Laura's early work with German Shepherd dogs taught her the importance of being a strong leader. It is much more to Laura than just sit, down, heel and stay. It is the little things that make a difference. Respect of body space, respect of door ways, having a dog that accepts restraint and handling and gets along with other dogs and people. Home management; practical ideas to teach the pup to be good in the house and yard!
This class is much more obedience-oriented than is typical of puppy classes. We start with treats and positive reinforcement to teach Come, Sit, Down, Heel and Stay. As the dogs get more consistent, we start to wean off of the food as a main lure and reward and teach you how to use your voice and leash to back up your words. As a result we get a lot more done in the six-week course than is typical of most puppy classes.
"Kelda"(with Carol Weldin):
CGC, Certified Therapy Dog, Change of career, Canine Companions for Independence
Long regarded as one of the top dog trainers in the Bay Area, Laura's expertise comes from her many years of work in the companion dog training field. Come and see how she projects a joyful classroom environment where your pet and family can learn long term training and coping skills. Whether participating or observing, you will be struck by the ease and naturalness of the training process and the sheer fun of her methods. Bay Area Veterinarians have been recommending her classes to their clients for 35 years. She is a past member of the Delta Society and has evaluated dozens of dogs over the years as a Certified Animal Evaluator for Pet Therapy Programs. Laura has been a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator with the American Kennel Club since 1992.