Training

​Here are five tips on how to train your dog successfully:

To avoid your dog getting confused and so that they can learn to recognize commands easily we encourage all family members to attend training with their dog. With all members of your dog’s family present, everyone will learn the same commands and your dog will understand them from everyone in the family.

You should use positive reinforcements. If the dog does something good, you should reward this behavior so that he will know that what he did was right. If the dog cannot understand or follow your commands, never punish him. Dogs will make mistakes. What you should understand is that they won’t easily understand your commands in just one teaching, it takes repetition to train a dog successfully. Do not scold your dog as he might develop fear which will hinder his learning and willingness to be trained. When young, we encourage lots of positive reinforcements by treating often in very small amounts to keep your dog’s motivation and focus!

In executing commands, you should keep your voice high & cheerful so that the dog will happily follow your commands. Using a low voice is for corrections and if you shout out loud, he may become startled and unresponsive.

Train your dog in various places. If you keep your dog in a certain place like your home, he will not be able to adjust with various environments; new people and other animals. Take him to the park or through the neighborhood. This will help your dog associate with other dogs and people. Always be sure you have a properly fitting collar and 6 foot leash to maintain complete control of your dog in case you encounter a stressful or scary situation.

Last, but not least; don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Our trainers are very experienced in handling dogs for a multitude of situations, from being a great companion, to competing worldwide, therapy dogs, and almost everything in between! If you have a specific concern, please ask us how we can help. A well trained dog is a happy dog!

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815.677.9350
office@grannyrosek-9.org
613 River Ln. Dixon, IL 61021

Drop In’s/CGC Testing

 

CGC Testing:

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12-2pm (during Pictures with Santa). More information coming soon!

Drop In Obedience:

Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1-3pm

Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 1-3pm

Drop In Rally Obedience:

Check Back for the next drop in rally obedience date!

Drop In Agility:

Check back for the next drop in agility date!

Please Note: Drop In’s are for Current Students, Students from the past 6 months, or those who are activly competing and have been approved by the Instructor. A trainer/staff member is on site to help check in and monitor, but will not actually be training. Cost is $5 per dog. Any dog showing aggression or any handler not following safety rules will be asked to leave immediately. Please bring your updated shot records with you if you are not currently in class.

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Today we are thankful for our Shelter Staff Member, Nicki! Nicki started here May of 1999. She is one of our dual employees that has worked in the kennels and now works mostly in the cat isolation room, cat adoption, and serves customers at the front desk. She helps with office work and in our surgery area. She also assists the manager with some of the dog show events, and assists with phone calls and check in at the Enrichment Center. Nicki is married with 2 children. She owns a dog and a few cats. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we are thankful for our Shelter Staff Member, Nicki! Nicki started here May of 1999.  She is one of our dual employees that has worked in the kennels and now works mostly in the cat isolation room, cat adoption, and serves customers at the front desk.  She helps with office work and in our surgery area. She also assists the manager with some of the dog show events, and assists with phone calls and check in at the Enrichment Center. Nicki is married with 2 children. She owns a dog and a few cats.

 

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All round awesome!

Thank You ✨

Thank you Nicki!!!

Today, we are thankful for Emily! Emily has been our Agility instructor for beginner, intermediate, advanced agilty and our contact and weave pole class, and she hosts a variety of agility related seminars at the Enrichment Center. She is also an Agiltiy Judge for USDAA and is currently in Nursing school. Thank you Emily! ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we are thankful for Emily! Emily has been our Agility instructor for beginner, intermediate, advanced agilty and our contact and weave pole class, and she hosts a variety of agility related seminars at the Enrichment Center. She is also an Agiltiy Judge for USDAA and is currently in Nursing school. Thank you Emily!

 

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I am thankful for you guys too!!

Thank you Emily! And that's one adorable pup!

Love our Emily!!!!!!

Emily Rocks !!!

Thank You Emily 🌟🐾🐾💕

A wonderful teacher!

Looking forward to having her as our USDAA judge next week!

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Effective immediately, all private lessons must be paid for in advance. No exceptions. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please be respectful and contact your trainer as soon as possible, as many of our trainers have long commutes and rearrange their schedule to best assist you. There will be no refunds on no shows or cancellations with less than one hour notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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