Even the most beautiful dog can be aggravating if it doesn't behave around a variety of people or when you take it out for a walk. Gain the confidence you need to take your dog anywhere by turning to Echowood German Shepherds. We offer dog obedience training in Washington State. We use a proven method of obedience training to teach your pet how to act in all settings.
Cost for the private one-on-one lesson with our German Shepherd breeder is $150. The training collar and training manual are provided. The manual outlines the lessons that are to be continued at his home. The handler works with his dog daily, returning for a follow-up session usually in one week. Follow up lessons are $20 and last about 30 minutes; these lessons are with other dogs in attendance.
The first training/counseling lesson lasts about one hour. This session should include the dog's handler and his human family. Everyone involved with the dog must be on the same mindset regarding the dog's obedience training. For instance, when calling the dog, he will become confused, anxious, and frustrated if different commands and signals are given.
The prong training collar that the Woodworth Method uses is the squeeze, or sometimes called the pinch collar. This collar does not pinch the dog's neck but mimic's the behavior dogs use to correct one another. WWhen a German Shepherd pup bites his mother testing her response, the dam will place her jaws around the pup’s head applying enough pressure until the pup yelps in protest; he won't play bite her again.
Call or email Tina for an appointment at (360) 777-8888.
Chinook Valley Farm's JJ enjoying a rest during his training workout.
Obedience Training Videos
"Chinook Valley Farm Dog Training Tina--just wanted to say thank you for helping us with Ruger and Roxy. Both of our dogs are rescue dogs and as you know Ruger was high anxiety, nervous and difficult to handle. On a camping trip, Laurie and I both realized that Ruger's behavior was out of control and not enjoyable. We knew we needed additional help and we are so glad we found you. After our first visit, I saw progress in Ruger's behavior.,
After discussing his issues with you, your recommendation to include Roxy, our other dog, in the training was invaluable. Clearly, our dogs play off of one another and both required training. For that matter, Laurie and I required your training as well--you taught us so much. After several training sessions and lots of daily work, both our dogs now walk properly on a leash, know their sit, down, stay, wait and come commands and are a joy to take for a walk. The big test was a recent camping trip where we were able to relax, enjoy our walks and with other campers without out of control dogs. Your training really made a difference! Tina—your expertise is truly appreciated training our dogs with the help of your dogs has really made a difference in our lives--Thanks so much!"
Jerry & Laurie B. Northwest Carriage Museum Raymond, WA
"I want to thank-you for helping me train my little Mini-Australian Shepherd "Scone". when I brought her to you, she was highly sight and sound sensitive. She was so fearful of loud noises, she would run blindly into the street trying to get away from her imagined danger. Anything flapping in the wind, such as flags, kites, or cloths on a line, would send her in a panic running away. I along with Lauren Jacobsen and her dog Cobber, worked with you weekly, helping Scone overcome her mental terror of these imagined monsters. My happiest day came when I took Scone to the Doggy Olympics in Longbeach, WA. Scone won the gold in the musical sit contest, most importantly, she had learned to stay focused on me.
The dogs that placed 2nd and 3rd were also obedience students of yours.
My Dog Cobber:
"I brought Cobber to you for help he was displaying uncontrollable behavior. He is a male Sheepdog "Sheltie". Cobber was play biting, harassing our older dog, having temper tantrums and not coming back when called. When I tried to discipline him, he would throw himself down onto the ground in wild display of biting and rolling. After one session with you, using the "Woodworth” Method of Dog Obedience Training, I got his attention and he started to focus on what I wanted him to do. I continued working with Cobber along with two other obedience students at your farm. In a short time, all three of us were heeling ours off lead, calling the dogs from a distance of a minimum of 100 feet. Our dog would drop into a down position on the recall. This exercise helped with having the dog's attention wherever we happened to be. Cobber went on to win the Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Longbeach "Doggy Olympics"
He also won the "People's Choice Award" at Cannon Beach, Doggy Daze gathering. Thank you for helping understand the true meaning of having a friend and companion that brings me so much joy and is always welcome to visit other people’s home."
"Tina, thankyou for your help with our two dogs, Rupert our Bull Terrier and Boomer our Aussie. Because both are male and both are assertive and strong breeds we were having problems with them figting, We were afraid that the Bull Terrier would kill the Aussie even though the Aussie was usually the instigator of the fight. With your help we have had no further problems and they get along fine. Rupert has since become blind and the training we had with you helps keep him from harm while on walks and around the house and yard.
As Rubert aged his best friend Boomer never left his side, guiding him where ever they went."
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