Patrick Canine

Coastal Hills Resort

Two Rock Valley, Petaluma, California 

 Tel: 707.778.6252     PC@PatrickCanine.com     Fax: 707.778.6257

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TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Our training programs are specifically designed for those who lack the time and/or the ability to properly train their dog. The obedience foundation programs offered are all board and train programs. The cost of all of our programs is the same cost per week times the weeks enrolled. The program your dog is placed in depends upon his age, previous training and background. Daily status is logged on the student’s progress, which is used to generate a weekly report card consisting of command grades and overall trainer comments. At the end of the last week of the program, the owners are required to attend a cross training workshop to prepare them for their dog’s life long maintenance phase. This workshop provides the trainers with the opportunity to show the owners what their dog has learned as well as a chance for the owners to learn hands on how to properly continue their dog’s training and establish their new working relationship. We offer continued support thru our life long Canine Tech Support using E-mail and telephone communications.

 

Puppy Basic Obedience Foundation

Age:  Four to Eight Month    Duration:  Two Weeks

 

Youngster Intermediate Obedience Foundation

Age:  Eight to Twelve Month    Duration:  Three Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

    This program is designed and taught for the young, receptive, impressionable and developing puppy canine mind. Key goals to achieve are to constructively develop intellect, confidence, self control and motivation with respect to the command language and to establish the proper relation between the puppy and the human leader. We also teach the proper manner set that is needed for living in the human household. Through one to two sessions per day, the first week is spent teaching the command language set with a moderate approach paced by the student’s rate of absorption and retention abilities. The second week consists of the continuation of teaching the command set, the reinforcement of those commands thru reward and correction motivational expressions and the building of the proper human/canine relationship.

Command Set Taught:

/ Sit / Down / Sit Stay / Down Stay / Heel / Lets Go / Move /

/ Go to Spot / Come / Leave It / Back / Wait / Off / Up /

 

     

    This level revolves around the dog that is transitioning into adolescence. At this age, we set higher command performance goals for your dog as their intellect and attention span increase. They develop better self-control as a result of our integration of time, distance and distractions proofing into the basic command set. We build a list of positive desires for your dog and then use that in finding what best motivates your dog. Unwanted behaviors are corrected with correct alternative behavior encouraged and rewarded. Depending upon your dog’s progress, he/she may be taken off site to proof their skills in other environments.

 

Command Set Taught:

/ Sit / Down / Sit Stay / Down Stay / Heel / Lets Go / Move /

/ Go to Spot / Come / Leave It / Back / Wait / Off / Up /

 

 
 

Adult Advanced Obedience Foundation

Age:  One year +    Duration:  Four Weeks

 

Adult Off Lead Advanced

Age:  18 Months+, Plus Prior Training    Duration:  Three Weeks

 

 

 

        During the month long adult obedience foundation program, your dog will learn extensive on leash obedience in addition to the off lead command, “come”, from a distance. The relationship between dog and humans is established with the dog being subordinate and the human being the alpha leader. This teaches your dog the role of proper followership in their expected behavior. They learn the expression of leadership thru the human trainers and handlers who interact with them daily. The command language is taught to have meaning, motivation and a consistent level of performance. The first two weeks of your dog’s training is done on our premises for the command learning motivation and reinforcement phases. During the final two weeks of the program, the proofing and polishing phase is done in the field with your dog being taken into urban areas such as downtown, parks and shopping centers and into rural settings such as beaches and forest trails. This method insures that your dog is properly socialized during their training and will perform under everyday situations and distractions. 

Command Set Taught:

/ Sit / Down / Sit Stay / Down Stay / Heel / Lets Go / Move /

/ Go to Spot / Come / Leave It / Back / Wait / Off / Up /

 

 

   

    This advanced program is for off lead control as well as a review of the commands your dog has already learned. This course requires completion of our four week adult program. Your dog will be taken off lead on our ninety acres where he/she will learn to stay close in a general sphere of moving space. He/she will learn to change direction as well as come when called from a distance and also will learn the importance of the “leave it” command off lead. He/she will learn all of their basic commands off lead as well. All of the work is done on our premises during the command learning, motivational and reinforcement phases.

 

 

Command Set Taught:

/ This Way / Close / Wrong Way / Come / Leave It / Stay / Wait /

/ Say Hello / Nice / Halt / Lets Go

 

 

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