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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Behavioral Advancement Training (BAT) for Puppies

Dogs are everywhere! How do you teach your puppy not to become overexcited, fearful, or anxious or when they see a dog? In this course we simulate real-world situations where your puppy can build calmness and confidence when surrounded by other dogs and people. Starting outdoors at a distance, you will learn how to apply strategies that support your puppy to ignore other dogs, even at close-range! (Although not required, this course is a nice follow-up to the Control Unleashed course.)

In this course, we will work outdoors and you will learn how to:

  • Identify, prevent, and address early signs of anxiety and aggression
  • Support your puppy to make appropriate choices independently
  • Create your own BAT setups to practice outside of class
  • Apply skills from Control Unleashed into the real world

You will need the following:

  • Book available for purchase at AnnaBelle's
  • Treat bag (e.g. Rapid Rewards on Amazon)
  • Balance harness (by Blue-9 online)
  • 20-25ft long biothane leash (can be purchased at Annabelle’s for a 15% discount)
  • 2-3 quart bags of soft, small treats (chicken, hot dogs, cheese)

No puppies at the first class, as we will be learning important concepts, building leash-handling skills, and practicing with experienced demo dogs.

(Puppies under 9 months only. No retractable or chain leashes allowed, no prong/pinch/choke/shock collars allowed.)

*Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks are required for indoor classes.

Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 am. 4 weeks: 6/5-6/26* *FIRST CLASS IS AT 1 PM

Price: $115.00
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This class is designed for both new therapy dog teams and therapy dog teams who have been working for years. We will cover YOUR real life issues and questions, including problem solving with other working teams. And we will brush up on therapy dog skills we can all use help with...Things like "leave it", "down/stay" or "loose leash walking."  You set the agenda. 

This Class is ONLY for Certified TDI®Therapy Dog teams. 
Class size is limited.

Wednesdays 8-9 pm. Six weeks: 10/23-11/27

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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This class is all about "The Walk"! Choosing and fitting equipment that will best fit YOUR dog. Learn how to get started and how to take it on the road. Learn tricks and techniques to handle those pesky street distractions, keeping reactions to a minimum while maintaining a loose leash and bonding with your dog. Class size is limited.

Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Six weeks: 8/10-9/14

*Class size is limited. Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks required for indoor classes.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

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

Price: $159.00
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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. Experience with the appropriate use of a clicker or handler attendance in the first hour of “Beginning Clicker” is a requirement for this class. Class size is limited.
Tuesdays, 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 8/10-9/14
Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 8/11-9/15

*Class size is limited. Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks required for indoor classes.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

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

Price: $189.00
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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 7-8 pm.  Six Weeks: 8/10-9/14


*Class size is limited. Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks required for indoor classes.

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.

Price: $159.00
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*NO DOGS FIRST CLASS.*

Dawn Archer Pizzoferrato, 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.

Wednesdays, 7-8 pm. Six weeks: 8/11-9/15

*Class size is limited. Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks required for indoor classes.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

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

Price: $159.00
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