It can be a daunting job to take on a dog and develop it into a well trained dog. However it doesn't need to be, with the correct guidance it can be a lot less stressful more enjoyable and very rewarding.
Training shouldn't be frustrating for you or your dog, they are not complicated animals, its humans that make it seem so. They are instinctive, opportunistic, predators even the cute little ones. If you let them, they will take advantage of you very quickly. Without a leader it is not clear what is expected of them. Everything should be binary, they can, or they can’t, no grey areas this is what creates issues. Dogs don’t take things personal when you ask something of them. They respect, understand, and need leadership in their life. This is what keeps control and helps them understand what is expected of them.
Being a former Military Police Dog Handler I have trained dogs to an exceptionally high standard. These are some of the methods and skills I use to teach you how to train your own dog.
The key to good training and handling is understanding how to communicate on your dog’s level. This is something I will teach you, and after mastering this, the responses and bond with your dog will improve exponentially.
Jason Harris Dog Training caters for all your dog needs from Doggy Day-Care, one on one training, puppy programs, 6months and over program, behavioural training, assistance dog training, agility, equipment sales. We are your one stop shop for dogs.
A one on one dog training session is great way to fast track your way to correcting any behavioural problems or teach any specific obedience skills you want in your dog. The sessions are generally either 1hr or 90min and in this time we will work through what I call your "wish list". This is a list of things you come to me with that need correcting or teaching to your dog.
A few of factors that will determine the results you get are your handling ability, your dogs history of behaviour or training, how much effort you put in to teaching your dog.
Like anything we want to learn or change in our own lives it takes consistency, correct methods and patience. I guarantee you I will give you the skills, then it will be up you to apply them correctly.
It is not often that I see someone more once, because my aim is to give the skills needed to teach of correct behaviours in one session.
If you do feel you need a follow up, I often suggest a real world session. This is where we meet in public to improve on what I have already taught you.
As a former military police dog handler and a professional dog trainer over 25 years I have handled thousands of dogs of all temperaments. One of the most common behaviours I deal with is reactivity, there are various reasons behind it happening. It is often displayed as what seems aggression towards dog's or people. In most cases it is either frustration, fear or anxiety. Reactivity is something that can be improved provided it is diagnosed correctly. There is a lot can be done to manage and improve your dogs reactivity regardless of what is directed at.
Running the other way or trying to redirect them with food so they don’t focus on another dog will fail you in many real world scenarios. I will teach you how to take on your dogs behavioural issues and manage them so you can walk your dog in public without the stress that you have been going through.
Let's take the first step of managing your dog's behaviour by having and chat to talk about what you are dealing with. Hit the get started to get in contact.
Puppy Foundational - 5 weeks $300
Is it vital we start our puppies lives on the right track with training. The imprinting stage is considered a critical learning phase. During this phase they are particularly responsive to learning. The puppy program will teach you all basic commands and how to develop a obedient, confident, happy, independent, well balanced dog.
Over 6 months Level 1 Basic - 5 weeks $300
The over 6 month program teaches all basic commands and helps you improve any obedience skills your dog already has. Some dogs at this age have already developed behavioural issues that I will help you correct and teach you how to avoid more developing in the future.
Advanced Obedience seminar's
After learning the basic's some owners want to take their dog's obedience to the next level. I will conduct seminars covering specific skills.
Some of the skills covered are:
- In motion obedience
- Advanced commands
- Distance control
- Off lead training
The group training programs are conducted at Jason Harris Dog Training Facility at 12 Denham Street.
Hit the Get started button below to get yourself booked on one of the programs.
Tuesday - Jan 23rd, Feb 27th, April 2nd, May 14th, June 18th, July 29th, Sept 3rd, Oct 15th, Nov 19th
Thursday - Jan 25th, Feb 29th, April 4th. May 16th, June 20th, Aug 1st, Sept 5th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st
Level 1 Over 6 months Basic Obedience
Wed - Jan 24th, Feb 28th, April 3rd, May 15th, June 19th, July 31st, Sept 4th, Oct 16th, Nov 20th
Level 2 advanced Obedience
These programs are run according to demand and dates are then set. They will promoted through social media and emails.
These classes are perfect progression after doing a group or private lesson in obedience. They will teach you the skills to allow you to best manage your dog in a real world scenario.
You will learn how to manage your dogs drive, improvement engagement, enhance your dogs obedience commands, correct mild levels of reactivity. High level reactivity is best dealt with in a private session.
To book a real world class go to our booking system then create a profile for your dog. After this is you will able to view our services and book.
Requirements to join this class:
1. Dog's must have basic obedience skills
2. No highly reactive or aggressive dogs
3. Dogs must be over 6 months
4. All dogs must be vaccinated
5. Handlers must be over 16 yrs old
Session times for summer - Saturday class 8am to 9am / Tuesday class 7am to 8am
What to bring - equipment you train your dog on, anything you use to reward or focus your dog
Please ensure the equipment you train your dog on is not faulty and fitted correctly.
If it is raining the class will cancelled and your account will be credited with the class fee to use at a later date. If the class is cancelled I will announce on social media pages jasonharrisdogtraining on Facebook and Instagram.
These sessions will be conducted in different real world environment's around the CBD of Port Macquarie. The location will be displayed when you book.
Training your dog to an extremely high level as a working dog is vital for the safety of you and your dog. Having a plan to achieve this is very what is needed. We will help you train your dog from the very first command to the final result of passing the Public Access Test with your dog. The standard program is done over 12 private sessions. However if more are needed this can be catered for.
At the start sessions will be conducted in very controlled environments giving you and your dog the ability to learn without being to distracted. As the sessions progress we will train in gradually more challenging scenarios to give you the confidence to deal with any challenge that may arise.
Nearing the end of the program you will train in all environments including practice of the Public Access Test to ensure you pass this easily when you are ready.
In person training is definitely the best way to learn however you may not live near me. I can help a lot over the phone or online. We can have in depth conversations about your specific dog issues. Then I will give you solutions and lessons to work through it. This can be done through zoom type calls where I can see you training and correct you as you go.
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