Manners is our unique approach that taking the language leant during obedience and put it into everyday life. We teach the dog to respect their owners and allow you to shape your dog’s undesirable behaviors to good manners. Our major manners addressed is having dogs wait at an open door until they have a command to go through, but can be adopted to many different problems. Such as jumping up, barging though doors, stealing food, inappropriately greeting other animals or humans and more.
Unlike many other training method we do not just mask the problem with having the dog busy doing something else, like give the dog a treat to stop them jumping on the visitors. Instead we address the problem and fix it. So the dog just doesn’t jump on people no matter who it is or what they have or are doing.
Manners is the most important aspect of our training because let’s face it we only ever use obedience five percent of the time the rest the time we need our dogs to be well behaved.
THE MANNER COMMANDS
Boundaries - This is when a door or gate can be left open and the dog must not go though them until asked. It can also be set as a line on the ground or between two pillars and the dog must not past that point. Boundaries can be used internally keeping dogs out of rooms you don’t want them in or for external entries. It can also be applied to beds or couches. Meaning the dog is only allow in or on when invited.
Jumping - This is when we teach the dog no matter what we have or are doing the dog is not allowed to jump up.
Food or toys - This is teaching the dog that they can only have the food or toy when invited to. Meaning the treat or toy on your knee and the dog is not allowed to touch the item. The dog must learn that they will only be allowed it when invited.
Correct Socialization - This is where we teach the dog to greet animals and humans appropriately. Meaning the dog shouldn’t be putting its noes in inappropriate places on visitors. The dog also will learn to not bounding up to a new animal and getting there face. We also teach more shy dogs to not fear the person or other animal.
This is where we address any bad behaviors the animal may have and set them right. Some behaviors may take more than the standard four lessons. We can address but are not limited to,
Barking, Aggression, nipping, rounding up, stalking, biting, growling or lunging.