at Alamar, we train with the philosophy that dogs learn things
by doing something correctly and being praised for it. Dogs are
not corrected for non-compliance with commands they do not understand.
We use repetition and patient practice to achieve the level of
which each dog is capable. Alamar offers a variety of training
options for the home, farm, and family.
Basic Obedience Lessons are set up in a series of 5 either at
your home or at Alamar. Training includes the basic obedience
commands of sit, down, stay, coming when called, walking on a
loose lead, as well as any problem behaviors that may come up.
Training includes multiple options to meet the needs of each
person and dog. Emphasis is on teaching people to assume the
alpha role in their house with the dog and using methods and
corrections the dog can comprehend. No abuse or rough handling
of the dog will be tolerated. Students are expected to work dogs
on a daily basis in order to achieve the maximum benefit. Alamar
is flexible in scheduling lessons and asks the same of clients.
Consideration is requested when rescheduling or canceling lessons
to allow time to adjust schedules.
Board and Train:
For people who either do not have the time or desire to do the
training themselves, Alamar offers the board and train option
of training their dog. This involves the dog staying at Alamar
for 10 days of training. During this time, dogs are taught the
basic obedience commands of sit, down, stay, coming when called,
walking on a loose lead as well as working on any other behavior
problems that come up as we go along. Dogs are kept in crates
at night and in roomy outdoor runs when the weather is nice.
All kennels have doghouses, shade, swimming pools, and misters
during the summer. Dogs also receive play time with other dogs
under close supervision. They are also worked in a variety of
settings as well as around other dogs and animals. The training
is completed with the idea of the dog learning their role in
the pack. All training is done with praise and clear, consistent
repetition. Although board and train can be a welcome option
for some owners, it is critical that the owners keep up with
enforcing the commands once the dog returns home. Lack of reinforcement
will allow the dog to slip back into bad habits. Most importantly,
clients are encouraged to stay in contact with their trainer
and work through any problems that come up.