Ahimsa Dog Training, Seattle updated their information in their About section.
Voted Best of Western Washington Flexible dog training classes for puppies and adult dogs, private lessons for training and behavior problems (including aggression, fear, separation anxiety, etc.), puppy day camp, and an online store for digital downloads.
Located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Free parking.
Ahimsa Dog Training, Seattle updated their information in their About section.
Puppy Camp is hard work! Buddies Leon and Swift took a well-earned break.
Got a brag? Share it with us! Our very own Sarah Owen is proud to the moon and back of her pup's recent accomplishment: he earned his AKC Rally Novice title!
Whether it's a new title or a recent recall away from a squirrel, we want to hear about it! Bonus points for including a pic of your pup ;-)
Puppy Campers Etta and Rory would like to let you know they are practically perfect in every way. They hope you had as much fun and learned as many new things as they did this week!
Huge shoutout to our Puppy Agility and Tricks online students! Two puppies earned their Novice Trick Dog titles this week – congratulations to Nori and Kyrkja! – and everyone else is on track to earn theirs within another week or two. Really nice work, everyone 🎉🐶🎉
Not sure whether one of our online classes is a good fit for you? Take a look at our trailer and see what you think of the format!
Small class sizes. Individual feedback. Learn the same things you'd learn at our facility in Ballard, but in the comfort of your own living room!
Enrolling now for Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Elementary, Puppy Agility and Tricks, and Basic Manners. Register here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com
Wynona Karbo Carly Loyer Amber Hardin Sarah Owen
Want to get in on the online class action with your adult dog? Join Dr. Carly Loyer for Basic Manners!
Our first live, online Basic Manners class starts Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Register here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com/adult-dog-classes/basic-manners/
Basic Manners is appropriate for dogs 9 months and older.
Wow, that was fun! Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our first live, online Puppy Agility and Tricks class! Can't wait to see you all again next week :D
Our first online class starts this Sunday at 10 a.m.! Puppy Agility and Tricks is an excellent way to continue to build your relationship with your puppy, to teach him/her to focus on you, and to provide appropriate mental and physical exercise.
Space is still available. Register here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com/puppies/puppy-agility/
It's here! Our first online class will start this Sunday, May 3. Check out the trailer for Puppy Agility and Tricks and register here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com/puppies/puppy-agility/
Appropriate for puppies up to 9 months old.
More Puppy Day Camp sessions will be available soon; keep your eyes on our website or add your name to the waitlist today. We'd be honored to help your new puppy get off to a great start.
Meet one of our trainers, Sarah!
Sarah graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and enjoys training competitive obedience and nosework with her own dog, as well as volunteering in the animal assisted therapy community. She is a Pet Partners therapy team evaluator, a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, a Trick Dog evaluator, and a Temperament Test evaluator. She also has worked as a service dog trainer and has evaluated shelter dogs as service program candidates.
Sarah loves to work with high-energy, easily distracted dogs, particularly angsty adolescent dogs and dogs with fear or over-arousal issues. She is an assistant trainer in Puppy Camp, Puppy Kindergarten, Puppy Elementary and Growly Dog.
You can sign up for virtual private sessions with Sarah here:
So you can get outside the house with your dog. So you don't have to be worried about going for a walk. So you both can enjoy the fresh air.
Book a private virtual session with an experienced trainer here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com/virtualTrainingCategory.php
Inquire about Puppy Camp or book a virtual session with an experienced trainer. Half-hour and 1-hour sessions available.
Sign up for virtual private lessons with an experienced trainer here: https://ahimsadogtraining.com/virtualTrainingCategory.php
Not sure how virtual sessions work, or whether they're a good option for your dog? Online private sessions work just like regular in-person sessions or classes! You'll tell us what's going on (Don't worry, we don't have to see it to believe it. Just like we often don't see the same behaviors from your dog when we visit your home, we aren't expecting to see your dog misbehave on camera, and that's OK!) and we'll talk about solutions. And then, just like we would do in person, we'll coach you through the training process.
Which topics can we cover in a virtual session? Anything you can imagine. Remember, our goal has ALWAYS been to teach YOU how to train your dog – not to train your dog for you. We can do that online just as easily as we can do it in person!
Inquire with one of our private trainers if you have more questions. https://ahimsadogtraining.com/virtualTrainingCategory.php
We know how important it is to continue to socialize and train your dogs in these unfamiliar times. We are working as fast as we can to develop new learning formats and hope you will join us with an adventurous spirit!
Ahimsa is currently offering private lessons virtually and will be offering online classes soon.
Thanks for sticking with us through any little bumps in the road as we all learn to navigate this together. We are here for you and will do everything we can to support you and your pup, to make sure you all have the tools you need!
Spring is around the corner and that means it’s time to plan hiking trips!
Excursions with pups are exciting and very rewarding. Hiking can serve as decompression time for dogs and people. Give your dog plenty of time to smell and explore. Definitely bring plenty of snacks for everyone.
Pay attention to leash laws and take appropriate safety precautions. Even if your dog is friendly off leash, other dogs may not be comfortable with being approached. Share the trail.
Where do you recommend going hiking with your dog?
