Owner/Trainer – Tina Stafford
I started my training in 1990 when I bought my first Jack Russell Terrier, I had seen the dogs on TV and thought they were so cute… Boy did I need to learn quickly, I took classes from award-winning trainers in Competition Obedience, Had private trainers come to my house, and took a ton of classes. The one thing I learned very quickly was that this breed will not tolerate abusive training techniques, the more I got aggressive the more they got aggressive… go figure! By 1996 I was showing JRTs in conformation, racing, earthwork, Agility and taking them back east to hunt with hunting judges.
I started to have the most fun running my dogs in Agility. Taking classes, attending seminars and reading numerous books about the sport. In 1998 I got a job teaching at the Bethel K9 Training Center I was teaching obedience and quickly had my boss buying agility equipment and fencing off backyard. Some of these students are still with me today… Most have different dogs than when they started but have also found the love of this sport. I started my own business in 2005 renting a covered lighted horse arena on Spruce Rd. and adding an indoor facility at my own property, I’m in the process of finishing an arena of my own which will hopefully be up and running this year 2016.
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The basics. How to communicate with your puppy, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, response to verbal cues such as their release word and name. also body awareness exercises, shaping behaviors.
In this class We use a crate instead of a leash, This allows you to put attention onto behaviors you like instead of attention onto behaviors you do not like such as jumping, pulling, lack of attention for wanting to visit other dogs or humans. Your dog now has to play attention to you
A series of courses allowing your dog to be skill full in Art of rewards timing and treat placement, Circling, Tunnel, Flat Work, combining Flat Work with Tunnel, Targeting, Extension, Collection, Sending ahead and More
Focus and Engagement
Dog's who have taken Puppy Obedience else where are welcome to start with focus and engagement
10680 Ridge Rim Trl. SE Port Orchard WA 98367