DOG BEHAVIOR TRAINING

It's hard to find someone who doesn't love having a dog as part of their family... even when the little fur monster isn't the best behaved which can make your life an absolute misery at times (it's ok to admit that). With that said though it doesn't have to be like that so why continue with the stress, madness and chaos when your dog could be much more easily managed. Some of the most common 'bad behaviors' that clients come to us with are:

Leash aggression

hyperactive outbursts of excitement

Going potty indoors

Non-responsive to their name & commands

Separation anxiety

Attacking other dogs or people

At CORE Dog Training & Boarding we want to help as many behaviorally challenged dogs from being rehomed, abandoned or euthanized by molding them into well balanced, happy members of your family. We do this via our 2 week minimum board & train programs which can be tailored to suit a variety of different dog breeds, sizes, and behaviors. Click one of the below links to see a few past clients pups:

BOARD & TRAINING for DOGS from $2,450

During their minimum 2 week stay with us, we will open a line of communication with your dog using scientifically proven methods (LIMA Principle) to help shape their behavior through positive reinforcement. We want your dogs to be eager and happy to look to you for behavioral cues and listen to your commands when they feel threatened or become overwhelmed by distractions.

 

"LIMA describes a trainer or behavior consultant who uses the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy out of a set of humane and effective tactics likely to succeed in achieving a training or behavior change objective." 

We NEVER use shock collars, prong collars, "alpha dog" tactics or any other form of negative reinforcement to 'simulate' good behavior in your dog. These techniques would ultimately run the risk of causing behavioral issues in the future. 

INCLUDED AS STANDARD

Regardless of your dog's specific requirements and behavioral issues, we offer the below services as standard on all of our 2 week minimum Board & Train programs.

FREE*

PICK-UP &

DROP-OFF

SERVICE

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Area

HOMELY COMFORTS

They will enjoy the food you provide & sleep in

the comfort of

our home.

WALKS &

PLAY TIME

They will have lots of

space to play, daily walks and human on hand 24/7.

TRAINING PROGRESS VIDEOS & PICTURES

BATH TIMES

We will bath all dogs before they return home. We can also work with your mobile groomers too.

EXIT

SESSIONS

We will train you & your family to ensure their training holds.

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN

In addition to the below behaviors and commands, we will gladly address any additional behaviors raised with us prior to your dog's training commencing. Our 2 week minimum Board & Train program will also prepare your pup for the good canine citizen test and/or the emotional support dog certification should you want to go down that route.

HEEL 

Your dog will walk by you with the leash loose but short. If you speed up, slow down or change direction they will too without you pulling on the leash. If you stop, they will sit automatically. This is a great tool for controlling your dogs around distractions.

STAY

This will reassure an anxious dog that it's OK to stay put because you will be back soon or are watching over them.

RECALL

If they run towards a distraction they know it will be more rewarding to come back to you when their name is called.

LEAVE IT

This will take their focus off the distraction and onto to you. Then give another command to redirect them entirely.

DOOR CROSSING

Anxious and excitable dogs who try to run towards an open door will benefit from this technique as they will always look to you first before they can cross the threshold. They will then need the release command 'ALL DONE' before they are allowed out.

SPOT

Your dog will remain on their bed or blanket while you are busy or when guests arrive. at your home.

SIT / DOWN 

Your dog will remain in these commands until released allowing you to manage their focus/anxiousness.

CRATE

This will become a place for your dog to feel safe when their anxiety/excitement is too much for them to remain calm.

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