Dog Obedience Training

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Dog Obedience Training

Santa Cruz, CA

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A perfect sit for Woodrow and Wiley.

Dog Obedience Training at Giovannas Dog Training involves dogs and owners working together as a team. There’s a level of commitment needed from dog owners to make this happen. Dog training accomplishes more with an involved dog owner. Giovannas Dog Training also believes dogs and owners should have fun during training.  Owners love results but we also like to see everybody relaxed.

  Owners can complete Obedience Training through our innovative Private Dog Training or Private Puppy Training courses.  Or owners can select our fun Dog Group Training or Puppy Group Training courses.

Giovanna’s Dog Training uses primarily Positive Reinforcement in training. Dogs normally repeat behaviors if their past experiences were good. This method satisfies that instinct. Positive Reinforcement is Reward based. When dogs are rewarded for repeating desired  behavior it’s a win-win situation for dogs and owners. Rewards can be food, toys, walks, verbal praise, or anything the dog considers to be of high value. All Operant Conditioning  methods are recognized at Giovanna’s Dog Training. Positive Reinforcement is the preferred method. As a professional dog trainer I realize Basic Obedience is an important first step. All puppies, adolescent dogs, and new learners of any age should start here.

Pigue is a cute 9.5 week old puppy.

Our training begins with Basic Training.

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1. Attention exercises

2. Sit

3. Stay

4. Come 

5. Placing

6. Down

7. Loose-leash walking

Attention training for high drive Zenna.(Australian Shepherd).

Attention Training for high drive Zenna.
(Australian Shepherd).

Check out this video of an English Bulldog puppy!

Kayo a 5.5 month old English Bulldog. Using Obedience Training to help with his impulse control. Training English Bulldogs is very rewarding.

The next step is Intermediate Training

Training for Distance and Duration  using verbal cues and hand signals.  Whistle training is also offered with these sessions.

1.  Training a Steady Sit or Down using high value distractions (Proofing) .

2.  Sit/Down – Stay- Release – Stop- Drop ( while moving towards handler ).

3.  Sit/Down – Stay – Release – Stop – Drop ( while moving away from handler).

' Tyson ' an excellent student in Obedience Training. However tennis balls are his passion! ( Rottweiler ).

‘ Tyson ‘ an excellent student in Obedience Training. However tennis balls are his passion!
( Rottweiler ).

Domino-dog photo

Domino is always ready for more training.
(American Pitbull).

Young ' Zoey ' went through Basic Training with Giovannas. She's making her parents proud. ( Black Lab ).

Young ‘ Zoey ‘ went through Basic Training with Giovannas. She’s making her parents proud.
( Black Lab ).

Rye is a young Queensland Heeler. After training at Giovannas she's making her Owner very happy.

Rye is a young Queensland Heeler. After training at Giovannas she’s making her Owner very happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giovannas Dog Training provides Private Dog Training, Group Dog Training, Private Puppy TrainingGroup Puppy Training, and Pet Sitting Service.  Happy Training.

 

Beautiful faces of Paloma and Rosco. Trained Pitbulls make life fun.

Beautiful faces of Paloma and Rosco. Trained Pitbulls make life fun.

George did Basics at Giovannas. He's on his way for training for show. (Dalmation)

George did Basics at Giovannas. He’s on his way for show. (Dalmation)