Training Programs

All Lockwood Canine Training Center Programs — In-Kennel (doggie boot camp or puppy pre-school), Private In-Home Lessons, and Group Class are taught using the most modern scientific training techniques. All training is done in a manner that will give you the greatest chance at gaining reliable off-leash control of your dog.

I believe your dog must master the following skills in order to lead a full life and be the best companion to you. All Lockwood Canine Training Center programs teach your dog:

  • Loose leash walking past distractions
  • Down-stay around distractions
  • Come away from a distraction
  • Sit and wait to be invited through doorways
  • Have good manners around people and other dogs
  • Respect your house, your belongings and you!
  • Learn several creative ways to exercise mind and body every day

 

Loose leash walking past distractions
 

Down-stay around distractions
 

Come away from a distraction
 

Come away from a distraction
 

Sit and wait to be invited through doorways
 

Have good manners around people
 

Have good manners around other dogs
 

Respect your house, your belongings and you!
 

Learn several creative ways to exercise mind and body every day
 

 

To ensure the best training results, I recommend that the program you select be tailored specifically to you and your dog. I take into consideration your dog’s age, breed, health, energy level, motivations and past experiences before any training begins. I also keep your budget and lifestyle in mind to ensure that you and your dog receive the most from the training program you choose!

In-Kennel — Doggie Boot-Camp

Some people find it easier to reinforce what I teach their dog rather than teaching their dog the lessons themselves. This training is done at Lockwood Canine Training Center where I have an entire house designed to train your dog in a real-life setting. This will help your dog become used to being obedient in home environments.

I use very well trained rescue dogs that board at my facility and my dog-loving employees to teach your dog to be obedient around realistic distractions. As soon as your dog is ready, they are taken on “field trips” to ensure that they learn to be obedient in a variety of real-life environments and situations.

Before I return your dog to you, a video of your dog performing all the skills they learned in “Doggie Boot-Camp” will be provided to you on DVD. To complete the training, I provide you and your family with a lesson on the proper way to maintain the good behaviors your dog learned during their stay at Lockwood Canine Training Center.

After your dog has been home with you for a week or so, a follow-up lesson will be provided to ensure that all the new good behaviors are maintained for the life of your dog.

 

Real Life Setting
 

Field Trips
 

Provide you and your family with a lesson
 

 

In-Kennel — Puppy Pre-School

Puppies can also benefit from In-Kennel training with an intensive 10 day program. This program introduces puppies less than 4 months of age to the following things:

  • Socialization —Environment, People and Dogs
  • Development of housebreaking schedule
  • Attraction to appropriate chew toys
  • Attraction to proper play toys
  • Development of proper exercise routine
  • Introduction to basic obedience — Loose leash walking with sit, Come, Down-Stay on Stationing Mat, Greeting Routine and Crate Training
  • Deterring common puppy problems like mouthing, chewing, barking/whining for attention, and jumping

 

Socialization —Environment, People and Dogs
 

Development of housebreaking schedule
 

Attraction to appropriate chew toys
 

Attraction to proper play toys
 

Development of proper exercise routine
 

Introduction to basic obedience — Loose leash walking with sit, Come, Down-Stay on Stationing Mat, Greeting Routine and Crate Training
 

Deterring common puppy problems like mouthing, chewing, barking/whining for attention, and jumping
 

 

Before I return your puppy to you, a video of them performing all the skills they learned in “Puppy Pre-school” will be provided to you on DVD. I also will provide you with a detailed daily schedule for housebreaking, feeding and other daily activities that are age-appropriate for your puppy. As with training programs for adult dogs, you and your family will receive a lesson to teach you how to continue to raise the best puppy possible. Several follow-up lessons are recommended to ensure that the appropriate adjustments are made as the puppy matures.

In-Kennel — Behavior Modification

I also offer behavior modification training using proven scientific techniques. I offer veterinarian approved programs for dogs with dog and/or human aggression, separation anxiety, barking and/or destructive behaviors like chewing and digging.

In-Kennel — Off-Leash Obedience

While all of my training is performed using techniques that make the easiest transition to eventual off-leash control, some dogs require additional help.

If your dog has already learned that he can ignore you when he is off his leash, it will require extra effort to correct the unwanted behavior.

 

Off-Leash Obedience
 

 

In-Home Lessons

I come to your home and work with you and your dog where I can teach your dog new skills while you watch and learn. I make certain you understand how to teach your dog using techniques that will allow you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

I will provide you with written instructions that will guide you through the process step-by-step until your next lesson. I will also provide you with a DVD illustrating the techniques I taught during your lesson to use as a reference guide between lessons.

I do offer behavior modification and off-leash training through my in-home lessons as well. However, there are some situations when your dog's behavior modification issues or off-leash training would be more effectively addressed with an in-kennel program.

 

In-Home Lessons
 

 

Group Class

Group Class is a great place to experience handling your dog around distractions. Dogs that graduate from In-Kennel Doggie Boot-Camp are allowed to attend my Group Classes at no additional charge. Group Class teaches basic on-leash handling skills with an emphasis on teaching your dog to remain calm and under control when around people and other dogs.

 

Group Class