Training

What Is The Canine Good Citizen Test

Family Dog Training believes that all dogs can be good dogs, and all owners can be great owners: all it takes is a little bit of training, lots of love, and of course, plenty of praise along the way. That why we support the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: a two-part course designed to help you and…

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What About Group Classes

Group Classes are OK for getting some of the basics down, but for real training that meets your needs and your dog’s needs, one-on-one time is needed. And that’s what Family Dog Training offers Successful dog training depends on attention.  If a dog is distracted from his owner while training, his progress is slow. Not all dogs do well in group…

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Say Please

Say Please What is it? A training strategy that uses everyday situations to reward good manners and practice obedience without setting aside hours of special practice time. Applying the principle of “Say Please” is simple. Whatever your dog wants, he has to work for. From now on, doors are not opened willy-nilly; balls are not simply thrown. For those, and…

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Getting Your Dog To Listen

Getting Your Dog To Listen

People are always impressed at how well my own dogs listen, and want to know how they get their dogs to listen as well.   So here are nine things that I’ve found are very essential to getting your dog to listen:   1) It’s important to understand why dogs do what they do.  There have been thousands and thousands of…

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