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Dog Training

Basic and Advanced obedience
AKC Certified CGC Evaluator

Here at Benchmark K9 we offer basic and advanced obediance training, puppy classes, trick training, and soon we will be offering group classes and remote training. Lessons are as follows:
 
Puppy Kindergarten: $150
Biting, jumping up, housebreaking, crate training, leash breaking.
 
Basic Obedience: $200
Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Loose-leash walk. On leash. Basic manners included, i.e., jumping up, scratching people and doors/windows, barking, biting.
 
Advanced Obedience: $200
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience
Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Heel, Recall, Place. Off leash.
 
Trick Training: $150
Prerequisite: Basic Obediance -or- must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the commands taught in basic obedience.
Play dead, roll over, shake with both paws, wave, high-5, jump, crawl, under, figure-8, leg weave, pray, peekaboo between legs, and more. Owner picks 6.
 
We have 3 basic philosophies here:
1) Never give a dog a command if you're not prepared to follow through.
2) Always use as much praise as possible and as little compulsion as necessary to acheive your goals.
3) Never set your dog up to fail.
 
We have had great success sticking with these philosophies and the level of obedience and respect we get from our dogs, while maintaining their happy and trusting demeanors, has firmly reinforced in our minds that we are doing something right. For clients dogs we are currently using the clicker method, slightly modified, to train. I have trained with Sit Means Sit of SE Columbus  apprenticed under Cory Dewberry of Dewberry Family K9, and am a member of Central Ohio Dog Sports, and a member of PSA. See www.centralohiodogsport.com and www.psak9.org  for more details.
 



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