Dog Training

May 15, 2013

Excellent Dog Training in Golden and LakewoodPet Peeves LLC is unique in using clicker training as its foundation tool for dog training. Clicker training is for everyone who loves animals and wants to train them with compassion and respect. It’s easy to understand, and a fun, humane way to train your dog. The clicker training system is an all positive, non-forced based, safe effective way to modify and shape dog behavior. Kris can teach anyone to train any animal with a handheld clicker. No leash jerking. No choking. No hitting. No yelling. Animals quickly learn that one behavior gets them a reinforcing click and a bit of food and undesirable behaviors get them nothing at all.

Traditional Training, the way it’s been practiced for a millennia, relies largely on force, intimidation, and pain. While traditional dog trainers may also use praise and rewards, dominating the animal and obtaining control over its behavior are the main goals and the main tools are fear and pain. Traditional trainers are abundant among us. They justify their practices with pseudoscientific explanations about pack leadership and the importance of dominance and of being the alpha animal; but the basic method, in spite of the overlay, is punishment. Generally, people have been accepting this approach since the beginning of time.

But that’s all obsolete now. Now we have a new way of dealing with animals. Out of real science we’ve developed a dog training technology. Like any good technology it’s a system anyone can use. The basics are easy to learn. It works with all animals (and that includes people). It’s fast. What used to take months, the traditional way, can now happen in minutes. It’s completely benign; punishment and force are never part of the learning system. And it produces real communication between two species.

Pet Peeves LLC offers

  • group classes
  • private training classes
  • hourly lessons
  • in home training

Classes consist of

  • basic dog obedience level 1
  • intermediate obedience level 2
  • advanced obedience level 3
  • good canine citizenship course for dogs whose owners are interested in a future doing therapy work, taking their dog on the show ring circuit or just plain good manners

Check with Kris and discuss which course best meets you and your dog’s needs.

  • Four week private package – $575.00
  • Six week Group class – $775.00
  • Six week private package – $855.00
  • Hourly lessons – $143.00/hr. Best used to polish behavior.
  • Court ordered evaluations are based on an estimated hourly rate of $143.00, which includes the visit, the evaluation and submitting a written report to the court. Additional hourly charges apply in the event court testimony is required.

    A trip charge will apply to in person visits at 57.5 cents/mile.

We offer group classes, private lessons and in-home sessions. They range from basic obedience level 1 to advanced curriculum.

Teachings are based on positive reinforcement, operant /classical conditioning and motivation. Utilizing the clicker training method versus the more traditional choke chain approach, produces faster and more efficient results. All nuisance behaviors will be addressed in class.

Contact Pet Peeves to make an appointment.

Dog Training and Dog Consultation in Golden and Lakewood