For dogs and cats. Having trouble getting your small dog to lay down? Want your cat to sit on cue? Maybe your dog has a perfect sit at home, but you can't get him to sit anywhere else. This class can help.
Sit, down, and stand were called control positions in the past, generally because they showed that you had control of your dog. These days, I still tend to refer to them that way, but with a different goal in mind. When you have a good sit, down or stand, that your pet does reliably on cue, you have a wonderful tool.
A sit or down cue can be used to stop a dog from jumping up or help you calm your pet down to put a collar or leash on. A good stand gives you the chance to dry off wet feet, or maybe towel the pet off after a bath, stand for brushing, etc. These basic cues are very helpful tools in training other things.
This class is for beginners who just want to work on these basic cues, for those who can get a 'sit' but it doesn't last long, or for those who are looking to improve a sit stay or work on distractions.
The length of the class depends on your goals. Sessions can be added at any time.