About the Course
Advanced Manners is designed for people who want more reliability in their dogs’ responses at a distance, with distractions and for longer periods of time. The emphasis of this class will be on strengthening your dog’s focus on you around distractions as well as teaching them to respond at a distance. We will continue to work on great recalls, walking politely on lead and being able to settle in exciting environments.
Many of the dogs in this class will be adolescents, which can be challenging for even the BEST of trainers!! Continued training and socialization with your dog will help to transform them into the kind of companion all of us love to have around!
Advanced Manners is a great prep course for you and your pup to prepare for the the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation.
Advanced Manners is our Graduate level class. Prerequisite is successful completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners. If you have completed a beginning obedience or puppy class somewhere else talk with us to see if your dog is ready to start training in the Advanced Manners class. We want both you and your dog to be successful and be sure you understand and practice positive reinforcement training methods.
Kellys' unique ability to connect with her human students allows her to shape the learning process in ways that makes sense to both halves of the partnership: dog and human. The past twenty five years she has followed and studied Suzanne Clothiers' training style and has gained her unique outlook on training from Suzanne. Kelly continues her education by participating in workshops, training camps, behavior seminars and webinars. Kelly is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT, an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, IAABC-ADT, a Professional Dog Trainer with the Pet Professional Guild, PPG-PDT, a Certified Fear Free Professional as well as an AKC CGC evaluator, STAR Puppy instructor, AKC FIT DOG instructor and a CLASS instructor. Kelly raises and shows Saint Bernard's and is proud of her owner handled AKC Champions and Grand Champions.