Puppy owners have the luxury of having their pups stay with us from 8 weeks (which is the age in which they would go to their new homes) until they are 14 weeks old and receive additional training and socialization. This includes crate training, potty training, socialization, confidence building, obedience foundation work and receive the proper ear care & treatment needed on a daily basis for pups that get the ear cropping procedure done. This 6 week ‘Head Start’ training program will set the stage for a much faster and smoother transition into their new homes as they will continue to be raised in my home under my constant leadership and direction. Puppies will learn essential obedience commands and a variety of obedience principles during their stay; such as, sit, down, ‘go to place’ intro to walking on leash, name recognition & recall. Pups will be introduced to a variety of distractions on a daily basis while training so that they can begin to learn how to generalize certain commands in any environment. Pups will also meet and greet new people and dogs on a daily basis which is crucial for their confidence, mental stability and development.
The fee for this program is $5,400.00 for 6 weeks. (Puppies will graduate from this program at 14 weeks and will be ready to go to their new homes with a great foundation and ‘jump-start’ to success. (The fee is due in full at the start of the training program).
Whether at home or in public, being accompanied by an obedient doberman is a most rewarding experience. There is a true joy to being acknowledged for your dog’s obedient public behavior. Through our intensive “Rookie” Obedience I course, your dog learns to obediently respond to commands: “Sit”, “Down”, “Come” when called, and “Loose-leash” walking with no tension on the leash (or tugging) in an attentive, comfortable “Heel” position. Mastering these commands while on a leash is fundamental to training your dog to respond to eventual “off-leash” communication.
At the conclusion of your dog’s “Rookie” weeks, we teach you the proper application of all learned commands and make recommendations to help you continue exercises to maintain these “now-trained” behaviors. While an obedient dog is the desire of any dog owner or handler – an obedient dog that is focused, responsive, and attentive to you is truly admired by all.
This four-week “Rookie” Obedience I course is especially recommended for your puppies at 14 weeks of age but is open to any older recruit upon my evaluation. Puppies enrolled in this course are raised under my direction in my home in Naples, a much more enriching alternative to the usual puppy classes as I’ll teach you not just how to deliver commands, but how to truly establish a bond with your dog by which he or she is always focused on and paying attention to the directions coming from you, no matter where you are!
“Commandant” Obedience II is a dynamic course to teach your dog “off-leash” disciplines and expand learned behaviors. Jermaine will work “off-leash” with the basic dog obedience commands, adding in advanced behaviors and commands as appropriate.
Your dog learns to obediently respond to “off-leash” commands: “Sit” and “Extended Sit”, “Down” and “Extended Down”; “Heel” (walking beside you adjusting to your pace, speed and change of directions, coming into a sit position when you stop); “Drop it” or “Leave it” (to drop anything that is in his or her mouth); “Come” when called (your dog stops activity to immediately return to you); “Place” or “Go To …” (a place like their dog bed, stay and “do not move until you are released from that position”). Additional distractions like balls, toys, bones, etc. can be introduced to proof the dog’s commands around common distractions.
The key to successful “off-leash” training is conditioning distractions. Jermaine introduces distractions into our training each day. Over the course of the six weeks, Jermaine continually adds higher stimulating distractions to the exercises to monitor your dog’s reaction. All while we provide the support helpful to sustaining your dog’s confidence and ability to generalize obedience commands in any environment. This training teaches your dog to be attentive and respond despite interruptions – unexpected encounters.
So dogs are being trained to respond to commands around other dogs, different people and many clients not only at my training school, but also out in public at various locations. This occurs every single day of the program. Under our real life dog-to-dog and dog-to-people scenarios, your dog’s behavior is proofed and consistently tested to develop your dog’s understanding of what behaviors are expected; to respond accordingly under your control regardless of distractions in any stimulating environment. Our goal is to enable you to communicate successfully with your dog at all times “off-leash” with 100% confidence that your dog will promptly respond to your commands.