If you have a busy schedule, full plate, challenging dog, or a dog with behavioral issues: an intensive training program will give you the benefits of solid obedience training, quickly and with relatively minimal time and energy on your part.
Rather than you learning from me, and then you, the student, trying to teach your dog, also a student – let you and your dog learn directly from the master! I will come to your house Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday during the week for a minimum of three weeks. Your dog will enjoy private lessons with me, and I will meet with you at the end of each week to coach you and demonstrate everything your dog has learned. You then take the weekends to practice with your dog and start to transfer your dog’s listening from me – to you!
This structure is highly effective and I am still amazed at how fast most dogs learn in this setting. Think of it this way: would you rather learn a new language directly from someone who is fluent, or would you want to be taught by someone who has just started learning the new language themselves? Your dog agrees with you…FLUENT! It is much faster and more effective for your dog to learn the basics directly from me, and then transfer the listening to you, than for your both to try to figure it out at the same time.
Sometimes people are home during the time I come to work with the dogs. If you are home and want to watch, you are certainly welcome! You will get to watch the process unfold, minute by minute. If you want more of an “ah-ha!” effect, then stay at work during the week and let your dog and I knock your socks off during the private lessons at the end of each week.
Three-Week and Five-Week Intensive Training Programs – (“Higher Education”)
- Your dog enjoys private lessons for three weeks with Behavior and Training Specialist, Julie Forbes.
- You enjoy a private lesson at the end of each week to see what your dog has learned “at school” and receive one-on-one coaching from Julie on how to effectively communicate with your dog and access the education he or she has received.
- You and your dog will typically benefit from an overall calming and grounding effect as a result of the training…a positive side effect!
- You learn to work with your dog and train your dog, without having to execute the repetition required for your dog to learn and respond consistently.
- Your dog will love the attention and structure and you will love the results!