Classes Offered

PRIVATE AND GROUP CLASSES AVAILABLE.
                        CONTACT K-10 DOG TRAINING @ 302-236-2497 |  info@k10dogtraining.com
 
 
NEW:  "Let's Walk":  Taking Leash Walking to a new level.   See schedule for new class series. 
Description of course soon to follow.  Call for details:  302-236-2497
 
  AKC STAR Puppy® Program  and  AKC ADVANCED CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASSES
              Scroll down for course description to become a Canine Good Citizen Owner
 
BASIC OBEDIENCE * 3 FORMATS of Basic Obedience FOR THE CUSTOMERS CONVENIENCE;
 
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE (scroll for description of curriculums)
 
* Private Classes:   $125.00 per class (on a normal private visit): 
NOTE:  The visits will be assessed at the first visit and may be chargeed the pro-rated
                 HOURLY price where Added charges of $125.00 may be applied per visit per dog.
               Rarely has this been necessary to charge.
               Depending on the distance, a travel charge may be applied. 
               Discounts are available.  Inquire with K-10 Dog Training how to receive a discount.
 
 What you will receive in the Private, in-home dog training lessons:
            * Addressing Behavior Problems: Get your dog to become 'social' in public
            * Training for Leadership with Basic Obedience:  Teaching the Foundation to Training
            * Continual Personal Time
            * Training Program Available
            * Striving towards Canine Good Citizen
            * GUARANTEE:  My Training series will give You the 'TOOLS'  on how to start and approach
                                           and the understanding on how to move your dog in a Positive direction.  
                                           Please note:  Behavior problems are concerns that need to be addressed
                                           in order to have a happy and safe home and environment. It is your
                                           commitment as the owner, handler or guardian that play a huge role to the
                                           program in order to take the training process to a whole new level and
                                           aquire the Success and Goals you desire for your dog(s)
 
 
                                  HOW K-10 DOG TRAINING PROGRAM WORKS:
 
First as the ABC Certified Dog Trainer, to begin Nancy LaFontaine explains and demonstrates how to understand and implement Leadership. Tone and body language speaks volumes to your dog.
 
Second the 'Focus' is introduced into the initial training with ALL new clients (this includes the Leadership skills and position).

                                
It doesn't matter what training you've had done in the past,
                                              YOU will learn this new approach!

Thirdly
, you will then be introduced to the Standard commands throughout the Training Program.

K-10 Dog Training starts off using the most simplest 'positive' approaches, tweaking the approach in order to get the 'positive' responses from your dog. There are times when the behavior has become such a 'bad behavior' and a 'bad habit' approaches may need to be at a higher level. Treating all dogs with special care is important. It's not cuddling the dog but it is implementing 'Leadership' in order to communicate to your dog to 'settle', 'stop' that 'bad behavior' then REWARD, REWARD, REWARD for 'good behavior'. 'Setting Your Dog UP for SUCCESS!' AND REWARDING THE GOOD BEHAVIOR.

                              
K-10 Dog Training MARKS the 'good' and MARKS the bad.
                               Turning the bad into good, Making the negative become the Positive.

Although in the group or private lessons, the classes are a 5 week series, I will introduce to you the 'Foundation to my Training Program', the 'Success to K-10 Dog Training', along with the Standard Basic Obedience cues the introduction to the Basic Obedience Training Program. You are now at the beginning stages of your dog moving forward to having a well behaved, civil dog. Helping You understand the How To's. YOU as the owner now can bring your Training with your dog to a higher level. It's the beginning to a well rounded, stable pup/dog.

In a group class environment, the problem areas you are experiencing will be included to help you throughout the Training series, course. In a group class setting I can take the time to work on behavior issues, however, addressing a behavior problem is a private, in-home consult or more if necessary. In the group classes I always allow a question and answer time in the training sessions (using demonstrations when needed to show you how to) which will help you approach the problem(s) at home. If the problem(s) persist, then an in-home, private is suggested and is highly recommended in order to help you with problems that exist within the home.

 
Please Note:
                All aggressive dog(s) must be worked with on the in-home, private lessons.

 The private, in-home lessons are for those who want my special undivided attention or has a behavior problem where Your dog can not be in a group environment.

                                                     
Safety First!
                 Which must be adhered to for all involved in a group environment.

As I am able to now give my undivided attention in a private, in-home environment, this gives me the ability to address and work closely with you and your dog with the behavior issues, concerns that you are experiencing. Implementing and teaching you to work with your dog to become 'settled', civil while we are Training you and your dog the important cues for basic obedience while addressing the behavior problems. I will help you learn how to re-direct your dog while working with the behavior concerns you are experiencing your dog.

                   Making a negative environment become a positive working environment.
 
It starts here in the 5 week program BUT Does NOT end here. Remember the 5 weeks is the beginning and an introduction to the SUCCESSFUL Training of your dog (or puppy).

                                    It doesn't stop at the end of the 5 weeks.

   Persistence and consistency along with Repetition is key to 'training' your dog or puppy.

                                Important to remember that ALL dogs are different.

I encourage you to continue on after the 5 week program(s) in order to:

 
"Tweak it and Perfect it in order to Strengthen it by Maintaining it and when necessary * Reeee-fresh it!"     © 2009 – 2017.
 
 
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The following below will give details of the types of classes offered through K-10 Dog Training. 
(Remember to call or email to see which program fits your dog's needs and your goals you have for your dog.)
 
