Longoriahaus Dog Training Services and Rates


One on One Dog Training Houston & Kingwood

What are the benefits of our dog training?

  • Guaranteed results.
  • Your dog will learn where it is most familiar, your home.
  • You will learn practical skills to eliminate problem behaviors.
  • We use scientific methods for real results.
  • Your dog will learn to respond to your first command.
  • Your dog will have increased confidence to handle new situations.

 

No Risk Training Evaluation

This session will introduce you to the concepts of dog training.  We will discuss how dogs are motivated, why using a rewards based system yields the best results and show you how these principles work for your dog and family. We will also discuss methods you can implement today to begin solving problem behaviors.  We will also discuss exercise and our beliefs on good nutrition.  This will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have with regards to your dog and our training techniques.

 

There is a $99.00 fully refundable deposit before confirming your appointment.  If after your initial evaluation with us you are unable to be a part of our program, we will refund the deposit.  We will also apply your deposit to the cost of our training course.  Should you cancel your evaluation with less than 24 hours notice and/or not be present for your scheduled time, you will forfeit your deposit in full.  There are no exceptions.

 

Basic Dog Obedience

This six week course has been designed to teach the owner and dog the skills necessary for basic dog obedience.  This course is intended for puppies from 8 weeks and older.  It is also a great starting point for all dogs that need an introduction to better obedience.  You will learn how to teach your dog through fun games and positive motivation.

We teach the following behaviors/commands in this course:

Focus:  This teaches the dog to focus on you for the next command.

Sit:  Your dog will learn to sit on the first command and to stay there until you are ready for him.

Down:  Your dog will learn to down on the first command and to stay there until you are ready for him.

Loose leash walking:  This will start teaching your dog to walk calmly with you without pulling on the leash.

Come:  This will teach your dog to come to you directly.

Place:  This will teach your dog to lay on its’ bed until is is called.

This course includes:

-6 50 minute private lessons

-Homework assignments

*Proof of current immunizations is required.

*The cost of this course is $799.

*No refunds will be made after the start of the first session. No exceptions.

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Our Service Area

We offer training in most neighborhoods around Houston.  Typically, it is a 20 mile radius from downtown.  It can be further in certain circumstances but not all.


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Leash Walking Foundations

Enjoy Your Walk With Your Dog

Is walking your dog stressing you out?  Do you walk you dog at odd hours to avoid meeting people and dogs? Is your dog pulling your arm out of socket?

In our Private Leash walking program you will be taught how to train your dog to walk politely next to you on a slack lead.  You will learn how to communicate to your dog that being by your side and not pulling on the leash are important to you. We will demonstrate the steps that it takes to accomplish this and then coach you through how you can create this for yourself too!

 

In the second session will will take an extended walk through the city to give your dog exposure to the real world and how to become successful there.  You will learn how to become an advocate for your dog and set boundaries to continue to reach your goals.

This course includes:

– A training collar

-2 75 minute private lessons

-Homework assignments

*Proof of current immunizations is required.

*The cost of this course is $399.

*No refunds will be made after the start of the first session. No exceptions.

**This program is not designed for dogs exhibiting any aggressive behavior. While the majority of misbehaved dogs will benefit from this program, there are some dogs, such as those struggling with severe dog reactivity, that will require a more intensive training program. We will inform you during your first session if your dog requires more intense training. In such a case, Longoriahaus will provide you with a full refund for the Leash Walking foundation program and will recommend the appropriate program for your dog.

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We offer training in most neighborhoods around Houston.  Typically, it is a 20 mile radius from downtown.  It can be further in certain circumstances but not all.


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Group Leash Walking Course

Master the Art of Leash Walking

The main focus of this on going course is to continue to help you improve you and your dogs experience when walking on a leash.  The main benefit to this course is that you and your dog will have an immersive experience walking in a pack of dogs.  The group will visit several different locations throughout Kingwood to help your dog learn to walk calmly on a leash regardless of where you are.

This is an on going course and has no scheduled end. We will meet every Thursday morning at 9:30 am in Kingwood. We will change locations from time to time to give the dogs a better learning experience. If you have already passed Basic Obedience One, you may come as often as you like. In other words, you can come for the month of May, then take June off, and return in July.

*Proof of current immunizations is required.

*The cost of this course is $50 per month.

*Payment is due on the first of each month.

*Required Prerequisites: Basic Obedience course

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Basic Obedience course

Kingwood’s Canine Good Citizen

Our next class is scheduled to start October 3rd, 2017.

