Clicker Training

Clicker and DogClicker Training is a training method that uses a clicker to make a sudden sharp “click” sound that indicates to a dog that he has done something to earn a food reward. This “click” has been shown to produce very rapid learning, long retention, and emotional surges/positive emotions in dogs.  It is hypothesized that the “click” is processed by the central nervous system faster than any spoken word can be.  Find out how fast your dog can learn with one of these great Clicker Classes!

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Clicker Training

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The unconditional love of a dog is something that many of us have had most of our lives.  Yet society may pressure us as we age that we 'can't' do this anymore because we're 'too old'.  This isn't necessarily true for everyone.  What is true is that as we age our obligations and available time changes.  Seniors typically have the time available to nurture and develop a strong emotional bond.  Owning a dog has changed so much in the last 20 years.  With dogs now very common in a healthcare setting.

Dogs can make ideal companions for Seniors. Canine companions offer loyalty, provide joy, and give unconditional love. Dogs are totally accepting of their elderly owners. They don't see any wrinkles or physical limitations. Instead, they only see someone they love who loves them back.  

In this free lecture, join Kim Mayhew of Hidden Potential Farm as she discusses the joys and concerns in dog ownership for Seniors.  

NO DOGS PLEASE!

Lecture size limited to 30 - please call us at 517.599.0995 or email us at training@coolcitydogs.com to reserve your spot!

Monday, March 6 11am-12pm.

*Lecture presented by Kim Mayhew, ABCDT*

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Kim Mayhew, ABCDT, offers this class just for our more Senior citizens! Maybe you've had dogs all of your life, maybe it's been years since owning a dog.  At this stage in life you may feel differently, partly because your priorities have changed.  

In this training class especially developed for Seniors, building a relationship between you and your dog with positive, respectful training methods will teach the behaviors your dog needs to become a good family pet.  Emphasis is on the prevention of problem behaviors and the development of good manners and includes Sit, Down, Emergency Recall and Come, Leash Walking, Place, Default Leave it, and Polite Greeting.

Thursdays 11am-12 pm.  Six Weeks: 4/6-5/11

*Class taught by Kim Mayhew, ABCDT*

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations via email or or facsimile before the first night of class.

*Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started*

Price: $189.00
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Puppy Control Unleashed® PLUS Obedience

Puppies who are not taught certain skills right away can develop severe behavior problems in adulthood. This 10-week class teaches these critical skills by combining Control Unleashed (by Leslie McDevitt) with early obedience. From calmness to impulse control, as well as cues like “come” and “drop it,” this class is designed to provide you and your puppy with a solid foundation of skills to set you up for a lifetime of success.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Address nipping and jumping
  • Build relaxation and calmness
  • Teach and support appropriate greetings with people
  • Reduce fear, anxiety, and over-excitement around other dogs
  • Promote attention to handler in new environments
  • Teach a default safety leave it behavior
  • Support focus around distractions
  • Keep your pup busy with enrichment and confidence-building exercises
  • Teach and strengthen “come,” “leave it,” “drop it,” and other basic obedience skills

Before the first class, you will receive a pre-recorded lecture (via email). You must watch this lecture before the first class, as it will cover important concepts (in place of an in-class lecture), which will maximize training time.

You will need the following:

  • Control Unleashed® book
  • Balance harness (by Blue-9 online)
  • 6-ft leash
  • Portable mat (e.g., Mutt Mat online)
  • Treat bag (e.g. Rapid Rewards on Amazon)
  • 2-3 quart bags of soft, small treats (chicken, hot dogs, cheese)

(Puppies under 6 months only. Clickers will be provided. No retractable or chain leashes allowed, no prong/pinch/choke/shock collars allowed.)

Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am, 10 weeks: 1/21-3/25

*Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started*

Price: $315.00
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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION: CLARK CORNERS, 1161 E. CLARK RD, DEWITT MI 48820

Do you have an anxious dog? Or a reactive dog that barks or lunges at anything new it encounters?  So did I...But not anymore! Learn the techniques I used to move my dog, Arrow from Reactive to Calm or to help your shy pup go from frightened to confident.  Class size is limited.

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Six weeks: 4/5-5/10

*Class size is limited. 

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations via facsimile or email before the first night of class.

*Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started*

Price: $219.00
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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION: CLARK CORNERS, 1161 E. CLARK RD, DEWITT MI 48820

This course will cover the basics to get you started on a trusting, respectful and fulfilling relationship with your new puppy. Each class will include teaching a new basic obedience behavior, like “sit”, down, “don’t pull” and “come” with the scientifically proven training method of Clicker Training. Each class will also include “Puppy Do’s and Don’ts” to answer your specific questions, problems and concerns.  And of course, each week your puppy will get to PLAY and socialize. And you, as a “Puppy Parent” will learn what to look for in puppy play, what’s appropriate, what’s not, when to step in and when to let it roll. For puppies 8-20 weeks. All puppies must be current with vaccinations appropriate for their age. Bring lots of YOUR puppy’s favorite soft treats. Class size is limited.

Tuesdays 6-7 pm.  Six Weeks: 4/4-5/9

Wednesdays 6-7 pm.  Six Weeks:4/5-5/10

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations via email or or facsimile before the first night of class.

*Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started*

Price: $189.00
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PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION: CLARK CORNERS, 1161 E. CLARK RD, DEWITT MI 48820

*NO DOGS FIRST CLASS.*

Dawn E. Archer, ABCDT uses scientifically proven "clicker training" and "free shaping" used to teach your dog all the basics plus other fun, useful behaviors. Learn how to become a benevolent leader to manage and prevent unwanted behaviors. This is an especially great class for first time owners or newly adopted shelter/rescue dogs. No corrections used as you build a bond of trust and respect. For dogs of all ages. Class size is limited. *

The first night of class will be lecture only, please do not bring dogs to class.

Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Six weeks: 4/4-5/9

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm. Six weeks: 4/5-5/10

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations via facsimile or email before the first night of class.

*Due to high demand, AnnaBelle's does not offer refunds on classes after the class has started*

Price: $189.00
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This class is designed to get you ready for the Novice Tricks Title test, which will be given on the final night of the class. You will perform 10 trick items from a list of 20+ tricks or 5 tricks if your dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Title. Class size is limited.

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 pm, Six Weeks: 4/4-5/9

Price: $189.00
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