Welcome to Gentle Persuasions Dog Training!
Christina Hilliard, CPDT-KA - Owner/Trainer
New Milford, CT
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator #64153A
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Puppy Kindergarten Class:
The most important period of a dog's life is during its first 6 months. This 4-week class focuses on socialization, puppy problems, and teaching basic manners. Attention exercises are introduced as well as basic commands such as Sit, Stay, walking nicely on a leash and coming when called.
Basic Plus Obedience Class / Canine Good Citizen preparation and test:
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class
This 6-week class is for dogs that have attended the Puppy or the Basic Obedience Class. This class strengthens the control of basic commands and focuses on gaining more control around distractions. Off-leash exercises, recalls from distractions and formal stays are also covered.
The class will also work on modifying behavior problems that could prevent your dog from passing the CGC test and earning the CGC title. CGC test will be performed on the last day of class.
Chris has been an active volunteer at local dog shelters since 2003. She was an honors graduate of Animal Behavior College in 2004, when she established the Gentle Persuasions Dog Training business. For several years Gentle Persuasions offered in-home training and behavior consultations. In 2008 Chris expanded the business to include puppy classes as well as basic obedience classes in Danbury and New Milford, CT.
Chris is a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and in 2007 achieved the status of Certified Pet Dog Trainer. This certification requires that she actively participate in continuing education to constantly update her knowledge and skills.
Chris is now happy to be a co-owner of "Unleashed! Doggie Daycare" in New Milford and will continue her training classes at the Unleashed! facility. Unleashed! Doggie Daycare is located at 90 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT (behind Advance Auto).