Shelties are excellent obedience dogs and can easily be trained. All Shelties need to learn the basic obedience commands to make life easier on both the dogs and their families. With their strong drive to herd, untrained Shelties are at risk for serious harm if they escape from their yards and decide to run after cars or other dangerous objects. Shelties also need plenty of socialization to keep them from getting shy and becoming afraid of anything outside of their homes. Owners will find it can be difficult or impossible to stop Shelties once they begin the chase.
Puppy classes are a great way to start your Sheltie on its training career. We offer a three-week puppy class that covers a wide variety of behaviors, everything from no biting, not to jump, crate training and confidence building games. Your Sheltie is also given the opportunity to socialize with other puppies under six months of age.
For shelties that are over six months of age, we highly recommend our basic obedience class. This four-week basic obedience class covers behaviors such as come, sit, down, stay in much more. But what good are the basics if you don’t have a quality relationship with your dog. Our classes are designed to help dog owners create a solid foundation with their dogs through play and engagement.
If classes are not what you’re looking for, we would highly recommend one of our private sessions. A one-hour private session can help identify particular needs that you may be having with your Sheltie and address those needs in a more private setting. In private sessions we can focus on behaviors such as resource guarding, dog reactivity and impulse control around cars, bicycles and other motorized vehicles.
So if you own a Sheltie or Sheltie mix then call Prodogz today to schedule your private one-on-one session or to sign up for one of our basic obedience classes. Call Jason at 541-608-2857 Email: [email protected].