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                                                                          GROUP CLASSES
 
 
Every Saturday you can come with your canine companion to participate in training with Metro K9 Academy's professional trainers in a group setting.  There are six levels of classes.  Even if you're just thinking about enrolling, Metro K9 still offers a free evaluation to determine what level of training would be appropriate for the best results for your dog.  Both you and your dog will progress through the levels at your own pace with 6 months of training prices vary on temperment of dog,Please call Bob at 201-874-1515 to set up your FREE evaluation .Our dogs do not speak a language!  With our training programs we teach you how to create companionship along with obedience through clear communication.  During the six months of attendance you will see more consistent results that stick!  Can't make it to class one week?  No problem!  Our classes are designed to allow you to miss the occasional Saturday and not lag behind.  Learn how to train your dog in an enjoyable pressure-free atmosphere!  A good dog is a happy dog!
 
 
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Metro K9 Academy
Group Class Overview
 
Level 1 Start Class: Start class lecture. Lecture covering principles of dog training, equipment, and overview of level 2 and group class design. Registration is required prior to attending a start class.
 
Level 2: Sit and Sit/Stay, Down and Down/Stay, Walking with a Loose Lead.
Level 2 Testing:  Dog must perform a sit stay with the handler at the end of a 6ft lead. Handlers must be able to walk all the way around their dog without breaking. Dogs must show the ability to walk with the handler without causing tension on the lead. Handler must change directions frequently.
 
Level 3: Sit and Sit/Stays with added distractions. Down and Down/Stays with added distractions. Begin adding resistance stays. Begin recalls with sit-fronts. Begin recalls from the length of a flexi. Begin sit from a down.
Level 3 Testing:  Sit and Sit Stay while handler stands on the lead. Down and Down/Stay while handler stands on the lead. Distractions including clapping hands, stomping feet, running at the dog etc. Recall at the end of a six foot lead to a sit-front. Dog must come in and sit without correction or guidance.
 
Level 4: Begin heeling with pace changes, left turns, right turns, about turns and halts. Begin long distance recalls with sit-fronts. Longer sit and down stays. Begin stands and looks.
Level 4 Testing: Dog must heel with a loose lead demonstrating a halt and about turn. Dogs must show a recall from the other side of the room. Dogs must complete a 30 second sit and down stay from across the room. Dogs must do a 30 second stand stay at the end of a 6ft lead.
 
Level5: Begin sit and down in motion. Begin heeling with the leash dragging. Resistance stands and ooks. Faster pace changes, quick halts, and run-out about turns. Add distractions to recalls.
Level 5 Testing: Dogs must heel with leash dragging showing an about turn, halt, a sit in motion, and a down in motion. Dog must perform an ook and a stand with the handler walking around the dog.
 
Level 6: All exercises in the Metro K9 Academy's Graduates Test.
Level 6 Testing: The Metro K9 Academy's Graduates Test is held the last Saturday of every month.

 

 

                                                                   Head Start Puppy Program
 
This program gives owners the chance to properly socialize their puppies with both people and dogs. It helps owners develop the skills needed to communicate with and understand their pups and is all done in a “positive” manner. Puppies experience how fun learning can be and owners learn how to manage their new pup and the proper way to handle common behavioral problems. Owners will also see how much training can enrich their relationship and improve life with their new canine companion. Each session will have a problem solving segment giving you the chance to discuss problems you may be having at home with a professional. With proper puppy imprinting and following through with obedience training you will experience an amazing relationship with your pet that you may have otherwise never experienced.

 

Lessons will include:

-Housebreaking, crate training, imprinting, clicker training, free-shaping, household manners, chewing, barking, and releasing a toy or other object, feeding, exercise. Also exposure to other owners and dogs through a proper introduction and while monitored by a professional.

-Problem Solving Q&A period
-Field Trips available to take your dog into higher traffic areas to ensure proper handling under professional supervision while experience high level stimulation and distractions. This is a great step towards having the perfect pet that can accompany you in public and throughout your daily routine.





                                                                        STAY AND LEARN

Metro K9 Academy is proud to offer our “Stay and Learn” program for owners that would like to develop a solid base of training at their convenience that may be otherwise impossible. This highly successful program allows our professional trainers to reinforce in a shorter time what may take the average pet owner months or years. “Stay and Learn” produces positive results in a relatively short amount of time and is extremely convenient for owners.

Our “Stay and Learn” program offers daily training and behavior modification while accommodating your pets every need . We recommend a minimum of three weeks of training which includes three lessons to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your dog. Unlike other training programs that host dozens of dogs for their board and train program we keep our numbers lower and give each dog personalized care and attention. This allows us to spend more time with each dog and to evaluate what training will work the most effectively with each dog. Daily exercise activities and training create a happy, healthy, and confident dog. By staying with us and working with our trainers throughout the day your dog will be receiving the clearest and most consistent training, which leads to fast and positive results. It may be hard to part with your dog but this training provides the best clarity and consistency for your dog making training an extremely positive and enjoyable experience and making way for a smooth transition into your home. Whether addressing problem behaviors or hoping to develop a stronger bond with your pet through obedience this is our most highly recommended and sought after training program.



