Please join Janis Copes, ABCDT or Tyler Slapikas, ABCDT from Escape the Crate, LLC for this informative 6-week course designed to help you, the handler, learn how to get the behavior you want from your dog using force-free positive reinforcement techniques. Lessons will include teaching sit, down, come, stay, and walking on a loose lead. The goal is to teach your dog to be a polite family member.

Advanced registration is required. No refunds are given for classes missed. Dogs are required to be vaccinated against Rabies as per CT State Law. Vaccinations against distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and Bordetella are also recommended. Registration, payment, and proof of rabies must be submitted in order to reserve your spot in the class. No dogs will be allowed in class without an up-to-date Rabies vaccination.

You will gain an understanding of:
• Socialization, what it is and how to do it properly
• How to be your dog’s advocate and build trust
• Hand signals vs. verbal cues
• Leash techniques
• Basic canine body language

Tools for solving problems such as:
• Housebreaking
• Chewing
• Mouthing
• Jumping

Lessons will include:
• Focus
• Touch
• Sit
• Name recognition
• Down
• Stay
• Come
• Leave it
• Walking on a loose lead

Equipment required:

• Flat buckle collar or front-clip harness
(no choke, prong, or e-collars allowed)
• 6-foot leash
• Plenty of yummy treats