A well adjusted pet is self confident,
confidence can be achieved through training and socialization
Lindesfarne provides certified AKC-CGC evaluators to test your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. When you have completed our Obedience classes, you and your dog will also be capable of testing for the German BH (begleithund title) or AKC CD (companion dog) title. We also provide venues for dog handlers to achieve Internationally recognized titles with their dogs
Our PUPPY ENGAGEMENT class is new, and will teach your dog how to voluntarily participate and form a meaningful connection to the handler. Active engagement is highly beneficial to the dog-handler relationship in competitions. Focus work teaches the dog that turning his attention to you is highly rewarding and enjoyable. The handler receives instructions for creating focus work games, which in turn creates the foundation for cultivating active engagement.
Discontinuing attendance from a class or notifying the instructor does not constitute a refund for classes. Clients are responsible for all related fees.
For more information or to sign up for a class:
Location: 3775 Greenwich Road
Seville, OH 44273
Our Training Philisophy
We have been instructing obedience classes since 1982. Our classes are small for individualized attention. We accept dogs of all ages and all breeds, from puppies to adults and we believe that no dog or owner is too old to learn new tricks or behaviors!
We understand the advantages and disadvantages of both positive and negative reinforcement training, and have developed a training philosophy, which incorporates both aspects. Based on establishing authority and leadership rather than dominance or intimidation, we build a positive foundation for a desirable behavior using rewards.
From a behavioral perspective the answer to a well adjusted pet is self confidence and acceptance of authority. Self confidence is developed through training and socialization. All of our classes are designed to help your dog develop social skills. The interaction with other animals and people is used in a positive manner with controlled guidelines, which encourages positive experiences. Control is established by teaching the dog to accept the owner's authority when responding to commands. Control teaches the dog that it is to the dog's advantage to respond to the owner's request.
.... we train YOU to train YOUR DOG!
We do not accept credit cards
Basic Obedience 5 wk course Monday 6:00 - 7:00pm $110.00 teaches the dog to learn basic commands, house manners, and social skills. Through the use of positive reinforcement, we train you to train your dog to respect authority, develop a positive attitude toward obedience, and to become more compliant with people, places, other dogs, and we also recommend how to handle common issues with raising a puppy.
Intermediate Obedience 5 wk course Monday 7:00 - 8:00pm $90.00 designed for training the dog for greater challenges with a higher level of reliability. The emphasis is working with, and through various distractions, and teaching the dog to respond under numerous conditions. We focus on reducing the dog's reliance on rewards, and begin a transition the training to off-leash work
Advanced Obedience Monday 8:00-9:00pm $10 per dog
Focuses to further reduce the dogs reliance on food rewards and enables the dog to respond totally to off- leash work, the accomplishment of advanced obedience will increase the dog's reliability when coping with distractions. This class is also designed for those wishing to compete in the obedience arena.
AUDITING $50 allows a student to take a class without the benefit of any performance for a course.
Auditing is for the sole purpose of self-enrichment and academic exploration. Auditing a class is not free education.
AKC Obedience Run Through available: Monday @ 8:00pm $10
IPO Obedience/outdoor run through Wednesday 5:30 weather permitting $10
Puppy Engagement (8wk-16wk old) by appointment $35 by appointment
Group Tracking & Obedience Tuesday morning, weather permitting $30.00 per session
Retrieve Training (private only) $1000.00
Stay & Train $3600.00 mo
Refresher Training while Boarding (available only to prior clients) $35.00 per session
AKC Nose Work $35.00 per session
a) odor search for one or more specific essential oils
b) Handler Discrimination ~ dog searches for the scent of its handler
Search & Rescue/RH1 training $50.00 by appointment
Private Obedience lesson $45.00 by appointment
Private lesson for aggressive dog behavior $75.00 by appointment
E-Collar Introduction, individual $135.00/3 sessions, by appointment
Introduction to IPO (International Prufung-Ordnung) IGP (International Gebrauchshund Prufung/Utility Dog) Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm, $150 month. Your dog must be contained inside of a crate, inside your vehicle when not working. Dog crates will not be provided. Your dog receives 2 working sessions at each training session
Stay & Train $3600.00 month. Your dog will stay with us and receive training on all obedience commands. Training involves socialization around humans and other dogs. Your dog will learn to focus on you and not be overwhelmed by environmental stimuli. Behavioral issues are incorporated into the training; jumping on people, barking, digging, animal aggression, and even the ignoring you get when the dog is free outside and doesn't want to come inside! As part of our Stay & Train program, each student receives the proper training equipment to help maintain the dogs education. Students are encouraged to attend alumni classes at their convenience. These classes help to maintain the dogs education, and will give you an opportunity to practice your handling skills. Two private training sessions are available during the reintegration period. When you participate in our Stay & Train program, no question goes unanswered, we will do whatever it takes to ensure your dogs success.
Remote Collar Introduction 3 sessions $135.00 the premier source for your remote collar training. Our goal is to develop methods which will make it easy for you to train your dog. We maintain the method of low-level stimulation for remote collar use. We provide you with a systematic method for remote collar conditioning. If you do not own a remote collar, we recommend the Educator EZ 900, or Educator Pro.
Aggressive Behavior Counseling $250.00
Some problems are of a more serious nature and require the skill of a professional to establish the underlying cause and develop an effective treatment program. The most common problem is aggression. Dogs will never out grow this; and left untreated, it is self –reinforcing and will only become worse over time.
Treating aggression requires a specialized expertise. The in-depth understanding of aggression requires a unique understanding. Lindesfarne has over 38 years of experience working with police departments and civilians; teaching the training and control of aggression. We will meet with you and your dog to evaluate the problem, and then recommend a course of action. This recommendation will involve behavior modification; changing the way in which the dog perceives and interacts with its surroundings. Behavior modification involves changing the way in which the family interacts with the Internatinale Prüfungs-Ordnungdog, and the promotion of a more structured approach to controlling the behavior. The fee is Typically a 1 hour session is sufficient to give you insight into the problem, and recommendations for resolution. All information provided is strictly confidential. No information will be released without express permission of the owner.