at old dogs-new dogs we believe that early training is best,but it is never too late for you and your dog to learn and have fun together.
Private in-home training and small group classes: Agility for fun---Basic manners and obedience (C.L.A.S.S.)---Puppy socialization
why train your dog?
Digging! Barking! Chewing! Jumping! Dogs behaving badly! But
from a dog's view of the world, these are perfectly normal,
acceptable doggie behaviors. No dog automatically knows what
his owner wants. We have invited dogs into our homes and our
lives and it is up to us to make sure they know what the "house rules"
are. Yet every year, 40% of dogs turned into shelters are because of
behavior problems----problems that often could have been avoided
with a bit of knowledge and training. A dog who knows what is
expected of him can become a well-behaved pet whose family is
happy to include him in their lives.
how we are different
We train YOU to train your dog by first teaching you how to communicate with him through body
language and vocal cues. We teach using positive, science-based methods and use only humane
equipment---no choke, pinch, or shock collars. Harsh equipment and scary tactics can make a timid
dog MORE fearful (possibly triggering fear-based aggression) and it can make an already "pushy"
dog MORE aggressive. We strive to make our classesfun for the whole family and to make dog
training something you can practice in everyday life.
WE TAILOR OUR TRAINING TO YOUR DOG'S AGE, BREED, AND SIZE.
WE OFFER PRIVATE TRAINING IN YOUR HOME OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
WE OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR DOGS ADOPTED FROM RESCUES AND SHELTERS.
WE OFFER SMALL GROUP CLASSES.
WE ENDORSE THE AMERICAN VETERINARY SOCIETY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR POSITION STATEMENTS ON PUNISHMENT, DOMINANCE, AND PUPPY SOCIALIZATION.(VISIT THE PUBLIC SITE AT www.avsabonline.org AND CLICK "POSITION STATEMENTS")
DOES YOUR DOG HAVE CLASS?
I have recently become an evaluator for a brand new training program
developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers: C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Living and
Social Skills) is an educational program designed to promote training focused on
the use of of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between
humans and their canine companions. I will also be conducting group classes
that will prepare participants to take the C.L.A.S.S. evaluations. Please visit
the website at www.mydoghasclass.comfor an in-depth explanation of this new
We now also offer classes at a beautiful INDOOR training facility located 10 minutes off of I-77, exit 77 (Anderson Rd./Hwy 21---right outside of Rock Hill) Just 20 minutes from Fort Mill and 25 minutes from Indian Land!!