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To register for any of our classes, please call 775-828-0748 or e-mail dogtrainingbypj@ymail.com

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 101

A Puppy Kindergarten Testimonial: That was GREAT last night. This morning Lilli-Pup and I worked together and she was great! I printed off your homework. Thanks so much for all your help – you are really wonderful – it's very telling that you just "have a way" with puppies! I was a bit embarrassed when I brought her into the group – she's so wacky-hyper sometimes. I thought she would never pay attention to me...and then...what do you know...it works! See you next week! ~ Mary Ann

Puppy Kindergarten is six one-hour sessions. Small organized group classes will expose your puppy to new situations and help you teach good manners. At Dog Training by PJ we offer appropriate play sessions in our kindergarten class. For those puppies needing or wishing for additional play, we offer weekly play groups, Sundays between 2pm-3pm (except holidays-see class schedule for details.) Good play sessions are important for your puppy to learn bite-inhibition, as well as, how not to become the bully, or develop fears of people, or fears from “outside the home animals” or become fearful of new experiences. The socialization window closes soon!

Puppies can begin class they are at least 8 weeks old through 18 weeks (as of the start date of class), and current in their vaccination series. For puppies the core vaccines include distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (all often referred to as "five-way vaccinations").

Puppy class includes training for basic obedience skills, including, sit, down, walk on a leash, come when called, wait, touch and much more. Our puppy classes are designed to be a pleasant experience for both you and your puppy. Puppies are to a variety of objects and situations, other people and other puppies.

Puppies and owners learn about basic manners, i.e., no jumping and no biting (puppy mouthing). While these behaviors are normal puppy behaviors, humans find them unacceptable. Other topics may include: housetraining, successful puppy management, resource/food guarding, crate training and destructive behaviors. Need help now? Find short articles on the Resources page.

 

TOY PUPPY AND TOY DOG CLASS

A Toy Dog Class Testimonial: Wow! We were so impressed by your knowledge and experience on small dogs. We are so happy to have chosen Dog Training by PJ for our Chihuahua! We learned so much in class, had a blast and now know we don’t have to have the "typical Chihuahua" everyone always says they hate! We were able discover better ways to teach our small Chihuahua and also brought her to toy play - how fun is that! We enjoyed the very up-to-date materials and videos you sent us each week after class. Those made it so much easier to remember things we learned in class and we'll have it always to refer to if needed. You are exceptional! Your love for your dogs and people just glows! We’ll be back for many more classes and again thank you -we DON'T have the barky Chihuahua! ~ Jim & Gloria

Toy puppy/dog class is six one-hour sessions. Small organized group classes will expose your puppy or toy dog to new situations and help you teach good manners. At Dog Training by PJ we offer appropriate play sessions in our toy puppy/dog class. For those toy puppies or dogs needing or wishing for additional play, we offer weekly play groups, Saturdays between 12:45pm-1:45pm (except holidays-see class schedule for details.) Good play sessions are important for your puppy to learn bite-inhibition, as well as, how not to become the bully, or develop fears of people, or fears from "outside the home" animals or become fearful of new experiences.

Toy puppies can begin class when they are at least 8 weeks old and current in their vaccination series. For puppies the core vaccines include distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (all often referred to as "five-way vaccinations"). Toy dogs under the 18 inches at shoulder and weighing less than 25 pounds as of the start date of class may join a toy class. Dogs over the age of 6 months must also have a Rabies vaccination unless otherwise indicated by your veterinarian. A health certificate is required for those dogs unable to receive additional vaccinations.

Toy class includes training for basic obedience skills, including, sit, down, walk on a leash, come when called, wait, touch and much more. Our toy puppy/dog classes are designed to be a pleasant experience for both you and your puppy. Puppies are to a variety of objects and situations, other people and other puppies.

Toy puppies and owners learn about basic manners, i.e., no jumping and no biting (puppy mouthing). While these behaviors are normal puppy behaviors, humans find them unacceptable. Other topics may include: housetraining, successful puppy management, resource/food guarding, crate training and destructive behaviors. Need help now? Find short articles on the Resources page.

ADOLESCENT DOG 101

An Adolescent Dog 101 Class Testimonial: Seven years ago, I bought an English Cocker Spaniel puppy. My intent was to work him as a Pet Therapy Dog. He was adorable, and I knew people would love him. It did not take long to realize that cute and friendly was not the same as calm and quiet. We tried many local dog trainers, but nothing fit our personality. We finally tried Dog Training by PJ. While trying to heel in class, I knew we had found our trainer. Rather than forcing him to heel by breaking his spirit, she considered his breed and showed us how to heel in a way that we were both comfortable. Over the next three years, we took a variety of classes from PJ. With so many options, we were never bored. Dozer enjoyed the tricks class the best! Dozer the Dog has been a Paws for Love Pet Therapy Dog for the past five years. Whenever anyone comments on how well behaved he is, I tell them PJ trained me, and I trained my dog. ~ Tamera

Adolescent Class is six one-hour sessions. This small organized group class will assist you and help you teach your dog good manners and basic obedience skills. At Dog Training by PJ we help you obtain reasonable goals for your dog. This class experience is pleasant for both of you. We never intimidate owners or their dogs. You as owner will set your own standards and we help you apply reasonable expectations for your dog when training. We are here to assist and to decrease some problems you may be experience with the adolescent dog or dog with no group class experience.

