Control Unleashed

Do you have a dog that barks and lunges at other people or dogs while on leash? Does he have trouble focusing in more distracting environments? Disengage from you the moment the leash comes off? Is he uncomfortable being around new dogs or people? In this small group class we teach you to how get and keep your dog’s focus so you can more effectively communicate and work with your dog.

This is not a basic obedience class- rather, this is a behavior modification class that teaches your dog focus and self control in the face of things that used to distract him or send him over the edge.

Focused dog training Thornton

Small group class for reactive or distracted dogs

Gain focus and learn to better communicate with your dog

Your dog SHOULD attend Control Unleashed if they:

  • Are uncomfortable or distracted around other dogs
  • Have difficulty concentrating
  • Are reactive or easily aroused/excited
  • Are anxious or stressed
  • Have trouble with impulse control

Your dog SHOULD NOT attend Control Unleashed if they:

  • Have moderate to severe aggression toward other dogs or toward people
  • Have a bite history

*If this sounds like your dog, contact Patrice about other training options.

Note: In order to get the most out of the class experience, students should be serious about practicing at home with their dog between sessions.  For best results, a minimum of four 10-15 minute at-home practice sessions is recommended each week.  While slightly reactive dogs may benefit greatly from this class, a phone consult is required to sign up to make sure it is a good fit for you and your dog.

Email patrice@ingoodpawsdt.com or click here to register!

Pricing

$225 for a 6 week course + 1 people- only orientation

*Included in enrollment in the course is the book Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog by Leslie McDevitt.  This course is based off of the exercises in this book making it a very useful reference tool.

Training Equipment Needed For Course

  • 6′ leash (not retractable)Focused Dog
  • Flat collar and/or harness (front clip harness recommended- no prong collars, choke chains or shock collars allowed)
  • Clicker (optional)
  • A variety of your dog’s favorite soft treats (lots! cut up into very small pieces in a treat holder you can hook onto your clothes)
  • Crate– can be soft sided, plastic or wire (optional)
  • Towel or mat for your dog
  • A Kong stuffed with food/a chew they enjoy
  • Tug toy
  • Water bowl

*Some of this equipment can be borrowed if needed, so don’t worry if you don’t have everything.

Course Information

  • Each class lasts 1 hour
  • Class size limit is 5 dogs
  • Orientation will be a 1 hour people-only session

Course Date/Time

  • ** The upcoming class is full- a new class will be announced soon!**

Course Location

Matrix Dog, LLC:

9975 Wadsworth Parkway, M4
Broomfield, CO 80021

From Wadsworth, turn into the complex with the King Soopers.  Take an immediate left after pulling in and go around back of the “Snappy Nails” building.  We are “walk-out basement” level next to the open space!