BasicThere are many reasons to take your dog through training classes, ranging from basic day-to-day good behavior to taking the first step toward becoming a Therapy Dog. Basic obedience training which would be 6 sessions include commands and behaviors you want your dog or puppy to learn, along with some basic behavior modification. There are many Other commands and behaviors to go over, but these are just a few examples.
Commands Include things such as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, etc.
Behaviors Include housebreaking, jumping, leash pulling, barking, etc.
At the completion of Advanced Obedience, I will give your dog or puppy the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. I have been an Evaluator for AKC for 10 years and I can prepare and certify your dog for this prestigious award.
Testing requirements and further information about AKC and their Canine Good Citizen (C.G.C) certification can be found at AKC Canine Good Citizen
At the conclusion of therapy training, you and your dog will be thoroughly prepared to test as a Therapy Dog Team for Therapy Dogs International (TDI). I have trained over 310 Therapy Teams in the Central Florida area. No other trainer or training facility has as much experience in this area as Greathouse Dog Training.
I currently have teams that have graduated who are actively volunteering at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Hospital, Westminster Towers, Give Kids The World, John Young Elementary School, Dr. Phillips Hospital, Access Charter School and many other facilities.
Training is a 7 step process where we will work in different locations in Orlando to get you and your dog accustomed to working around new and distracting environments and around children, medical equipment, the elderly, etc. Unlike many other companies that train for therapy work in Central Florida, I will have an evaluator come to Orlando to give you and your dog the test and be present throughout your testing experience.
Interested in therapy training ??, you and your dog must already know the commands sit, down, stay, come, heel and leave it. They must also be 1+ years old.
You can get all the testing details and learn about at Therapy Dogs International or you can contact me.
I'll teach your dog 15 tricks over the course of the 5 sessions and you can pick and choose which ones you want! I've got over 50 different tricks to choose from. You can also combine obedience and tricks into your own custom training experience.
Due to the nature of behavior training, there is no specific number of sessions. Each case is different and the program will be modified to individual needs.
It's important to note there is no behavior that cannot be overcome with the right training and dedication!