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“By attending “C.H.A.C.O Dog Training & Behavior Consulting LLC” classes we learned a lot and so did our standard poodle Dash. Almudena has a first-class facility with a large field for classes, within a larger securely fenced area that readily adapts to the wide range of activities she incorporates in her teaching. She is a personable and caring individual as well as a very knowledgeable professional totally committed to helping owners and their dogs.
The classes are usually small, 4 owners with their dogs, which allows some one-on-one time with Almudena when needed, and the classes are nonthreatening and fun for the dog. With her extensive knowledge, she is able to address any special problems encountered. For example, our dog had spent the first nine months of his life in a kennel being mostly ignored. Almudena really helped socialize Dash and he’s become a confident, happy dog, who likes to play and he enjoys the company of other dogs and people.” – Robb & Kate Palmer, Tesuque, NM
From participants of the Developing the Confident Dog class.
“Thanks so much for the excellent recall class that Roxie and I attended. I really enjoyed it. You teach important concepts in interesting ways, and your class is a very different experience than other classes I have taken over the years. It was very helpful and thought provoking.” – Patty Sciarrotta & Roxie
Registration closes Wednesday, Jul 21st at 5 pm M.S.T.
Many dogs are labeled: “hyper, “stubborn,” “problem dogs,” or “aggressive” when in fact, it is their lack of Confidence that is the underlining factor for their behavior. As the guardians of these dogs will attest, living with a dog that lacks Confidence is a challenge.
This four-week course will explore various concepts and training activities (Behavior Capsules ™) based on reward-based dog training and the Tellington TTouch® method. Together we will develop a dog that is a thinking dog instead of a reacting dog.
Your dog will become more trusting, self-aware and learn how to cope with a (constantly) changing environment. As a result, your dog will learn to respond to novel situations with curiosity instead of fear.
Who would benefit from this course?
This course is ideal for young dogs that need more structure, dogs with fears, or those who lack overall Confidence.
Pre-requisite: No prior training experience is needed.
We will explore essential and practical concepts to incorporate them into your everyday life with your dog.
During Orientation, we will explore the concept of Confidence.
The three remaining practical & hands-on lectures explore the concepts of:
- The Seeking System
- Calm and arousal. At home and outside the home environment.
- Play and how Play transforms your dog, particularly “proximity” games, social Play.
How C.H.A.C.O.’s One on One Distance learning works
This course includes carefully selected lectures and concepts to explore weekly and training practice or Behavior Capsules ™ (see below for more information). Lectures are released every Monday to your inbox. You have the week to work on the week’s Behavior Capsule ™.
In addition, we will meet every Friday for a 40- minutes long check-in via a private Facebook group. I will review videos of your week’s training (this is not mandatory, just an effective tool to give you feedback) and answer any questions folks might have. If you cannot attend the “live session,” you can review later on your own.
What is a Behavior Capsule ™?
Behavior Capsules ™ are “stand-alone” concepts that we train as behaviors and daily “rituals” with our dog.
While being self-contained and straightforward, Behavior Capsules ™ explores essential concepts. When well understood and practiced, Behavior Capsules ™ will transform how you interact with your dog and your understanding and ability to help him lead a better quality of life. Not surprisingly, this positive changes in your dog will improve your own life because you now have a clear and specific roadmap to help your dog thrive.
Class starts Monday, Aug 2nd runs Aug 27th. (We will meet every Friday for a 40- minutes long check-in via a private Facebook group from 11 am to 11:40 am.)
Fee: $322 (Santa Fe count tax included)
Open to six pet parents and their dog’s age four months of age and onward.
You must complete the form on this page and submit the payment below before registering for this class.