Judy Anderson's Dog Training Services

 

-LET’S GET STARTED-

ONE PRIVATE LESSON/BEHAVIOR EVALUATION AND CONSULTATION/ (APPROXIMATELY 1-2 HOURS):

Behavior consultation with you and your dog to see how things are working and discuss what training you need or what program might be right for you. It is possible, we work on some issues that you are having in the one session. This could be all you need or we might use this as the gateway into a scheduled program. If that’s the case, the one-time session will be included in a packaged price.

Important note: Training equipment is essential in my training. The equipment can vary, with what we are working on, but to start I would like the client to have a flat collar and 4 to 6 foot walking leash. 

$100 per session (training equipment, minus a walking leash and flat collar is included).

-CORE PROGRAMS-

LEASH HANDLING: (Puppies and Dogs)

Does your dog walk you instead of the other way around? Bad experiences walking your dog? I think I can help. My plan with Boise Dog Training LLC is to focus on energy between you and your dog, as well as, utilizing the benefits of controlling the environment and resources around us for a fair and simple approach to walking your dog on leash.  Included in this program is a 3 Step process. A minimum of 5 training sessions (determination of how many is needed based on my progress with your dog), which include me beginning the process of working with your dog directly. The first training sessions would be introducing your dog to the training equipment and concept of walking calmly together. The subsequent training sessions will be introducing you to working with your dog on the plan. Then at least two follow up sessions with structured walks (approximately ½ hour to 1 hour). Also included is a refresher session (if needed) to be completed within 6 months to a year (up to you) Price: $260.

 

FULL CIRCLE TRAINING: (Puppies and Dogs)

Let’s work on relationship and respect for each other. We begin with a program that is a little different than typical obedience commands. This program starts with the focus on how dogs think, communicate and learn. Similar to the LEASH HANDLING program at the beginning, but it includes additional training in your home and generalizing the training in areas of your choosing. It’s all about relationship building, and communication using a 5 step principal and other effective communication techniques and tips. During this phase we also address manners in the home or other concerns you are having. We don’t move forward until we get the foundation down first. After that, we introduce the traditional obedience commands and expectations for your pooch to follow those commands. The commands of sit-stay, down-stay, heeling and come when called.

What to expect: During the first week (we might have a few short sessions, back to back) I work with your dog on introduction to equipment. Then you and I begin the foundation work of moving forward with calm energy and functioning as a pack; both inside and outside the home. There is a minimum of 8 sessions with training and structured activities once a week. Again, our focus is introduction to equipment, relationship building and then the latter part of the training is your dog understanding verbal commands. This program does address behavior problems with an overall view of the dog learning what is expected and the human and dog learning how to live together as a pack.

Also included is a refresher session (if needed) to be completed within 6 months to a year (up to you). Price: $500.  

 

ADVANCED BEHAVIOR CONSULTATION AND TRAINING:Boise Dog Training

I would highly recommend The Full Circle Training program. Most behavior problems can be addressed with the above training and additional time working on the program.  However, through consultation there maybe recommendations to consult with a Veterinarian or try additional methods. Bottom line, let’s get together to determine a program to address the behavior problems with proven effective training methods. Price: TBD.

 

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB CANINE GOOD CITIZEN: (3 or more requests for a class)

The AKC’S Canine Good Citizen (CGC) was started in 1989. The program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

  • CGC obedience start to finish and testing (up to 16 weeks). TBD
  • Intermediate obedience start level CGC and testing (my dog has some training with obedience commands) (8 WEEKS).TBD

 

PACK WALKING (based on three or more clients requesting the class):

Interactive opportunity for human to practice walking with dog along other pack walkers and their dog. Class is facilitated by Boise Dog Training LLC. On leash program. Prerequisite: LEASH HANDLING.
Note: Other client dogs are needed, so this is a class designed with other clients involved.   

 

TRAINING INFORMATION:

For any training to be effective, it is important that the human recognize, success is greatly based on their own involvement and continued commitment to working with their pooch on training methods and teaching their dog what is expected. As mentioned, the success will vary, but in addition to working with a trainer, it is recommended for the client to work with their dog on their own, minimally once a day, for 15 minutes.
It is noted, that if additional training times are requested, but the client doesn’t want to be in a program, the hourly rate will be $80 per session (shorter sessions and pricing are available).  

 

-NOSE WORK-

 

Dog Nosework BoiseINTRO TO NOSEWORK-THE BUILDING BLOCKS: 6 weeks; once a week

This 6-week course will introduce you and your dog to this exciting and fun detection-style sport. This course is designed to allow your dog to work at using his/her basic scenting instincts. This is done by using the dog’s curiosity and desire to hunt for what they love the most, toys or food.  It’s a great way for you and your dog to have fun, and for your pooch to build confidence, exercise in a small place, while stimulating and exhausting that that canine brain!

Requirement: Yummy treats, treat bag (I will some too), a flat collar or pulling harness (nothing correction based) and a leash (preferably 6-10 feet). Costs: $100.00, plus the cost of the facility.

New class starting May 21, 2019. Click here for more information

INTRO TO ODOR: 6 weeks; once a weekBoise Dog Training

This 6-week course is geared to those students that have successfully completed the intro to nose work course. In this class, the odor birch will be introduced and paired with food or toys to prepare your dog to search independently for odor and to compete in canine nose work. Additionally, the searches expand in difficulty, which include outdoor and vehicle searches.

 

ADVANCED CLASSES: 6 weeks; once a week

These classes will be based on expanding the difficulty of searches and dogs targeting all three odors of birch, anise and close. These classes will also include all four search areas used in NACSW competition, which are boxes, interior and exterior searches, as well as, vehicle searches.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CLASSES-

Judy Anderson, Boise Dog Training LLC

Associate Canine Nose work Instructor

Phone: (541)-280-3890

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE NOSE WORK-

WWW. NACSW.NET

Want to do something fun with your dog? Want to be a part of a dog sport that allows every kind of dog to participate? Then consider canine nose work.  Boise Dog Training LLC will be hosting six week courses in the dog sport or game of scent detection for companion dogs. This sport is great for any companion dog. It’s an easy to learn activity which builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

WHAT IS NOSE WORK?

The K9 Nose Work class concept and sport was created to provide an opportunity for the companion and sport dog to have an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities and was inspired by the model of working detection dogs. The terms nose work, fun nose work, scent work, search work are all commonly used references to describe any activity where the dog is using its nose to locate a target scent or odor. Tracking, one of the most widely known scenting disciplines is another great outlet for nose work, but often people are limited by access to tracking areas. K9 Nose work can be done anywhere, anytime; thus a new sport for dogs living in any setting became available.

K9 Nose Work classes use many foundational techniques of detection but they were not developed or intended as a foundation program for any kind of professional detection (SAR, narcotics, explosives, cadaver, etc.)The purpose of a K9 Nose work class is to engage the dog in the game of nose work and to teach the handler how to read their dog and build a team relationship all while having fun. Nose Work is a great skill to develop in the dog that can build the dog’s confidence, reduce environmental sensitivity and provide mental and physical exercise through teamwork with their handler. Ultimately what we are building in the dog is:

  • A desire to search for something we want them to find.
  • A willingness to search for it when we want them to.
  • An ability to communicate to us that they have found it, knowing that there is a great reward at the end of that search.

The focus of the classes should always be, first and foremost, fun for the dog and fun for the handler. K9 Nose Work classes have been constructed in a way that opens the activity to all dogs and handlers at all levels, from top-level sport competitor to recent shelter rescues. For those who want to pursue a more intensive side of Nose Work, the NACSW offers titling trials in competitive K9 Nose Work.

 

 

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