What your dog will learn

Your dog will receive reinforcement training on all on-leash obedience training, some off-leash obedience training (based on what level of training the dog currently is), safe socialization, and targeted behavior training. We will also go over with you the daily exercises which are included in your online training account.

What obedience training includes:

At The End Of The Training Your Dog Will Have Mastered The Following: Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Come, Be less reactive to distractions (dogs, people & noises) Have better manners (With Humans & Other Dogs)

What safe socialization means:

Safe socialization in dog training refers to the process of introducing and exposing a dog to various people, animals, environments, and experiences in a positive and controlled manner. The goal of socialization is to help the dog develop confidence, good behavior, and appropriate social skills, reducing the likelihood of fear, anxiety, and aggression in different situations. Remember that each dog is unique, and some dogs may be more sensitive or fearful than others. The professional dog trainers at Cali K9 learn your dog's individual personality and temperament and slowly and gradually guide them through the socialization process.

What targeted behavior training means:

Targeted behavior training refers to a focused and specific approach to teach a dog particular behaviors or skills. Targeted behavior training hones in on teaching a dog a single behavior at a time. We first identify the specific behavior or skill that we want the dog to learn. It could be something basic like "sit" or "stay," or a more complex behavior like "heeling" while walking. Once the desired behavior is identified, it is broken down into smaller, manageable steps. This helps the dog understand and learn the behavior more effectively. We define clear and achievable goals for each training session. This helps both the trainer and the dog stay focused on the specific behavior being targeted. Positive reinforcement is a key element of targeted behavior training. It involves rewarding the dog with treats, praise, or toys when they exhibit the desired behavior. This positive feedback reinforces the behavior and encourages the dog to repeat it. Repeating the training sessions regularly and consistently helps the dog solidify the new behavior in their repertoire. Targeted behavior training is effective because it allows for a clear focus on individual skills, which can be especially helpful for dogs with specific behavior issues or those learning more advanced commands.

What obedience training includes:


Use a positive voice tone and a hand signal at the same time, your hand should be in front of him with the palm up.


From a sit position, the dog should lay down next to you. If you are including hand signals, you would put your palm down and move your arm in a downward motion. Make sure he can see your hand


This means “Wait here until I come back”. If the dog breaks the command, put him back where he started and repeat the exercise. By returning to him instead of calling to him, you build a more consistent response of waiting for you to return.


Your dog knows how to walk on a loose leash on your left side. He should follow you (at your heel) regardless of change of pace, direction, or when you stop. He should not be walking in front of or lagging behind.


This command should interrupt any activity and your dog should come running to you. “Come” is always positive. For best results squat down and say your dog’s name then “come”.