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Basic Manners for Puppies

Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Basic Manners (Puppy) Group Class

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Regular price $240.00 On Sale

Puppies 8 weeks - 6 months

This 6-week group class meets 1 hour at same date and time weekly and focuses on teaching new puppy parents and their pups all about how dogs learn, critical developmental periods for puppies, impulse control, bite inhibition, crate training, potty training, curbing and preventing undesirable behaviors, and standard foundation skills: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings. 

**Puppies must be friendly and comfortable with other dogs and people to register for this course. 

Week 1

  • Shopping List / Supplies
  • Tug To Teach Drop
  • Capturing Attention (Eye Contact) – To interrupt behavior
  • Sit To Say Please / Learn To Earn (Teach dog Sit as a default behavior)
  • Raising Your Puppy
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Socialization
  • Crate Training
  • Potty Training
  • Preventing Unwanted Behaviors

Week 2

  • Sit (Lured)
  • Down (Lured)
  • Stand (Lured)
  • Sit (Hand signal)
  • Down (Hand signal)
  • Stand (Hand signal)
  • Touch Targeting
  • It's Yer Choice (For impulse control)
  • Everyday Recall
  • Emergency Recall – Step 1

Week 3

  • Sit (Adding verbal cue)
  • Down (Adding verbal cue)
  • Stand (Adding verbal cue)
  • Random Order Series
  • Introducing Push, Drop, Stick (managing your training criteria)
  • Introducing No Reward Markers
  • Leave It
  • Loose Leash Walking – No distractions

Week 4

  • Down / Stay on Mat – with food distraction, with movement around dog
  • Moving to Variable Reinforcement Schedule
  • Eliminating Treats From the Body
  • Maintaining an appropriate rate of reinforcement when requesting functional behaviors vs. consistency when in training mode
  • Loose Leash Walking – Single Distraction
  • Emergency Recall – Step 2

Week 5

  • Greeting Control
  • Adding Distance to Stay
  • Adding Duration to Stay
  • Duration 1 sec. – 10 sec.
  • Variable Schedule at 15+ sec.
  • Focus Tricks
  • Leave It – Real life contexts
  • Continue working on Tug / Drop

Week 6

  • Proofing Stays
  • The Anatomy of a Training Plan
  • How to train toward specific goals
  • Breaking down contingencies in the behavior for long term success
  • Sit / Stay for Body Handling and Vet Visits
  • Loose Leash Walking – Multiple Distractions
  • Loose Leash Walking – Real life contexts
  • Emergency Recall – Step 3
  • Review any outstanding exercises

Please note, while we do our best to stick to this schedule, at times, there may be slight variations based on the needs of the class.

Accepted Record Formats:

We require you to provide a copy of your records to us. This can be a hard copy we may keep on file, or sent via email in a .pdf format.

  • We accept records on veterinary letterhead.
  • If records are coming from the breeder or rescue group, the stickers from the vaccination vials must be included.
  • Handwritten records, or records not on vet letterhead and without stickers are not accepted and we do not make exceptions.

This is to protect our clients to the very best of our ability. While rare, these illnesses are life-threatening and our clients appreciate our diligence in minimizing these risks. Thank you for understanding!

Distemper - On Booster Schedule
Parvo - On Booster Schedule
Rabies - When Age-Appropriate

Adult Dogs:
At 6+ months, all dogs must be up to date on distemper, parvo and rabies vaccinations. Bordetella required annually. Proof of vaccination required to participate in classes.

The distemper and parvo vaccinations are part of a combo vaccination given in 3 rounds of boosters at 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks to increase immunity. Puppies do not need to have completed the series at start, but must stay up to date and on schedule throughout participation. Rabies is administered between 10 weeks and 6 months depending on veterinarian preferences and existing vaccination schedule.



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Dog Training Agreement

You (“Client” or “you”) agree and acknowledge that you are entering into this Dog Training Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC for training your dog. By entering this Agreement, which may be acknowledged by paying the fees online for such training, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • For good and valuable consideration, the Parties agree as follows:
    • Training Fees: Client agrees to pay Rocky Mountain Dog Training a nonrefundable fee (“Training Fee”) for services, except as stated herein, to be paid online at the time this Agreement is entered into.

All sessions must be completed within 6 weeks from the effective date which is the class start date, unless Rocky Mountain Dog Training is unable to operate for any reason, including reasons associated with COVID-19, in which case the time to complete the sessions will be extended the same time that Rocky Mountain Dog Training is unable to operate.

There are no refunds for any fees paid under this Agreement even if you do not attend a training session(s). If Rocky Mountain Dog Training is unable to operate due to any reason associated with COVID-19, you agree and acknowledge that Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s only obligation will be to reschedule any classes that are missed.

If you must miss a group class, please notify Rocky Mountain Dog Training via email to obtain written materials and video demos for the missed class. Make up sessions may be purchased at standard private rate.

You agree that lessons are forfeited for cancellations and no-shows. If you miss 2 or more sessions and are unable to schedule make up sessions in private training to remain on track with the group's curriculum, the whole package may be forfeited at Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s sole discretion.

You are responsible for payment of all monies due as stated on this contract, whether or not you choose to complete any or all of the lessons.

You agree and acknowledge that your trainer may limit the number of people that attend the training session. If multiple people are present, all people must wear mask. This includes all children. If your child is unable to stay in a mask for the entire training session or cannot follow social distancing rules, he or she cannot attend.

