Canine Cabana offers the most flexible group training classes available known as “Levels Training.” Levels of obedience training is a group program offering unlimited training session during a 6, 4 or 2-month enrollment period.
With our unique levels program, you enroll for a block of months and can attend as many of our drop-in classes as often as you like. Get as much or as little training as you want or need based on your own expectations for your dog. Some of our students come as often as three times a week! Move through all four levels or choose to stay at a lower level and further develop your skills. The choice is yours!
Level one will introduce the basic behaviors like sit, down, stationary attention, and the name game. We’ll also work on problem behaviors such as jumping, play-biting and housetraining. All dogs (even those with prior training) start in level one.
Before moving to Level 2: Dog can sit and down when asked. Dog will respond readily to his name with mild distractions.
We’ll work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to the owner while walking and ignoring other dogs. We’ll also begin working on come and stay. Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, etc.
Before moving to Level 3: Dog can walk nicely around the training area with attention on owner (and no pulling) with other dogs 4-5 feet away. Dog will come when called on a leash with mild distractions.
We’ll work on a long-distance re-call, stay with duration, distance and distractions (DDD), loose leash walking past distractions, and ‘leave it’ behavior.
Before moving to Level 4: Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and owner standing on the leash. Dog will heel past other dogs with leash over owner’s shoulder. Dog will come from 20 feet away with moderate distractions.
We’ll work on polishing and teaching an emergency recall, strengthen the stay behavior by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the owner, work on turns and automatic sit in heeling, and ‘drop it’ behavior.
Level 4 goals: Dog can heel off-leash past other dogs and distractions. Dog will stay 10 feet away from owner for 3 minutes with distractions. Dog will come off-leash past distractions from 30 feet away.