Behaviour

We offer a safe environment for dog training Tauranga dogs and owners

Dog Training Tauranga & Dog Behaviour Classes

Our fully qualified veterinary nurses just love to help you and your canine friends to grow together and enjoy each other in the best way possible.

At the Dog Training Tauranga knows and loves we offer a safe environment in our dog training classes, ages 5 months and upwards.

Canine College from 5 months – 1 year – $110.00*

6-week session, 1 theory, 5 practical
Getting you out and about with your dog, learning to walk nicely and come when called, done in a safe secure area for the first 2 sessions then 3 in Fergusson park.

Canine College Clicker Classes – $120.00

6-week session
What is Clicker training?
A clicker is a small mechanical noisemaker to mark the behavior being reinforced.
Skills learned will range from sitting quietly on a bed to weaving between your legs.

One on one training – Price by appointment

*We are currently taking enrollments for our next Canine College course. Classes start Wednesday the 8th of April at 6pm. Please phone 07 576 90 81 or email info@grangespa.co.nz to register.

Dog Training Tauranga

Quick Easy Tips from Juliana Weiss-Roessler

Sit
This is one of the easiest dog obedience commands to teach, so it’s a good one to start with.

Hold a treat close to your dog’s nose.
Move your hand up, allowing his head to follow the treat and causing his bottom to lower.
Once he’s in sitting position, say “Sit,” give him the treat, and share affection.
Repeat this sequence a few times every day until your dog has it mastered. Then ask your dog to sit before mealtime, when leaving for walks, and during other situations where you’d like him calm and seated.

Come
This command can help keep a dog out of trouble, bringing him back to you if you lose grip on the leash or accidentally leave the front door open.

Put a leash and collar on your dog.
Go down to his level and say, “Come,” while gently pulling on the leash.
When he gets to you, reward him with affection and a treat.
Once he’s mastered it with the leash, remove it — and practice the command in a safe, enclosed area.

Down
This can be one of the more difficult commands in dog obedience training. Why? Because the position is a submissive posture. You can help by keeping training positive and relaxed, particularly with fearful or anxious dogs.

Find a particularly good smelling treat, and hold it in your closed fist.
Hold your hand up to your dog’s snout. When he sniffs it, move your hand to the floor, so he follows.
Then slide your hand along the ground in front of him to encourage his body to follow his head.
Once he’s in the down position, say “Down,” give him the treat, and share affection.
Repeat it every day. If your dog tries to sit up or lunges toward your hand, say “No” and take your hand away. Don’t push him into a down position, and encourage every step your dog takes toward the right position. After all, he’s working hard to figure it out!

Stay
Before attempting this one, make sure your dog is an expert at the “Sit” command.

First, ask your dog to “Sit.”
Then open the palm of your hand in front of you, and say “Stay.”
Take a few steps back. Reward him with a treat and affection if he stays.
Gradually increase the number of steps you take before giving the treat.
Always reward your pup for staying put — even if it’s just for a few seconds.
This is an exercise in self-control for your dog, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to master, particularly for puppies and high-energy dogs. After all, they want to be on the move and not just sitting there waiting.