Private and Group Classes!

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Now offering AGILITY classes! Please email/call for more information.  

Information about the Private 

In-Home Lessons:

 *Lessons last approximately one hour in the comfort of your own home. The times and days are flexible to work with your schedule!

  *After each private lesson, you will receive an e-mail review of all of the behaviors and things that were disussed in the lesson. This is done so you will have something to refer to when training on your own.

  *If interested in a private, in-home lesson, please call (201) 543-3878 for pricing and availability. 

 Potty Training Solutions!

 

This is probably one of the biggest problems owners have with a new puppy. But don't think that potty training is just for the dogs. Animals such as rabbits, ferrets and pigs have been trained to use litter boxes. Even cats, who will naturally use litter, can be trained to use the toilet instead! Imagine never having to scoop out a stinky litter box again!

Potty training, or also known as house breaking, can be a slow process for some. It requires a great deal of patience on the part of the owner.

House training is possible! Do not be discouraged. It is just like potty training a child, you have to focus on the positive and set the animal up to succeed.

I have helped potty train numerous animals in the comfort of their own home and I will be happy to help you as well!

Behavioral Problems

I can help with problems such as (but not limited to): 

 

Potty training
Separation Anxiety
Food Possesive
Aggression 
Not listening
Destructive Behaviors 
Running away
Crating 
Walking nicely on a leash
Heal when walking
Stay with distractions
Off-leash behaviors
And much more!!
 

Have your dog accredited as an  

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen!

CGC training is fun and useful.

Therapy dog groups, such as Therapy Dogs International, hospitals, and nursing homes require the CGC as a prerequisite for therapy work.

Earning the CGC award will ensure that your dog is a well-respected member of your community.

Contact Ami if you would like to sign up to be tested

 

 

Information about the Group Classes:

  *Basic Obedience and Puppy Kindergarten Classes are now accepting new students.

All classes are taught at Hounds on the Hudson in Guttenberg, NJ.

If you are interested in joining a group class or have any questions, please call me at (201) 543-3878.

For information about the facility where classes are held, please visit www.houndsonthehudson.com.

 Overview of the classes:

 Puppy Kindergarten

 
Ages 10 weeks up to 5 months, $199 per dog. Meets once a week for 1 hour for 6 weeks. New classes are always starting. Call for details.

* The first class is for humans only and lasts one hour. After introductions, Ami will go over materials and supplies needed for class, and answer any questions you may have about the class and training. It is much easier to speak to everyone for the first time without puppies barking and running all over the place. The dogs will attend every class after the first one. 

Puppy Kindergarten will include:

  •     Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Drop it, Leave it and Take it Commands
  •                   Walk nicely on a leash, no jumping, and no biting
  •                   Resolving common puppy behavioral issues
  •                   Puppy socialization activities and games
  •                   And much more!

 Basic Obedience

 
Ages 5 months and over, $199 per dog. Meets once a week for 1 hour for 6 weeks. New classes are always starting!  Call for details.

Basic Obedience will include the same behaviors listed in Puppy Kindergarten with slightly less time spent on socialization, focusing more on the behaviors themselves.

* The first class is for humans only and lasts one hour. After introductions, Ami will go over materials and supplies needed for class, and answer any questions you may have about the class and training. It is much easier to speak to everyone for the first time without dogs barking and running all over the place. The dogs will attend every class after the first one.

Basic Obedience will include:

  •        Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Drop it, Leave it and Take it Commands
  •                   Walk nicely on a leash, no jumping, and no biting
  •                   Resolving common puppy behavioral issues
  •                   Puppy socialization activities and games
  •                   And much more!

What is Clicker Training?

A clicker is a tool that is used to tell an animal that they have performed a behavior correctly. Marine mammal trainers use a dog whistle for this, and a clicker works in the same way. Clickers have been used with dogs, cats, birds and exotic species such as tigers, lions, hoofstock, and primates. A clicker or a whistle means YES, that's exactly what I wanted you to do! Now you get your reward!

The clicker should never be used to get the animal's attention, to look at you, or to come to you. It is a marker to let the animal know that they have done something correctly.

The clicker is a very distinct sound and is easy to hear, which makes it a great tool to use when training. It is clear, precise, and free of emotion. But remember, timing is everything when training!

Please feel free to contact me for information about how I can help you clicker train your animal.

Offering Advanced Obedience:  Please call Ami for further details.             

Advanced Obedience will include:

  •     Introduction to clicker training
  •                   Stand
  •                   Heel
  •                   Come, Stay, Sit and Down with distractions
  •                   Prepare for the Canine Good Citizen Test
  •                   And much more
      Offering Clicks and Tricks:  Please call Ami for further details.     
      Tricks and Clicks will include:
  •     Introduction to clicker training
  •                   Around, Over and Under
  •                   Wave
  •                   Take a bow
  •                   Speak
  •                   Off leash tricks and behaviors
  • And much more!