Many dog owners stop with basic training, only to discover that their beloved canine won’t listen to them when he’s off the leash.
Off-leash training creates a happier—and safer—situation for you and your pet. When your dog listens to your command to stay, instead of racing across the street to chase a squirrel, it could mean the difference between life and death. If basic obedience is like elementary school for dogs, advanced dog obedience training is like high school. Both are important. And what dog owner hasn’t dreamed of having their dog perform cute tricks? Advanced dog training includes tricks too. You can rely on us to teach your young or old dog new tricks! Enroll your canine in our Jacksonville dog school today.
• Off-leash Training – Assuming that you’re will follow a command off the leash without the proper training because they follow all the directions at home is a false sense of security. Ensuring that your pet can follow instructions on the leash is crucial before moving forward.
• Hand Signals – When you’re attempting to train from a distance, hand signals are going to be the best method for your dogs to comply. Your pet can only hear from so far so screaming “sit” from yards away isn’t going to tell your dog anything.
• Distance Instruction – Baby steps are the key in this portion. Setting your dog up for success is the easiest way to speed up the process and give your pet confidence to keep pushing. As you slowly move away, practice commands periodically.
One thing is for sure, the longer you hone in on a training aspect, the more effective it will be long-term. Rushing through the steps or skipping some because you think your dog is ready for the next stage is a premature decision that could counteract the positive behavior your pet has learned. Praise is a driving force in positive dog training. Positive reinforcement will let your dog know that he or she is making significant progress in their practice.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we have been with your training of our Leonberger Hamilton. Hamilton continues to respond to all verbal commands and is well on his way to being an excellent service dog for Maureen. Maureen and I researched breeds to determine the best for her needs and we choose the Leonberger for its many fine qualities. This is a large breed dog and we were aware that it doesn’t fully mature until it is two years old. We know that this was a challenge for you and you responded splendidly. At six to seven months old you were able to train him to pass the “canine good citizenship” certification, this in and of itself is an example of your outstanding talent and ability with our canine friends.
Thanks again for helping our family!
Dick, Maureen & Hamilton