6801 W. 117th Ave., Unit F3, Broomfield, CO 80020

GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE

Testing Agreement

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

6 months+

This is a 6-week course meets 1 hour weekly and is geared toward friendly adult dogs. We focus on teaching basic dog training behaviors: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings, impulse control, understanding non-verbal communication from your dog, curbing undesirable behaviors and relationship building.

Dogs must be free from aggression and safe with other dogs and people to register for this class

Week 1

  • Body Language
       - You will also receive video footage to watch at home
  • Shopping List / Supplies
  • Capturing Attention (Eye Contact)
  • Sit to Say Please / Learn to Earn (Teach dog Sit is the right answer in all contexts)
  • Making the Most of Meal Time (using meals for training, interactive activities)
  • Building a Bank of Reinforcers (reinforcers beyond food)
  • Week 1 is humans only, dogs join us in week 2

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)
  • Surprise Party Recall
  • Tug for Impulse Control / Drop It
  • Continue working on Capturing Attention
  • Continue Sit to Say Please in real life contexts

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
  • Premack Recall (distraction becomes the reward)

Week 4

  • Moving to Variable Reinforcement Schedule
  • Speedy Cues
  • Eliminating Treats from the body
       - Maintaining an appropriate rate of reinforcement when requesting functional behaviors vs. consistency when in training mode.
  • Down / Stay on Mat – with food distraction, with movement around dog
  • Adding Distance to Stay
  • Loose Leash Walking Review (depending on need for class)
  • Using It's Yer Choice in real life contexts

Week 5

  • Greeting Control
       - Touch Target for Greetings
       - Approach / Retreat Method
  • Adding Duration to Stay
       - Duration 1sec – 10 sec.
       - Variable Schedule at 15+ sec.
  • Triangle Recall (Premack)
  • Focus Tricks
  • Classical Conditioning – for Graduation Cap

Week 6

  • Expanding Stay To New Environments
  • Sit / Stay for body handling and vet visits
  • Troubleshooting outstanding behaviors
  • Review any outstanding exercises not yet covered
  • Anti-Jumping Exercises
  • Graduation Pictures
  • Course Evaluation
  • What's Next

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. I also want to note that in addition to each of these topics there is always bonus material in your packets which we aren't able to cover in the class but that are helpful overall to your long term success.

 

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!

Puppies:
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.

 

 

Regular price $195.00 On Sale

Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, No Class May 12, May 19

Dog Training Services Agreement

This agreement between the Client and Julie Parker acting as agent for Rocky Mountain Dog Training, LLC (hereinafter known as "Trainer") pertains to the following:

For good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:

Training Fees:
Client agrees to pay Trainer a nonrefundable fee in the amount of   $195   for a package of   6 sessions   , to be paid at contract signing or prior to the first session.

All sessions must be completed within 6 weeks from the date of commencement of contract.

With your signature, you indicate your understanding of the following items:

  • No refunds or cancellations of this Agreement.
  • If Client must miss a group class, please notify trainer via email to obtain written materials and video demos for the missed class. Make up sessions may be purchased at standard private rate.
  • Lesson is forfeited for cancellations and no-shows. If client misses 2 or more sessions and is unable to schedule make up sessions to remain on track with the group's curriculum, the package is forfeited.
  • Client is responsible for payment of all monies due as stated on this contract, whether or not they choose to complete any or all lessons.
  • Trainer reserves the right to fire any Client without refund at our discretion for the following reasons:
    • The Client is disrespectful or violent to our staff, clients, or their own family members or guests.
    • The Client fails to pick up and properly dispose of pet waste and dispose of in and around the training center.
    • The Client is disrespectful or violent to their dog or other client's dogs.
    • The Client does not follow training instructions.
    • The Client endangers any dog, animal, or human.
    • The Client uses physical force or punishment with any animal or person.
    • The Client uses 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 trainer.
  • Trainer may use photographs of Dog in web and print content i.e. Facebook, Website, Marketing.

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

If Dog causes property damage, or bites or inures any dog, animal or person (including but not limited to Trainer and her agents), during or after the term of this Agreement, then Client agrees to pay all resulting losses and damages suffered or incurred by Trainer and her agents and to defend and indemnify Trainer and her agents from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney fees.

If Dog is injured in a fight or in any other manner during or after the term of the Agreement, Client assumes the risk and agrees that Trainer should not be held responsible for any resulting injuries, losses, damages, costs or expenses.

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

This Agreement is binding upon Client, spouse of Client, and children of Client. This agreement supersedes all prior discussions, representations, warranties and agreements of all parties, and expresses the entire agreement between Client and Trainer 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 Dog or anything else. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Client acknowledges that Trainer has not represented, promised, guaranteed or warranted that Dog will never bite, that Dog will not be dangerous or vicious in the future, that 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 Client and Trainer. 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.

By checking this box, I agree that my electronic signature is the legally binding equivalent to my handwritten signature. Whenever I execute an electronic signature, it has the same validity and meaning as my handwritten signature. I will not, at any time in the future, repudiate the meaning of my electronic signature or claim that my electronic signature is not legally binding.

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