Calm, positive training that holds the dogs attention and makes them want to work. Not all dogs are the same and we find a reward that the dogs like to use as positive reinforcement. Treats, toys, pats, and play time are used as rewards for correct commands, good behavior, and steady improvements. Each dog will learn that working well equals rewards and fun! Making learning quick, easy, and enjoyable.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH MY DOG FOR BOARD-AND-TRAINING?
The only thing you need to bring with your dog is enough food for the duration of their training. NOTE: If your dog is picky about treats, please bring any that you know they would like and we can always try new ones later in training.
Our trainers provide collars, leashes, toys, crates, feeding and water bowls, and treats. Remember to bring a collar and leash upon pick-up if the trainer does not arrange to come to your home.
HOW OLD DOES MY DOG HAVE TO BE TO ENTER TRAINING?
Your dog or puppy has to be a minimum of 8 weeks old. We are more than ready to follow your veterinarians recommendations to continue shot protocols and will not allow your puppy in public until their rabies vaccine is received. All ages older than 8 weeks old are welcome!
WHAT REQUIREMENTS DOES MY DOG HAVE TO HAVE TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAM?
We should know if your dog is aggressive in ANY way (food, people, other dogs, toys)
Current DHLP shot
Current Bordetella (kennel cough)
Current Rabies Vaccine
Current De-worming and Flea/tick medication
Current Grooming if your breed requires it
As thorough of a history background as we can have for your dogs will help us understand their way of learning quicker.
WHERE DOES TRAINING TAKE PLACE?
We do all of our training at our home and also involve dog friendly stores and public places later in their training. We work closely with other dog professionals to tackle all training aspects including working around other dogs as a distraction. Your dog will be treated like an honorary family member for their stay with us. Each dog has their own Kennel, feeding bowl, toys, and turn out time outside. We also encourage supervised group play and freedom around the house with their level of training.
HOW OFTEN WILL MY DOG BE TRAINED EACH WEEK?
Your dog will be handled daily. We usually break sessions into two sessions each day. The length of those sessions depends on each dog but are usually around 15 minutes each. We also will partake in training trips around town and into local parks.
Twisted Clovers LLC Dog Training & Breeding Brittany Demro 36106 Littleport Road Edgewood, Iowa 52042