The Bestie





One-on-one 10 lesson package with a focus on both on and off leash obedience.

Typically we start with in-home lessons and progress to outdoor lessons at locations that are in line with individual training goals.

Email follow ups and e collar included.

Access to group classes and KD content for one year. Access to private KeenDog boarding for lifetime of dog.

Training Coverage

  • Marker training
  • On & off leash obedience
  • Loose leash walking
  • Correction command for stopping unwanted behaviors: NO
  • Building engagement with handler
  • Polite manners
  • Proper socialization
  • Environmental exposure and confidence building

Commands & Markers

  • NAME RECOGNITION – look to you for direction when name is given
  • HERE – recall to handler
  • SIT – sit and remain in position until released, automatic sits in heel position
  • DOWN – down and remain in position until released
  • PLACE – go to a specific boundary and remain within boundary until released (bed, crate, car, etc.; extended staying ability 30+ min)
  • TOUCH – two paws on object, typically a rubber feed bowl
  • HEEL – walk on left side, nose to knee, automatic sit when handler stops walking
  • SWITCH – switch from left side to right when heeling
  • LETS GO – follow along, less structured loose leash  walk
  • WATCH – make eye contact with handler
  • OUT – drop a toy
  • KENNEL – enter crate when asked and wait patiently to be released
  • KEEN/CLICK – terminal marker / release word for food reward direct from handler; builds drive, enthusiasm and engagement
  • GET IT – terminal marker / release word for toy reward or food reward delivered indirectly by handler (tossed out)
  • FREE – terminal marker / release word with no reward (freedom is the reward)
  • GOOD – duration marker; let’s your dog know you like what they are doing and to keep doing that behavior
  • UH-UH – lets your dog know that they are on the wrong track
  • NO – stop unwanted behaviors