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Dog Training in Plano

Dog Training Plano TX

Are you looking for the best dog training Plano offers? Here at Hound Therapy our dog training is about guided reinforcement for the owners and a refresh for the pups. In our basic package, we focus on the 7 basic commands that all puppies should know. If your pup doesn’t know them, it’s an easy fix! 

The first thing to know is that our training is one hour a week later in the afternoon, so your pup has plenty of time to tire itself out by playing and socializing during dog daycare. Our training starts typically anywhere between 3:30 to 5:00 pm. 

Keep in mind we can train ANY dog, no matter how smart. In fact, the dog is the easy part. It’s people that have a more difficult time grasping how dogs communicate. 

If you like the idea of owning a dog that listens to your every command, then get excited. Our dog training in Plano is the best thing you’ll ever do for the relationship between you and your dog! 

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Dog Training Packages

We have the standard 5 session package to learn the 7 basic commands. You can also call for a custom package tailored to your dog’s needs and your goals.

Training Sessions at Hound Therapy
5 Day Package $500.00
Custom Package Call for consultation

What to expect

On drop off our trainer will discuss with you what you are really looking for in the session of the day. They will cover what they will be working with your dog on, then you’ll leave your pup with us for an hour. 

The trainer will work on mostly one command throughout the hour with a mention of one or two other commands. After working with your dog, when you come to pick it up, our trainer will once more cover what we worked on with the dog as well as walk you through what was covered.

Every day you leave the shop for the week leading to next week it is your task to reinforce what was covered, the next day in we will go over what was covered last week just to see how we are doing before moving on to the next set of commands 

The 7 Commands

Although dogs can learn hundreds of commands, your furry friends only need to know a few important ones to exist safely around other people and pets. Start working with your dog at home on the commands below.

Consistent repetition. It can take 50 to 100 repetitions of a particular word said while the dog performs an action, for the dog to make the connection between the two. This means that working with these commands at home daily is necessary for success.

Sit

This command is one of the easiest to teach and is usually the first command introduced to a dog or puppy. Learning this command also helps the dog learn how to respond to training. This is done with positive reinforcement and treats to motivate and reward your puppy for appropriate responses to commands. Be sure to select a healthy treat that is free of additives. The treats should also be small, chewable, and nutritious.  

Down

Another practical command is down (lay down). This is great for all dogs, but especially for large dogs. When your dog learns to be comfortable in a down position, you can take him or her to the park or a sidewalk café. A dog that is relaxed in public is a non-threat to other people and pets.

Stay

You will want to pair “stay” with sit and down. You are likely to cover sit- and down-stays up to a few minutes in a puppy training class, but your dog can learn to stay for up to a half-hour or more with practice. The “stay” command comes in handy when you need your pup to stay put while you go to answer the door or when there is a possible threat or unwanted distraction in public places. 

Here

We use the word here because it sounds a lot like “HEEL” two commands in one! This command is essential for every dog (and its owner) to master because it could save his or her life. It is inevitable that even with diligence, your dog will one day escape through the front door or side gate or slip out of its leash. The “here” command protects him or her from traffic, neighbors, and encounters with other dogs.

Off

Never confuse “down” with “off.” Use the “off” command to teach your dog that jumping on people or climbing on the furniture is inappropriate. This command is important for instructing your dog to keep calm on greetings and to keep all four feet on the ground.

Leave it – (N0)

Dogs will find enticing objects wherever they go. Teach them to let go of found treasures when you say “NO” or “leave it.” This command can also be used in the house if your dog finds ANYTHING that is not meant for canine enjoyment.

Kennel

A new puppy should learn that when it’s not training time, fun time, or dinner time, that means it’s time to rest, and the kennel is the place for that. A dog quickly learns he/she can rest in this no-stress environment, and you can relax knowing he isn’t on the loose getting into trouble.

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