 
* Basic Obedience Classes consists of 3 different formats for the customers convenience:
 

1) FOUNDATION - Basic Obedience - 3 Week Group Class Series: 
           Perfect for Beginners and a Reee-fresher Course
             Cost for entire 3 week series at $110.00 per dog
          * Available for sale the K-10 Dog Training command book:
             consists of commands respectively to the curriculum listed below.
    Course consists of the following exercises:

  • Leadership skills + Leadership position

      Focus Exercises: 
               Getting the dog/puppy redirected back to you

  • Food Luring
  • Name response/recognition
  • Attention/Focus/Eye Contact
  • Touch
  • Release

     Standard Basic Commands: 

  • Sit and Sit-Stay
  • Heel
    Working with the following:
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
               Perfecting the above in all 3 classes of this series.

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  2) STANDARD Basic Obedience –  Continuation to the FOUNDATION of Basic Obedience: 
               2nd 3 week series @ discount of $85.00       
          * Available for sale the K-10 Dog Training command book:
             consists of commands respectively to the curriculum listed below.
 
     Course consists of the following exercises:
                Perfecting the following while introducing the remainder Standard Basic Commands:

  • Leadership skills + Leadership position

              Getting the dog/puppy redirected back to you

  • Food Luring
  • Name response/recognition Leadership skills + Leadership position
  • Attention/Focus/Eye Contact
  • Touch
  • Release

      Standard Basic Commands:

  • Sit
  • Come
  • Polite Greeting
  • Heel
  • Sit-Stay
  • Down
  • Down-Stay
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Leave it (with Take it)
  • Give
               As Always - Striving towards Canine Good Citizen

 
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3)  Basic Obedience full course:
 
         The 5 week Group Classes series: Cost is a total of $140.00
        * K-10 Dog Training command book:
              Full version will then be available for sale of $10.00/book  

 
    Course consists of the following exercises:  

  • Leadership skills + Leadership position

    Focus Exercises: 
                Getting the dog/puppy redirected back to you

  • Food Luring
  • Name response/recognition
  • Attention/Focus/Eye Contact
  • Touch
  • Release

   Standard Basic Commands:

  • Sit
  • Come
  • Polite Greeting
  • Heel
  • Sit-Stay
  • Down
  • Down-Stay
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Leave it (with Take it)
  • Give

                    Always Striving towards Canine Good Citizen
Requirements:   For the comfort and control of your dog.

  • 6 foot, web leash with a clasp appropriate to the size and breed of your dog.
  • Please No Flexi-leads (Retractable leashes)
  • All dogs need to have a collar appropriate to the size and breed of your dog. (Tags attached to the collar)
  • No chokers or pincher collars
  • Before any form of an Aggressive dog is allowed to participate, owner must talk to K-10 Dog Trainer. (An evaluation, please see Private Class information, is important to determine if it is appropriate and safe to allow into a Group Class.)  Honesty is the best policy.

  
  * Advanced Dog Obedience:   Course concentrates on

  •  "Leadership skills"
  •   ENHANCING all the basic obedience commands
  •   Adding distractions and off leash exercises
  •   With Intense work with the "FOCUS" exercises. 
  •   ALWAYS STRIVING TOWARDS CANINE GOOD CITIZEN WITH ALL DOGS      
  •   CGC Testing can begin: If and when the dog and their owner is ready,

 
COST:    3 payment options

            $140.00 for 6 weeks (When Paid @ Enrollment AND as a current basic obedience client)
                                         or
            $100.00 for 4 weeks (When Paid @ Enrollment AND as a current basic obedience client)
                                         or
             $ 35.00 Per class (Pay As You Go)

              Advanced Classes running continuously at the same time
                      (see Class Schedule for times and dates)
            
 Requirements:

  • All candidates must have completed a Basic Obedience Class,
  • 15 foot, web, long lead with appropriate clasp in relationship to size and breed of your dog.      

 NOTE:  No flexi-leads please. 
 
 
  * CANINE GOOD CITIZEN:  
                  TESTING:  FREE!!! as a K-10 student or new customer: cost is $35.00 to be tested

                    REQUIREMENT OUTLINE FOR CGC TESTING:
 
All Owners will take the:
          AKC CGC RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER’S PLEDGE®
          CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® OWNER’S COMMITMENT
                     TO RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP
 
THE CGC TEST consist of 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs.
          All of the exercises are done on a leash.
 
Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
 
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.
  
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.
 
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
The handler/dog team will take a short “walk” to show that the dog is in control while walking on a leash.
 
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.
 
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place
The dog will respond to the handler’s commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).
 
Test 7: Coming when called
The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.
 
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely around other dogs, two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet.
 
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane.
 
Test 10: Supervised separation
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes.
 
 
*  TRICKS:   Have fun and teach your dog tricks!

   Teach your pouch to: 

  1. Spin
  2. Roll-over
  3. Cover Your Eyes
  4. Pray
  5. Crawl
  6. Weave
  7. Balance with Catch
  8. Paws-up
  9. Back up
  10. Turn (180 degree)
  11. Push-ups
  12. Peek-a-boo
  13. Hug
  14. Shake Hands

     All these and more.
 
Preferably you have gone through the Basic Obedience with K-10 Dog Training in order to already having your dog obeying the Focus commands, a Sit, Stay, Down and working on a strong Come. We will spend the first class reviewing these commands in order to move forward with the other tricks listed above.
 
 
                                                                       
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                   CONTACT K-10 DOG TRAINING @ 302-236-2497 |  info@k10dogtraining.com