How to Train a Dog – Teach Their Human

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You say your dog is well trained and knows lots of tricks? So why are they still dashing out the front door when it opens or jumping all over your guests when they come to the house? Why are they barking incessantly at the door, refusing to stand down when told (and even when there’s nothing outside)?

It’s because that wonderful dog of yours, who is certainly a great part of the family, may have some tricks tucked into its collar, but it’s just not behaviorally stable. We’ve tackled the topic of obedience versus behaviorally stable on the blog before (you can read more about it here).

This post isn’t about that.

This post is about how to solve the problem.

Want to have a more well behaved dog? We’re not talking about fancy tricks and such, we’re talking about the kind of dog that doesn’t do those things noted in the first paragraph of this post. We’re talking about a dog that generally acts like a decent canine citizen.

If that’s what you want, you’re in luck! We have TWO offerings of our Canine Linguistics 101 seminar coming up.

THIS SATURDAY – April 11 from 11a to 2p and Saturday, April 25 from 1pm to 4pm. Both classes will be taught at Hydrant Club, 109 N. 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

In this seminar (which includes a one hour followup as part of the package), you’ll learn:

  • Leadership – hierarchy from a dog’s perspective, how they see it, how they communicate it
  • Pack dynamics – how they work, how to navigate them
  • Nutrition – the role that what and how your dog eats impact his behaviors
  • Walks – their role in working with your dog and how to do a proper one đŸ™‚
  • Rules – a small set of clearly outlined tactics to use to reinforce your leadership and begin adjusting the dog’s behavior.

The cost for this course (the seminar and the one-hour follow-up) is $650.

But wait, there’s more!

Since at Hydrant Club we firmly believe our work isn’t done until you’re happy with your dog’s behavior, beyond the main class and follow-up we encourage folks to take advantage of our facility to polish and hone their skills. Your walks with your dog aren’t quite as consistently good as you’d like? No problem, give us a call and we’ll be happy to do a 30 minute workshop session with you to help sharpen those skills. Your dog sometimes not fully listening to you when it comes to managing entries and exits through doorways? Don’t worry. We’ll be happy to help you out. These ongoing polishing sessions, as well as access to us by email and phone for answering questions that come up are all included in the price for this class.

If you want to deepen your knowledge and expand your skills (learning in more depth about reading your dog’s body language, understanding their vocalizations and picking up some basic obedience drills you can leverage to strengthen your relationship with your pup), we have additional Canine Linguistics courses as well as private and group training sessions you can explore to do all that.

Now if your dog is having issues that arise specifically around your home, and you would prefer having a seminar there to not only learn all of the above but more directly and immediately address those issues, we do offer in-home private versions of this class for $850.

Want to sign up? Email woof@hydrantclub.com or call 702-721-9663 today to get onto the roster.

Interested in training but not sure you can swing it on either of those dates? Email us anyway and we’ll figure it out.

We look forward to helping you learn this new language and experience the amazing relief that comes from a peaceful, balanced existence with your dog!

(Oh, and if you want to know more about our philosophy of training, you can find that here)