GROUP TRAINING & SOCIALIZATION
Group classes provide more than just sit, down, stay. They provide:
Clear Communication Skills
On Leash Socialization Around People & Other Dogs
A Safe & Fun Environment
Instruction On How To Explore
Learning Through Fun Games & Sucess
WHAT IS LEVELS TRAINING?
Levels Training is a member-only training program designed for you to learn at your own pace and convenience. It is the most flexible group training program available.
During your enrollment period, attend as much or as little training as you desire to achieve your goals and enrich your lives. The levels program consists of four skill levels, 1 – 4. Each level introduces new skills to your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more of the 3 D’s (distance, distractions, and duration).
With a level's membership, you can come to the drop-in classes as often as you like for as long as you'd like. Get as much or as little training as you want or need based on your own expectations for your dog.
Each level has specific skill requirements to meet before moving on to the next level. If you and your dog have met your goals at a lower level, then you can feel free to stop there. The choice is yours!
WHAT TO EXPECT IN EACH LEVEL
Understand Calm Marker
Sit & Down (verbal cue)
Will also work on problem behaviors such as Jumping, Play Biting, and House Training.
Everyone must start in Level 1 (even those with prior training unless approved by trainer)
Requirements to move up: Sit & Down on cue, Dog responds readily to name with mild distractions, Dog will come when called, on leash, with mild distractions.
LEVEL 1 - Starting Out
Work on Long Distance Come Cue
Stay with Distractions
Loose Lease Walking Past Distractions
Requirements To Move onto Level 4: Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and their person can walk 20 feet away. Dog will walk with human past other dogs with leash over human's shoulder. Dog will come from 20' away with moderate distractions.
We will also introduce some Rally O in this class for more pup/human bonding and fun.
LEVEL 3 - Adding Distractions
Loose Leash Walking (Sit when stop, Check in while walking)
Wait/Stay - Introduction
Requirements to move up: Dog can walk nicely on leash around training area while checking in while moving and sitting when stopped (no pulling), with dogs 4 - 5 feet away, Dog can meet a friendly stranger without jumping, Dog will stay in place while their person walks around them.
LEVEL 2 - Manners training
We will work on polishing the come cue and teaching an emergency recall.
Strengthen the stay cue by teaching dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from human
Work out and about on leash and attention skills (impulse control around every day distractions)
Level 4 Goals: Dog can walk off-leash past other dogs and distractions. Dog will stay 10 feet away from human for 3 mins with distractions. Dog will come off leash past distractions from 30 feet away. Dog can walk around town on loose leash, sit when stopped, and ignore distractions. Dog can hang out in a public space, calmly without reacting to distractions.
LEVEL 4 - Advanced training
STEPS TO GET STARTED
For Zelle Payments, please send payment to Joyce Keeton at 678-628-3886
Checks may be made out to Joyce Keeton Dog Training. Please use the form below to enter your State License number for check payments.
Check and cash payments may be made in person before training or at a designated meetup.