A.A. in Dogology
A.A. in Dogology is our foundation adult dog obedience course, available to all dogs starting out at the University of Doglando. It teaches communication between you and your dog, and teaches basic commands with increasing levels of Distance, Duration and Distraction. Even if your dog already knows the basics, this course will reinforce and advance those techniques to the next level.
Duration: 6 Weeks
Week 1 : Orientation – Humans Only – Our Orientation is “humans only” because we want to ensure we have your full attention. We will discuss the hows and whys of training so that you have a better understanding of your relationship with your dog.
Week 2 – 6 Training Classes
In our training classes we will touch on many foundation commands that you will use for the life of your dog.
Each class is a little different, as we tailor our content based on the dogs in class, the handlers, and the two of you as a team.
- Loose Leash Walking – using your body cues to move in the different directions indicated by your shift in position (left and right), and “auto sit” when you come to a stop.
- Sit and Down, with a built in Stay
- Heel and Front Positions
- Name Recognition
- Engagement Games
We do not teach “Stay” as a command; instead, we teach our dogs to remain in a “sit” or “down” until we release them. Same concept, with less words.
In addition to the basics, we also teach commands like Drop it, Leave it, Target, Bed, and Crate.
Once your dog learns the basics we begin increasing the 3D’s, Distance, Duration, and Distraction. We will go outside to train and take in all the real life distractions we can to begin generalizing these behaviors. We want your dog to be able to perform these skills not just at our facility, but anywhere they go. We want to give you and your dog the confidence in each other, and as a team, to be able to go out into the world. We teach the practical application of each of our commands so that you know how to tailor them to your lifestyle and needs.
If you have any questions about our courses or methods of training, or would like to inquire about classes that are currently enrolling, contact us and one of our campus coaches will be happy to get back to you!