 

Please contact us if you are interested in registering for “Stay and Learn” or for more information.

Space is very limited. Contact us to schedule your dog for this extremely rewarding experience.
Stay and Learn

 

 

 

 

 

 


Introduction to the
Protection Dog Alert training

"The perfect title for introducing people and dogs to protection training"

The Protection Dog Alert is our beginning protection training that only requires a dog to display strong warning barking. This training requires an obedience and protection routine; the obedience requirement is identical to the Family Obedience Training and the protection routine is identical to the Protection Dog 1 except that the dog does not have to bite or grip the helper. The dog will be strongly threatened in the attack on the handler phase instead of requiring a grip.

This training was created to provide a protection training for a wide variety of dogs. This training is perfect for the small breeds or for dogs that are not ready for the requirements of a Protection Dog 1. In addition, this training allows people that may be opposed to a biting dog but are not opposed to having a warning dog an opportunity to train and learn about protection. The Protection Dog Alert also teaches the basics and fundamentals of both obedience and protection and is perfect for introducing new people to the pleasures and benefits of protection training.

Metro K9 Academy beginning protection titles offer practical and useful training exercises that will full fill the needs of most dog owners concerning protection. Protection Dog Alert training was designed around the needs of family protection dog and as a way to introduce new people to protection training. Metro K9 Academy predicts the Protection Dog Alert and the Protection Dog 1 to become one of the most popular protection programs in dog training.

Protection Dog 1

Protection Phase of the Protection 1 class. Introduction. This title is totally designed around the training needs of a family protection dog. The class requires practical and realistic obedience and protection exercises that are consider essentials for developing a safe and dependable dog for protection. The requirement for this phase of the Protection 1 class is first passing the obedience phase. The Protection 1 is a training title that clearly defines the skills a handler and dog should be able to perform when training or keeping a dog for family protection. In addition, the Protection 1 has a difficulty level suitable for beginners and was created to meet the demands of American dog owners who want, need or enjoy training and owning a dog that has the ability to protect the family. The Protection 1 teaches all the fundamentals of both obedience and protection training and lays the foundation for participating in more advanced training.
 1. General Rules.

    a. All handler/dog teams must first pass the obedience routine to be eligible to participate in the protection routine.

    b. Each exercise is conducted on leash.

    c. All exercises begin and end in the basic position.

2. Greeting the Helper. The primary purposes of this exercise are to demonstrate the handler/dog team’s ability to perform a non-threatening procedural introduction with the helper.


A. Exercise Instructions. The Friendly Greeting exercise begins by the handler/dog team reporting to a designated starting position determined by the trainer. Once arriving, the handler will halt with the dog sitting in the basic position. The trainer will ask the handler if there are any questions and then will announce the name of the exercise to be performed. The handler will then acknowledge the trainer to begin the exercise. The trainer will then instruct the helper to come out from behind the blind or hiding place. The helper will make a direct approach toward the handler to a point where a friendly greeting and handshake can be given; the handler will be responsible for providing a procedural greeting which includes: introducing themselves, giving the dog’s name, and stating the name of the training they are reporting for. After the greeting, the helper will return to behind the blind. The handler will then acknowledge the trainer for conclusion of the exercise.

3. Alert on Command. The primary purposes of this exercise are for the handler with his/her dog to clearly demonstrate that the dog knows the handler’s command for turning on and off to defend from a helper’s threat.

A. Exercise Instructions. The Alert on Command exercise will be conducted from the same location as the “Greeting the Helper Exercise” and starting with the handler with his/her dog sitting in the basic position. The exercise will start by the handler acknowledging the trainer. The trainer will then announce the exercise to be performed and then instruct the helper to come out from behind the blind and approach the dog. The helper will walk in a direct approach to a point approximately 1-2 yards from the dog. The helper will then walk back and forth in a fairly brisk pace displaying a non aggressive manner. After pacing back and forth one complete time, the trainer will instruct the handler to give the dog the command for defending against a threat. The dog will be allowed and expected to come to the end of the leash barking and wanting to engage the helper. When the helper hears the dog barking, or sees the dog come out, the helper will turn and challenge the dog with threatening gestures. After the dog is challenged, the trainer will instruct the helper to cease the direct threats and return to behind the blind. The helper will be allowed and expected to be suspicious and threatening while returning to the hiding place. When the helper is out of sight, the handler will be instructed by the trainer to reclaim the dog. The handler must demonstrate a call off by giving a command to return to the basic position. When the dog has returned to the proper basic position, the handler acknowledges the trainer to conclude the exercise.

