Neighborhood Paws is now offering individual training sessions to dogs and owners in Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, and Arlington. Jordan has been studying positive reinforcement based training and has been working with dogs for six years. She is currently an intern at the New England Dog Training Club, and is excited to be doing one on one work with dogs both in and out of the Neighborhood Paws Pack.
Getting consistent attention from your dog is key when you're working together on training. In our sessions, we'll start with attention games and practices that will help you build up your dog's ability to 'look' when you say his name, or 'come' when you call him over. Something as simple as the 'name game,' in which you say the dog's name, wait for her to turn towards you, then mark and reward with a treat, will be a major help in everything you work on with your dog.
Some other things we can work on include: Loose Leash Walking, Positive Reactions to Other Dogs on Leash, Recall, Basics (such as sit, down, leave it), Good Play w/ Other Dogs, and How to Read Calming Signals. We can also address issues that arise for reactive dogs. Compassion, understanding, and constant encouragement are the keys to a wonderful working relationship between you and your pup.