Now offering classes in two locations: Dog’s Retreat, 898 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham NY and Aqueduct Animal Hospital, 896 Riverview Road, Rexford NY. Each class will have a maximum of four dogs, and new classes begin soon. To sign up, or for more information, email FrameOfMindDogTraining@gmail.com
Group classes are appropriate for dogs who are comfortable around other dogs and people. Any dog who displays fearful or reactive behavior (for example lunging, growling, or excessive barking) towards other dogs or people would be better suited to private training sessions. If you’re not sure if group classes are a good fit for your dog, contact me and I’d be happy to discuss it with you.
Basic Manners 1
For dogs who have had little or no obedience training, this is the place to start. We will cover the basic skills your dog needs in order to become a well behaved member of your family: focus, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and loose leash walking. Common behavior issues such as housebreaking, jumping, and inappropriate chewing will also be addressed. Dogs must be five months old at the start of class and up to date on vaccinations. This class meets for 50 minutes, once a week, for six weeks and costs $150.
This class will teach young pups the basics such as focus, sit, down, stay, and come, while also providing opportunities for socialization and playtime. We will also discuss common puppy problems, such as housebreaking, chewing, nipping, jumping, and crate training. Puppies must be between eight weeks and five months old at the start of class, and must have received at least the first two shots in the distemper/parvo series of vaccines. This class meets for 50 minutes, once a week, for six weeks and costs $150.
Basic Manners 2
This class is for dogs who already have a foundation of obedience training. Picking up where Basic Manners 1/Puppy Manners left off, we will strengthen your dog’s skills by adding distractions and challenges to the behaviors he or she already knows. For example, we will work toward longer stays, farther recalls, and improved loose leash walking and heeling. We will also cover polite greetings for dogs and people, go to place, and reducing the use of food treats. For dogs of all ages who are up to date on vaccinations. This class meets for 50 minutes, once a week, for six weeks and costs $150.
Tricks and Games
A great way to have fun with your dog while reinforcing basic obedience training. This class will start with common tricks like shake and roll over, and will work up to more difficult tasks such as dogs weaving through their handler’s legs. Tricks are an enjoyable way to strengthen the relationship between dogs and their people, and can be a healthy outlet for energetic dogs who need lots of activity to stay out of trouble. For dogs of all ages who are up to date on vaccinations. This class meets for 50 minutes, once a week, for six weeks and costs $150.
“Tricks and Games was a great opportunity for my dog Pippa to do something fun and challenging. And it provided another way for us to interact with her in an entertaining way.”
~Tom, completed Tricks and Games with Pippa