During the Orientation, I’ll be evaluating your dog’s overall health and behavior in a group class environment. This is to make sure that the Group Class will be a good learning environment for your dog.
You also get to ask me questions about the course, how it works and what to expect.
When you are satisfied that the Group Class course is for you and your dog, you may complete your enrollment by paying the fee anytime after the orientation but before the start of the first session.
Potty training is discussed, and solutions for house soiling will be presented in the class discussions. However, there are no specific exercises included in the course to address potty training as this is a behavior that needs to be addressed in the home and through proper management.
Will this fix my dog’s nipping, chewing and biting behaviors?
Training is an excellent way to redirect your dogs destructive behaviors to more focused activities. Therefore, appropriate amounts of physical and mental stimulation such as those provided by the Training 101 course activities is expected to lessen non-aggressive chewing, nipping and biting in most young and exuberant dogs.
Will this course fix my dog’s aggression?
I do not recommend enrolling in the Training 101 course if your dog is known to be aggressive or has a history of attacking and/or biting other dogs or humans. Please schedule an evaluation for your dog to determine what course would be best for him/her.
Is it manageable to take the course even if I’m working or if I’m a student?
The activities provided in the course should be manageable even for individuals working or studying full-time.
Owners should be able to commit to at least three 5-15 minute sessions daily of training with their dog in fulfillment of the home exercises. Of course, more daily training time and more repetitions of the exercises will increase your dog’s rate of progress significantly.
Can I enroll my dog but have my yaya/helper attend the class instead of me?
No. Family or household members are encouraged to attend the classes together with you, however, please avoid sending your helper to attend the class without a family member also present. To promote responsible pet ownership, I would like to encourage owners to be directly involved in the care and training of their dog rather than passing the responsibility onto a household helper.
Can you do home visits instead of me going to class?
No. All training is conducted at the Training Venue inside Filinvest 2 subdivision in Quezon City.
Can I attend the course with other family members?
Yes. I strongly encourage family members living in the same house as the dog to attend and participate in the dog’s training. This is to ensure that everybody knows how to handle and train the dog and so that there is consistency in training within the entire household.
I want to enroll with my dog, but I may be absent during one or more of the classes. Can I still enroll?
Yes, if you are going to miss only 1 or 2 classes, you can attend make-up sessions to catch up with what you missed. These should be scheduled before the next session takes place. An additional fee is charged for make-up sessions.
If you are likely to miss more than 2 classes, I would suggest you enroll at a later time.
Have another question about Dog Training 101 that wasn’t answered here? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry.