Feb 04
"Every Dog Wants To Be A Superdog. Together We Can Make It Happen!"


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The One on One dog training program consists of a set of predefined skills (behaviours) that are taught to the dog by a professional trainer. These skills (behaviours) will help the owners improve their relationship with their dogs.

These skills are always taught with the goal of getting the dog to respond to verbal and visual cues. The evolution of the training will be based on each individual's ability.

The dog and the owner need to know a basic level of each others language so that positive communication will happen. This language can be canine, human or a combination. Our trainers will teach your dog a basic understanding of human language so that your time spent with your furry family member is carefree.

One on one classes are 45 minutes long but can last up to 1hour if two dogs are being trained at the same time. Two dogs will be trained at the same time if the trainer decides it will be beneficial to both dogs in training, working more than one dog can help with the distraction training, socializing and improve performance due to natural competition for attention, therefore developing more interest in the training.

Some dogs will get tired and not be able to handle a full class, the trainer may choose to divide the class in two smaller sessions throughout the day or give the dog some recreational activity during part of his class.

Like sending your children to school, the One on One classes do not require the presence of the dog owner during class, in fact the owners presence can be a major distraction that can slow down or stop the learning. Just think of a child that goes to school and has his parents sitting in the classroom and watching him learn, there is a big chance that the child will want to interact with the parents and be less inclined to pay attention to what the teacher has to say.

How does the owner know what and how the dog is learning?

This program was developed to give a monthly opportunity to owners to "catch up" with what their dogs are learning. There are two ways you can see how and what your dog is learning, the first way is through our monthly report card, that will show each individual's evolution that month. The report card is based on an evaluation done at the Spectrum, where your dog will be tested on the skills that it has started learning.

The evaluation will always be done by a different person other than the trainer, this is to guarantee that the dog will be able to understand and respond to cues given by different people.

Your dog's report card will show each behaviour your dog is learning and how advanced he is in each of them. It will also show the behaviours your dog will be learning in the future.

The other way to keep updated on your dogs learning is through your monthly "catch up" class. The "catch up" class is a monthly half hour class that all owners can have by the end of each month, this class will be private, only you and the head trainer will be present and you will be able to ask questions about the training as well as for advice on how to deal with specific situations or difficulties you might be having.

Your dog will have the necessary skills to perform the behaviours but you also have to work at home to make sure that your dog understands that it should listen to you anywhere.

What are the behaviours that your dog will learn?

You can choose from one of the packages already designed or a training package will be assembled, designed specifically for your dog, upon meeting with the head trainer.

The training packages are as follows;


  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Wait
  • Leave it

PERFORMANCE (Let’s get started is completed)

  • Stay
  • Heeling
  • Recall
  • Distance work
  • Finishes

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (One sport is the focus)

  • Agility
  • Flyball
  • Obedience


  • Walk on loose leash
  • Four on the floor (don’t jump on people)
  • That’s my food (basic household manners)
  • Crate training


  • Shake paw
  • Roll Over
  • Play dead
  • Spin and Turn
  • Sit-pretty
  • Pick three tricks

What does the report card look like?

Your report card will show scores from 1 to 10 on each of the behaviours in 5 different aspects.

First aspect is Visual Cue, this will say how well the dog understands a visual cue for the behaviour asked.

Second is Verbal Cue, this will show how well your dog understands the word we use to ask for the behaviour. Since dogs communicate more visually than orally, dogs are more likely to learn the Visual Cues before they start understanding the Verbal Cues.

Third aspect will be Distance and the Report Card will show from how far your dog can respond to the Visual and Verbal Cues.

Fourth is Duration, on stationary behaviours like sit and down we will score how long your dog can reliably hold those positions.

The fifth element is Distraction and it will let you know what kind of distractions were happening while your dog was being tested, this way you will have an idea of how well the dog can respond in different situations.

Some of the behaviours taught will not be associated with Visual Cues, it's the case of the Walk on loose leash and the Leave it. It's the responsibility of the owner to follow the instructions given by the trainer, in order to achieve the best results in this training program. You will be given the tools to improve communication, institute boundaries and reinforce hierarchy. The learning happens at the Superdog Spectrum but has to be reinforced at home.

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