Start right, have FUN, and build a great relationship with your dog
If your new dog or new puppy has had its second set of vaccinations, this is the place to start. However, if your puppy is under 5 months, we STRONGLY recommend starting in Puppy FUNdamentals which is designed to meet the social and emotional needs of puppies.
We teach you and your dog to work together and communicate.
We start with the basic foundations of attention, calm and focus. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dog that watched you and stayed close, even in distraction? THAT is the goal of this course.
We teach you so that you and your dog will have a lifelong system of communication.
Your dog CAN LEARN to disengage from distractions.
What your dog will learn:
- to stay close to you
to control himself or herself
to disengage from dogs/people/squirrels (!!!)
- to come when called and walk on leash
Wouldn’t it be nice to have:
a dog that will chill while you eat dinner or visit with a friend
a dog that will come the first time, everytime
a dog that will walk WITH you
a dog that will ask instead of grabbing things
a dog that will ‘listen’
Lifeskill FUNdamentals is offered both LIVE online and in person, for 6 weeks
Live online and in person classes have a maximum of 3 students and have access to our extensive video library
What will your pup learn in Lifeskill FUNdamentals?
- Boundary Games
- Orienting to you when there are distractions
- Disengaging from distractions
- Learning to be calm (and learning to be excited and then calm)
- Creating focus and attention on you
- Loose leash walking
- Lifeskill handling for nails, etc
Taught through fun games inspired by Absolute Dogs.
“Our pup now lies on a mat while we eat dinner and we are teaching her to stay on her mat when people come to visit. The Love 2 Play instructor showed us how to teach her in a step by step way that was easy for her to understand and for us to follow. Great training! Thanks Love 2 Play!”
We want you to have a dog that has self control, wants to pay attention to you, and responds to you. And we want you to learn to create behaviours you want. Our goal is for you to be able to teach your dog whatever you want in the future.
Graduates of Lifeskill FUNdamentals are ready to participate in many our other classes.