Behavior Help

Tutoring – Behavior Modification

Tutoring and Behavior Modification courses are available for those in need of professional guidance, protocols, solutions or management measures for specific behaviors. Several of the short tutoring sessions are helpful for fine tuning skills needed for CGC or TDI testing.

*If your dog has harmed or is a threat to people or other dogs, do not register for a group class. Please contact us at 412-321-4625 x 224 about private lessons.*

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Keep Calm And Walk On

Reactive Dog Behavior Modification Program

Age Appropriate: 6 months or older
Course Duration: 6 learning sessions (one hour per week)
*First class is orientation for people only – no dogs*
Tuition: $250.00 / membership discount does NOT apply
Prerequisite: You must complete a questionnaire to determine whether your dog is a good candidate for this class. Participation in the class is by instructor permission only.

Is your dog reactive (lunging, barking, growling) toward other dogs when on a leash? This class is packed with valuable tips, techniques, materials and training equipment.

This class will assist with learning calming techniques, improving handling skills, interpreting canine body language, decreasing stress, increasing confidence and teaching your dog to react appropriately when seeing another dog. The training is based on positive methods - including food rewards and clicker training. The goal of this class is to have dogs see and pass another dog in a calm manner. On leash interaction is based on the dog’s progress throughout the course.

First time student tuition includes training harness, clicker & educational materials

Instructor may recommend students repeat this course. These students will receive a reduced rate for the class.

Note: This class does NOT address aggression toward humans or dogs that are only aggressive toward other dogs when off leash. Instructor may suggest private sessions to address these behaviors.


That’s Mine - Leave it and Drop it

Course Duration: 1 session (one hour session)
Tuition: $ 25.00 (membership discount does NOT apply)

Does your dog steal your socks and run off with them? Is your dog unable to resist grabbing items off the street? Pups that take items and won’t give them up need to focus on "Leave it" and "Drop it."


Walk This Way – Walking Nicely On Leash

Course Duration: 1 session (one hour session)
Tuition: $ 25.00 (membership discount does NOT apply)

"Who is walking whom?" Are you tired of being dragged down the sidewalk by your dog? This lesson will teach you about proper training equipment and techniques for your dog to walk nicely on leash.


Four on the Floor – No Jumping Up Please

Course Duration: 1 session (one hour session)
Tuition: $ 25.00 (membership discount does NOT apply)

Does your dog greet you or your guests by jumping up and down – over and over again? Using positive reinforcement methods, your dog will learn how to “say hello” with all four paws on the floor.

Please Don’t Go - Stay & Come When Called

Course Duration: 1 session (one hour session)
Tuition: $ 25.00 (membership discount does NOT apply)

Do you find yourself chasing after your dog? Or calling your dog and he or she runs in the opposite direction? This lesson will assist with a consistent stay and a stronger recall.

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