Where to begin?
My goal for all DogWorks students is to enjoy off leash living with their dog. This is best achieved by starting with a Private Training Package or booking a spot in Training Camp. While attending a large group class in a park may seem like a way to save money it is not going to get you the results you desire. Instead I will create a custom program that we will move though at your speed. Your dog will be able to learn in a enviorment where we can control distraction. You will have my total attention and get feed back in the moment as to what you are doing right and what needs work. Don’t settle for mediocre training! Instead get started today with a program that produces results. Training in avabile for dog starting at 8 weeks old.
Once your dog has finished Private Training or a Training Camp you may sign up for Family Dog Obedience. All classes have a maximum of 6 dog to ensure personal attention. You will not find a group class on the central coast that will give you this much personal time and attention. Since all the dogs in the class will have been though training already we are able to work on advanced behaviors. The main goal of this class to have you dog stay focused on you and be calm around lots of distraction and real world situations. Dogs playing with toys, BBQ settings, gates getting left open, overly excited people greeting your dog, calling your dog away from a dog they are playing with, calling your dog away from someone that is petting or feeding them and more.
Join a NoseWork Class today and get started in the fastest growing sport in the dog world. Using the same methods that are used to train narcotic detection dogs we will teach your dog to sniff out q-tips scented with essential oils. This is the mental stimulation that is lacking in your dog’s life as a pet. This allows you to exercise your dog regardless of the weather or how you are feeling. Many owners go on to compete in NoseWork competitions.
Join A Rally-O Class today and get started in a fun sport with a focus on team work. Learn advanced obedience commands and keep your dog thinking. Each session include fun inter class challenges to keep you on your toes!
CommunicationBehavioral Science has taught us that in order for a dog to understand why they were rewarded/corrected it needs to occur within 1-2 seconds of their behavior. Failure to bridge the gap between behavior and reward/correction causes stress for the dog and inhibits the learning process. Owners are often left with a dog that will only listen when they have food in hand, will only hold positions for a moment, and that do not understand verbal commands. My training system includes proven science based communication system that will let you dog know exactly what you like and don’t like. Cut learning time in half and watch your dog learn to love training,
MotavationMotivation is at the core of every decision our dogs make. Does your dog listen ok at home but blow you off at the park, when another dog is in sight, or when guest come over? If so then your dogs motivation is out of balance. They are telling you that they rather interact with things in the environment than you. Many training system skip right over motivation. They start by jumping into training and trying to teach behaviors. That results in unfair corrections to the dog. In my training system we start by maximizing your dog motivation to work for you. Training them becomes not only fun for the dog and owner but much more effective. Your dog will start to drive and push you to do a training session with them. Giving you focus even in the presents of other dogs playing, joggers, wildlife, when they are off leash, and when guest arrive in your home. You will learn how to select the most motivating reward, how to change the way you give your dog rewards to increase motivation, and how to make training part of every day interactions to increase your reps.
LeadershipLeadership in modern dog trainer has nothing to do with dominating your dog or “alpha rolling” them. Learn to how to gain the respect of your dog while also building trust, confidence, and a great relationship with them. Leadership is also about setting your dog up for success. This includes not putting them in situations they are not ready for, not allowing people to interact with them that will undo your training plan, and sticking to your training plan to the end. I will show you simple things to add into your everyday life that will become second nature for you and help keep you on track with leadership.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone should feel comfortable with their training program. I have laid out the core concepts of my training system here on the website. Some people want more than that. They want to know exactly what we will be doing in each session. I do no offer cookie cutter dog training that drags a dog though a pre set system. All my programs are custom made for you and your dog. We will go though the steps at a pace that is appropriate for both of you. Here I am going to address some of the common questions I get that apply to all situations. If after checking out the website you still have questions please book a consultation here. I can meet you and your dog and then give you a overview of what we will be doing in private training or training camp.
What kind of dogs do you work with?
How much time will training take each week?
If you want to sign up for private training you will need to work with your dog 5-6 days a week and be able to take your dog to at least 4 different locations a week. While it is dog dependent you should plain at least 3 obedience training session each day. They will be 5-10 mins each. Dogs learn the best with shorter sessions done often each day. You will be working on Social Manners in most interactions you have with your dog but it will not feel like training. Remember that your dog is learning with every interaction they have with you! If you don’t think you will have time then Training Camp is the perfect option for you. When your dog comes home you will just have to maintain the training your dog has.
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Last weekend we were in a pretty bad car accident on 101 at 3:30 am. A driver in a car fell asleep and hit us
totaling out our 1 ton dually pickup and our enclosed trailer. Rico was in the back seat thankfully. We all walked away
with no injuries. Rico was totally shaken up but was so well behaved as he sat with us on the side of the road for 2 hours
and then layed on the floor in a Mcdonalds for 4 hours until we could rent a car to come home. All the highway patrol officers were saying what a great dog Rico was. It’s a time like that that I thank god I came to you and did the extra work to make him such a great dog.
Thanks for all you do!
Marina and I wanted to express our greatest thanks for all of the had work you spent with us and Karlie. We wanted to give you a quick update as to how things are going.
The backpacking trip was a huge success. Even on a wide trial or in a open camp Karlie was right with us. Also, we worked on using the command “back” for her to walk between myself and Marina when we wanted to contain her speed down the trail.
Additionally, yesterday Marina took the dog out for the first time when she went riding on her horse. Marina said she needs to be a bit more horse aware (she doesn’t understand that the horse could kick her), but on a bigger note she didn’t wander away even when there were distractions of atv’s, other horses, and walkers!
At home, since the backpacking trip, she really enjoys staying close and when she does wander a little she comes back when called every time.
Anyway we look forward to working with her more and more and look forward to what additional training programs we will attempt. Also we can’t speak highly enough of your skill and abilities. We tell everyone proudly about you and give high recommendations whenever we can.Evan & Marina with Karlie