At Canine by Design, our off-leash obedience programs are designed to keep you, your pet, and the community safe through reliable untethered obedience.
These programs are ideal for individuals who are looking for their furry companion to accompany them while hiking, biking, camping, or even swimming at your local lake!
When is my dog ready for Off-Leash Obedience?
We recommend that dogs be at least 12 months of age, and, for the best results, have a reliable foundation in basic obedience before starting our off-leash program. It is imperative that the dog already has a clear understanding, desire, and respect for obedience behaviors before moving away from leash training.
What skills will my dog learn?
Our off-leash obedience program can be customized to your specific needs. However, we do have a core curriculum that we will always cover:
- Sending the dog to “Place” from a distance
- Walking next to the owner (heel)
How do I communicate with my dog without a leash?
Canine by Design’s trainers use Martin System electronic training collars. We like to think of the electronic collar as a “doggy cellphone.” These allow us to effectively communicate with our dogs from a distance through a variety of modes that are comfortable and clear to your pet.
Our Method of Electronic Collar Training
At Canine by Design, we believe in using methods that will yield effective results without compromising the safety and wellbeing of your pet. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding electronic collars and how humane or effective they may be. We are here to clear up some of the confusion and put the owner’s mind at ease.
When used correctly, electronic collars provide instant feedback to the dog at an impersonal level, meaning the dog does not associate the feedback as coming from the handler. This allows them to learn how to properly interact with their environment and remain safe. Another benefit is the ability to communicate with your pet without nagging or frequent verbal reminders from the owner thus creating behavior that lasts even if you are not present with your pet.
Our method creates a dog that not only looks happy to do what it is told, but has found its advantage in life through obedience.
Contact us today if you would like to learn more about how our training program can help you with the proper introduction of a helpful tool and get you and your pet on a path towards a better life together.
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We accept all major credit cards as forms of payment. Financing options are available through LendingUSA. Payment is due prior to services being rendered, unless otherwise approved with Canine by Design management.