Private In-Home Dog Training

Obedience dog training - The Woof Stop training philosophy goes "Hand n Paw" with our Barkery philosophy. A healthy dog requires good nutrition and good behavior. Positive reinforcement methods are taught to you and your pup using a combination of hand signals, leash signals and verbal cues.

Commands such as: sit, down, stay, come, off, and leave it; as well as other behaviors are addressed and taught in the privacy of your home. Additionally training may warrant travel to other locations for socialization or distraction work.

With our initial meeting, I will discuss your training goals and present a training plan. There will likely be setbacks along the way, but be patient with yourself and your dog and keep working...Teaching your dog basic obedience skills will aid in a well rounded, well socialized family member for many years.

Training should be fun for both human and canine students. But above all, give it time. Learning is not instantaneous.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today and take the first step to a rewarding relationship with your dog.

Email: dogtraining@woofstop.com

Phone: 412.600.2148

Group Class: Please check back with us - no classes scheduled at this time.  Feel free to email us to express your interested in a group class.

 

Training Tips

~ Positive Reinforcement

Even after your dog is no longer a puppy, never forget the very important rule of "never take good behavior for granted!"  You should have a mental list of all the behaviors you want from your dog.  Watch for them, and reward your dog when they are doing something right.  No matter what age, rewards should be given for things like playing with toys or being relaxed when handled.  Rewards don't always need to be food - it is a simple as telling your dog... "GOOD DOG"

Another important tip to help good behavior...

Socialize your dog - If you want your dog to be relaxed and social around people, you need to provide a lot of positive social experiences. Have people of various ages and appearances frequent your home.  Toys, play and treats can be used to teach your dog to look forward to visits from unfamiliar people.  Set your dog up to succeed!  Don't tease or play games that encourage play biting.  Put things out of reach that a curious dog is likely to get into or damage.

 

Training Treats


Dogs care more about the number of treats they get than the size of each treat: it's more rewarding for a dog to receive several small treats than one big one (dogs don't generally savor treats; both a tiny treat and a larger treat take only about a second to swallow!). Using small treats allows you to reward your dog without adding too many extra calories.


Avoid treats that are high in fat and calories, such as cheese, hot dogs, and peanut butter. Raw vegetables such as baby carrots, broccoli, celery, zucchini slices, or any other crunchy vegetable your dog likes.  Some fruits make excellent treats, use small slices of apples, bananas, and melons. Do not feed grapes, raisins, the green leaf or brown stems/seeds of fruits, as these can be dangerous to their health.


Consider rewarding with Woof Stop Barkery Organic Grain Free dog treats. They taste great and come in a variety of nutritional flavors to meet your dog's special needs.

 

 


Woof Stop Barkery, a division of Woof Stop LLC
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 412.600.2148
Email: barkery@woofstop.com
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