You agree and acknowledge that only household members can attend any personal training session. Further, no more than three people can be present at a personal training session without permission of the trainer.

You agree and acknowledge that your Rocky Mountain Dog Training reserves the right to terminate this Agreement without refund at our sole discretion for the following reasons:

  • You are disrespectful or violent to our staff, clients, or their family members or guests.
  • You fail to pick up and properly dispose of pet waste and dispose of in and around the training center.
  • You are disrespectful or violent to your dog or other client's dogs.
  • You do not follow training instructions.
  • You or your dog endangers any dog, animal, or human.
  • You use physical force or punishment with any animal or person.
  • You use choke chains, pinch collars, any form of shock equipment or retractable leads during training; for more information on the danger of these tools, ask your Rocky Mountain Dog Training.
  • You fail to maintain appropriate social distancing of at least 8 feet, which may be increased if deemed necessary by any staff member.
  • You fail to wear a mask in the facility or during any contact with Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s staff.
  • You agree and acknowledge that Rocky Mountain Dog Training may use photographs of your Dog in web and print content i.e. Facebook, Website, Marketing.

Rocky Mountain Dog agrees to provide up to 6 group lessons for you and your Dog on a lesson-by-lesson basis, the goal being to teach you how to obedience train and work with your Dog. These lessons will take place at Rocky Mountain Dog Training. Rocky Mountain Dog Training will make every reasonable effort to help you achieve training goals but makes no guarantee of your Dog's performance or behavior as a result of providing professional animal behavior consultation. You understand that you and the members of your household must follow Rocky Mountain Dog Training's instructions without modification, work with your Dog daily as recommended, and consistently reinforce the training being given to your Dog.

If your Dog causes property damage, or bites or inures any dog, animal or person (including but not limited to any employee, contractor, owner, or agent of Rocky Mountain Dog Training), during or after the term of this Agreement, then Client agrees to pay all resulting losses and damages suffered or incurred by any Rocky Mountain Dog Training, Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s employees, contractors, owners, and/or agents and to defend and indemnify Rocky Mountain Dog Training, Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s employees, contractors, owners, and/or agents from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees. If your Dog is injured in a fight or in any other manner during or after the term of the Agreement, you assume the risk and agrees that Rocky Mountain Dog Training, Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s employees, contractors, owners, and/or agents should not be held responsible for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.

At Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s sole election, Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s duties hereunder shall terminate if (a) in Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s sole judgment Dog is dangerous or vicious to Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s or any other person or animal, or you or your Dog interferes with the training of other dogs, or (b) you breach any term or condition of this Agreement. Upon termination in accordance with the foregoing, Rocky Mountain Dog Training’s duties shall terminate but all other provisions of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

This Agreement is binding upon you, your spouse, and your children. This Agreement supersedes all prior discussions, representations, warranties and agreements of all Parties, and expresses the entire agreement between you and Rocky Mountain Dog Training regarding the matters described above. The Parties confirm that, except for that which is specifically written in this Agreement, no promises, representations or oral understandings have been made with regard to your Dog or anything else. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledges that Rocky Mountain Dog Training has not represented, promised, guaranteed or warranted that your Dog will never bite, that your Dog will not be dangerous or vicious in the future, that your Dog will not exhibit other behavioral problems, or that the results of training will last for any particular amount of time. This Agreement may be amended only by a written instrument signed by both you and Rocky Mountain Dog Training. Any remedy provided in this Agreement is in addition to any and all other remedies provided by law or equity. If any provision of this agreement is invalid, void or unenforceable, they will be severed and the remaining provisions shall be given full force and effect.

You agree and acknowledge that you may not bring your dog to Rocky Mountain Dog Training if any of the following conditions exist:

  • you or anyone in your household has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and have not been found to be cleared of the virus;
  • you or anyone in your household has been exposed to Covid-19 within the last fourteen days;
  • you or anyone in your household has been to out of the country, in New York City or in any other location inside the United States considered a Covid-19 hot spot in the last fourteen days; or
  • you or anyone in your household show signs of having Covid-19.

You agree and acknowledge that if you are going to access Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC’s facility, you may be subject to health screening, including a temperature check, to enter the facility.

You agree and acknowledge that Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC may refuse entrance or, if entrance has already happened, require you to leave if you show signs of sickness for any in-person training and may cease any outdoor training if you show signs of sickness.

You agree and acknowledge you must wear a mask while you are in Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC’s facility or when you are having any contact with a staff member of Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC, including outside the facility.

You agree and acknowledge that Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC may require additional procedures be put into place due to Covid-19 to ensure that Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC can keep both staff members and other clients safe.

You agree and acknowledge that an electronic signature will serve as in place of a physical signature and that an electronic copy will be considered as good as an original.

You agree and acknowledge that, despite these reasonable precautions, there is still a risk of disease transmission and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC, its directors, officers, members, managers, employees, agents, sponsors, organizers, volunteers and other representatives, from any and all claims of disease transmission, injury or illness (including death), loss, cost, expenses, or damage to persons, dogs, or property caused by COVID-19 to you, your dog, and any other persons accompanying you, including any minor children, during the course of training or related activities, as well as by the conduct of your or your dog under your own care as a result of following training instructions. This provision applies whether the claims are made by you, members of your family, or your accompanying guests.

By clicking the box below and making payment, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Dog Training Agreement.

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