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THREE HOUR LESSON PACKAGE $210.00 NOW ONLY $185

ONE HOUR LESSON PACKAGE $90 NOW ONLY $75

SALE IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF YOUR RESIDENCE IS IN THE 32224  ZIPCODE.

PRIVATE LESSON IS HELD AT YOUR SITE TIME AND CONVENIENCE, EACH LESSON INCLUDES A WRITTEN HAND OUT WHICH COVERS THE TRAINING NEEDS FOR YOUR DOG.

*THREE HOUR LESSON PACKAGE PROVIDES ONE HOUR A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS.

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Exercise For Your Dog

RELAY:  HIGH INTENSITY WORK OUT   H.I.T.

This workout will provide your dog  with 30 minutes of heart rate training zone plus stimulate the metabolic rate and help burn fat, plus effectively allow your dog to use some excess energy.

H.I.T. is best done at the end of training.  Exercise your dog in this manner 3 times per week.  Start out slow with 10 minutes the first week and keep adding time until you reach 30 minutes.

 

 

 

START:   Warm -up with a five minute walk.

#1 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#2 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#3 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#4 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#5 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

FINISH:  Cool down – 5 minutes at 2 mph.

Gradually build your dog to this exercise.  Take your time do not rush it.  In order to obtain the 8 mph run, teach your dog to run along side of a bicycle, or use to two toys or “chucker” to throw one toy for the dog to chase, when the dog returns immediately toss the other toy in a relay fetch manner.

Difference between bribes and rewards.

A bribe is offered before the behavior occurs. this happens with the
recall command. The dog does not come so the owner shakes a box of dog cookies to try and bribe the dog into coming back.

A reward is used AFTER the behavior occurs. The dog comes when called and THEN we give the treat.

It is a small, subtle difference but the mistake that is often made
with treats is that they are used as bribes.

Once you start using treats as rewards, you’ll get better results. For the recall command, you need to set your dog up to be successful so you CAN reward instead of bribe.

Re-call commands are taught in everyone of my classes, it is a command that can save your dog’s life.

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Treibball Demonstration and Open House

Treibball Demonstration by Far Fetched Tales Dog Training this Saturday at noon at Dogtown USA Jacksonville. Obedience, Treibball and Puppy classes will start in August! Saturday July 12th from 10 am until 2 pm 11740 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Far Fetched Tales will have coupons which offer $5 savings off of the group class of your choice for the month of August!

Far Fetched Tales Dog Training dogs Harley, Jo Dee, and trainer Pamela will be there demonstrating obedience techniques, problem solving, and puppy advice. For your personalized training tip with Pamela, a donation box will be there in order to benefit K9’s for Warriors. Bring your problem fur kid for a training tip in exchange for a donation for K9’s for Warriors.

All you need is love and a dog!

Exercises for Your Dog Part 3

Physical Exercise should always be accompanied with exercises your dog’s mind.

LONG LINE WORK:

Absent any access to a dog-friendly fenced yard, play with your dog on a long line. A 50-foot line gives him a 100-foot stretch to run back and forth and work his jollies off.

Caution: Work up to 50 feet gradually, so he learns where the end of the line is. You don’t want him to blast full-speed to the end of his long line and hurt himself. Also, wear long pants. A high-speed long-line wrapped around bare legs can give you a nasty rope burn.

This is a great time to practice calling your dog by name, be sure to highly praise the dog every time the dogs turns to come to you.

FIND IT:

Have your dog sit and wait or stay, or have someone hold his leash. Walk 10 to 15 feet away and let him see you place a treat OR toy on the floor. Walk back to his side, pause, and say “Find it!” encouraging him to go get the treat or toy. Repeat a half-dozen times.  Preferably use toys for this exercise or if you have taught your dog to target use targets.

When your dog is performing this exercise well at 90% prophecy add the following exercise:

Hide a toy or treat in an easy hiding place: behind a chair leg, under the coffee table, next to the plant stand. Walk back to his side, pause, and say “Find it!” encouraging him to go get the treat. Repeat a half-dozen times.

HIDE N SEEK:

Next time hide several treats/toys/or yourself dog’s love finding their owners. First time hide in easy places while he’s watching.

