Countryside has an on-staff dog trainer!
Marie, Countryside’s on staff trainer, has many years of experience training dogs. She is certified with Companion Animal Sciences Institute, a school that is widely recognized to have academically advanced science-based curriculum.
Marie believes training should be a fun activity that will benefit both you and your dog. She believes a strong relationship is built with mutual respect that can be gained using scientific principles of behavior and learning based on reward and reinforcement.
Marie is a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild. There are great resources for both cats and dogs located on their website which you can visit by clicking here.
Dog Obedience Class
We can help you teach your dog how to successfully live with you and your family. Some of the behaviors we work on are sit, lay down, stay, wait, walk nicely on a leash, and come. We will help you train your dog not to jump and when it is okay to bark. If time allows we can also teach the dogs a few tricks like roll over and shake hands.
The classes are one hour per session and there are eight sessions. Individual sessions at Countryside or at your home are also available, please call or email us for more details. The first session we do not bring the dogs as we are going over basic dog care and training information.
The supplies that are required for class are some smelly, yummy treats, a flat leash and collar, comfortable clothes and a dog with a good appetite! All dogs are required to have Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella vaccines prior to class unless they are too young. This protects all of the dogs present, yours and the person next to you.
We recommend these great training materials available at Dog Star Daily and training videos at Dr. Sophia Yin.
We look forward to seeing you in class!
Dog Obedience Training Authorization Form
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