4. Jump Out Attack on the Handler. The primary purposes of this exercise are for the handler with his/her dog to demonstrate proper heeling during a protection routine and the handler/dog’s ability to demonstrate a 360-degree perimeter guard from a jump attack by the helper.

A. Exercise Instructions. The Jump Out Attack exercise starts by the handler reporting to the starting position location as determined by the trainer. The handler will start with the dog in the basic position and by acknowledging the trainer. The trainer will announce the exercise to be performed and will then indicate to the handler to start the exercise. The handler/dog will perform heeling in a straight line to an assigned area containing a blind, upon reaching this area the trainer will instruct the handler where to halt. The trainer will then indicate to the handler to turn and heel the dog in a straight line to a blind where a hidden helper is waiting for a jump out attack. On the signal from the trainer, the helper will attack out of the blind and go directly at the handler and dog. When the handler sees the attack the handler will give an alert command. The dog must come to the end of the leash to engage the helper. The handler will stand still and hold the dog by the leash. The helper will make threatening gestures toward the handler and dog. The dog should demonstrate warning barking and stay at the end of the leash trying to engage the helper. The helper will threaten the dog until a 360- degree turn has been completed. The trainer will then instruct the helper to cease the assault and go back into hiding. Again, the helper will maintain a suspicious and threatening posture while leaving to return to the hiding place. Once the helper is out of sight, the trainer will instruct the handler to reclaim the dog. The handler must demonstrate a call off by giving a command back to the basic position. Once the dog is under control, the handler will acknowledge the trainer to conclude the exercise. Note: Dogs should continue performing the exercise until called off by the handler.

5. Defense of the Handler. The primary purposes of this exercise are for the handler with his/her dog to demonstrate proper responses to the alert and call off command, the ability and willingness of the dog to defend the handler by gripping the threatening helper, the amount of intensity and quality of the grip, and the ability of the dog to respond to handler’s commands

A. Exercise Instructions. The Defense of the Handler exercise will start by the trainer instructing the handler to report to a designated spot with their dog. The handler will start the exercise with dog sitting in the basic position. The handler will acknowledge the trainer, and the trainer will then announce the exercise to be performed. The helper will be waiting at the side of the hiding place visible to the dog and handler. On the trainer's instructions, the handler will give the dog its alert command. The helper will stand still for at least three seconds to determine if the dog can demonstrate the alert command, after three seconds has past, the helper will first threaten the dog by yelling and making quick threatening gesture at the same time toward the dog, after the initial threat, the helper will make a direct approach at the dog in a threatening manner. The helper may yell and threaten with a stick during the approach. The helper will present an arm presentation for the dog to engage. Once the dog engages the helper, the helper will challenge the dog with threats and resistance while driving the dog back toward the hiding place or blind. The trainer will instruct the helper to cease the attack. Once the attack by the helper ceases, the dog should release the grip; the handler is allowed to use a verbal release command. Once the dog is called off from the helper, the handler will have an option in commands and procedures for commanding the dog back into the basic position. The handler may do the following: after the out, the handler may step into the right side of the dog and commands the dog into a sit and then instructs the helper to leave, or the handler may give the release command, tell the helper to leave and then call the dog to basic position or any variations that only uses two commands for releasing the grip and returning the dog back to the basic position. After the dog is in the basic position, the handler then heels the dog back to the original starting position and halts facing the trainer. The handler acknowledges the trainer to conclude the exercise.

6. Re-Friendly Greeting. The primary purpose of this exercise are for the handler with his/her dog to be able to demonstrate a re-friendly greeting by the helper, after the dog has performed a series of protection exercises. The handler must perform a procedural re-greeting routine.
         A. Exercise Instructions. The Re-Friendly Greeting Exercise will be conducted from the same location as the Defense of the Handler Exercise. The Exercise will start with handler having his/her dog in the basic position; the handler will acknowledge the judge to start the exercise. The judge will then announce the exercise to be performed and then instruct the helper to come out from behind the blind and approach the handler. The helper will make a direct approach toward the handler to a point where another friendly greeting and handshake can be given. The handler should report his or her name and the dog’s name and announce the completion of the Protection 1 routine. On the trainers instruction the helper will return to behind the blind. The handler will then acknowledge the trainer for the conclusion of the exercise.
         7. Concluding the Routine. After completing all exercises the handler/dog team will be instructed by the trainer to designated area for hearing a critique of the performance, short summary or simply the announcement of the score. The dog/ handler team should then leave the field in an orderly manner.
Metro K9 Academy
124 Dover Chester Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 537-7779
bobby@metrok9.com
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