NEW CLASSES!

I am excited to announce Good to the Bone’s summer classes! Basic Obedience & Good Manners as well as Puppy Kindergarten have now been expanded to a seven-week course! The course will now include an orientation, which is just for the humans so we can go over lots of information without the distraction of the pups being there. We will also be having our first round of Tricks for Treats, as well as Reliable Recall. Please see the class schedule below, and be sure to let me know right away if you are interested in signing up for class in Astoria.

Tricks for Treats!
Want to teach to impress your friends and neighbors with your dog’s cool tricks? Teaching your dog tricks is also a great relationship-building activity! This two-week workshop will cover roll over, sit pretty, stick ’em up, jump, and more!

Mondays in Astoria:
Classes start Monday, 9/12 at 8:15pm at The Jumping Bulldog.

Reliable Recall
Are you tired of your dog only coming when called when he has nothing better is going on? In this four week class, you’ll learn how to train a reliable recall, so that when your dog hears his name, he’ll drop everything and come running to you! Whether your goal is to take your dog to off-leash hours in public parks, or get his attention when he’s playing with his buddies at the dog park, this class will help.

Mondays in Astoria:
Classes start Monday, 9/12 at 7:00pm at The Jumping Bulldog.

Puppy Kindergarten
Want to learn how to communicate with your new canine friend and have tons of fun in the process?
Our classes focus on teaching bite-inhibition (gentle jaws), socialization, household manners and obedience (sit, down, come, and more!) You will learn how to housetrain your pup, as well as how to prevent and troubleshoot common behavior problems, such as barking, nipping, and chewing. Classes also include puppy playtime, where your pup will learn vital socialization skills, which can prevent fear-based aggression as your puppy matures. All puppies 8 weeks to 6 months are welcome.

Mondays in Astoria:
Classes start Monday, 7/11 at 8:15pm at The Jumping Bulldog.

Basic Obedience & Good Manners
This class is designed to help you better understand your dog, enhance communication, and teach your dog to make good choices. With an emphasis on impulse control, you will learn how to apply essential obedience commands, including sit, stay, come, leave-it, and loose-leash walking to your daily life. Whether this is your first attempt at training your dog, or you are building on the skills learned in previous training endeavors (including Puppy Kindergarten), you and your dog will benefit from this life-changing class – all while having a blast! Dogs 6 months or older are welcome.

Mondays in Astoria:
Classes start Monday, 7/11 at 7pm at The Jumping Bulldog.

Email me to reserve your spot in class!

Wendy says:!

Happy Monday!

Returning to the office on a summer Monday can be rough after a weekend of fun in the sun.  Mondays can be rough (or ruff!) on your pooches, too.  The warm weather means we get to have more fun outside with our dogs.  Perhaps your pup has been enjoying longer walks, more time at the doggie park, or joining you for a barbecue or sidewalk cafe where they receive lots of attention and stimulation from your friends and family.  When Monday rolls around, they are back to their boring routine of waiting for you to come home from work.  Boredom and excess energy can lead to behavior problems.  How about giving them an extra special Kong before you leave for work?  A Kong is a hollow rubber toy you can stuff with food.  They are a great way to keep your dog’s brain and jaws busy while you’re away from home.  Kongs are the staple food puzzle toy, but there are many others, including the Buster Cube, Tricky Treat Ball, Tug-a-Jug, Twist ‘n Treat, Atomic Treat Ball, TreatStik, to name a few!

Try not to get stuck in a rut, stuffing the usual treats in your pooch’s Kong. If your dog’s digestive system can handle a wide variety of foods, be creative and think of new and tasty snacks to give Rover.  Have you considered keeping some halved bananas in your freezer so you can quickly and easily stuff one in a Kong before you leave for work?  It doesn’t get any easier than that!  I suggest making up some Kongs on Sunday night and keeping them in your freezer, ready to go for the week.  Below you will find a fancy Kong-stuffing suggestion, but you can click here for more examples: http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/76/How-to-Stuff-a-KONG-Toy.aspx

 

Wendy DeSarno, CPDT-KA, CTC

Certified Trainer and Behavior Consultant

Good to the Bone Dog Training

(516) 967-8177

www.GoodtotheBoneNYC.com

Puppy Training Classes

Our group training classes at The Jumping Bulldog have been a huge success!  New classes start Monday, November 15th.  There are only a couple of spots left in each class, so sign up now before they fill up!

Puppy Kindergartenonly 1 spot left!

Want to learn how to communicate with your new canine friend and have tons of fun in the process?

Our classes focus on teaching bite-inhibition (gentle jaws), socialization, household manners and obedience (sit, down, come, and more!) You will learn how to housetrain your pup, as well as how to prevent and troubleshoot common behavior problems, such as barking, nipping, and chewing. Classes also include puppy playtime, where your pup will learn vital socialization skills, which can prevent fear-based aggression as your puppy matures. Owners will learn how to communicate with their pups, in order to raise a well-adjusted new member of the family! All puppies 8 weeks up to 6 months are welcome.

Classes will meet Monday evenings at 7:00pm. We meet for one hour each week for 6 weeks.  The fee is $300.  The next class begins November 15th.

Basic Obedience & Good Manners I – only 2 spots left!

This class is designed to help you better understand your dog, enhance communication, and teach your dog to make good choices. With an emphasis on impulse control, you will learn how to apply essential obedience commands, including sit, stay, come, leave-it, and loose-leash walking to your daily life. Whether this is your first attempt at training your dog, or you are building on the skills learned in previous training endeavors, you and your dog will benefit from this life-changing class! Dogs 6 months or older are welcome.

Classes meet Monday evenings at 8:15pm.  We meet for one hour each week for 6 weeks.  The fee is $300.  The next class begins November 15th.

All classes are limited to 4 dogs so you get more one-on-one attention!

To learn more about Good to the Bone Dog Training, visit: www.GoodtotheBoneNYC.com

To reserve your spot in our next class, please call 516-967-8177, or email the trainer at: info@GoodtotheBoneNYC.com.

 

Wendy DeSarno, CPDT-KA, CTC

Certified Trainer and Behavior Counselor

Good to the Bone Dog Training

(516) 967-8177

www.GoodtotheBoneNYC.com

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