Discover Canine

Home School Program

Discover Canine’s Home School program is truly the gold class option. It is suitable for puppies, newly acquired dogs, adolescents who are becoming a handful or even an older dog whose training could use some fine tuning.

How does it work?

The Home School Program runs for 3 weeks.

There will be an initial meet and greet where we check that the Home School Program is suited to your dog and discuss your goals.

After that your dog will receive 15 individualised lessons in your own home.

For most of these lessons you don’t even need to be there. I’ll let you know when I’m arriving and when I’m leaving. I’ll also send you a daily update on what we worked on.

Once a week (usually a Friday) you get to be part of lessons. This is where you get to see the amazing things your dog has been learning. But most importantly it’s when you learn how to continue the training.

There will be a little bit of homework!

It doesn’t make sense for the learner to be training the learner.

Set you and your dog up for success by letting an expert teach him the skills he needs to be the sort of dog you want him to be and all in your own home.

It doesn’t make sense for the learner to be training the learner. It does make sense to let an expert teach your dog the skills he needs, before handing over the reins … well, actually the leash to you!

This system makes learning so much easier and less stressful for your dog as he is guided by an expert. Your learning is important too.

In this program you will be taught how to communicate with your dog and how to motivate him so he does what you ask, when you ask.

You’ll learn how dogs learn so you can keep building on what he has been taught after the program has finished.

What will my dog learn?

All dogs and their households are different, so the Home School Program can be tailored to suit your needs. Below are some of the things often covered in the Home School Program. The program is flexible, so if you’ve got something else in mind just ask.

  • Sit and drop
  • Walking nicely on a lead
  • Going to his bed (and staying there)
  • Play skills
  • Markers (how to tell your dog when he has done the right thing)
  • Handling
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Following a lure

What will I learn?

Your learning is just as important as your dog’s, you’ll be the one guiding him after he graduates from Home School. You’ll learn:

  • Effective communication though the use of markers
  • How to motivate your dog
  • How to play with your dog
  • How dogs learn so you can continue with his education.

What’s Included:

  • An initial meet and greet to establish what you would like to get out of the program.
  • 15 individualised lessons over 3 weeks. Four lessons per week with your dog and one lesson per week with you and your dog
  • A treat pouch
  • A long line
  • Handouts with instructions on how to continue the training
  • Phone and email support throughout the program and for 6 months after the completion of the program.

Enquire now

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