J-Mar offers obedience training in two venues. First, we do private lessons either at J-Mar or at your home. Depending on the goals of the owner and the aptitude of the dog, three or more private lessons may be necessary.
Secondly, we offer a board and train. This is a great format for people whose schedules do not permit group classes. It is a wonderful convenience to leave on vacation and come home to a well-trained pet.
Jean and Joe will work with your dog for a three week period. During this time, the dog will be trained in basic obedience including; walking on a leash without pulling, coming when called, doing a sit-stay and down-stay, stop jumping on people, etc. If there are any other behavior problems, they will be addressed also.
The dog must be at least 6 months old to participate in the board and train format. A Dog younger than that has little retention of the lessons so that it is not cost effective.
A private lesson will be given when the dog is picked up. This allows the owner to see what the dog has learned and be coached on how to get that same behavior at home. The dog will respond identically to the owners as it does to Jean before it is allowed to go home. After two weeks, Jean will contact the owner again and either go to their home or have them come to J-Mar for a follow-up lesson. This will insure that the dog and his owner are “on the same page”.
Agility equipment set up is available only for dogs familiar with the obstacles. We recommend that new trainers complete at least the Level One group class at IPOC (IPOCLakeland.org) since the equipment and instruction is geared toward the beginner dog and handler team.