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Dogs Afraid of Going Through Doors

Doors at Home Depot

Click on the link above (Doors at Home Depot) to watch Tom build confidence on going through various doors.

Our Labrador was once afraid to cross from our bedroom door to the office door.  Now, he can go through all sorts of doors and while walking in a strip mall will try to go through the automatic doors that blow out their cool air conditioning.

Think outside the box when training your dog because no dog is the same and each have their own unique personality – just like humans.  If your dog has a fear that they need to overcome and you’ve tried everything, try A+ Dog Training!

Open Enrollment for Dog Swim Workshop

Ghost going in

There are only three spots left for August 6th’s pool party.  Safety is one of our top priorities, so teach your dog how to get in and out of the pool on their own.  Ever wonder how well your dog could swim?  Enroll now for this One Hour Group Session from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.  This $25 workshop will be held at a client’s pool in Turlock.

Pack Walk Tomorrow

March 2016 Pack Walk
March 2016 Pack Walk

Our Free Community Pack Walk is tomorrow, Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  We meet at the corner of Monte Vista Ave. and Crowell Road  at CSU, Stanislaus.

Please bring bags for waste, a NON-retractable leash, and the entire family!  Come and go as you please.

Also tomorrow is our Puppy Social at Taylor ER Veterinary in Turlock from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $25 or free depending on private training program with A+ Dog Training or puppy package with Taylor ER.

Enrollment for the Next Elementary Class has Begun

Nala from June 2016's Elementary
Nala from June 2016’s Elementary

It’s that time again!

Elementary Class signups are this week and the week of July 11-15.  Let me know if you would like to take the class.  Even if you have already told me that you would like to sign up for it, please text me 209-985-7898 or email me at .

The class will be for five consecutive Tuesdays starting July 19th. 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.   Cost is $120 per dog but may be waived as part of private training program.  The class will be held at Four Seasons Park in Turlock, CA.  All dogs must be current on all their vaccinations.

Celebrating Obedience & Independence Weekend

Holly 2

Holly and her family completed A+ Dog Training’s Elementary class and is ready to use their training over the Fourth of July Weekend.

Remember, walk your dog before they start to show signs of anxiety due to the fireworks.  Use obedience to distract them from the noises and around people you are celebrating with.  Don’t chase your dog if they try to run away.  Use your Watch/Look, Stay, and Touch/Come commands calmly and sternly to lure your dog back to you.

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July, everyone!