Train Your Dog Month was a HUGE Success!

Here at First Class Canines, we’ve been incredibly busy. So busy that we’ve neglected this blog for over a month.

Beginning on January 1st, 2012, we started a campaign to successfully train as many dogs as we could in 31 days using “Single Session Model” training, and we hit a First Class Canines record:

In 31 days, we logged about 250 hours of hands-on, one-on-one dog training. We were able to help nearly 90 different families and their dogs in January!

That makes us feel pretty good, since helping families and dogs is what we’re all about. But you know what makes us feel even better? Helping dogs who don’t yet have a family to call their own. And between January 1st and February 29th, we helped get 37 homeless dogs trained and adopted. That’s pretty darn good, if you ask us! Lola Lu, below, is just one of those dogs, and she’s well on her way to becoming a Canine Good Citizen. Will and Lisa, her new people, have set a goal of teaching her 50 tricks in the coming year and would like for her to eventually become a therapy dog!

1 year old Lola Lu, rescued by Will & Lisa K. of Londonderry.

We had so much success with “Single Session Model” training, that we decided to offer it at a reduced price for February. And now, we’re half way through March, and we’ve helped an additional 40 families (and 56 dogs!) We’ve had such a huge positive response to training using “Single Session Model” training that we’ve decided to stop offering one-hour sessions except in cases where a single behavior problem (like jumping on guests), where longer sessions are usually unnecessary.

With all this said, we’d like to say a big, giant Thank You to our loyal, dedicated clients. It’s you – the ones with the wildly reactive dogs, the hyperactive dogs, the anxious dogs – with your Can-Do attitudes and an intense dedication to doing right by your dogs; that’s why we do what we do, and we love it!

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