F.O.O.D. For Dogs


  Focus, Obedience, Obstacles, Drive For Dogs

Prerequisite:  Intermediate Classes 

160.00 cash or check165.00 credit card  6/55 minute group classes







Body Awareness

Body Awareness









Never too Big

Never too Big

Never To Small

Never To Small

Attitude Helps

Attitude Helps

And After The Class

And After The Class

Fire the Greyhound exhausted

FOCUS: Learn important engagement techniques including the marker system in regards to training behaviors, as well as the luring technique.

How to get FOCUS




DRIVE: Learn what drive your dog has and how to use it to get focus.

Why the Need For OBEDIENCE

  •  Obedience is not done by using the power to                restrain, force or control. The obedience we                  teach is how to achieve that willingness to work for        their handler. Training is done by using the                    intelligence of the dog. 

  •  In order to train a dog for obedience you will first          need to understand what is the meaning of                    obedience.  Obedience is working as a team                  between the handler and the dog, done with                  trust and focus.

  • In order to achive this goal, you will have to know     your dog, understand what drives your dogs,         example, treats, praise, toys. Is your dog a soft         dog, a hard dog, what are your dog's triggers.





•  Understanding your dog's temperament or personality,

     enables you to communicate effectively and handle your


•   All dogs have specific basic drives, which are internal

     mechanisms that push the dog into a particular action or to

     behave in a certain way. 

•   Drives are the energy that stimulates a dog to act 

     instinctively. For example, when you throw a ball and your

     dog chases it with enthusiasm, the dog is displaying pray

     drive. The differences you see among dogs are due to the

     significant variations in drive intensity and thresholds.

     Threshold, meaning how long it takes for the drive to kick-in.

      For example, some dogs will respond quickly if you simply 

      roll a ball in front of them; other dogs you may have to

      bounce the ball or stimulate the dog more. A dog with a               LOW threshold reacts quickly; a dog with a HIGH threshold

      requires more stimulation before it goes into drive.

•    Prey Drive represents a dog's natural desire to chase and

      capture prey. If you throw a ball and it falls out of sight, a

      dog with high prey drive will not stop until he finds it. This

      type of dog with what we refer to as over the top prey drive

      is ideal for training for search and rescue and detection work

      but not for family protection work as the dog would be

      bouncing off your walls. 


Having a high prey drive is not an indicator of poor       temperament. However, it is not ideal for a family or personal protection work. Sports dogs have high prey drives.

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     Buildings  A, B, C & D

Cary,  NC 27513

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