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Training

Private Lessons Private lessons are one hour long, one-on-one session, and can cover puppy training, behavioral problems (dog aggression, lack of socialization, house training, etc.), or basic obedience training.
Boarding School Boarding school involves a two to six-month program of intense training for clients who lack the time or experience to train their own dog or for specialized training (gun dogs, search & rescue dogs, etc.). Training can include behavior modification (dog aggression, lack of socialization, house training, etc.) and basic obedience training.
Behavior Modification Training to correct dog aggression, lack of socialization, house training, etc. and basic obedience training.
Obedience Titles Advanced training.
Conformation Kate trains and handles all breeds toward show ring championships.
Gun Dog Started gun dog training involves three to four months of training including basic obedience, off-leash control, response to whistle commands, hold, and trained retrieve with bumpers and birds for use with ducks and upland game.
Search Dog Training Search dog training involves approximately six months of training before being paired with a fireman including basic obedience, direction control, and search techniques with rubble pile experience.
Classes
Class emphasis is placed on positive reinforcement and understanding rather than force--the goal being to replace bad behavior with good, with both the dog and the handler enjoying the process. Pluis Davern teaches class levels beginning through advanced at the Del Monte Kennel Club. Kate Davern teaches Puppy Kindergarten, beginning, and intermediate classes at San Martin Vet.

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy class is for puppies 12 weeks through 20 weeks of age at the beginning of class.

Beginning

Beginning class is a seven-week course for dogs five months and older. It covers the five basic commands (heel, sit, down, stay, & come), figure eight, stand/stay, and the finish (return to the heel position). Dog aggression, jumping up, and other behavior problems are covered as well.

Intermediate

Intermediate class is a seven-week course for dogs having completed the beginning class. It covers a review of the five basic commands (heel, sit, down, stay, & come), figure 8, stand/stay, and the finish (return to the heel position). An emphasis on the down position in a number of different exercises increases your dog's listening skills, response time & desire to both learn and please you. The off-leash concept is introduced through doing distance exercises (30 ft) such as stays and recalls with a dropped leash as well as dropped-leash heeling.

Advanced

Training for obedience titles.
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