Described as "incredibly patient" and "thorough" by her peers, Megan Bailey made her way into the world of behavior modification by training and caring for nationally ranked Arabian sport horses. After five years in the professional equine industry, she started her own canine training company, K9 Connect, where she uses her talent for non-verbal communication to help owners connect with their pets. Megan has always enjoyed the bonds formed between animals and people, despite the language barrier.
An AKC certified evaluator and professional member of the APDT, Megan also specializes in solving canine social disorders such as fear and aggression. She is also an advocate for dryland and urban mushing and continues to encourage the sport in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Megan believes that progress begins with a kind heart, patient spirit, and determination.
Classes start at 6 & 7 PM Monday - FridayWe require pets to be current on their rabies vaccination.
Please bring your pet's rabies vaccination paperwork with you to their first training class.
INTRO TO HALTER
The Intro to Halter class is the first step to quality walking, heeling and future training. A halter is a valuable tool which can serve many training purposes. It is also a very safe alternative to any equipment that constricts the trachea. Completion normally takes 2-3 sessions.
Desensitize your dog to wearing a halter using positive reinforcement.
Learn pressure and release cues to begin correct walking skills.
Learn important aspects, concepts and techniques of training.
Dogs will learn how to stand for basic pre class grooming.
Items needed: Clicker, Halter, 4 ft Leash, Treat Pouch, Grain-Free Treats, groom bag with grooming tools (brush, shedding blade/rake, curry comb)
WALK LIKE A PRO
The Walk Like A Pro class is designed to elaborate on the foundational skills learned in the Intro To Halter class. In this class, a solid heel is acquired by engaging the dogs mind using several different training maneuvers. Completion time varies.
Commands learned: Whoa, Walk, Trot, Wup, Heel (left), Side (right), Back, pivot/ turn on haunches/forehand, Look, Forward (click*), Recall (come*).
Learn how to acquire a tight and solid heel on a loose leash.
Learn to correctly deal with distractions, based on individual needs of the dog.
Handlers will learn how to confidently walk with a pack of dogs and apply that knowledge and energy to their own dog.
Dogs will learn how to stand and be tied for basic pre-class grooming.
Clicker, Halter, 4 ft Leash, 6 ft Leash, 20 ft. Lunge Line or Leash, Treat Pouch, Grain-Free Treats, groom bag with grooming tools (brush, shedding blade/rake, curry comb)
HUSBANDRY TRAINING (beginner)
Husbandry Training (beginner) is the first of two classes focused on readying your dog for vet and grooming visits. This class will provide knowledge on basic husbandry techniques and how to accustom dogs to them using positive reinforcement. Completion time varies.
Commands learned: one/ two/ three/ four (paws), Sit, Down, Stay, Belly, Open mouth (ahh*), Look, Stand
Learn what it means to “sack out” and how to accomplish this with your dog
Teach your dog to willingly and patiently accept hands on the face, mouth, ears, feet, legs, belly and hind quarters.
Learn how to read your dogs energy and body language and learn how to project the correct energy needed to lead any situation.
Handlers will learn how to confidently and correctly handle personal anxiety and high stress environments.
Handlers will learn the term “over-threshold” and how to keep from becoming victim to it.
Handlers will learn basic husbandry techniques, including proper tying-out, stretching, warming-up, and cooling out before and after exercise.
Dogs will learn how to stand calmly and be tied/untied for grooming/exam.
Learn canine anatomy
Clicker, Halter, 4 ft Leash, Treat Pouch, Grain-Free Treats, groom bag with grooming tools (brush, shedding blade/rake, curry comb), Toothbrush, ear cleaner and cotton balls.