Private Dog Training - Lionheart K9-Dog Training in Maryland
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Private Dog Training

Private Dog Training Classes

Obedient dogs make happy owners!

Our private dog training classes assures the complete focus is on you, throughout the training program. We provide training with professional guidance to help you learn to relax and enjoy your dog instead of being afraid he may over-react and you won’t be able to control him!

We teach you how to teach your dog to ignore distractions in any circumstance and to control problem behaviors like pulling or lunging on walks. You be able to take your dog anywhere and learn how to stop your dog from bolting through doorways, mauling guests or destroying property!

Love your dog, but don’t ‘like’ him very much?

Want a dog that all your neighbors admire instead of complain about?

Is your dog a day-care drop-out or has he been booted out of group class?

Do you have the availability to dedicate time every day to train your best friend? 

If you are the owner of a dog who:

  • won’t come when called?
  • destroys your possessions?
  • is unruly on-leash?
  • is rude to visitors?
  • aggressive to other dogs?

We can help you teach your dog:

  • to ignore other dogs or distractions
  • to stop pulling you on walks
  • to sit or lie down patiently
  • to pay attention to you
  • to come when called
  • to stop being a nuisance that nobody enjoys being around
1) Mayhem To Manners 6 Lesson Program

Our 6 lesson ‘Mayhem to Manners’ private dog training program enables owners to get ahead of problems in the older puppy or young adult dog (5 months to 10 months) before they become self-reinforcing behaviors. This training includes guidance on how to live with the dog in appropriate, constructive ways to facilitate training efforts. We help create a meaningful strategy that provides for practical, effective handling and productive management that will directly impact the undesirable behaviors most owners encounter from young adolescent dogs.

Our training creates a clear means of communication through proper leash handling, positive reinforcement, and the correction of unwanted behaviors that produces willing, cooperative companions.

Obedience and behavior cannot be separated. Obedience is what a dog ‘knows’. Behavior is what a dog ‘does’. We use one in order to either enhance or extinguish the other.

Obedience is simply a way to communicate with the dog that assures predictable behaviors. An obedient dog is a mindful, enjoyable companion that willingly and happily accepts human leadership and guidance.

This program teaches the following obedience commands for reliability on leash:

  • To walk politely in heel position at the owners’ left side.
  • To sit, lie down, and stand
  • To ‘stay’ until released
  • To come when called, and many others

Owners will receive access to our on-line community where they will be supplied with weekly lesson plans, video tutorials and training suggestions. All training equipment is provided: an appropriately fitted training collar, a 6 foot biothane leash and a 15 foot biothane long line.

Please expect to dedicate 6 days a week, for approximately 30 minutes to an hour a day, to successfully complete this training. Owners with mobility issues may wish to consider a surrogate handler for the duration of the training (must be of the age of majority, and willing to make the time commitment for the duration of the training), otherwise one of our Dog Obedience Boot Camp programs may be a more sensible option. Students will be required to submit video homework for training support. Success is contingent on owner effort and commitment to the training. Technology is useful to monitor progress during the week when direct supervision in not available. Training dogs requires planning, time, and measurable goals. It requires a deliberate commitment and the desire to succeed.

In-Person training: $825.00

On-Line training: $450.00 Owner is responsible for acquiring the correct equipment

2) Measurable Standards 10 Week Companion Dog Program

Our 10 lesson ‘Companion Dog’ private dog training program is modeled after the AKC Companion Dog Novice title and is designed to help owners resolve not only a generalized lack of obedience, but to address behavior concerns such as leash reactivity (defensive aggression or fear) towards humans or other animals. Other issues, like destructive behavior or anxiety, are easily addressed by teaching the dog alternative actions for otherwise unsuitable behaviors. This training includes guidance on how to live with the dog in appropriate, constructive ways to facilitate training efforts. We help create a meaningful strategy that provides for practical, effective handling and productive management that will directly impact the undesirable behaviors dogs develop when allowed to practice them without consequence.

Our training creates a clear means of communication through proper leash handling, positive reinforcement, and the correction of unwanted behaviors that produces willing, cooperative companions and replaces unsuitable behaviors with more thoughtful, appropriate choices.

Obedience and behavior cannot be separated. Obedience is what a dog ‘knows’. Behavior is what a dog ‘does’. We use one in order to either enhance or extinguish the other.

