aggressive and anxious.  Megan will also be leading our dog training program and uses a balanced approach in achieving goals for pets, as well as working dogs.  Along with offering basic obedience training, she will be offering Intermediate and Advanced Therapy Dog preparation and assist with service dog training.  Megan lives in East Garafraxa with her spouse, service dog Layne, and three cats: Prudence, Maggie and Floyd... and fish.

 

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