Classes Offered

Classes Offered

6 Week PRIVATE Training Packages

New Mexico Dog Training Academy, LLC is offering 6 weeks of Private Sessions Training Packages to teach you and your dog how to train together.  You and your pup will be working with an Professional Dog Trainer once a week for 1 hour at the NM Dog Training Facility.  During this time the focus will be on the cues SIT, DOWN, SIT-STAY, DOWN-STAY, COME, STOP, GO TO PLACE, and LEAVE-IT. This training provides the foundational skills necessary for your dog to become a well-mannered, family pet. Having a reliable and dependable pet provides you with freedom to access the world together.

Included in the package: 1-‘Go to Place’ Mat w/Carry Bag, 1-Martingale Collar, 1-Treat Bag, 1-Training Clicker, 1-Collapsiable Travel Bowl, 1-Leather 6ft Leash, and 1-1lb Bag of Training Treats

Basic Obedience and Social Skills II – 6 weeks

This class, open to dogs that have completed the Basic Obedience and Social Skills Class but is not ready to move on to the Advanced Obedience and Social Skills Class. It continues to fine tune the foundational skills necessary for your dog to become a well-mannered, family pet. This class fine tunes the basic skills such as sit, down, stay, recall, relinquishing objects and go to place. (We limit our class size to just 5 dogs which provides a great deal of one-on-one instruction for the dogs). A copy of your pups Veterinary Records is required to attend.

S.T.A.R Puppy Class – 7 weeks

Socialization-Training-Activity-Responsibility – 20 steps to Success!

The American Kennel Club’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program is designed to get dog owners and their puppies ages 10-20 weeks old off to a good start.  This class covers Owner Behaviors, Puppy Behaviors, and Pre-Canine Good Citizen Test Behaviors including puppy training information such as housetraining, chewing, the most effective way to teach practical skills such as sit, down, come when called, name recognition, taking treats gently, and sitting politely for petting. we will also discuss grooming, basic first aide, and other helpful day to day concerns.  Week 1 is orientation without your puppy.  Please bring Veterinary Records that show proof of vaccinations. 

Basic Obedience and Social Skills – 7 weeks

This class, open to dogs that have completed the S.T.A.R. Puppy Class or is 5 months and older, provides the foundational skills necessary for your dog to become a well-mannered, family pet. Having a reliable and dependable pet provides you with freedom to access the world together, whether you are headed to the outdoor café, the hiking trails or the agility field, it all starts here. This class covers basic skills such as sit, down, stay, recall, relinquishing objects and go to place. (We limit our class size to just 5 dogs which provides a great deal of one-on-one instruction for the dogs). Week 1 is orientation without your puppy. Please provide a copy of your pups Veterinary Records.

Pint Size Pups – 7 weeks

This class is the same curriculum as our Basic Social and Obedience Skills class designed for smaller breed dogs, 30 pounds or less. We have observed that our smaller four-legged friends are more comfortable and have increased confidence and focus in a class designed just for them. Week 1 is orientation without your puppy.

Advanced Obedience and Social Skills – 6 weeks

With foundation skills completed, the Advanced Social and Obedience Skills class provides the opportunity for you and your dog to proof the basic skills previously learned by exposing your dog to a wide variety of auditory and visual stimuli. The enriched environment provides multiple opportunities and experiences for your dog to filter extraneous information as it continues to strengthen recall skills, further develop the reliability of the stay cue and begin to chain multiple behaviors together.

Out and About Obedience Skills – 6 weeks

With solid, reliable basic skills in place, you and your dog will move from the classroom to the great outdoors. High level skills such as long duration stays from a distance, loose leash walking, and passing and approaching both people and other dogs while walking on a loose leash are the focus of this class. Both owner handling skills and canine body language will be expanded on to provide further education as to why dogs do what they do.

 

Loose Leash Walking – 6 weeks

Sharing a walk with a dog is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Are you tired of your dog pulling on the leash, spinning and jumping with uncontrollable excitement? Then this class is for you! This class is designed to provide focused instruction for you and your dog specifically on the loose leash walking skill.

Canine Good Citizen – 6 weeks

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is designed to recognize dogs with good manners at home and in the community. All dogs and puppies that pass the CGC test earn the designation of Canine Good Citizen and may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. A CGC designation can also be the first step towards earning a Therapy Dog title. This class will review foundation skills and prepare the handler and dog team to successfully complete the CGC test. The test will be offered during week six.

Tricks for Fun – 6 weeks

Tricks are a fun way to engage your dog’s mind, provide mental stimulation and make training fun for everyone in the family. Tricks can be entertaining, can build handler focus and attention and help build confidence in shy dogs. In this class you will learn how to teach your dog fun things to do by shaping and capturing behaviors that you can turn into fun tricks and entertainment for all to watch. Completion of our Basic Social Skills class is recommended.

Custom Tailored/Private Sessions

Consistency is the key to success. Private training, at our indoor training facility or in your home (call for pricing), provides the opportunity for individualized instruction for those with busy schedules, those seeking to supplement class training or for dogs not comfortable in a class environment. Our private training option begins with an initial consultation where our objective is to obtain a full history about your dog and to gather information that assists us in developing an appropriate training plan. Contact Dana at (505)270-5930.

PTSD Service Dog and Companion Dog Training

Service Dog or Companion Dog Training is done in both the class environment and private training, at our indoor training facility, in your home, and out in public. The trainings provide the opportunity for group instruction and socialization and individualized instruction to accommodate various disabilities or special needs. Training begins with an initial consultation where our objective is to obtain information on your individual needs and a full history about your dog and to gather detailed information that assists us in developing an appropriate training plan. Several factors have to be taken into consideration and it must be known that training of a Service Dog can be a 2 to 3-year process and not every dog is cut out to be a Service Dog. Service Dogs are not Certified but New Mexico Dog Training Academy, LLC but we will require dogs to pass the Canine Good Citizen and Public Access Tests. Please contact Dana Striker at (505)270-5930 for consultation.

Offering ABC Certified Dog Trainers

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluators

Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Member of the Pet Professional Guild