Canine Socialization

This six week course has been designed to employ the skills learned in the Basic Obedience course with a focus on teaching the dogs and their handlers to use their learned skills with other dogs and handlers present.  You will use previously learned skills to enhance the dogs focus on you, reliability in place, down, and sit stays, as well as continuing to work on your loose leash walking and recalls.  The final exam for this course will be the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Exam.

We will be generalizing the following behaviors/commands in this course:

Place:  Your dog will work on being down on their place among distractions on the first command and to stay there until you release them.

Come:  Your dog will work on coming when called among distractions on the first command.

Sit:  Your dog will work on sitting among distractions on the first command and to stay there until you release them.

Down:  Your dog will work on downing among distractions on the first command and to stay there until you release them.

Loose leash walking:  You will continue to reinforce your dog walking calmly with you without pulling on the leash and siting by your side when you stop.


This course includes:
-6 50 minute group lessons

Prerequisites
-Completion of Basic Obedience

*One dog per handler
*Proof of current immunizations is required.
*The cost of this course is $200.
*No refunds will be made after the close of registration. No exceptions.

We will be meeting at Kingwood Town Center Park.  The address for Kingwood Town Center Park is:
8 N Main Street
Kingwood, TX 77339

Class will start at 9:30 am

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AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test

Houston's AKC Canine Good Citizen class

Houston’s AKC Canine Good Citizen class

The  Canine Good Citizen Test is an exam that will test your dogs basic obedience and temperament.  In order to receive the official AKC Canine Good Citizen Title, you and your dog must pass all ten of the following exercises:

 

TEST 1: ACCEPTING A FRIENDLY STRANGER

This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation. The evaluator walks up to the dog and handler and greets the handler in a friendly manner, ignoring the dog. The evaluator and handler shake hands and exchange pleasantries. The dog must show no sign of resentment or shyness.

TEST 2: SITTING POLITELY FOR PETTING

This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its handler. With the dog sitting at the handler’s side, to begin the exercise, the evaluator pets the dog on the head and body. The handler may talk to his or her dog throughout the exercise. The dog may stand in place as it is petted. The dog must not show shyness or resentment.

TEST 3: APPEARANCE AND GROOMING

This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so. It also demonstrates the owner’s care, concern and sense of responsibility. The evaluator inspects the dog to determine if it is clean and groomed. The dog must appear to be in healthy condition (i.e., proper weight, clean, healthy and alert). The handler should supply the comb or brush commonly used on the dog. The evaluator then softly combs or brushes the dog, and in a natural manner, lightly examines the ears and gently picks up each front foot. It is not necessary for the dog to hold a specific position during the examination, and the handler may talk to the dog, praise it and give encouragement throughout.

TEST 4: OUT FOR A WALK (WALKING ON A LOOSE LEAD)

This test demonstrates that the handler is in control of the dog. The dog may be on either side of the handler. The dog’s position should leave no doubt that the dog is attentive to the handler and is responding to the handler’s movements and changes of direction. The dog need not be perfectly aligned with the handler and need not sit when the handler stops. The evaluator may use a pre-plotted course or may direct the handler/dog team by issuing instructions or commands. In either case, there should be a right turn, left turn, and an about turn with at least one stop in between and another at the end. The handler may talk to the dog along the way, praise the dog, or give commands in a normal tone of voice. The handler may sit the dog at the halts if desired.

TEST 5: WALKING THROUGH A CROWD

This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three). The dog may show some interest in the strangers but should continue to walk with the handler, without evidence of over-exuberance, shyness or resentment. The handler may talk to the dog and encourage or praise the dog throughout the test. The dog should not jump on people in the crowd or strain on the leash.

TEST 6: SIT AND DOWN ON COMMAND AND STAYING IN PLACE

This test demonstrates that the dog has training, will respond to the handler’s commands to sit and down and will remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers). The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay. Prior to this test, the dog’s leash is replaced with a line 20 feet long. The handler may take a reasonable amount of time and use more than one command to get the dog to sit and then down. The evaluator must determine if the dog has responded to the handler’s commands. The handler may not force the dog into position but may touch the dog to offer gentle guidance. When instructed by the evaluator, the handler tells the dog to stay and walks forward the length of the line, turns and returns to the dog at a natural pace. The dog must remain in the place in which it was left (it may change position) until the evaluator instructs the handler to release the dog. The dog may be released from the front or the side.

