Obedience Classes

Learn to train complex behaviors in a fun and loving way!

  • Learn the most common obedience commands that equip you to navigate your dog in the human world. 

 

  • You learn how to apply the most successful and evidenced-based training methods like positive reinforcement and marker training. 

 

  • Using these techniques you will be able to shape more difficult behaviors and teach your dog tricks.

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Current Schedule:

  • Apr 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, PDT

  • May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, PDT

BASIC PUPPY EXERCISES

Create a bond with your puppy

$50 / 1.5 hour class

This class is foundational for every other basic obedience and socialization class! I will  introduce marker/clicker training and positive reinforcement. Equipped with these tools we will practice the 3 most important exercises for successful puppy education: Hand Targeting, Eye Contact and Name Recognition. 

 

Hand targeting is one of the most important cues and the basic tool to teach commands like, “up” and, “off” and the important recall command, “come.” Teaching your puppy that his name is actually a cue is often not recognized and/or trained. A dog who has learned that looking back to his handler will be rewarded will check in frequently and you will hold his attention more successfully. You will also learn how to introduce a word, cue or hand signal as a command. All of these tools will help guide your dog through the world with confidence and empower you to master advanced obedience training.  

 

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

 

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Exercises: Touch / Name Recognition / Eye Contact

 

Details:

- For Puppies 12 weeks to 5 months 

- $50 / 1.5 hour class

- Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • May 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, PDT

  • May 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, PDT

LEARN HOW TO SPEAK DOG!

Communicate successfully using body language and voice modulation.

$50 / 1.5 hour class

Dogs can be trained to understand verbal cues such as "wait" and "come", but merely using these cues is often insufficient. To successfully communicate with your dog, it's most effective and often critical to use body language and voice modulation when giving commands.

The primary focus of the class is to fine-tune your training and communication skills with your puppy. Additionally I will teach you the principles of learning and their practical implication in dog training, like marking good behaviors to increase them, setting boundaries and not rewarding unwanted behaviors.  

As with all Buddy’s Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class. 

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • ABC of Learning

  • Learning by Consequences

  • Exercises: Hand Touch / Find it!

Details:

  • For Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months  

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • May 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, PDT​​

BASIC OBEDIENCE 1

Learn to train complex behaviors in a fun and loving way.

$50 / 1.5 hour class

This class is foundational for every other basic obedience and socialization class!

I will  introduce marker/clicker training and positive reinforcement. Equipped with these tools we will practice the 3 most important exercises for successful puppy education: Hand Targeting, Eye Contact and Name Recognition. 

 

Hand targeting is one of the most important cues and the basic tool to teach commands like, “up” and, “off” and the important recall command, “come.” Teaching your puppy that his name is actually a cue is often not recognized and/or trained. A dog who has learned that looking back to his handler will be rewarded will check in frequently and you will hold his attention more successfully. You will also learn how to introduce a word, cue or hand signal as a command. All of these tools will help guide your dog through the world with confidence and empower you to master advanced obedience training.

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Exercises: Sit, Down, Hand Targeting, Up/Off

Details:

  • For Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months 

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • May 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, PDT

BASIC OBEDIENCE 2

Teach your dog to control his impluses.

$50 / 1.5 hour class

This class teaches how to teach your dog the following cues in a fun and effective way:   Leave it, Drop it, Wait, Stay. The class begins with an introduction of how to apply positive reinforcement and marking behaviors so we can shape them.

 

This class teaches you the cues for your puppy to disengage with something that he desires and to control his impulses. Impulse control training is an important part of canine education and needs to be built up gradually. You will learn how to use distractions to increase your dog’s strength to disengage.  

 

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Exercises: Leave it, Drop it, Wait, Stay

Details:

  • For Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months 

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • May 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, PDT

  • May 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, PDT

LEASH WALK

Discover the art and pleasure of polite leash walking

$50 / 1.5 hour class

Learning to walk on a leash, without pulling, is a difficult skill for a dog to learn. It’s important to start practicing early with the right equipment and plenty of patience. 

 

The class will start with an introduction on how to apply positive reinforcement and to mark behaviors so we can shape them. We will start with leash walking basics and then introduce a cue like HEEL or WITH ME. Additionally, we will practice how to react when encountering distractions during the leash walk, when you puppy pulls, or doesn’t want to walk at all.

 

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Three Communication Tools

  • Exercises: Hand Target, Name Recognition

Details:

  • For Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • May 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, PDT​

  • May 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, PDT

RECALL TRAINING, LEVEL 1

Learn the foundation for the most important command

$50 / 1.5 hour class

Coming when called (recall) is the most important command for your dog to understand. Dangerous situations may arise on the trail and elsewhere and serious consequences may result if your puppy doesn’t come back when called.

 

This class provides basic exercises to establish reliable recall. You will learn how to use body language and voice modulation to strengthen recall and I will share the most common mistakes that weaken effective recall. 

 

This class is for younger puppies that will most likely still follow you everywhere. We will make use of the puppy’s dependency as a training opportunity. Later when your puppy is more confident you will need to strengthen his impulse control for him to come back. See Recall Training, Level 2.

 

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Tricks For Success

  • Exercises: Eye Contact, Name Recognition, Palm Touch

Details:

  • For Puppies Age 9weeks — 4month and shy, not confident older puppies 

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required 

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Current Schedule:

  • Coming Soon

RECALL TRAINING, LEVEL 2

Learn the next step for the most important command

$50 / 1.5 hour class

Coming when called (recall) is the most important command for your dog to understand. Dangerous situations may arise on the trail and elsewhere and serious consequences may result if your puppy doesn’t come back when called.

 

This class will build on the exercises we practiced in Recall Training, Level 1, and will teach you now how to introduce and practice with a recall cue, like: HERE, and COME. You will learn how to use body language and voice modulation to strengthen recall and I will share the most common mistakes that weaken effective recall. 

 

This class is for puppies who have gained confidence and who explore the world independently. Coming back is much harder for dogs at this age and their capacity to disengage and resist distractions like other dogs or wildlife must be built. This class will focus on recall with distractions and share insightful tricks and tools to help your dog come back to you.

 

As with all Buddy Puppy Foundations classes, you will have the opportunity to socialize your puppy in a safe environment and ask questions about behavior challenges during a 30-minute Q&A session after the class.

Technics we use & learn: 

  • Positive Reinforcement 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Marking Good Behaviors 

  • Tricks For Success

  • Working with Distractions

  • Exercises: Name Recognition, Come, Leave it, Find it!

Details:

  • For Puppies 4month - 7month or younger of age with strong confidence 

  • $50 / 1.5 hour class

  • Record of current core vaccinations required