Obedience is simply a way to communicate with the dog that assures predictable behaviors. An obedient dog is a mindful, enjoyable companion that willingly and happily accepts human leadership and guidance.

This program teaches the following obedience commands for reliability on and off leash:

  • To walk politely in heel position, regardless of distraction or temptation
  • To sit, lie down, and stand, accepting the proximity of distractions and temptations without protest
  • To ‘stay’ until released, regardless of distraction or temptation
  • To come when called, regardless of distraction or temptation
  • To retreat to a specific destination in the home and remain there until released
  • Many useful skills integral to self control and harmony in a human home

Owners will receive access to our on-line community where they will be supplied with weekly lesson plans, video tutorials and training suggestions. All training equipment is provided: an appropriately fitted training collar, a 6 foot biothane leash and a 15 foot biothane long line.

Please expect to dedicate a minimum of 6 days a week, for approximately 30 minutes to potentially over an hour a day, to successfully complete this training. Owners with mobility issues may wish to consider a surrogate handler for the duration of the training (must be of the age of majority, and willing to make the time commitment for the duration of the training), otherwise our Dog Obedience Boot Camp program may be a more appropriate option. There are weekly homework assignments and students will be required to submit video homework for training support. Success is contingent on owner effort and commitment to the training. Technology is useful to monitor progress during the week when direct supervision in not available. Training dogs with serious, anti-social behavior is not a recreational hobby. It requires a serious commitment and the desire to succeed.

Private, in-person training: $1250.00

Online learning option: $650.00 Owner is responsible for acquiring the correct equipment

3) Electronic Collar Training Program

Electronic collar training is an excellent alternative for the owner that is physically overmatched by their dog. Large breed dogs owned by smaller than average adults pose a serious safety risk. Any individual that doesn’t have complete control over their dog is at risk for injury, but owners that are physically compromised because of  size disparity or health issues are at greater risk.

Remote collar training is also an excellent alternative for dogs that suffer from hypoplastic trachea and other issues that commonly affect brachycephalic breeds like bulldogs, as well as any dog that has sustained an injury to the neck.

Electronic collar training has moved out of the dark ages and has become an incredible tool for communication without having to be weaponized by poor understanding, or simple lack of actual experience with one.

Contrary to what social media would have one believe, they are not the tool of Satan, and often offer hope for owners that previously had none.

We teach how to effectively incorporate this tool into training by teaching its use as a motivator, how to ‘shape’ behavior, and how to modify behavior. The dog learns that the stimulation from the collar means the same thing as leash pressure, and that the presence or absence of electronic collar pressure indicates right action.

Our electronic collar training creates a clear means of communication through the understanding of ecollar pressure, proper leash handling, positive reinforcement, and the correction of unwanted behaviors that produces willing, cooperative companions.

Obedience and behavior cannot be separated. Obedience is what a dog ‘knows’. Behavior is what a dog ‘does’. We use one in order to either enhance or extinguish the other.

Obedience is simply a way to communicate with the dog that assures predictable behaviors. An obedient dog is a mindful, enjoyable companion that willingly and happily accepts human leadership and guidance.

This program teaches the following obedience commands for reliability with the use of an ecollar:

  • To walk politely in heel position at the owners’ left side.
  • To sit, lie down, and stand
  • To ‘stay’ until released
  • To come when called
  • To retreat to a designated location and remain there until released

Owners will receive access to our on-line community where they will be supplied with weekly lesson plans, video tutorials and training suggestions. All training equipment is provided: an appropriately fitted training collar, a 6 foot biothane leash and a 15 foot biothane long line.

In-Person private training: $995.00

On-line facilitated learning: $450.00 Owner is responsible for acquiring the correct equipment.

We are able to customize programs and encourage you to contact us to explore options, as well as learn about any available payment alternatives, seasonal discounts, or rebates for titles won in approved AKC and UKC performance events.

An in person evaluation determines eligibility. Evaluations are important because participants are provided with valuable information they can use immediately. If you don’t wish to travel to our location in Halethorpe, our On-Line Coaching program is available for owners who possess the time and the discipline to learn how to train their own dog. If you do not feel that you can commit the time or effort to complete this training program, our dog obedience boot camp is always an option.

Contact us for more information!

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