Updated: Mar 4
I am really excited to introduce a new service called Drop and Train. I know how hard it is to stay disciplined, find the time, and understand how to challenge your dog in order to get to that next level of a particular command.
What is Drop and Train:
Drop and Train is a thirty minute training session performed by me, Jennifer. I work on one behavior that you want to see progress. I offer the consistency and the knowledge of how to challenge your dog in order to see them take a command to the next level.
As the dog owner, you know where your dog struggles and where he excels. Those challenging behaviors like leash walking, entrances and recall (come) require consistency when training so it is clear to the dog what behavior is expected. The best thing you can do is spend a dedicated amount of time doing the same thing over and over again.
How it works:
Sign up online - They are currently offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at my house in North Framingham
Drop off your dog - Sessions are 45 minutes long and the owner does not need to stay
Pick up your dog - You will get a detailed report emailed to you within a few days. I am hoping for videos, pictures and explanations so you feel confident picking up where I leave off.
Drop and Train is offered to all dog owners including current and former clients. I will use "yes" as a marker to communicate your dog has done something good, something that I asked for, and something that rewards him with a treat.
It is important to keep training at home, doing the things you've learned during your training sessions. I am offering an alternative to you practicing that day or that week so you don't go too long without practicing. In order to see progress, you need to consistently practice but I know that sometimes life gets in the way or you don't always know what to do to get to the next level of training, so I am offering you a way for your dog to get the practice he needs.
Here are a few examples of Drop and Train clients:
A dog owner had their dog escape a few times and it took hours to capture the dog again.
I worked on collar handling because he was scared of people handling him while the leash came on and off.
I worked on control once the leash came off because when the leash comes off he acts more fearful and less responsive.
I worked on name recognition and come from varying distances, with the leash on and off.
A dog is reactive walking by other dogs
We are doing a few sessions of walking by a dog in a controlled environment. We are working on decreasing the distance from the control dog and seeing no reaction from the dog walking.
Some more examples of behaviors:
- Advancing luring commands such as down, off, place
- Intermediate commands like leave it and stay
- Leash walking
- Increasing the distance and distractions for recall (come)
- Challenging scenarios that don't happen often such as entrances or walking by other dogs
- Confidence building
- And so many more!
If there is a behavior that is bugging you or if you want to do more with your dog and you just can't find the time, reach out and start the conversation about dropping your dog off for some dedicated training time.
I hope you are excited about the new service and I can't wait to see some familiar faces!