FUNdamentals classes are taught using games. Yes. Games. Why games? Because that’s how dogs learn: short bursts of happy, focussed attention from their favourite people. Games take all the pressure off both dogs AND owners. If you’re having fun together, and your dog gets a pat or a treat for no reason, there’s no harm done and your dog still loves you. Just keep playing games and you’ll soon figure it out.
FUNdamentals is designed to teach calm, self-control, confidence, focus, recalls and distractions. Maybe your dog was a star pupil in another obedience class, but he completely forgets everything he ever knew when your guests arrive? FUNdamentals is about developing good-dog skills in the safety of your home, and then broadening those skills for daily life.
Maybe you have a new puppy and you’d just like to start off on the right foot. This method is absolutely suited to puppies. Get those bursts of funship happening between puppy naps and you’ll be amazed how quickly they learn.
FUNdamentals classes are small, with a maximum of 4 dogs. You get plenty of individual attention, explanations, and in-class practice time with your dog. Barring snowstorms (!!) FUNdamentals happen weekly, running for 8 weeks.
If you want to change the frustrating daily conversations that you have with your dog this is the class for you. Bring back the joy and the excitement you felt when you first got your dog. Just use that contact tab to find the next opportunity for you to get in on the fun.
What about dogs not suited for a class?
Some dogs cannot cope with the confines of a classroom with strangers, other dogs, sudden movement, etc.etc.etc. Some dogs wear the label “reactive” or “nervous” or, or, or. Yet those are the dogs who need FUNdamentals the most!! Those dogs really, really, really need to learn calm, self-control, confidence, distractions, etc.
Use the contact button if you have a dog that wears a label. Let’s talk about your individual case. There’s a lot that you can fix when you have the knowledge. While it may be best for the dog to stay home, the human is welcome in class for the lessons, the demonstrations, and to ask questions. All class participants have access to a student-only discussion forum where they can safely ask questions or post video’s of their progress for bragging rights or for feedback.