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Training

Dogs thrive on having structure and rules in their lives. If you dont give them rules, they tend to make their own. Our training provides this much needed structure. It can help overly exuberant dogs learn to be calmer and give shy dogs greater confidence. While there are many ways to train a dog, we feel that using positive reinforcement, with an emphasis on verbal praise and encouragement. This can be accomplished by replacing bad habits with desirable behaviors.

Basic

There 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.

 

Advanced Obedience

Whether you have a new puppy, or a mature dog, you can learn how to establish a working relationship with your dog and how to achieve your goals. Advanced obedience training includes more challenging commands, such as heel, stop, manners etc. Additionally you and your dog work on expanding known commands to include increased distance and higher level distractions and put an emphasis on manners. Manners would be greeting people or other dogs without jumping or barking and leash walking nicely.

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

Therapy Training

Therapy work is a very rewarding experience for you, your dog and the community. Therapy dogs enrich people's lives, while giving you and your dog unique experiences. It's a great way to keep them active out in the community for years and years.
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.

Tricks

The Really FUN STUFF. I offer a unique 5 week course where I work with you and your dog or puppy in your home, teaching a wide variety of tricks (some from your favorite movies and TV shows!) These tricks range from simple concepts like "shake" to more complex tricks like getting a specific item from the fridge and bringing it to you. Of course, there are many tricks in between!
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.

Dog Behaviors

Let’s say your dog is great around the house, but displays behavior problems when you're out walking, such as barking at other dogs or people, fear of loud noises or vehicles, chasing squirrels or other animals, aggression, etc... I can help you and your dog work through these problems with training sessions geared toward these specific issues or others out in the environment where they occur.
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!




20 May

Mark your calendars for Pints 4 Paws!
from 11am to 2pm on May 20, 2017
at PaddyWagon Irish Pub in Orlando, FL
407-694-9803 or DPCitrusRotary@gmail.com for more information

11 Nov

DogFest Walk 'N Roll Orlando
held from 9am to 2pm Admission is FREE; fundraising encouraged. Bring Your Pet and get ready to have a tail-waggin' good time!

Meet ups

Dog Walk 'N Wine Orlando
held randomly just meetup and have fun Free Admission, Bring Your Pet! and meet someone cool