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These sessions will help further develop your dog's ability to learn behaviors involving more distance, duration and distractions.

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Train your dog to become certified,  with the evaluation necessary, to be a therapy dog through various organizations.

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Rocky River Drive, Cleveland (West Park), Ohio 44111

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Private Training Appointments both East and West

Group Classes held in Rocky River.

“Training Dogs, One Human at a Time.”®

Call 216-224-2712

Serving all of Cuyahoga and surrounding counties

THE Dog Class

By Marie-Josée Gatian, Professional Dog Trainer, Behavioral Specialist

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A wide variety of training sessions are available.  In all cases, the appropriate training needs will be determined via the initial meeting consultation.  From potty training to teaching your dog fun tricks, there is a solution for every dog training need.  Below are overview descriptions of the various sessions available.

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Get your puppy off on the right paw with sessions that encourage good behaviors while helping you establish a strong bond with your new arrival.  Potty training tips, and basic obedience skills.

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Many problems can be handled with one visit. This one (or initial) in-home consultation includes goal setting, evaluation, establishment of a plan, instruction, demonstration and coaching.

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Tailored for puppies and dogs six months or older, with little or no prior training.  Simple cues such as sit, down, stay and others.

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The CGC certification process stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs.  All dogs who pass the 10-step test may receive an achievement certificate from the American Kennel Club.

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THE Dog Class - Dog Training, Cleveland, Ohio

Serving Cleveland and surrounding suburbs

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Marie-Josée Gatian has been training dogs in Cleveland, Ohio for more than ten years.  Dog obedience training is a passion for THE Dog Class.  Dogs and puppies of all ages, and all puppy and dog breed types can be trained.  Dog training at THE Dog Class uses reward based reinforcement only.  Her dog training techniques focus on the proper leadership skills for dog owners.  If you are interested in reward-only, positive training, then THE Dog Class should be your choice for training your dog.  THE Dog Class does not use, and does not recommend the use of shock collars (sometimes euphemistically and incorrectly called e-collars), as these are an unnecessary and potentially abusive way to train a dog.   Training dogs is the easy part.  Training their owners is the hard part.  Hence, THE Dog Class motto, “Training Dogs, One Human at a Time.”  Dog obedience starts with training the owners.  Marie-Josée the dog trainer, focuses on the pack leader skills necessary for a stable and happy owner and dog relationship.  Basic dog obedience is taught, and problem solving such as stopping barking, jumping and leash pulling, just to name a few, is addressed.  Dog training in our classes also focuses on socialization with other dogs and people as well.  Puppy training includes housetraining as well as basic dog obedience.  Areas served include all of Cleveland and the suburbs, including Westlake, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, North Ridgeville, Lakewood, Rocky River, Columbia Station, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Seven Hills, Brooklyn, Brook Park, West Park, Parma, Garfield Heights, Cleveland Heights, Olmsted Falls, Parma Heights, Elyria, Lorain, Shaker Heights, Beachwood, Bratenahl, Mayfield Heights, Maple Heights, Strongsville, University Heights, Euclid and others.