Warwick Training

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Are you looking to improve your dog’s behavior, teach new skills, and gain the knowledge to help your dog navigate through life? Our classes, taught by Black Diamond Dog Training, are designed to target specific challenges and behaviors. Trainers will teach you how to employ positive reinforcement techniques, read your dog’s body language, and help you understand the root cause of the behavior. Visit Black Diamond Dog Training to sign up for any of these classes.

Mastering Manners 2.0 – $375
Thursdays 6/6-6/27 and Wednesday 7/3, 7:00-8:00pm
6 Dog Limit
This class is the second step in your dogs manner mastery journey! In order to take this class you must have taken MM1, be enrolled in private training or been approved by our trainers! We will focus on working through tougher distractions, intermediate level obedience skills, socialization skills, lobby skills and much more. This class will take place inside and outside. This is a 5 lesson series, we will not need to have an orientation class. The course encompasses the following core elements:

  1. Jumping/Polite Greetings: This class will put your skills learned in MM1 to the test with different scenarios of greeting people and providing your dog opportunities to practice keeping all four paws on the floor when meeting people.  

  2. Intermediate Crate Training: We will work on the skill of being crated while dogs are walking by, pet parents walk away or new people come up to the crate. 

  3. Loose Leash Walking: Master leash manners with distractions such as walking toward dogs, past dogs/people/smells, into exciting places and heel. We will learn when to use heel and how.

  4. Place: We will be practicing our place skills while distractions are going on, increasing owner distance and for duration. 

  5. Engagement with Handler: Foster active engagement and connection between dogs and their owners through engaging activities, interactive play, and stimulating mental exercises.

  6. Lobby Etiquette: We will practice proper behavior in the lobby which will mimic how to handle public areas such as vet offices, coffee shops or other pet friendly areas. 

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Reactive Reform – $400
Tuesdays: 7-8 p.m.,6/4-7/9.
5 Dog Limit
This class is expertly crafted to empower dog parents with the knowledge and skills needed to comprehensively address and transform their dogs’ strong reactions to various stimuli, such as people, other dogs, cars, and bikes. Throughout this course, participants will embark on a journey of discovery, covering the following essential topics:

  1. Roots of Reactivity: Gain insights into the roots of reactivity and explore the diverse levels of reactivity exhibited by dogs and where your dog is at. Learning to understand the underlying causes and triggers is key to effective management.

  2. Body Language Mastery: Develop a keen eye for canine body language, a critical skill in identifying and interpreting the signals dogs use to communicate their emotional state.

  3. Creating Success in Overstimulating Environments: Learn invaluable techniques for setting your dog up for success in highly stimulating environments. Effective management strategies will be discussed to ensure dogs remain calm and focused.

  4. Pattern Games: Dive into the world of pattern games, an engaging and effective way to redirect and channel a dog’s attention and energy. These games promote mental stimulation and can be pivotal in managing reactivity.

  5. Transforming Emotional Responses: Learn the art of counter-conditioning, a transformative approach to altering your dog’s emotional responses to stimuli. Explore methods to replace fear, anxiety, or frustration with neutral/positive association.

By enrolling in this class, participants will equip themselves with the expertise required to navigate and overcome their dogs’ reactivity challenges. This comprehensive curriculum empowers owners to foster a more harmonious and emotionally balanced relationship with their beloved canine companions.

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Reactive Reform 2.0 – $375
Located at Roger Williams Park

Mondays May 6, 13, June 3, 10, 17 at 6:30-7:30pm and Sunday May 26 at 9:30-10:30am
8 Dog Limit
This class is the next step after RR1 or private lessons in changing our dogs big emotions to triggers. This class takes place at Roger Williams Park and we will be putting into practice all of the skills and handling techniques we learned in RR1. This class allows us to add real world situations into a controlled environment to help our dogs change their underlying emotions toward their triggers. The course encompasses the following core elements:

  1. Roots of Reactivity: Gain insights into the roots of reactivity and explore the diverse levels of reactivity exhibited by dogs and where your dog is at. Learning to  Understand the underlying causes and triggers is key to effective management.
  2. Body Language Mastery: Develop a keen eye for canine body language, a critical skill in identifying and interpreting the signals dogs use to communicate their emotional state.
  3. Creating Success in Overstimulating Environments: Learn invaluable techniques for setting your dog up for success in highly stimulating environments. Effective management strategies will be discussed to ensure dogs remain calm and focused.
  4. Pattern Games: Dive into the world of pattern games, an engaging and effective way to redirect and channel a dog’s attention and energy. These games promote mental stimulation and can be pivotal in managing reactivity.
  5. Transforming Emotional Responses: Learn the art of counter conditioning, a transformative approach to altering your dog’s emotional responses to stimuli. Explore methods to replace fear, anxiety, or frustration with neutral/positive association.
  6. Practicing approaching stimuli head on
  7. Counter Conditioning in the real world
  8. Settling around a group of dogs

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Confidence Building & Enrichment Workshop – $70 (6 dog limit)
Sat, May 11 9:30-11:30am
This class combines the fun and species-specific fulfillment of enrichment activities along with confidence-building exercises. We will play games, practice basic skills, build confidence through obstacle courses, and teach you techniques to build your dog’s confidence in various ways. You will learn different ways to entertain and enrich your dog and fun games to play indoors!

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Reactive Reform Workshop – $70 (5 dog limit)
Sat, May 11, 12:00-2:00pm
This is a fun and education experience with your dog. As we enter the cold weather often our dogs struggle with the change of inside time and we struggle with the behavior that manifests from that pent up energy. You will learn different ways to entertain and enrich your dog and fun games to play indoors! There is a limit of 6 dogs to this class.

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To sign up for any of these classes,  please visit Black Diamond Dog Training!

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Mon 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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