At Dog Training by PJ our adolescent class is for beginning adolescent dogs who may be over 19 weeks or 15 years of age with no group training experience. Sometimes, a puppy who has attended puppy kindergarten class may require additional training before attending 2nd level classes and attend this class. Frequently, older dogs or dogs adopted from rescues may need some assistance with bonding or training. Adolescent class may also be a refresher course for some dogs if some skills/behaviors have been lost or are unraveling.

Dogs must be current in vaccinations, and include the core vaccines: distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (all often referred to as "five-way vaccinations"). Dogs over the age of 6 months must have received their Rabies vaccination unless otherwise indicated by your veterinarian. A health certificate is required for those dogs unable to receive additional vaccinations.

Adolescent class includes training for basic obedience skills, including, sit, down, walk on a leash, come when called, wait, touch and much more. Our Adolescent class is designed to be a pleasant experience for both you and your dog. Adolescents or older dogs and owners learn about basic manners, i.e., no jumping and no biting or how to deal with other destructive behaviors. While these behaviors are normal dog behaviors – humans find them unacceptable. Other topics may include: housetraining, successful puppy management, resource/food guarding, crate training and destructive behaviors. Need help now? Find short articles on the Resources page.

PITS AND BULLIES CLASS

A Pits and Bullies Class Testimonial: Recently, we adopted a pit dog from Nevada Humane Society. We'd heard all the negative things about owning or adopting this breed, but decided to adopt anyway. A few months after adopting Daisy, we found she was not paying attention to us when we took her walking and would bark and lunge at other dogs. We consulted another trainer in the area, but were appalled she felt the best way to stop this behavior was to put an electronic collar on Daisy and shock her every time she barked at other dogs. Sadly, about a month into using this expensive shock collar, Daisy was becoming worse! Ready to return Daisy to the shelter, we ran into someone while walking their pit bull. They'd mentioned that their dog was "just like Daisy" and maybe worse but they'd taken their dog to a class at Dog Training by PJ. Wow! What a difference 2 classes made! When Daisy graduated class, she would pay attention to us even around the other dogs in class and was learning not to act aggressively to others while on leash. I am so thankful to the person we met while walking our Daisy and that she could learn and be trained. The information and materials provided to us by Dog Training by PJ was first class, up to date and really did help us. A few months later, Daisy is not perfect but doing much better and we see she gets better every day. We are thankful we didn't give up on her or return her! We are now working her so that we may be able to earn her CGC title. We can honestly say, NEVER use a shock collar on an aggressive dog! And if you are looking for help with your pit dog – then this is the place! ~ Leslie

Pits & Bullies Class is six one-hour sessions. This small organized group class will assist you and help you teach your pit bull or other bully breed dog good manners and basic skills. This Pits & Bullies Class helps you obtain your reasonable goals for your dog. This class experience is pleasant for both of you and will never intimidate you as the owner or your dog. You, as the owner, set your own standards and will apply them when training your dog. We will assist you to meet reasonable standards of training and we’ll listen to you goals and help you match those goals. We are here to assist and to decrease some problems you may be experience with often misunderstood pit dog or bully breed dog.

Our Pits & Bullies Class is for dogs over 19 weeks of age. This class is not age specific, but breed specific. Frequently, older dogs or dogs adopted from rescues may need some assistance with bonding or training. This class may also be a refresher course for some dogs if some skills/behaviors have been lost or are unraveling. NOTE: Your instructor may require your dog wear a Gentle Leader (head halter) while attending class and while training/practicing. You will receive instructions prior to your class commencing in your "welcome to class" e-mail or be instructed your first day of class.

Dogs must be current in vaccinations, and include the core vaccines: distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (all often referred to as "five-way vaccinations"). Dogs over the age of 6 months must have received their Rabies vaccination unless otherwise indicated by your veterinarian. A health certificate is required for those dogs unable to receive additional vaccinations.

Pits & Bullies class includes training for basic obedience skills, including, sit, down, walk on a leash, come when called, wait, touch and much more. Our Pits & Bullies class is designed to be a pleasant experience for both you and your dog while helping to bust-myths often perpetuated in the dog training field/industry. Dogs and owners learn about basic manners, i.e., no jumping and no biting or how to deal with other destructive behaviors. While these behaviors are normal dog behaviors, humans find them unacceptable. Other topics will include: how to keep your dog’s attention around other distractions, focus, fun and training and may include housetraining, successful puppy management, resource/food guarding, crate training and destructive behaviors. Need help now? Find short articles on the Resources page.

 

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