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.

 

 

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Class Info

  • 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. 

Samples

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Class Schedule

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OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN TO A SOUND BEGINNING MUSIC

  • Search for "Bruce Oscar" to find it on most streaming platforms (e.g., Spotify, Amazon Unlimited, Apple iTunes, iHeartRadio, etc.)
  • Purchase the digital MP3 album (or individual songs) from the following online stores:

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Google Play

Apple iTunes (in the app store)

 

OTHER WAYS TO LISTEN TO THE A SOUND BEGINNING MUSIC

Search for "Bruce Oscar" to find it on most streaming platforms (e.g., Spotify, Amazon Unlimited, Apple iTunes, iHeartRadio, etc.)

Purchase the digital MP3 album (or individual songs) from the following online stores:

Amazon

Google Play

Apple iTunes (in the app store)

 

Get the Book

Whether you’ve adopted OR got your dog from a breeder, etc., the resources within this book will provide insight into behavior to prevent problems and begin a sound future.

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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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

Make a sound investment for a lifetime of happiness. CLASSES are available IN-PERSON (Chicagoland) or VIRTUAL (anywhere) --- OR --- you can mix & match on your Path to Success.