Congratulations on enrolling in our Day School program!

I’m really excited that you’ve decided to join us.

I think you probably got a feel for the way I work during our Behavior Evaluation or Private Lesson.

So I’m not going to sugarcoat anything here.

I can’t do this without your help. Believe me, it would make my life a hell of a lot easier if I could.

It’s going to take effort and commitment from you. I know you’re busy and have plenty of other shit going on. I’m going to try to make it as easy for you as possible. But I need you to follow what directions I give you as closely as possible.

 

Beginning with the directions on these pages.

So lets get started.

You’re going to need some supplies.

 

But no. No matter why you enrolled, it’s the relationship between you and your dog that I’m trying to help with.

It’s a weird time for dogs.

Your dog is your responsiasized that success of the program will be proportional to the commitment and effort you put in.

Believe me, my job would be a lot easier if I could do this without you. But I just can’t.

This is about your relationship. This means improving communication and understanding.

Your dog needs to learn stuff. You need to learn stuff.

I know you’re busy and can’t spend every minute working with your dog. I don’t expect that. I don’t even particularly expect consistency.

What I do expect is commitment to your role in the process. Understanding that you play a major role in putting your dog in positions to succeed.

Don’t blame your dog for fucking up, if you didn’t put him in a fair position to get things right.

 

We try to make it as easy as possible for you.

Please read the content on these pages.

 

 

Supplies

  • Martingale style collar

We require that all dogs wear a Martingale collar while in Day School. This allows for safer handling. If you use an Easywalk, Freedom, Gentle Leader or any other no-pull style harness/head halter to walk your dog, please bring it in as well.

Amazon.com has a good selection of Martingale collars. This is the brand we use.

Our friends at Lofty Dog across the street also have a good selection of Martingale collars, and you will be able to try them on to make sure you get the right size.

Here are some tips for sizing and fitting a Martingale Collar.

Some Martingales use a chain instead of fabric – please do not get this type because they are more likely to get caught in another dog’s teeth during play.