new puppies to recent rescues, all dogs need to learn the basics. Full
Circle can help you and your companion live together cooperatively, at
all stages of life. A dog who can greet properly (no jumping!), walk
nicely on leash, come when called, wait
at doorways and knows the proper place to potty is a dog welcome in
any home. Give your dog the freedom that training brings!
Private, in-home lessons are available individually or
in multi-session packages, for puppies and adult dogs of any age. Email
to schedule an appointment.
fearful and phobic dogs are of special interest with us, and Full Circle can
help you to help your dog develop the skills needed to face the challenges
of everyday life and gain the confidence she needs to live happily and
safely with your family. We use non-confrontational, science-based, gentle
methods and have extensive experience rehabilitating dogs fearful of
men, strangers, dogs, objects, the outdoors, cars and anything else that
frightens them. We can help your dog cope with a scary world.
Going away and can't take your dog with you? Too
busy to train or need a jump-start to help you begin? Why
not board your dog where he can get training
at the same time? Having
your dog stay with a trainer will reinforce his household manners
and obedience (or he can take some lessons while he is here), and
is much more fun than being in a kennel. Walks, playtime, training
and socialization -- as well as appropriate downtime -- are standard.
Every dog's stay is tailored to his and your needs, and picking
up and dropping off are no extra charge for local clients. Pre-boarding
consults and trial overnight stays are required for all dogs who
aren't already in training with us, so plan far in advance.
We recognize that shy dogs can be particularly
difficult to board. Most kennels are too stressful, and not every pet
sitters understands the special needs of the timid or fearful dog or
how to care for them while not risking their progress. Shy dogs are
welcome for boarding here, and every care will be taken to ensure they
get the environment they need to be comfortable while you are away.
Full Circle Dog Training, Oakland, Ca
Amy Cook, PhD, CC, CPDT