TEST 7: COMING WHEN CALLED

This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog. The handler may use encouragement to get the dog to come. Handlers may choose to tell dogs to “stay” or “wait” or they may simply walk away, giving no instructions to the dog.

TEST 8: REACTION TO ANOTHER DOG

This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet. The dogs should show no more than casual interest in each other. Neither dog should go to the other dog or its handler.

TEST 9: REACTION TO DISTRACTION

This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations. The evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane. The dog may express natural interest and curiosity and/or may appear slightly startled but should not panic, try to run away, show aggressiveness, or bark. The handler may talk to the dog and encourage or praise it throughout the exercise.

TEST 10: SUPERVISED SEPARATION

This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes. The dog does not have to stay in position but should not continually bark, whine, or pace unnecessarily, or show anything stronger than mild agitation or nervousness. Evaluators may talk to the dog but should not engage in excessive talking, petting, or management attempts (e.g, “there, there, it’s alright”).

EQUIPMENT

All tests must be performed on leash. For collars, dogs should wear well-fitting buckle or slip collars made of leather, fabric, or chain. Special training collars such as pinch collars, head halters, and electronic collars are not permitted in the CGC test.

As of November 4, 2010, body harnesses may be used in the CGC test. The evaluator should check to make sure the harness is not of a type that completely restricts the dog’s movement such that it could not pull or jump up if it tried.

We recognize that special training collars such as head collars and no-jump harnesses may be very useful tools for beginning dog trainers, however, we feel that dogs are ready to take the CGC test at the point at which they are transitioned to equipment that allows the evaluator to see that the dog has been trained.

The evaluator supplies a 20-foot lead for the test. The owner/handler should bring the dog’s brush or comb to the test.

ENCOURAGEMENT

Owners/handlers may use praise and encouragement throughout the test. The owner may pet the dog between exercises. Food and treats are not permitted during testing, nor is the use of toys, squeaky toys, etc. to get the dog to do something. We recognize that food and toys may provide valuable reinforcement or encouragement during the training process but these items should not be used during the test.

FAILURES — DISMISSALS

Any dog that eliminates during testing must be marked failed. The only exception to this rule is that elimination is allowable in test Item 10, but only when test Item 10 is held outdoors.

Any dog that growls, snaps, bites, attacks, or attempts to attack a person or another dog is not a good citizen and must be dismissed from the test.


Group obedience class Houston

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Ongoing Group Training


The purpose of this course is to help you and your dog maintain all of the training you have put in so far. We will continue to work on the three core areas of stays, leash walking, and coming when called.  This will also give you the opportunity to remove training tools that have helped to train your dog and allow you to see if your dog is truly responding to what you have taught.  We will also go over some of the different specialty training that you can do with your dog as well as going after the more advanced Canine Good Citizen titles.

The class meets on a monthly come and go basis.  This gives you the option of taking off a month when life gets busy but allows you to come back in when your ready to brush up on your skills.

This course includes:
-4 1 hour group sessions

When and Where:
-We will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 am. The class will be held at Kingwood Town Center park.

Cost
-$75 a month

Prerequisites
-Completion of Basic Obedience

-Completion of Canine Good Citizen Group class

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Schutzhund Training Houston

Introduction to IPO (Schutzhund) – Foundations in Obedience and The Game of Tug.

This six week course has been designed to teach the owner and dog the skills necessary skills for working your dog in drive and creating a clear communication system to build on for performance based obedience.  You will use a variety of games that have their foundations in food and interactive play to motivate your dog.

We teach the following behaviors/commands in this course:

Focused heeling:  This will start teaching your dog to walk with high intent in a specific position relative to your body.

Focus in basic position:  This teaches the dog to focus on you on the left hand side of your body.

Down under various distractions:  Your dog will need to down on the first command and to stay there until you are ready for him under a variety of circumstances

Out:  Your dog will immediately release the toy for the next round of play.

Go:  Your dog will quickly come and strike the tug.

This course includes:
-6 50 minute private lessons

Prerequisites
-Completion of Basic Obedience

Final Exam:
-You and your dog will need to show proficiency in basic position, and focused heeling for 25 steps.
-You will need to demonstrate knowledge in fundamental dog training concepts, problem solving abilities, and be able to explain the rules for the BH.

*Proof of current immunizations is required.
*The cost of this course is $699.
*No refunds will be made after the the start of the course. No exceptions.

We will be meeting at Crosby Park. The address for Crosby Park is:
409 Hare Rd
Crosby, TX 77532

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Schutzhund IPO Group class Houston

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