About this Class:
Impulse control is one of the most important and difficult things to teach your dog. It’s just not natural for dogs to wait for what they want. “If it’s there and I can get it, why wait until later?” In this one-session, two hour class, you will learn skills and strategies to help your dog understand that s/he may have to wait for something good.
You will begin teaching your dog to:
• focus on you to get rewards
• ignore things that are desirable and interesting
• wait for food or at an open door
• check with you before greeting another person or dog
The exercises we practice in class will jump start the teaching process, so that it can continue smoothly at home and lead to a safer and happier household for all – two and four legged alike.
Note: This class is not for dogs that have developed issues such as reactivity to people or dogs, but rather for dogs that just need some help understanding that sometimes good things come to those who wait. If your dog lunges or barks or otherwise loses all control at windows or on walks when people or dogs come near, please look into our reactive classes instead.
Tony Henline (Totally Happy Dog Training)
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Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.
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Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Teaching Your Dog Impulse Control wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.