Having a dog that is well trained, obedient means you will get more pleasure from
dog ownership and as a result, will be more likely to be closer with your dog. A
trained dog has a job and puts forth a diligent effort to work with you. It’s a team
effort. In our board and train program, students are exposed to new things, new
people, and are working on obedience and a balanced state of mind every day in 5-7
“Dog training is all about attitude.” Our goal is to transform you and your dog–
so you can live a happier life with your dog.
Keeping dogs mentally challenged and constantly exposing to new things is just as
important as taking them for walks and exercising them.
Here are some reasons why you should not neglect to provide your dog’s mental
stimulation, and how training affects them.

● Increased impulse-control and self-control
● Higher confidence
● Ability to gain the things they want by earning them
● Overall calmness
● Ability to focus
● A more balanced state of mind
● Less problematic, anxious, and destructive behaviors

K9 Mania Dog Trainers understand how difficult it can be to manage a misbehaving
dog. No matter whether you generally have a good dog that needs to learn a few more
manners, or you have a dog that regularly gets into trouble and needs some general
etiquette and guidance, there are many other reasons as to why your dog would
benefit from obedience training:

● Not jumping, and an alternate behavior of sitting
● Not rushing through doorways
● Respect the space and personal boundaries of humans
● No accosting visitors, dog or canine
● No nipping hands or clothing
● Potty training
● Eliminate nuisance barking
● Do not take things that aren’t given to you!
● If something is given to you, allow it to be taken back
● Stop barking when told it’s enough
● Stay away from food on tables and counters
● Any customized specifics or goals you have

Social skills for every dog:

There are a lot of dogs who lack social skills with other dogs. Some of them show what appears to be aggression, and can be dangerous to other dogs, when they aren’t truly aggressive by nature. Here are some reasons why dogs need to learn how to socialise.

  • Healthy interaction with other dogs
  • Ability to ignore other dogs in public
  • Polite greetings
  • Accepting handling, grooming and exams
  • New environments and situations, such as busy public sidewalks
  • Behave when strangers enter the front door
  • Positive associations with new people

Foundation Obedience: Focus is the foundation of all obedience work. It is the most important skill you should teach your dog. It’s the foundation for all other obedience work—and it strengthens the bond between you and your dog.

  • Verbal and hand signals
  • On-leash heeling Sit, down, stay, stand
  • Sit and down both from heel position and abstract positions
  • Long down stay 5-10 minutes
  • Down stay out of sight
  • Down-stay under moderate-to-heavy distraction (noises, toys, other dogs, etc)
  • Leave-it (food refusal)
  • Place command on an object or dog bed with automatic down and stay until released (practical use: visitors coming over, eating dinner, etc)
  • Come when called, on leash, on long-line, and off-leash
  • Ability to focus around heavy distraction (dogs, people, toys, outside, on street, etc.)

Advanced Obedience:

  • Off leash heeling (focusing on handler, position at left side, neither forging or lagging, making turns with you)
  • Automatic sits (when you stop, dog sits)
  • Sit, down, stay, stand, off leash
  • Sit-stay, down-stay, stand-stay
  • Sit-stay out of sight
  • Long down stay 5 minutes out of sight
  • Down-stay with distractions
  • Leave-it (food refusal)
  • Place command
  • Come when called
  • Come when called from a distraction (ex. while playing with another dog, while being petted by a 2nd handler)
  • Front & finish flip heel (dog will flip to heel from a front, leading with their back-end, and will also return to “front” on cue from heel)
  • Stand out of motion (out of motion exercises will be done while handler is moving at a steady pace, dog will either stand, sit, or drop out of motion immediately)
  • Sits out of motion
  • Downs out of motion
  • Come to heel from any position
  • Heavier distraction
  • Distance commands

Miscellaneous training and commands:

  • Retrieval of objects (starting with dumbbell, then going to other objects)
  • Tricks- weave, roll over, sit pretty, spins, circles, boing, bow, etc
  • Touch- nose targeting
  • Place command “bed”
  • Scent discrimination and tracking
  • Automatic sits
  • Confidence-building obstacles
  • “Look” (watch your face)
  • Focused heel (especially for competition training) pushing from the back end upward

Behavior Modification (if applicable):

  • Aggression rehabilitation
    • Dog-aggression
    • Handler-aggression
    • Stranger-aggression
    • Food guarding
    • Growling
    • Dominance
    • Fear-based defensiveness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Shyness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Other problem solving

The inherent dream of every dog owner is to have a pet that will follow all of his commands and obey all instructions as directed. We got your back to train your dog’s obedience. Contact us to start living a happier life with your dog.