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Group Dog Training Classes

Recommended by veterinarians and fellow trainers alike, my training methods are non-aversive, positive reinforcement based on behavior modification and the science of how dogs learn – by association and consequence (classical and operant conditioning). These techniques give dog owners the skill and knowledge to enjoy a long, satisfying relationship with their canine companions. I have worked with hundreds of dogs and all breeds, and tailor individual training programs to you and your dog’s specific needs.

Puppy Training in Altanta

Puppy Kindergarten

For ages 7 to 14/16 weeks

Puppies are at a critical time of development and you will never be able to shape their personality as much as you can right now. Puppy K teaches basic control behavior and prevents problems before they start. It also provides puppies with much needed socialization and canine communication skills.

Basic Manners

Learn the skills to help you and your dog live happily together. This class focuses on positive reinforcement.

Behaviors addressed include: Serving Metro Atlanta Area

  • Recall
  • Watch
  • Sit and Stay
  • Down and Down Stay
  • Go to bed or mat
  • Leash Walking
  • Jumping Issues

Intro to K9 Nose Work®

Canine Nose Work Classes in Atlanta

K9 Nose Work® is the search and scenting activity that’s sweeping the nation! Virtually all dogs can enjoy this fun search and scenting activity where you work as a team and learn how to communicate to find hidden target odors such as birch, anise and clove. Approved by the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW), this class will truly bring out the best in your dog and bring you closer in ways no other dog sport can. Every dog has natural abilities to succeed and have fun with K9 Nose Work, so no prior training is required.

Dogs find success early: high energy dogs burn calories as they race around; fearful dogs build confidence; reactive dogs finds focus, and aging or disabled dogs flex their brain muscles as they puzzle out the search at their own pace. There’s something for everyone!

Canine Good Citizen Class

Canine Good CitizenThe Canine Good Citizen test helps your dog become a respected member of the community when he is trained to act mannerly at home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs.

Training for the test is fun, useful, and will help you and your dog develop a closer bond.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC), established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program.

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"If your problems start with Sit and Stay and end with peeing on the carpet and growling, then Richard is the trainer for you! In just one session, both you and your dog will fall in love with him. Richard adapts his knowledge to your needs and works at your dog's level."
- Karen G.

“I used Richard with my three dogs. We worked with each one individually and achieved great results! I can’t believe they actually listen to me now!”
- Rhonda F.

“Richard made the training experience fun and we all benefited.”
- Cathy S.

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