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Dog Training Classes Near Me

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All Classes are Available in Hoboken and Nutley, NJ.

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Sit and Stay Dog Training offers Group Classes in a large, private, indoor area without outside distractions. You will learn how to teach your dog to understand and follow your instruction applying simple and kind techniques. From helping your new puppy with training and socialization skills to teaching your rescue dog basic manners, to even working toward becoming a certified Therapy Dog or receiving your AKC CGC, we can help! Dog Training should be fun and enriching for both you and your dog. Training can provide mental and physical stimulation, boost your dog’s confidence and problem solving skills and strengthen your bond.

Sit and Stay employs Positive reinforcement dog training which is a method that focuses on rewarding desired behaviors rather than punishing unwanted ones. Here are some key principles and benefits:

Principles of Positive Reinforcement Training: Reward-based: It involves using treats, praise, toys, or other rewards to encourage and reinforce behaviors you want to see more of.

  1. Timing: Rewards should be given immediately after the desired behavior to strengthen the association between the behavior and the reward.

  2. Consistency: Rewards should be given consistently for the desired behavior to help the dog understand what is being asked of them.

  3. Clear communication: Positive reinforcement relies on clear communication between the trainer and the dog, using cues or commands that the dog understands.

  4. Avoid punishment: This method avoids the use of physical or verbal punishment, which can create fear or confusion in dogs.

Benefits of Positive Reinforcement Training:

  1. Builds trust and strengthens bond: It fosters a positive relationship between the dog and the trainer or owner, promoting trust and cooperation.

  2. Increases motivation to learn: Dogs are more likely to repeat behaviors that are rewarded, which makes them eager to learn new commands and behaviors.

  3. Reduces fear and anxiety: Since positive reinforcement does not involve punishment, it helps to create a low-stress learning environment for the dog.

  4. Produces long-lasting results: Behaviors learned through positive reinforcement tend to be more stable and enduring compared to those learned through punishment.

  5. Versatility: It can be used to teach a wide range of behaviors, from basic obedience commands to complex tricks and tasks.

Available Dog Training Classes in NJ

Puppy Kindergarten                                                                                                                

  • For puppies from 2-4 months of age.
  • A six week class teaching socialization, housebreaking, understanding dog behavior, and how to gain a nurturing relationship with your puppy.
  • Basic training cues utilizing fun dog friendly training methods.

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Basic  Dog Training                                                                                                         

  • For dogs 4 months and older.
  • A rewarding six week class encompassing learning basic dog behavior, communication skills, body language, as well as teaching basic training commands.
  • Literature explaining dog behavior, problem solving, and basic training cues provided.

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Advanced Basic Training/CGC/Therapy Dog Training                                                     

  •  For dogs with basic skills.
  • A six week class which furthers you and your dog’s education and skills.
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Training & Certification
  • Therapy Dog Training and Certification

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