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We provide services for the ordinary dog owner to successfully communicate to their dog by using positive, fair and humane methods of training. This in turn will create a happier dog, family and community.

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Puppy Preschool

One of the most critical times of your dog’s life is at the age of 10 weeks to 5 months. In order to get the right start, Canyon Crest has designed a Puppy – Preschool course to help give guidance to new puppy owners and teach them how to socialize and deal with everyday puppy problems in a very positive manner. They will be able to interact with other puppies and humans in the beginning and at the end of each class. This class will build a strong foundation for any future formal obedience classes that begins at the age of 6 months. In this class we will be using your puppy’s food in our training technique to show direction a long with the leash. Because of your puppy’s age, food will be the beginning motivation gradually replacing the food with your praise and leash direction only. This way your puppy will not grow up depending on food but your praise.

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This training includes, but is not limited to:

Beginning training – leash – sit – come – down – stay
Handle common puppy problems – jumping, nipping, chewing, housebreaking
Train your puppy in a positive and rewarding way
Socialize your puppy properly and safely to dogs and people
Avoid common mistakes that lead to future behavior problems
Training sessions includes an instructional booklet.
We also offer private puppy consultations if your puppy’s age does not match the class time.

Qualifications:

  • 9 weeks to 4-1/2 months
  • Current on vaccines
  • 6 foot nylon leash
  • Flat nylon collar
  • A handful of dry food and an appetite

Classes are held for five consecutive weeks.
Call or check calendar below for next Puppy Preschool dates. Cost: $325

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21nov9:30 am10:15 amCANCELED--Group Class November 21st9:30-10:15am

All Breed Obedience Training

This class is for the everyday dog owner who is interested in having a greater level of communication with their dog. Ron’s one-on-one individualized approach is unique to an industry which generally practices large group classes on a weekly basis… classes that lack the personal instruction to deal with individual traits and personalities that each breed and owner possesses.

Some may tell you that group classes are better because it gives you distractions. We believe when you are concentrating on precision techniques it is important not to have something distracting you. It is not until you understand what to do that we then create the distraction first privately with one dog then in a group with twenty dogs. We also believe that you will greatly benefit from the lessons being scheduled four days in a row the first week.

We set it up this way because if you had only one lesson the first week and were told to practice for the rest of the week, your dog may start misbehaving within a day or two. You will not know how to correct their behavior and you could end up practicing the wrong way for a week and not even realize it.

The class will teach you how to show your dog direction in a positive way without striking or anger, and will emphasize consistency and patience. Your ten half-hour private lessons can be scheduled at your convenience (between 9am and 6:30pm) The most effective way is by taking four lessons the first week (Monday thru Thursday, the next 3 weeks consists of two lessons per week -you can do a Monday and a Wednesday or a Tuesday and a Thursday. By setting up a more frequent schedule, it allows the dog owner to retain the information better and makes it much easier on the dog and owner.

The following is what the average person can expect to learn in the three weeks of private lessons.

  • Three different way of walking your dog on leash without any pulling or jumping on you or anyone else.
  • We will cover all the downing, sitting, and staying with voice and hand signals.
  • You will be able to call your dog back to you off leash under distraction on your first command and eliminate the chase game they sometimes like to play.
  • We will teach a command that will turn your dog away from whatever he/she may want to touch with their nose. This includes things you never want them to touch (no command)
  • You will learn how to set up temporary and permanent boundaries.
  • We will take away any interest your dog has to want to make contact with other dogs unless you introduce them on your terms.

After we lay this foundation we can then cover any type of problems such as:

¤ Digging ¤ Chewing ¤ Barking ¤ Confidence Building ¤ Jumping ¤ Fighting ¤ Aggressive behavior towards humans or other animals ¤ and more…

Once you complete the 10 private lessons you can participate in our group classes that are generally held twice a month on Saturday mornings. These classes are held for you to go further in your training. One group class is included with our training course and after that there is a small charge per group class.

Advanced Training

We have found that many of our customers have enjoyed not only the experience of training their own dog, but have an improved relationship with their canine companion and want to advance their dog’s capability.

Our advanced obedience program consists of five private lessons one lesson per week. Our objective is for you to not have to rely on your dog’s leash.

