Though television audiences remember Lassie for saving distressed children from wells, her handlers remember her for being a regular dog who didn’t know that she was famous. Keep your dog humble with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a two-hour dog training consultation at a home or a park of your choice (a $100 value)
- $200 for a two-hour consultation and four obedience sessions, to be held twice a week, at a home or a park of your choice (a $425 value)
- $85 for a two-hour consultation and one obedience session at a home or a park of your choice (a $190 value)
During consultations, trainers work one-on-one with clients and their dogs to develop a personalized training program that addresses specific goals. Dog owners leave the session with a personalized binder filled with their dog’s breed characteristics, along with handouts and a training outline. Obedience sessions use only positive-reinforcement techniques to correct unwanted behavior, such as barking at strangers or referring to you by your first name. Dog's Life Training recommends involving as many family members as possible so they can establish leadership positions, and avoid becoming the dog’s undersecretary of bone location.
Dog's Life Training
A graduate of Animal Behavior College's Dog Training Program, Lexi Johnson knows that dog training is as much about teaching the human as it is the pet. The Dog's Life Training gets to know each dog owner during in-depth chats to help them understand what actions most effectively quash their canine’s behavioral issues. Next, Ms. Johnson thoroughly evaluates the dog, takes breed-specific issues into account, and creates a customized training program accessible to dogs of all reading levels.
Unlike aversive methods, all of Ms. Johnson's programs center around positive reinforcement that rewards good behavior with crunchy treats. Every family member gets a chance to jump in, establishing a clear leadership role and eliminating undesirable behaviors such as barking, biting, or performing Shakespearean sonnets with swear words added. Ms. Johnson, with occasional assistance from assistant trainer Travis, works with clients at public parks or in their own homes, which she encourages as it creates a familiar, effective training environment for the pooch.