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  • NOVA Private Foundations of Dog Training

    This class is the backbone of all training going forward. There will be some review of concepts and skills from Puppy Class, but no worries, we will be leveling up! Since this is a private class, we can adjust the training sessions to add elements that you are either having trouble with or want to build into the session. All Seventh Heaven Training Classes include the following: * You will have access to an online folder where you can upload video or download video, your handbook and bonus training protocols will be loaded onto your site. * You can ask questions in a chat with me and your training team. * You will have access to videos to go along with most of the lessons. * At our first session you will be provided a printed handbook, clickers for your family and a foot target. Virtual Webinar: * We will start out with a virtual session where we will go over the basics of theory and the positive reinforcement training process. We will explore methods and tools. We will talk about Management Plans and the evolving use of space in your home, the types of training sessions, how to plan and execute a training session, class rules and your training toolkit. Session 1: Clicking and Calming * Magic Mat, Dog Body Language, Thresholds, Holding Treats and Treat Tossing, Attention, Look, now Watch!, Treat/ Retreat, Clicker Mechanics and Capturing Calm & The Name Game, The Stop Signal, Jazz Up, Settle Down. Session 2: Luring, Calisthenics, and the Foot Target * Clicker Management and the art of Luring, Sit from Stand Stage 1: Sit in front of you on a verbal cue only, Down from Sit, Luring onto a foot target, Impulse control: Leave It!, teaching tricks, Spin! Session 3: Attention and Adding the Leash * Learning Loops, Conquering Fears and getting attention, What is That?, Hand Targeting, Touch Tag, Clicker Management, adding the leash, Capturing attention when outdoors, Pattern Games, 1,2,3 Cookie! Session 4: Stay, Avoiding Stress & Graduation * Foot Target and time to Bungee!, Taking the stress out of a tight leash, Beginning Defensive Leash Handling, Emergency U-Turns, Pushing Buttons, Long Line Recall 101, Review of Skills, Q&A and Graduation! You are ready for Basic Manners! See you there!

  • NOVA Welcome Home Dog Training

    Much like our Puppy Class, Welcome Home Dog Training for Older dogs will help your work on issues including housebreaking, getting along with other pets in the home, jumping up, barking or any other behaviors that they may have picked up before they came to you. This class will help you build a bond with your new family member and make sure that their transition into your home is smooth!

  • RVA Private Puppy Training Class

    Our Private Puppy/Welcome Home Class helps you get prepared for your new furry family member! You can schedule your first visit either before or after you bring your pup home. All Seventh Heaven Training Classes include the following: * You will have access to an online folder where you can upload video or download video, your handbook and bonus training protocols will be loaded onto your site. * You can ask questions in a chat with me and your training team. * You will have access to videos to go along with most of the lessons. * At our first session you will be provided a printed handbook, clickers for your family and a foot target. Starting from the premise that our goal is for your dog to have freedom and agency, we will discuss setting limits while your dog is getting used to her new home, keeping a close eye on her, and starting as you want to have things go. This is a five session package. Each session is 45 minutes long. * Our first session which can take place either before or after you bring your pup home we will build a Management Plan. This plan will include things like potty training, using a house leash, creating zones in your home where your dog can expect play, quiet time, etc. and more. * If you have a puppy, we will start the potty training process and I will give you plenty of information and tips based on your setup and availability. * You will learn about body language, safe socialization, introducing new objects, sounds, and people without flooding your pup. * You will also learn about the value of nap schedules and letting your pup learn to be alone periodically throughout the day so that you don't end up with a clingy or anxious pup when you leave the house or need to work. * We will work on some beginning training behaviors and go through the outline of training a behavior. Mostly we will work on impulse control and stopping problem behaviors before they become an issue like nipping, jumping and problem leash behaviors. * There will be fun activities and training games for kids included in every session if there are children in the home or you have children over on a regular basis. Since this is a private class, we will customize the later sessions to work on issues that are important to you, we will get to work on behaviors in your home environment, and with the people in your home. You can choose to add some puppy play classes for socialization.

  • 6 NOVA Hybrid Dog Training Sessions

    In a hybrid dog training session, I will work with your dog at your home one-on-one for two sessions and then meet you for the third to show you how to cue the behaviors and give you tips on managing the behavior. You choose the skills and the level of proficiency you want from your dog and I will work towards that goal.

  • 3 NOVA Hybrid Dog Training Sessions -

    For hybrid dog training session, I will work with your dog at your home one-on-one for two sessions and then meet you for the third to show you how to cue the behaviors and give you tips on managing the behavior. You choose the skills and the level of proficiency you want from your dog and I will work towards that goal.

  • RVA Dog Reactivity Training Field Trips

    At Seventh Heaven Pets, we offer a specialized dog reactivity training program called Reactivity 2. Sandy and I will guide you and your pup or pups on three field trips, helping you manage and work through any new issues in different environments. It's important for us to know your desired locations upfront so we can tailor the training to you and your dog's needs. Dream big and let us help you achieve your goals!

  • NOVA 90 Minute Dog Training Walk

    This is a follow up for either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. Your dog will love this adventure! We will train at the beginning of the walk and during the walk will work on recall and loose leash walking. This is a great choice for an active dog!

  • RVA 45 Minute Training Walk

    This is a follow up for either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. For this walk, we will start with 15 minutes of training exercises on skills that you choose. Then we will go for a nice, relaxing walk. When we come home we will drill skills and then play! Great physical and mental exercise!

  • RVA 1 Hour Dog Training Walk

    Dog training walks are either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. This is a longer walk for exercise and training purposes. We will work on Training for 20 minutes at the beginning and the end of the walk. You will choose the skills and be provided with a summary of the session when done.

  • RVA 90 Minute Dog Training Walk

    Dog training walks are a perfect follow up for either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. Your dog will love this adventure! We will train at the beginning of the walk and during the walk will work on recall and loose leash walking. This is a great choice for an active dog!

  • NOVA 1 Hour Dog Training Walk

    This is a follow up for either Private or Group Training. I will reinforce skills that your dog has already learned with training exercises that you are familiar with. This is a longer walk for exercise and training purposes. We will work on Training for 20 minutes at the beginning and the end of the walk. You will choose the skills and be provided with a summary of the session when done.

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