Monthly Archives: March 2011

Dog Fetching Quarter

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This video shows a dog practicing retrieving. She has been trained how to pick up many objects without chewing or breaking them. This command can be useful (ask any pregnant women who just dropped her car keys) and it is also good for the dog to have a job.

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Private Lessons

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Suburban K9 is proud to offer one on one private training lessons with our trainers. These lessons are one hour long and will address your specific concerns and goals for your dog. Private lessons can be held in your home or any other location of your choosing. Having issues with your dog at the front door? Our trainers will come to your home and show you the proper way to calm a dog in his own environment. Having issues on …
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Agility Class (Non-competition)

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If you are a serious AKC competitor, this is not the spot for you. But if you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with your dog and train him to run an agility course this is the course for you! We will be using the usual agility equipment (weave poles, jumps, teeter-tauter, etc). There are no special skills required, just a desire to have fun and teach your dog some new tricks.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

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CGC is a seven week certification program that is designed to train dogs to have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are …
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Off-Leash Training a Puppy

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This video shows an eight month old puppy that is working on his off-leash training. The long line is on the dog for safety since he has only been training for about two weeks. Notice the calm demeanor of the trainer, Suburban K-9 trains household dogs without using excitement or lures except when appropriate. When training the average young dog, the goal is to teach him to listen even when the trainer is not the most exciting thing around. Trainers …
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Treadmill Trained Rottweiler

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For many people the idea of treadmill training a dog conjures up images of dog fighting. Although some people use this tool for the wrong reason, it is being used here to help a dog lose weight in a safe manner. This particular dog lost a total of 15 pounds!

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Guarding the House

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Many people get dogs both for the love that they give us and because they are such natural guardians of their home and family. I love all dogs, but I tend to gravitate towards the guarding breeds for those very reasons. I enjoy having a dog that is great with children, friendly towards all adults, but will also guard my family if needed. Unfortunately many people have issues with their dogs guarding or becoming possessive when they should be acting …
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Leash Aggression

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Leash aggression is one of the most common issues that we deal with as trainers. Unfortunately, a dog with leash aggression is severely limited in their ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Can you imagine going through life with the stress of wanting to lunge and bark at every member of your species that you pass? With a little training and patience you and your dog can have a much happier life! The vast majority of dogs that growl, …
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