Qualifications:

Certificate and completion of 10 private obedience lessons Participation of at least 2 group classes

This training includes, but is not limited to:

  • Long Distance Off Leash Training
  • Hand Signals
  • Attention Span Building

Group Class Training

Group training classes are held twice a month on Saturday mornings. (please see calendar for days and times). These classes are for those of you who have completed our private formal obedience course. You have worked hard to get to this stage of your training. You can expect you and your dog to be in a class size of around 15 to 30 alumni graduates of Canyon Crest.

This class gives the dog and owner a stimulating environment and allows for personal contact with the instructors. It is in your best interest to take advantage of this quality time to be spent with your dog twice a month. Our group class will give you proven results that you can continue to use throughout the rest of your dog’s life. Once you complete the 10 private lessons you can participate in our group classes that are generally held twice a month on Saturday mornings. One group class is included with our training course and after that there is a small charge of $20.00 per group class.

We invite visitors to come and observe. You do not need to make an appointment to observe this class, just show up. Please leave your dog at home for this visit.

Class will not be held on holiday weekends!

Tracking Training

Did you enjoy hide and seek as a kid? How would you like to have someone hide and you can tell your dog to go find them?
Whether you are wanting to get involved in search and rescue, police dog tracking, finding lost items or you just want to have a fun hobby with your dog; this program will give you the knowledge to have your very own tracking program.

On a Training Track
In just 10 private sessions the average dog will be able to locate the track layer in over a half mile track through variable terrain. Ron’s knowledge of the dog’s sense of smell and the physiology of the dog’s nose will be the factor in allowing your dog to excel quickly. One big difference between man and dog is the square area of the olfactory sensory cells inside the nose. It is estimated that man has five million of these cells, while a German Shepherd Dog has 220 million. So let’s use your dogs nose and have some fun.

Qualifications:

  • 12 weeks or older
  • Good health (tracking requires some exertion for you and your dog)
  • Tracking Test – no charge for the first test

Tracking Training

On a Training Track
In just 10 private sessions the average dog will be able to locate the track layer in over a half mile track through variable terrain. Ron’s knowledge of the dog’s sense of smell and the physiology of the dog’s nose will be the factor in allowing your dog to excel quickly. One big difference between man and dog is the square area of the olfactory sensory cells inside the nose. It is estimated that man has five million of these cells, while a German Shepherd Dog has 220 million. So let’s use your dogs nose and have some fun.

Qualifications:

  • 12 weeks or older
  • Good health (tracking requires some exertion for you and your dog)
  • Tracking Test – no charge for the first test

Pups in training
Did you enjoy hide and seek as a kid? How would you like to have someone hide and you can tell your dog to go find them? Whether you are wanting to get involved in search and rescue, police dog tracking, finding lost items or you just want to have a fun hobby with your dog; this program will give you the knowledge to have your very own tracking program.

Agility Class

Even if you don’t recognize it by name, you have probably seen an agility competition on television or at the fair. Designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations, agility is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler and a fun way to bond with your dog. You don’t have to enter competitions or have the fastest dog on the course to enjoy agility. Many people start the sport just for fun only to get bitten by the agility bug and it becomes a hobby or they become a lifelong competitor!

Advanced Obedience-Agility Class
Canyon Crest K-9 Training Center offers an agility course that will take your dog to the next level of training in building coordination, trust, and balance among many other benefits. All breeds are welcome in this course that provides dog and handler a safe introduction to a variety of agility equipment.

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This class is for non-aggressive dogs with on leash control that are 6 months or older.

Qualifications:
All attendees must have completed the 10 1/2 hour private Adult Obedience Course with Canyon Crest K-9 along with one follow-up group class.

Classes are held for five consecutive weeks. Call or check calendar for next Agility class dates. Cost: $325.00

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Professional Dog Trainer/Instructor Course

Because of the increasing dog population and lack of good qualified trainers, Canyon Crest offers a professional dog Trainer/Instructor course. As a Student Trainer/Instructor, you will not only learn how to train all types of dogs, but will also be able to instruct other people how to train their dogs. A career in dog training can be satisfying and rewarding.