Does your pup need to stretch their legs? These are the best dog-friendly hikes near Seattle, from mountainous to low-key local walks.
It is never too early or too late to build cooperative care techniques with your dog. Here are some easy ways to make sure both you and your dog are comfortable with veterinarian care.
Does Your Dog Hate Going to the Vet? Here are 5 Things You Can do TODAY to Make it Better My dogs were always fine going to the vet's office, until they weren't. Typically we did 'happy
Does your dog have selective hearing? It may be time to think about the ABCs of the behavior. Dogs are rational animals that chose to behave in a way that will get them the most benefit. Let’s use that in our training systems. When do you feel your dog doesn’t listen?
Today’s topic is one that you might not have ever given much thought to, but it has more impact on your training than you might think! What makes behavior happen? Or to put it another w…
How does your dog show that they love you?
How do dogs show affection? Dogs communicate with us through body language and actions — here are are four ways dogs show affection to humans.
Does your dog get too excited in class? Do they have very vocal opinions about their classmates? Read our blog post with plenty of tips to help.
Posted on October 10, 2016April 30, 2019 by [email protected] Stop Barking It can be hard to be the person with the barky dog in training class. With most problem behaviors, a good tactic is to manage the situation so that the behavior doesn’t pop up and then train the dog something else to do ...
Giving your pup choices is important. Choice builds trust, confidence, motivation, and calm. However, these benefits are only seen when we honor the choice our dog makes. This includes letting them choose not to do something.
Sometimes though they just don’t get a choice. Emergency procedures, urgent removal from a situation, or other necessary actions require us to decide for the dog. This is where it can be tempting to ask the dog to make a choice and then override them. We cue them to “stay still”. Oh you don’t want the vet to touch you? Too bad. I will make you stay still. We gave them a choice to perform their “stay still” behavior and then overrode their choice to move.
In these situations it could be better to not give our dog a choice in the first place. This way we don’t damage their trust or confidence.
Sarah Stremming provides video examples of choice and no-choice handling in direct relation to grooming or crating. What are some other situations where your dog doesn’t have a choice?
When Choice Isn’t An Option by Sarah Stremming | Jan 20, 2020 | The Cognitive Canine | 0 comments I talk about giving dogs choices a lot. In fact, I think offering more choice to our dogs is something often overlooked and extremely important. Choice is anxiety’s greatest enemy, and control over ...
Sometimes as a humans with complicated and busy lives we can forget that our dogs have needs too.
When we come home to a rambunctious and bouncy dog, ripped up toys, or some vocal complaints about how long we were at work, it is tempting to get grumpy with their unpleasant behavior. Instead, let’s pause, take a few breaths, and decide what our pups are telling us. These behaviors are an expression of unmet needs. They have a need for mental and physical stimulation, for companionship, for novelty, for routine, for safety, for stability, for emotional safety, for compassionate connections.
Rambunctious and bouncy dog? Maybe their need for physical stimulation has not been met for the day and they need some play time or a good decompression walk.
Ripped up toys? Maybe their need for mental stimulation and novelty needs some reevaluation. Try treat puzzles, playing hide and seek treats, or working on some training.
How do you meet your dog’s needs?
Scene: my living room, evening. A mug of hot chocolate, steaming, is on the table. Six dogs are laying around in their beds in various positions, snoozing. One dog is not. Timber goes from snoozing dog to snoozing dog, being a pest. He paws Datson in the face. He noses LuLu* into a brief play se
For those of us with shy or reactive dogs, how do you keep people from overwhelming your dog? I think we all know the look when someone zeroes in and is determined to pet our dog. How do you keep enough distance to keep your dog from melting down and the person from being barked at?
You can get vests, collars, jackets, and leashes with warnings on them.
You can try to engage politely and explain that your dog is in training.
You can also just turn around and walk away.
Remember you are your dogs advocate and the more that you work to give them a choice to interact the more comfortable they will be. It is okay that the person didn’t get to pet your dog, you don’t have to explain why or how, it is also okay for not all dogs to want to be pet by strangers.
For those of you who have shy or reactive dogs, what methods have worked for you in the past?
The more fearful or reactive your dog is, the more it seems that people can't help charging up to you. How can you stop these approaches?
Teaching a 'place' behavior on a mat is a great way to get an alternative behavior to use. An alternative behavior is something you want your dog to do in place of a behavior that isn't as desirable. Don't jump on house guests, instead go settle on your mat. Don't bother me while I'm cooking, instead go settle on your mat.
You can address the unpleasant behaviors by reinforcing an alternative behavior. You are teaching your dog what they should be doing and helping them understand how they can be successful.
This article goes through a step-by-step process of how to train your dog to 'place' or lay down on a mat.
Mat training – teaching your dog to go lie down on her mat on cue, and stay there – sounds pretty simple, and in fact, it is. Not only is it a simple behavior to teach, it’s incredibly useful for a variety of different training challenges. You can use it to teach your dog polite …
Mari is building confidence in play while Ranger is learning how to appropriately handicap while playing with a smaller pup. Klara is gently restraining and guiding play to ensure success for both pups.
How cute are these best friends!?
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