Adult Dog Training Camp: Rebalancing the Dog
Dog Training For adult neutered/spayed dogs from 18 months on. Exceptions for intact dogs available on an individual basis.
The older dog: UNRAVELING THE PUZZLE. Building a balanced, happy, confident, older dog can be more challenging depending on what kind of foundation work has been done with the dog through their puppy stages, but it is nearly ALWAYS possible to make huge improvements on the level of behavior, focus, and responsiveness to command. How far any particular older dog can or will come depends in part on their genetics, conformation and foundation work, and individual personality.
Typically, adult dogs come in between the ages of 18 months and 5 years of age. The oldest dog I've ever trained was an 11 year old Labrador who needed a higher level of obedience skills to travel and go to his owner's summer home. And he did terrific. I've retrained any number of dogs 6, 7, and 8 years of age, but once we get up into those regions we do need to be taking a look at the effects of issues of aging, arthritis, or disease processes on the appropriateness of out of home boarding training. All older dogs are screened to see if the Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board and Train Program is a good fit.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE FOR GOOD PRO DOG TRAINING!!!
For the younger adult dog, typical scenarios that bring a dog into training, include a young adult who's had a fair smattering of puppy training and now needs to be fully finished as an adult; a dog whose owners want to be able to do more things with their dog, take them places or travel with them; a dog who has some problems or persistent behaviors, and whose owners have sought training elsewhere with less than useful results; a dog who is exhibiting changes in behavior which are causing changes or chaos in the household; or a dog whose owners now have the resources they always wished to have when the dog was a pup. There are as many reasons why older dogs come into training as there are dogs and owners. The important thing to realize is that depending on where your dog is at, you may need to make some changes in your household routines, and do some consistent follow up to reshape your dog's behavior.
Again, the expectations of what your dog can master of the core goals does not change - but we may have to UNDO some behaviors or habits, before layering on new, constructive behaviors. It is always harder to UNDO behavior than to layer on fresh. It's just an extra step, that's all. Over and over and over again though it has been my experience that the Adult Camp frees dogs up to be all that they can be for themselves and with their families. It is always a joy to see a dog reach their full potential.
All of the dog training programs at Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board contain the core nine pieces:
- Household manners
- Handling manners
- Building balanced, confident behavior with humans and dogs
- Novice level obedience commands
- Full offleash reliability
- Leash manners
- Distraction training in public
- Management plan to meet your individual needs
- Nutrition counseling
All of the training programs at Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board also include a day and a half owner training at the end of the program AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE and a lifetime guarantee of availability to answer questions and troubleshoot scenarios to insure that what your dog has learned goes home with you and doesn't just stay here at the ranch! I want everything your dog has mastered here at the ranch to transfer to your home setting. We are known nationwide for our pioneering owner transfer training, and thoroughly enjoy our time building that connection between you and your dog.
HAVE THE DOG YOU ALWAYS WANTED!!!