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BehaviorWorks Dog Training & Behavior Specialists

3675 N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI, 53005
www.behavior-works.com

Dog training classes including puppy through adult manners, focus and attention classes, reactive dog class, agility for fun classes and more! Private training and behavior modification services in your home or our facility. We believe that true u ...

Telephone414-698-7540
Fax414-781-5559
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For Pet's Sake

www.forpetssake.cc

For Pet's Sake mission is to build a lasting, loving relationship between humans and dogs, by teaching owners good communication and comprehension of dog behavior through training, behavioral consultations, and seminars that use humane training guidelines ...

Wisconsin Humane Society

www.wihumane.org/education/manners.aspx

Bring your puppy or dog to the Wisconsin Humane Society for our fun and engaging training classes! All of our classes use reward based training techniques and we will teach you how you can use a clicker for training.

Telephone(414) 431-6107

Zoom Room Milwaukee

1701 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202
www.zoomroomonline.com/milwaukee-dog-training.html

Dog Agility Training Center and Canine Social Club. Positive reinforcement dog training: agility, obedience, puppy preschool, puppy agility, tricks, therapy dog, shy dog, scent class & more. Dog birthday parties, Bark Mitzvahs and our special Doggy Disco ...

Telephone414-220-9202
Fax888-332-5004
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Agility

Agility is an obstacle course for dogs. Work with your dog on the different obstacles like running through a tunnel, jumping over hurdles, and leaping through a tire.


Treibball

A similar concept to herding, treibball is a game that uses large balls that your dog herds.


Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue, or Air Scenting, teaches your dog to find people or things using their sense of smell by sniffing the air (as opposed to a trail of scent, like in Tracking).


Kayak with your dog

Teach your dog how to ride on a kayak with you!


Doga

Yoga with your dog! For the most part, the people do the bulk of the poses in these classes with their dogs at their sides, but that all depends upon the yoga teacher - some teachers actually guide people in trying some poses with their dogs, if the dog is willing and able. Practitioners say that their dogs become calm and relaxed during these sessions.


Flyball

Flyball is a team sport which is a relay race that includes jumping over hurdles and catching tennis balls.


Hiking with your dog

Practice your leash walking and go on hikes with your dog with a trainer and class.


Herding

Some dog breeds have been bred to herd other animals. Dogs with this instinct who do not get to practice what they have been bred to do may develop undesirable behaviors, like nipping at the heels of their people and undesirable behaviors due to frustration. Herding centers will work herding dogs and give them the activity they need.


Rally Obedience

Rally Obedience is a fun, new dog sport that combines elements of agility and traditional obedience. It emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog/handler team while providing a more natural and interactive approach than traditional obedience.


Nose Work

Nose Work is a collection of activities where your dog uses his nose and his natural hunting instinct to find a certain scent. Trainers of this sport say it's appropriate for almost every dog and every handler. It's a great way for you to explore and pursue with your dog.


Tracking

In tracking, your dog follows a scent trail in order to find an article left at the end of it. It is the game version of hunting down an escaped prisoner or searching and rescuing lost people. Beginning dogs typically start on short, straight tracks, with distance and direction changes added as the dog becomes more confident.


Disc/Frisbee

Teach your dog how to play frisbee, or take your frisbee playing to the next level with choreographed catching.


Dock Jumping

Dock Jumping = Dock Diving = an international dog sport where dogs jump from a dock into water. DockDogs started in 2000, appeared at the 2000 ESPN Great Outdoor Games and in 2008 the United Kennel Club (UKC) added dock jumping as a recognized UKC sport, so dogs can get UKC titles in dock jumping as they do in agility and other dog sports.


Therapy Dog Work

Therapy dogs provide services to children struggling with literacy issues, people with mental and physical health issues, veterans returning from war and more. High energy dogs who love people can make great therapy dogs and the work helps keeps them calm in their regular lives. If interested in doing therapy work with your dog, meet with a trainer who does training for it to have your dog's temperament evaluated for suitability.


Skijoring

Skijoring is cross-country skiing while being pulled by your dog(s). It can be done on any type of cross country ski. At slower speeds or in deeper snow, it is done on classic or touring skis…even backcounty skis! At faster speeds and on groomed trails, skate skiing is often the preferred choice.


TTouch

TTouch - the Tellington TTouch - is a method based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The Tellington TTouch is a specialized approach to the care and training of our animal companions. Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon), this method based on cooperation and respect offers a positive approach to training, can improve performance and health and presents solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. It also helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.


Dog Walking/Sitting

Dog walkers/sitters will come to your house to talk your dog for a walk or give your dog a play session or whatever he needs. Some walkers/sitters cater specifically to dogs who have a lot of energy or have special behavioral needs.


Schutzhund

Schutzhund, a German-originated sport that incorporates three phases - tracking, obedience, and protection - has evolved into a working dog sport that measures a dog's endurance, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage and trainability, and mental stability.

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