Basic Training

Family Dog Training

Start your training with one of these basic classes

Puppy Training & Socialization – for puppies not yet 14 weeks of age
Life Skills – dogs of all ages, polite greetings, housetraining, chewing, playful biting
Skill Builders – pay attention, come, sit, down, nice walking skills, stay – pre-requisit for advanced classes

Still not sure which class to take?
If you are not sure which class to take, give us a call @ 541-603-6868. We take pride in helping owners choose the right class for meeting their goals.

You’re Welcome to visit a class before you enroll
At The Well-Mannered Dog, we understand blindly enrolling in a class, trusting that the class will be a good match for you is asking a lot and we do not expect that of you. Feel free to visit an existing class in session (without your dog) to check for compatibility, effectiveness and to be sure you will be getting value for your hard earned money.

Life Skills

“I want a dog that is polite, shows self control and follows commands”

Begin  
Wednesday August 16 @ 6:15pm
Wednesday September 6 @ 6:15pm or
Saturday September 23 @ 11am

Suitable for dogs of all ages and skill level

Fee Options – Pre-Registration Required
$150.00 – for 6 Life Skills classes (no makeup classes)
or
$294 – 6   Life Skills Classes followed by 8 Skill Builders Classes  (3 makeup classes allowed) – $56.00 savings

Convenient, Temperature Controlled Location  
2164 W. 6th Ave. Eugene Oregon Map

The goal of our Life Skills class is to build a strong, mutually trusting and respectful relationship.  To to do this, we put major emphasis on teaching impulse control games (the dog controls its self instead of you controlling the dog).  This is much like the proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.  In addition we teach:

• polite greetings
• managing misbehavior

 an enthusiastic response to:
• Wait
• Mat and station training
• targeting
• sit
• down
• pay attention

The End Result
Impulse control is a choice but it has to be taught. These fundamental skills are different than what most people are used to teaching but are so important for your dog’s education.  It goes beyond luring behaviors.  It teaches self-control as well as other behaviors.  Every game we’ll play is a win-win game. You win and the dog wins.

Resulting in humans that are happy with their dog and Dogs that are happy with their humans.  Call 541-603-6868 if your have questions or click the registration button to start dog training.

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Skill Builders

skill builders

“I want a dog that enthusiastically follows commands”

Pre-requisite – graduation from Life Skills Class or Instructor approval

Class times – Begin any week
Tuesdays @ 7:30pm  
–  dogs of all ages 

Fee – Pre-Registration Required
$200.00 – for 8 Skill Builders Classes

Convenient, Temperature Controlled Location
 2164 W. 6th Ave. Eugene Oregon Map

Now that your dog has learned  fundamental skills it most likely had not learned previously it is ready to learn:

•Advanced Inhibition Skills
• pay attention
• come
• nice walking skills
• stay
• advanced sit and down training

When you are done with this class you will be able to go onto our Distractions Class. Where you will learn Effective, Real Life, humane solutions so your dog is polite and responds to commands at home and in public (on walks, at the vet office or park, in stores, restaurants, when visiting, etc.) Each dog will automatically advance onto the next level when it is ready. Each level of the class expands upon the previous level to give you that great dog that is welcome anywhere and everywhere.

Your dog can be well trained. Call 541-603-6868 if your have questions or click the registration button to start dog training.