This portion is the Find Game only with a little more difficulty.  Let your dog see you hide the toy or treat then return to his side, pause, and say “Find it!” Be sure not to help him out if he doesn’t find them right away.

You can repeat the “find it” cue, and indicate the general area, but don’t show him where it is; you want him to have to work to find it.  Hide the treats/toys in harder and harder places so he really has to look for them: surfaces off the ground; underneath things; and in containers he can easily open. Repeat a half-dozen times.   At 90% prophecy add the outdoors to this fun exercise when possible.  Repeat a half-dozen times.

Far Fetched Tales Dog Training, Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Arlington, Mandarin, Orange Park, San Marco, Jacksonville Beach, and Atlantic Beach.

How Much Water Is Enough?

A good rule of thumb: Make sure your dog gets at least 1 ounce of water daily for each pound he weighs. That means a 20-pound dog needs at least 20 ounces of water every day. To help you keep track of how much water your dog drinks, make a note of how high you fill his water bowl and how far the level has dropped the next day.

Clean the bowl daily. Refill often so the water supply stays fresh.

Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Little energy
  • No interest in eating
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dry mouth

You can use these two ways to quickly check your dog for dehydration, too. If the response isn’t normal, it’s a sign of possible dehydration:

Lift the skin on the back of your dog’s neck or between the shoulders. It should sink back to its normal place right away.

Gently press on your dog’s gums until the pressure creates a light spot. The normal color should come back right away when you remove your finger.

If you think your dog might be dehydrated, take him to the vet right away.

Exercises for Your Dog Part Two – Dog Behavior Adjustment

Obedience Student at Dogtown USALetting your dog out in the backyard is not exercise.  Did you ever notice, once you do let them out in the yard, you find them on the porch or under the comfort of a shade tree?

Highly intense activities (like running all out) can really boost conditioning and fitness in ways that steady state exercising cannot.  The intensity should be between 60 and 85% of maximum heart rate.

A normal heart rate for dogs is between 60 and 140 beats per minute. To determine your dog’s heart rate, put your hand to his chest and count how many pulses you feel in 15 seconds, then multiply by 4 to get the number of beats per minute. If you have trouble detecting heart beats in the chest area, try placing two fingers on the middle of your dog’s thigh near where the leg joins the body. There, you should be able to feel the femoral artery pulsing each time the heart beats.

Keeping a log of your dog’s heart rate during exercise and training will help you maintain your dog’s over all health.  Check with your veternarian before beginning any strenuous exercise for your dog.  It is suggested that your dog be 1 1/2 years old before introducing this H.I.T. workout.

HIGH INTENSITY WORK OUT   H.I.T.

This workout will provide your dog with 30 minutes of heart rate training zone plus stimulate the metabolic rate and help burn fat, plus effectively allow your dog to use some excess energy.  H.I.T. is best done at the end of training.  Exercise your dog in this manner 3 times per week.  Start out slow with 10 minutes the first week and keep adding time until you reach 30 minutes.

START:   Warm -up with a five minute walk at 2 mph.

#1 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#2 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#3 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

#4 Walk 2 Minutes – 2 mph

#5 Run 2 Minutes – 8 mph

FINISH:  Cool down – 5 minutes at 2 mph.

Gradually build your dog to this exercise.  Take your time do not rush it.  In order to obtain the 8 mph run, teach your dog to run along side of a bicycle, or jog with your dog.

Stop the barking and exercise!  Exercise is one of the best behavior modifications.
Far Fetched Tales Dog Training, Private or Group Lessons, serving Northeast Florida.

Private Dog Training

PRIVATE LESSON  

AT YOUR SITE TIME AND CONVENICE CALL 904-352-7631 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.

ONE HOUR LESSON $90

THREE HOUR LESSON $210 *one hour sessions are scheduled weekly for 3 weeks.

All dogs, all breeds, no matter the size.

Your lesson will consist of focus exercises, these exercises are designed to teach the dog to be more focused on the handler/dog owner.   Lessons are designed to your request and your dog’s needs, including behavior problems.

Far Fetched Tales Dog Training serves, Ponte Vedra, Palm Valley, Nocatee, Mandarin, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Arlington, and Orange Park.   Other out laying areas are available such as Fernandina, if your location is not listed please call for a quote as additional mileage may apply.