Training Packages

“His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.” — Rudyard Kipling

Private Lessons

Private lessons are the ideal dog training solution for busy professionals and families on the go

 ~ Special Note Due to COVID-19 : WE ARE OPEN AND HERE TO HELP YOU!~

Live on-line private lessons are available, fun and effective, too! Clients are making tons of progress during the pandemic and reaching their training goals in this strange new world of social distancing, you can too!  Private lessons include a  customized workbook for practicing on your own at your pace. We can meet live on-line weekly or more than once per week. Each client’s individual household, situation, dog and family needs are carefully considered in the design of your custom training plan. The goal is to work through the issues you would like to address with your dog while maintaining a positive, healthy relationship together. Genie will make it fun and easy for you to meet on-line and continue making progress with your dog(s). We’ve got your back!

Group Dog Training Classes

Group dog training classes are conducted on an ongoing basis and are located in Ventura County, California.

Special Note Due to COVID-19: Fun, Live-Online Group Classes Forming Soon!

Group classes are taught to a set curriculum, with class sizes varying from 5 to 12 dogs per class depending on the topic and location. Classes run 4 – 6 weeks. The first class session is an orientation class where we discuss how dogs learn, positive training techniques, appropriate dog training equipment and gear. Proof of current vaccinations is required. Class sessions are typically an hour long and are for dogs and puppies that are 16 weeks or older by class session two (with the exception of puppy classes.)

Class offerings include: Basic Skills & Manners, Intermediate and Advanced Dog Obedience, Puppy Training, Tricks and Special Workshops. All classes are conducted using positive reinforcement and rewards based training techniques.

Dog training tips

Remember when it comes to dog obedience and training your dog: Consistency is key

  • Always think about your dog’s motivation. What are their top ten favorite things, how can you use those as training rewards?
  • Understand your dog’s need for leadership. Dogs need a solid, consistent, predictable, reliable leader.
  • Acknowledge and reward good behavior (even when you least expect it!)
  • Either you manage a problematic behavior or you teach a replacement behavior. (Manage or Teach) If you do neither, the problem behavior will tend to increase in intensity and occurrence.
  • Focus on promoting a healthy relationship between your dog and you. Make every interaction as positive as possible.
  • Patience is your most priceless piece of equipment!
  • Exercise cures many dog behavioral issues!
  • Your daily routine matters

And remember...Make it FUN!

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