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Puppy Start Right Preschool:


Who is this course designed for?

Open to puppies between 7 and 12 weeks of age when starting class (ideally finishing at around 16 weeks of age) and all household members involved in the daily activity of the puppy. (Puppies must be started on their vaccination series at least 10 days prior to starting class)


Course content: Four 60- minute puppy socialization and training classes, and once a week: Preschool Puppy Club Socialization Sessions.


Cost: CHF 240.00 includes Puppy Start Right course-book and 5 course videos by Kenneth and Debbie Martin, treat bag and clicker


When: Saturdays 13:30-14:30   

To further the socialization of puppies, participants are invited and encouraged to join the 60 minute Puppy Preschool Club, Sundays from 17:30 - 18:30 free of charge.

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Courses Offered


“Training is controlling consequences to change the probability of future behavior.”
Even on our best days, we cannot “make” a dog behave.

In training we aim to control the consequences, resources and reinforcements

– not the dog!

In this way we are able to influence how likely or unlikely the dog is

to show us that same behavior again in the future.

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Brain & Body:

Who is this course designed for?

  • People who want to challenge themselves and their dogs in a variety of training situations without going too in-depth into any one sport or discipline.
  • People with dogs who have done basic obedience training and want to continue training and challenging their dogs.
  • People who are unsure where their dog's talents and interests lie and want to try out a variety of options.
  • High-energy dogs and dogs that get bored easily (often these dogs just need more brain-work)
  • Dogs and/or owners who have mobility issues and don't want to /are unable to run an agility course but still wish to train their dogs on some of the agility equipment where possible.


Course Length: open-ended.

Course content: This is a mixed-sport and obedience course.

Handler instruction: learning-theory basics: training words, classical and operant conditioning, marker training, reward-delivery mechanics, body- and signal mechanics: shaping, targeting, capturing.
Dog instruction: reviewing the "basics": stay /wait, recall, loose-leash walking with increased focus on coordination training, targeting, some agility handling work, nose-work (search/detection) basics, Treibball basics and more!

Course Size: Maximum 4 dogs.

Cost: CHF 50.00/hour or CHF 480.00 for a 10-lesson block


Start: Starting dates are flexible. As much as possible, participants are carefully matched to ensure that the course goals are similar.


Basic Essentials:


Who is this course designed for?
Open to“graduates” of Puppy Start Right Preschool or any people with dogs aged 16 weeks to 12 months who need basic training but would also like to work on coordination training and sports-related skills


Course Length: open-ended. (The basics will be covered in the first 10 weeks with the option of renewal for further obedience work and additional coordination-, tricks- and sports-related training.)

Course content: This is an obedience course with some additional coordination and sports-related training.

Handler instruction: learning-theory basics: training words, classical and operant conditioning, marker training, reward-delivery mechanics, body- and signal mechanics: shaping, targeting, capturing.

Dog instruction: training and/or refining the "basics": sit, down, stay /wait, recall, loose-leash walking as well as management: leave it, drop it as well as coordination training, targeting, some agility work, nose-work (search/detection) basics and more.

Course Size: Maximum 4 dogs.

Cost: CHF 50.00/hour or CHF 480.00 for a 10-lesson block


Start: Starting dates are flexible.  As much as possible, participants are carefully matched to ensure that the course goals are similar.


To further the socialization of young dogs, participants are invited and encouraged to join the 60 minute Junior Dog Club, Thursdays 17:30-18:30 free of charge.


Private Lessons or Family Training


All three of the above courses can be booked as Private Lessons or Family Lessons


Cost: CHF 70.00/hour or CHF 650.00 for a 10-lesson block in the school. (I do not have a car and therefore do not offer home-visit training sessions.)




Important Notice: I am NOT a behavioral specialist and do not consider myself sufficiently qualified to work with “problem” dogs: including aggression towards people/other animals or extremely fearful /timid dogs. In such cases, I usually recommend people contact:


Pro Cane

Alain & Shirin Scheidegger

Region Basel, Fricktal und Umgebung

info@procane.ch

+41 (0) 79 845 20 13


Or ask your veterinarian for a recommendation for another qualified behaviorial therapist.