GREEN - The Thinking Dog

A dog that runs up and SITS to greet you instead of jumping is a Thinking Dog!

A dog that can cope and not react when there are sudden changes in the environment is a Thinking Dog!

When dogs are taught a skill called “shaping” they become better problem solvers and will begin to think about how to earn rewards. Shaping behavior is simply a very easy and incredibly effective way to teach – it allows you to help your dog learn without having to use force or corrections.

This class will focus on the foundation of how to shape a behavior.

Whether a dog is pushy or shy, bold or fearful, shaping will help them learn how to handle life’s stimulating or worrisome times and become more confident.

 

*To prevent problems, it is highly suggested that the Phone Consultation is used within the first two weeks, but it is valid through the completion of the training package .

 

Terms: Purchasing the A Sound Beginning Package or a single unit Phone Consultation signifies that you agree
to the following Terms of Service.

Class Info

  • You will attend the first class without your dog as soon as you are able.  
  • Make-up classes are available.
  • The whole family is invited to participate.  
  • Demonstration videos and handouts are available online as follow-up support for each class. 

Class Schedule

Click Here to view class schedule and locations.

Samples

View a Sample of the Book

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Listen to a Sample of the CD

 

The A Sound Beginning CD is now also available in a digital MP3 Format!!!

Get it for only $5 with the purchase any other product in our store. Apply Coupon Code ADD1MP3 in the shopping cart before checking out.
(May not be combined with any other coupons or discounts.)

 

 

 

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan without being overwhelmed? Check out our Intro to Training package.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.