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Basic Obedience

These are our most popular classes!  Please check back or email us info@dogevolve.com to be notified when we have classes scheduled in Oakland!

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Basic Obedience & MORE for your dog!  Because training is not just for puppies! Learn the latest training techniques, tips, and tools for faster, more consistent obedience.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Getting your dog’s attention & listening the first time
  • Impulse control (asking permission from owner)
  • How to behave when your dog misbehaves
  • Pulling and leash manners
  • Home Manners: preventing chewing, barking & digging, doorbells
  • Reading & Interpreting Canine Body Language

OBEDIENCE COMMANDS:

  • Sit & Down
  • Go To Your Bed & Stay
  • Wait
  • Leave-it & Let’s Go
  • No!
  • Drop! (toys or stolen items)

SMALL WONDERS

Basic Obedience tailored for your smaller dog.  Small changes can make a big difference in how you train your little dog. Small dogs are smart, fun and clever, but they can be BIG PROBLEMS. Get the latest dog training methods that work.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Getting your dog’s attention
  • Teaching your dog to listen without bending over all the time
  • Techniques for shy/fearful dogs
  • How to behave when your dog misbehaves
  • Reading Body Language

OBEDIENCE COMMANDS:

  • Sit & Down
  • Wait & Stay
  • Up & Off
  • Leave-it & Let’s Go

COME!

Keep your dog safe & enjoy off-leash parks.  This 3-week class will teach you how to build a reliable recall. For safety, every dog should come when called! Things will go faster if you have taken a class with DogEvolve before, but this class is designed for dogs of most of any age or ability. Bring your newly adopted dogs, your adolescent pup, or your older dog to a class for the first time.

Perfect recall takes practice, but the right techniques and a tools are a must for success.  Don’t hack at a safety command on your own; get professional help. DogEvolve’s professional trainers will make your dog’s training happen faster than you dreamed possible.

This is primarily an indoor class, with some outdoor park exercises.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:

  • 4-6ft. leash for class
  • 30′ leash with harness for homework (or access to a fenced dog park)
  • Whistle (optional)

LEASH MONSTERS

Is the worst part of your day walking your dog?  Has your dog starting bucking, barking, lunging and growling at other dogs on walks? Are you sick of hearing your dog walker say the dog plays great at the park?  DogEvolve knows the type; your dog likes other dogs, but behaves like a Leash Monster on the sidewalk, or in the car. Our certified dog training instructors can help!

This is a 4-week rehabilitation class for your dog. Come learn about what causes leash aggression & how to stop it. This is a science-based applied animal behavior class. Our instructors use Desensitization & Counter-Conditioning methods to treat Leash Monsters.  Aggression stems from fear; we do not need to add to your dog’s paranoia. This is NOT a class on how to scare, intimidate, or hurt your dog. We focus on re-conditioning your dog to feel (and therefore act) better around other dogs.

Sign-up NOW & start enjoying walks with your dog again!!

STOP IT!  NO!  OFF!

Reward-Based Punishment -It works! …and it won’t hurt or scare your dog.  Tired of repeating yourself? ”Off! Off! Off!” Learn how to eliminate unwanted behaviors like JUMPING, STEALING, DIGGING, and MORE.  This class will teach you how to    effectively and humanely eliminate naughty behaviors. Reward-based trainers do ”punish” naughty behaviors, we just do it better! You don’t have to hit, choke, roll, shock, or scare your dog to teach them to stop doing things you don’t like!

 **Punishment is a scientific term that refers to something that made behavior go down in frequency

QUIET!

You’ve probably figured out that screaming ”SHUT-UP!” is only a temporary solution at best. Perhaps it doesn’t work at all. Bark collars similarly fail to be effective, or their side-effects cause bigger problems.  The solution: Teach your dog a COMMAND: ”Quiet!”

This workshop is for dogs that Alert Bark & Demand Bark.
If you aren’t sure why your dog is barking, contact us and we’ll help you determine if this class is for you. If you already know your dog is barking for another reason, please fill out the Private Training Request.

TYPICAL REASONS FOR BARKING:

  • Frustration -Dog can see it (out the window), but can’t get to it
  • Fear -Dog is afraid and trying to create space (go away!)
  • Boredom -Dog is alone, under-exercised, not mentally stimulated
  • Anxiety -Dog is not comfortable being left alone (Separation Anxiety)
  • Demand -Dog is excited (often accidentally rewarded by giving in so dog will be quiet)
  • Alert -Dog hears something (4,000 yrs of selecting for dogs that do this well)