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4 Months Old and Up

Basic obedience training for puppies is so important. By 4 months old your puppy is now old enough to understand and retain basic obedience exercises. Puppies are so willing to please at this age and are full of curiosity and drive to learn new things. By investing the time and commitment in the early stages of puppyhood, you will save yourself from having to deal with a variety of behavior issues in the years to come. All puppies and dogs need direction and guidance. By investing in basic obedience training now and continuing it into early adolescence (8 months to 2 years) it will give you 10 to 15 years of true enjoyment with your well-balanced, obedient, loving companion.

As a professional dog trainer I believe that puppies will learn and retain so much more when trained in the environment where they live, and the surrounding neighborhoods and areas you most frequently visit with your family and friends. I will come to your home and work with you and your family one-on-one to train your new puppy or dog.

Whether your puppy is 4 months old or 3 years old, it’s never too late to learn basic obedience training. I guarantee you it’s an investment you will never regret! A well-trained, obedient dog makes for a happy dog and a happy owner!







Sit - Sitting on command

Down - Laying down on command

Wait - Not crossing over a threshold until released, i.e. doorway, out of car hatchback, etc.

Stay - Not moving out of a specific position until released, i.e. “sit” “down”

Polite-Leash Walking - Learning not to pull on leash walks

Wait and Sit on Leash Walks - Learning to "wait" or "sit" in place when you stop walking

Beginning Recall - Come when called at a short distance

Leave-it - Leaving or avoiding something on command

Trade - Giving up something they have grabbed or run off with

Touch - Touching palm of hand on cue, used for redirecting attention, and recall

Find-it - Looking for treats, used for redirecting attention, and recall

Around - Avoid going around something the wrong way, moving around something on cue




West Cost Dog Training



West Cost Dog Training services include puppy/dog obedience training, behavior modification, dog walking and pet sitting/boarding. Dog walking services cover Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kenfield, Larkspur, and Ross. Dog training services include all of Marin, in addition to the above areas, Belvedere, Fairfax, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Tiburon.