When you’re teaching your dog certain cues (sit, down, stay, take it, leave it, come to me and loose leash walking), it’s easy to learn and practice in your kitchen or back yard. But there’s no guaranteed your dog will follow these cues out in the big wide world. Unfortunately, the cues can accidentally become just parlor games—great to show your guests but not to accomplish your ultimate goal of keeping your dog safe.
As we progress in this level, we raise the bar of where and when your dog can perform new skills. Treats are now intermittent and environmental rewards are used to strengthen new learned behaviors.
Location. Location. Location.
In Intermediate Dog Training, we also teach going to various locations such as the bed, the car, the crate and the tub! We focus on 1) a place where your dog can’t run out the door, 2) a place where your dog can’t knock over the kids, 3) a place where your dog can eat dinner while the family eats theirs, etc.
During this level of training, the stay cue is strengthened into distance and distraction. Beginner level stay is about duration—getting rid of pop ups and the wiggles. Now, it’s time to teach your dog to calmly wait while you leave the room to answer the door and accept that package. Of course, we all know your dog will be waiting to find out if the package is a chew toy or something yummy for him or her.
In addition to all of our regular training sessions, other services we offer include:
- In-Home Boarding
- Daily Walks
- Outdoor Adventure
Experience Intermediate Dog Training With New Leash on Life!
As you advance to Intermediate Obedience Dog Training, your relationship with your best buddy will grow even richer and more rewarding. To sign up, give us a call at 201.400.3325 or use our contact form.