  • Obedience Training
  • Private and Group Instruction
  • Puppy Pre-School
  • Kennel Care
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Breeding and Whelping
  • Temperament Testing
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales and Advertising
  • Breed Differences and Ability
  • Dog Shows and Trials
  • Obstacle Course
  • Poison Proofing
  • Selection of Dogs

This course can help you earn part time or full time income. To complete full time: 10 weeks, approximately 350 hours. (Part time is available)

Evaluations

PUPPY AND ADULT DOG EVALUATIONS— Are you thinking of acquiring a new puppy or an adult dog for your family and want to make sure the dog you are considering is safe and a good choice for your lifestyle and environment? Having conducted over thousands of evaluations in the last 30 years, we can help you find the right match for you and your family. A temperament test is similar to a personality test in people. It can tell you what the dog will act like in many situations to high probability. It can tell you if the dog has tendency towards aggression or possessive guarding. It can tell you if the dog is a good choice for a home with children or a home that is planning to have children during the dog’s lifetime. With so many dogs adopted and then surrendered because they weren’t a good match, many people do benefit from this service.

CONTROLLED PERSONAL PROTECTION EVALUATION
This is an evaluation done by Ron to see if your dog is a good candidate for our controlled personal protection course.

LAW ENFORCEMENT EVALUATION
An evaluation done by Ron to see if your dog is a good candidate for Police K-9 work.

EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES (Criminal and Civil Cases)–
Ron Pace has been accepted as an expert witness in trials in the State of Washington.

DISPUTE EVALUATIONS
Are you involved in a dispute over your dog’s behavior with neighbors, landlords or other individuals? Or is an Animal Control Dangerous Dog Investigation being conducted? A temperament assessment and written evaluation by Ron Pace’s Canyon Crest K-9 Training Center can be a great asset to you. If your dog is deemed to be dangerous during the testing procedure, you will be informed of the potential risks as well as any proactive steps you can take to improve the situation.

Controlled Personal Protection

In the personal protection field, Ron’s abilities are also widely respected. His work with numerous federal, state, county and city law enforcement K-9 units and hundreds of individuals who have completed personal protection courses have established him as a leader in the field. Ron believes if you have a dog that already possesses the desire to protect, it is important in this day and age for the owner to learn how to control that aggression. By teaching you and your dog how and when to use these tendencies, you can turn a potential liability into a well-trained, highly controlled asset for the protection of your home, family and self. Protection training is one of the most demanding and difficult dog training tasks that there is. This training is truly an art and it is very important to be done properly.

Some say that you do not need to teach a dog how to protect and still others think that protection training teaches a dog to attack and is very dangerous. Both can be true, there are many exceptions. Some people even after good research in selecting a dog get a dog that is still not the best match for them or their lifestyle. For example, let’s say you purchase a German shepherd and as it starts to mature at around one year of age it becomes protective or territorial. Will you be able to stop it when you want? The type of training Ron teaches is just another higher level of obedience. It allows you to take control over the natural instinct to protect. When your dog is with you, on or off leash, your dog will be taught not to go up to anyone on their own without you introducing your dog to that person first. Not only is this just good manners, but it also prevents your dog from making a decision to be or not be aggressive.

When your dog is in a confined area he may protect his area on his own unless you tell him otherwise. Rather than allowing your dog to protect anytime he wants we are teaching your dog to protect when you want. This method is not designed to make your dog mean, quite the opposite. It is designed to teach your dog to not hold a grudge. If someone was hostile towards an untrained naturally protective dog that dog most likely will hold a grudge. He will be keeping an eye on that aggressor. With the training your dog will be taught that it is just a task and to not hold a grudge. Your dog will be taught on your command to hold his ground by barking and growling. On one command he must stop and allow the aggressor to jump, swing, and run at, tease and then be able to be petted without showing any aggression. By learning to read your dog’s actions you will be able to intercept and prevent a bite. This training is not for every breed nor is it for every dog owner. We have a lot of success with fear aggressive dogs. The training helps build confidence in the dog and gives the owner control which in return reduces the chance of the dog hurting someone.

This training includes, but is not limited to:

  • 10 Private Lessons
  • Controlled Personal Protection
  • Group Class

Protection training may be taught in conjunction with obedience lessons.

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