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Dog Obedience Training

Dog training at DHA with Positive ResultsImagine a happy, well-trained dog lying quietly at your feet while you relax at home...or running happily back to you at the dog park when you call. Whatever your goal is for you and your fuzzy friend, dog training classes can help your faithful companion live up to his full potential as man's best friend!

Using gentle training methods based in science and learning theory, you can get help with teaching your canine basic manners or assist in resolving behavior problems.

Basic dog obedience training courses are sponsored by Delaware Humane Association in partnership with Playtime Doggie Daycare, and are taught in group format by a certified professional dog trainer from Positive Results Dog Training. All classes are taught using "positive reinforcement" techniques and gentle training methods, so training is fun and stress-free for you and your dog. Classes are limited in size to maximize your dog's learning experience and to allow the trainer to provide personalized instruction.

Training Courses

Regular six to eight week courses covering
a full range of training levels and skills.

paw print iconPup Scouts

paw print iconAdolescent & Adult Basic Manners

paw print iconBasic Manners, All Ages

paw print iconSuperDogs–Beyond Basics!

paw print iconIntroduction to Dog Sports

Focus Courses

Three week mini-courses that focus on particular problem areas and specific skills.

paw print iconNot Now, Honey! (Self-Control Skills)

paw print iconGetting There & Back (Loose Leash Walking and Recalls)

Training Courses

Pup Scouts

Puppy Kindergarten dog training class

Looking for classes for a puppy younger than four months of age? Look no further than the new "Pup Scouts" program, which replaces the "Puppy Kindergarten" classes! This proactive program seeks to build confidence and real-life skills for the young puppy and focuses on socialization, prevention and early intervention to help prevent future behavior problems. Education and skill-building are made fun and easy through conceptual lesson plans. Prevent problem behaviors from developing with this innovative, proactive program.

The program offers rolling admission and a modular format. These unusual features allow you to start classes at any time after completing an orientation session (which can be done in a private setting, if desired). Attend sessions on those topics that are important to you, in any order, and at different days, times or locations as your schedule permits, or attend six, eight or ten weeks in a row at the same time and location—your choice!

To register and obtain class schedules, please visit the Pup Scouts page on the Positive Results Dog Training website or call (302) 761-9125.

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Adolescent & Adult Basic Manners

Adolescent and Adult Basic Manners dog training class

A six week basic manners course that covers the foundation skills also taught in our puppy class, but with an emphasis on teaching the adolescent or adult dog. This is an ideal class for owners of newly adopted dogs, as well as owners seeking better attention and control using positive, dog-friendly training methods.

Discount pricing is available for dogs who were adopted from DHA or Delaware Puppy Rescue, or are current daycare clients of Playtime Doggie Daycare.

Adolescent & Adult Basic Manners

There are no sessions currently available for this class. Please check back later or contact the instructor to find out about upcoming sessions, private training, or classes held at other locations.

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Basic Manners, All Ages

Basic Manners (All Ages) dog training class

A six week course of basic manners welcomes dogs of all ages, including puppies over four months of age as well as adolescent and adult dogs. This course follows the adult curriculum, and the combined format allows us to offer a choice of sessions for busy families with tight schedules.

Discount pricing is available for dogs who were adopted from DHA or Delaware Puppy Rescue, or are current daycare clients of Playtime Doggie Daycare.

Basic Manners, All Ages (Session 25)

When: Tuesdays @ 7:15 pm
Session Dates: September 23 – October 28, 2014
Make-up Date (if needed): November 4th
Course Fee: $140
Discount Cost: $125

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Basic Manners, All Ages (Session 27)

When: Tuesdays @ 7:15 pm
Session Dates: November 11 – December 16 , 2014
Make-up Date (if needed): December 23rd & 30th
Course Fee: $140
Discount Cost: $125

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SuperDogs–Beyond Basics!

SuperDogs - Beyond Basics dog training class

An exciting eight week intermediate class for dogs of all ages who have already completed a basic obedience class. In this course, dog and handler will work to hone current skills in the face of distance and distraction, as well as learn tons of new skills.

SuperDogs–Beyond Basics! (Session 24)

When: Wednesdays @ 7:15 pm
Session Dates: October 1 – November 19, 2014
Make-up Dates (if needed): December 3rd & 10th
Course Fee: $165
Discount Cost: N/A

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Introduction to Dog Sports

Dog Sports training class

An eight week intermediate class for dogs who have completed at least one level of basic manners training whose owners are interested in trying out dog sports such as Rally-O, agility, competitive obedience or companion dog sports programs. This course will build on skills taught in Basic Manners. Participating dogs should be social with people and other dogs, and have solid foundation skills, including attention to the handler, sit, down, stay, and recall with mild distractions.

Introduction to Dog Sports

There are no sessions currently available for this class. Please check back later or contact the instructor to find out about upcoming sessions, private training, or classes held at other locations.

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Focus Courses

No pre-requisites are required; however, it is helpful if your dog knows their name and can respond to at least one positional cue, such as sit or down, prior to joining one of these courses.

Not Now, Honey! (Self-Control Skills)

Not Now, Honey! (Self-Control Skills) dog training class

A three week mini-course focusing on particular problem areas and specific skills for your dog. "Not Now, Honey!" uses skills such as Wait, Stay, Off and Leave It to convince your dog that good things come to those who wait and patience is truly a doggie virtue. Say good-bye to bolting out the door, jumping on guests and stealing food off the coffee table when your pet has these skills under his collar!

Not Now, Honey! (Self-Control Skills)

There are no sessions currently available for this class. Please check back later or contact the instructor to find out about upcoming sessions, private training, or classes held at other locations.

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Getting There & Back (Loose Leash Walking and Recalls)

Getting There and Back dog training class

A three week mini-course focusing on particular problem areas and specific skills for your dog. "Getting There & Back" includes a variety of exercises, techniques and practice sessions for crisp, reliable distance recalls, with and without distractions. Leash walking skills will also be addressed, with a variety of exercises presented that are desiged to reduce or virtually eliminate pulling on lead, using positive training methods.

Getting There & Back (Loose Leash Walking and Recalls)

There are no sessions currently available for this class. Please check back later or contact the instructor to find out about upcoming sessions, private training, or classes held at other locations.

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Location

Unless otherwise specified, classes sponsored by DHA are held indoors at:

Playtime Doggie Daycare
62 Albe Drive, Suite E
Newark, DE  19702 [map]
(302) 368-3100

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the training classes, would like additional information, or want to find out about private or custom training services, please visit Positive Results Dog Training or contact:

Nancy S. Fitzgerald, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2
Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Pat Miller Certified Trainer
(302) 761-9125
nfitzgerald@positiveresultsdogtraining.com

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Fido Photography
All photos on this page are courtesy
of Karen McMillan/Fido Photography.

SuperDogs–Beyond Basics! (Session 24)