This class will run for 6 consecutive weeks and last for approximatley 50 minutes each week (some classes will last 7 weeks due to holidays, vacations, or instructor seminars. You will be notified during the first week of class)
No class on November 26, 2016
This and other classes taught in Leverett are completed by Caryl-Rose Pofcher. You can learn more about Caryl-Rose at the bottom of this page.
This is a beginner, foundational class, perfect for newly acquired dogs over 4 months old. It is also a good place to start if you struggle getting your dog to pay attention to you when near distractions such as other dogs or people.
Students will learn the fundamentals of reward marker training and acquire the skills to teach sit, lie down, beginner level loose leash walking, stay, come, and more. The class emphasis is on creating a training relationship between handler and dog through the use of clickers and/or verbal markers and rewards
Please note that the first class is orientation and is for humans only. Do not bring your dog to the first class. There must be a four dog minimum in order to hold the class. Classes may be canceled within 24 hours if this minimum is not met.
We do not offer a refund for any dog trainng classes. If for some reason you can not make the class date you signed up for, we do allow you to use your paid tuition for a new class of equal or lesser value.
*Discounts cannot be combined. Promotional codes do not apply to the Basic and Better Family Bundle.
My Dog, LLC — Caryl-Rose Pofcher
M.Ed, CBATI with Honors, C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator, CGC Evaluator, ABC Student Mentor, ITC Graduate, Member APDT and Northeast Dog Trainers’ Posse.
Caryl-Rose Pofcher has been training dogs and teaching their humans for 20 years. Currently, she lives with her Boston Terrier, Clyde, and her English Bulldog, Rover.
CARYL-ROSE POFCHER’S TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:
She is dedicated to strengthening the bond and communication between the dog and the family in order to help the dog become and remain a valued part of the family.
She teaches classes at Dakin in Leverett on Saturday mornings as well as evening classes through her own business, My Dog, LLC, at Dave’s Soda and Pet City in Hadley. Privately, she sees clients one-to-one for behavioral issues and training when classes are not appropriate. www.mydogtraining.net
CARYL-ROSE’ EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Her educational background includes Certification with Honors in Behavior Adjustment Training (CBATI), a Masters of Education, and a Certificate of Graduation from Dogs of Course’ Instructor Training Course. Additionally, she is a an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program, an Evaluator for the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) program, a Trainer Mentor for Animal Behavior College’s Externship Program, a full registered member in The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and a founding member of the Northeast Dog Trainer Posse, a dog trainers’ group in the Northeast using primarily positive reinforcement training methods and well versed in Animal Learning Theory methodology, primarily operant & classical conditioning.
She also has published articles in The Whole Dog Journal, The Chronicle of the Dog (APDT), and Yankee Dog. She has assisted with Trainer Certification programs for Behavior Adjustment Training and regularly participates in workshops and seminars with internationally known animal trainers such as Karen Prior, Patricia McConnell, PhD, Bob Bailey, Sue Sternberg, Dee Ganley, Pia Silvani, Emma Parsons, Jean Donaldson, and Kathy Sdao. Caryl-Rose attends dog trainers’ conferences such as Clicker Expo and the APDT Convention.