Click to Calm Group Class

Welcome to The Positive Academy’s Click to Calm Group Class

Discover a pathway to tranquility for you and your furry companion with our Click to Calm Group Class. At The Positive Academy, we believe in nurturing positive behaviors through gentle techniques, creating a serene environment where your dog can thrive.

Class Overview:

Embark on a transformative journey with our four-week program designed to cultivate relaxation and peace in your dog. Through a combination of structured lessons and practical exercises, our experienced trainers will guide you every step of the way.

Four-Week Program Syllabus:

Week 1: Introduction to Mat Training and Understanding Stress

  • Mat Training Introduction: Learn how to introduce your dog to the concept of mat training, promoting relaxation and comfort.
  • Setting the Foundation: Establish a positive association between your dog and the mat using gentle, positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Understanding Stress: Identify common signs of stress and anxiety in your dog and explore strategies for managing and alleviating these emotions.
  • Practice Exercises: Engage in hands-on activities to initiate your dog into mat training and begin the journey towards calmness.

Week 2: Building Focus and Attention

  • Focus Training: Develop techniques to enhance your dog’s focus and attention, even in distracting environments.
  • Engagement Exercises: Strengthen the bond between you and your dog through interactive games and activities designed to promote calm behavior.
  • Clicker Training: Harness the power of clicker training to reinforce desired behaviors and encourage relaxation in your dog.

Week 3: Relaxation Techniques and Distraction Management

  • Progressing with Mat Training: Build upon the foundation laid in week one to further develop your dog’s relaxation skills on the mat.
  • Relaxation Exercises: Explore additional relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation.
  • Distraction Management: Equip yourself with strategies to help your dog maintain focus and composure in the face of various distractions.

Week 4: Real-World Application and Graduation

  • Putting Skills to the Test: Apply your newfound skills in real-world scenarios, including outings to parks or bustling streets.
  • Graduation Celebration: Celebrate your dog’s progress and accomplishments throughout the program with a special graduation ceremony and review of achievements.
  • Continued Support: Receive ongoing guidance and support from our dedicated trainers as you transition into incorporating these techniques into your daily routine.

Limitations of the Class:

While our Click to Calm Group Class is designed to help dogs overcome stress and anxiety in a supportive environment, there are some limitations to consider:

  • Not Suitable for Reactive or Aggressive Dogs: Dogs with reactive or aggressive behavior may not benefit from a group class setting and may require more intensive one-on-one training.
  • Limited Individual Attention: While we strive to provide personalized attention to each participant, the group setting may limit the amount of individualized instruction your dog receives.
  • Variable Progress: Every dog responds differently to training, and some may progress more quickly than others. It’s important to be patient and consistent with your training efforts.

Why Choose Our Click to Calm Group Class?

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced trainers specialize in behavior modification techniques to help dogs overcome stress and anxiety in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Effective Techniques: Clicker training has been proven to be an effective method for promoting calm and relaxed behavior in dogs, providing you with practical tools to manage challenging situations.
  • Supportive Environment: Our small group setting allows for individualized attention and support, creating a safe and encouraging space for you and your dog to learn and grow.

  • Class Details
  • Class Size: Our classes maintain a small group size to ensure personalized attention for each participant. With a maximum of 3 dogs per class, you can be assured that your furry friend will receive individualized guidance from our experienced trainers.
  • Duration: Each class session lasts approximately 1 hour, allowing ample time for hands-on learning and practice.
  • Requirements: Participants are required to bring their dog on a standard leash and collar/harness, along with high-value treats as rewards. Vaccination records must be provided to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees.
  • Trainer Qualifications: Our classes are led by Wee Boon, an AVS-accredited trainer, IAABC certified behavior consultant, and Fear Free certified professional. With extensive training from renowned experts such as Jean Donaldson and the Karen Pryor Academy, Wee Boon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each session.
  • Safety Measures: We prioritize the safety of all participants by implementing strict sanitation protocols and maintaining social distancing practices during classes. Additionally, all dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event of a missed session, no refund will be given
  • Support Resources: Beyond class sessions, participants have support via whatsapp for the whole duration of the class. Wee Boon is also available for follow-up consultations to address any questions or concerns that may arise.

Join Us Today

Enroll your dog in The Positive Academy’s Click to Calm Group Class and embark on a journey towards tranquility and harmony. Together, we’ll create a foundation of calmness and relaxation that will benefit you and your furry friend for years to come. Register now to secure your spot by contacting 96513063