Start Right and build a great relationship with your dog

The next 'How Dogs Learn' seminars will be

Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm in Crescent Valley

Thursday, March 12 in Crescent Valley

Friday April 3 in Castlegar

Thursday, April 16 in  Crescent Valley

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 16 weeks, we STRONGLY recommend starting in Puppy Start Right which is designed to meet the needs of young puppies.

We teach you and your dog to work together and communicate.

We start with the basic foundations of attention and impulse control in dogs.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a dog that seemed to think 'I SHOULD be good'?  THAT is the goal of this course.

We teach you so that you and your dog will have a lifelong system of communication.

Then we move on to 'real obedience'.

What your dog will learn:

to say please
to control himself or herself
to pay attention to you

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 permission instead of grabbing things
a dog that will 'listen'

Start Right lessons may be taken in a linear fashion (same day and time for six weeks) or in a flexible modular fashion where you pick the days and times that work for you (Crescent Valley only). We recommend you come at least once a week.
Your Start Right Course includes:

Our "How Dogs Learn" seminar ($20 value) PLUS

10 Start Right lessons, that can be taken when you want--once a week or several times a week or a mixture, whatever works for YOU (flexible schedule only available in Crescent Valley)   $250 including tax

No waiting for the next 'session of classes' to start - classes are ongoing, join anytime.

ALL students must attend a How Dogs Learn seminar before beginning Start Right.

You will learn a bit about how animals learn and what 'training' is all about.

You have an opportunity to practice the mechanics of marker based training and to discover its fun!

Smiles and laughter are the hallmark of this two hour, one-time, people-only class. All family members are welcome to attend.

Seminars are scheduled on a regular basis.

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.

You can come to class just once a week, like a regular program or you can come more often, whatever fits your schedule and lifestyle. You work at your own pace within the group class of 4 people with lots of individual attention from an instructor.

We recommend that you come at least once a week for training consistency with your dog.

Graduates of Start Right are ready to participate in many our other classes.

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