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Our classes are a little different.

Distracted K9 level 1, 2, & 3 classes are $250 each, meet for six weeks, and have a maximum enrollment of four dogs. Our four dog limit ensures you get the individual attention and coaching that you and your dog deserve. We won't rush you through a class plan so we can check off a list of cues. It's more important to help you understand why and how to train behaviors.

Distracted K9 classes are led by certified behavior consultant and trainer Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT.

Prerequisite: Head of the Class Dog Training's Polite Pooch 1 program (or a basic manners class equivalent, with Instructor's approval).

Unless your instructor tells you otherwise, all classes meet at the R+K9 training facility at 2637 Papermill Road (behind Anderson Roofing) in Winchester, VA. 

Choke chain, prong, and shock collars are not permitted in our training facility.

Distracted K9 1

Fridays at 5:30 starting April 19th, 2024

Prerequisite: Polite Pooch 1 (or equivalent)

Train the foundation skills to build your dog's focus, encourage her to offer desirable behavior, and improve her impulse control. You'll also learn how to relax your dog, how to deal with loose dogs and other dicey situations, and training a solid default behavior. 

Distracted K9 1 distractions include household items and toys. 

Distracted K9 2

Instructor: Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA (Start date TBD)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Distracted K9 level 1

Strengthen the skills and behaviors learned in Distracted K9 level 1 class and apply advanced training techniques like the Premack Principle and different rates of reinforcement. You'll be guided through increasingly challenging situations and learn how to use generalization and proofing to train your dog to remain responsive to you in any environment.

Distracted K9 level 2 distractions include household items, toys, and food.



Distracted K9 3

Instructor: Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA (Start date TBD)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Distracted K9 level 2

Distracted K9 level 3 classes include field trips to dog-friendly public locations and situational set-ups to incorporate real-world distractions. Learn how to apply everything you and your dog learned in Distracted K9 level 1 & 2 Classes. 

Distracted K9 level 3 distractions include anything and everything we can think of - in closer proximity and for longer durations.



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