We work with the day train dogs through out the day. We work on the same goals as the other programs. You have your dog home every night, a better dog.
Day-train is done by the week. Monday through Friday you drop off in the morning and pick up every evening. Then on Saturday we do a private training with you the owner to catch you up on what your dog now knows. From that day on you will help to work on those skills and hold your dog accountable. The program is open ended meaning we can't guarantee how much your dog will learn. Every dog learns at a different pace and good learning in a student requires patience from the teacher. We also don't know how long it will take or the quality level of a specific skill.
Commands are not just about showing off your dog to your friends (though that is pretty cool). It's really about giving your dog clear direction of something you would rather they do than something they would choose to do. This keeps your dog safe and out of trouble.
Come: come toward me when called. Most people just want their dog to come away from what they are doing. Don't roll in that, don't go up to that dog, don't get to close to the street. This is where "come" is used the most, we just need the ability to redirect the dog from something. If you need your dog to really come all the way to you to put the leash on though we have a command for that too. (see the heel)
Sit: What would dog training be without "sit". We train the sit but how often you use it always seems questionable. We teach it as a building block to other training skills such as the "Heel". Sit is always nice if you would rather your dog did something other than jump on you or someone else.
Stay: This is one of the most useful commands we teach our dog! The "stay" helps us gain control of a situation so we don't have to worry about what the dog is doing while we are putting out some other fire.
Down: "Down" is a more useful and used command than "sit". Your dog is more likely to hold a down-stay than a sit-stay.
Place: This is the command you give when you want to watch a movie or go to your kids game with your dog. You can bring your dogs bed or even just a towel it's a place for your dog to target that you want them to stay on. This is kind of like the "Down" command except your dog gets a little more flexibility to shift around and get more comfortable with the understanding that they are not allowed to leave the bed.
Heel: We spend more time with the "Heel" command than any other command because it is the most complex. Heel is not just something that the dog does, rather what he does in relation to what you are doing. It's a moving target that requires him to pay attention and give you engagement. If you stop he must stop and sit. If you walk he must walk, but not just anywhere, stay with you, on your left side, not drifting off to the side because something more interesting at the moment is happening, not ahead anticipating where you are going. He cannot stop to go to the bathroom in the store you are walking through. He cannot smell the ground for yesterday's bunny.
Off: Off is a little more of a correction than a command because we use it to address mouthing and jumping on people. These things are never acceptable for a good pet dog. If your dog can control himself enough to not do these things he very likely can get a Canine Good Citizen title also called a CGC. A CGC could be the difference between being allowed in some apartment complexes or public places. It literally opens doors for him!