How far will you go in unlocking your dog's potential?

Dogs are dominant animals, from the South African Boerboel to the teacup Yorkie.  

 

We send our children to school for an education, socialization and we teach them boundaries in addition to providing nurturing, love and care.  This should be done with our dogs as well to help them grow into a well-rounded, happy, attentive dog.  

 

Start your relationship right.

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BASIC OBEDIENCE

On & Off Leash

The foundation of all training, Basic Obedience is the first step in building influence with your dog.  In this program, you and your best friend learn:

  • How to walk nicely on & off leash.

  • Sit and stay.

  • Down and stay.

  • Boundary work at any interior/exterior door (no bolting).

  • The release command (fun time & freedom).

 

ADVANCED OBEDIENCE

On & Off Leash

Basics are great but only the beginning.  Advanced obedience presents the opportunity to build an even stronger influence and from a distance:

  • Potty on command.

  • "Spot": go to the defined area, lay down & stay.

  • Sitting from a down at the side & front

  • Come command: COME TO ME AND SIT.

  • "Come around": From the front, come behind me to the heel and sit.

  • Moving commands.

  • Hand signals only

BASIC RETRIEVAL

Retrieval training enhances your influence with your dog and can be utilized in just about any way you wish.  It gives them a greater, more challenging job to do and provides far more mental focus & stimulation for them.

  • On-Leash.

  • Obedience training while holding the object. 

  • Picking up a starter glove.

  • Picking up/carrying his/her leash and walking with you.

 

ADVANCED RETRIEVAL

 Advanced retrieval helps your dog develop an even stronger & more advanced focus. 

  • Off-Leash.

  • Obedience training while holding the object. 

  • Picking up an additional object of your choice.

  • Running to pick an object up from a distance.

  • The "pull" command.

BASIC SCENT WORK

 A dog's sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 times better than a human.  Need we say more?

  • On leash

  • Ground-tracking

  • "Find it" and give a "found" signal.

  • Introduction to finding object blocked by an object.

 

ADVANCED SCENT WORK

  • Off-leash

  • Ground-tracking

  • "Find it" and give a "found" signal.

  • Introduction to finding object blocked by several objects

  • Scent discrimination (Two scents).

UTILITY TRAINING

Condition, strengthen your dog and get them moving!​​

  • On-leash

  • Tire-pulling

  • Ladder work (laying flat)

  • Clearing obstacles

  • Combined obedience & utility.

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

Inquire within about this advanced program.

 

LET'S RAISE THE BAR

Become a face of Steady Hand with one of our advanced programs.

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HOTSHOTS

Training worth bragging about.  Basic & Advanced Obedience training, on & off leash results in a dog that will draw attention from the public, showing them what is possible with their own dogs.

You are a face of steady Hand Dog Training now.  Let's raise the bar and see what ya got, hotshot!

 
 
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ELITE

For those of you who want your dream dog with a wide array of functional skill sets that can be used anywhere and everywhere - the elite rank is for you. Multiple basic & advanced skills with elite gear and a custom-made leather collar that is sure to reflect your dog's status and your dedication to them.

keep training, keep in touch

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."

 

Group
class+

An on-going and invaluable service offered to clients who have completed their Basic Obedience program and passed an obedience test.

Membership allows for structured and safe socialization, outdoor training when weather allows, obedience drills, monthly themed-intensives and big-time distractions.

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touch-up sessions

Have you stopped listening to your trainer? Is your dog acting inexplicably poorly? You ask yourself, "Who is this dog..?"  "What happened to my baby!"

 

Call your trainer!  Pay-per-session on an as-needed basis to bring your groove back and help you once again take the reins on your dog's behalf.

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