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Certified Professional Trainer and Behaviour Specialist Jordan Coulson (CPDT-BS, CCFT) is the dog trainer and behaviour modification expert that you and your dog will benefit from. Talk directly to Jordan Coulson today and arrange a time to meet up or get assistance with any dog training or behaviour matter, regardless of how big or small it may be. New Zealand's only CPDT-BS, CCFT and looking forward to helping you today.
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Frequently asked questions
How old must my puppy be to start obedience class?
We take all puppies from 10 weeks to 5 months old in our puppy classes.
My dog is not good with other dogs. Can I still join class?
Define Canine deals with aggression of all kinds and as a behavior specialist is the right person to discuss this with. We suggest you arrange a consultation with
What is your refund policy?
24-hour cancellation is required for a full refund. In order to maintain our small class size, we cannot offer refunds after this period. However, you will receive a $25 discount when you re-enroll.
What is clicker or marker training?
Clicker training is a method of training that relies on recognizing desirable behavior and rewarding it. Making it reoccur more frequently in the future! Clicker training is a great way to practice positive reinforcement and strengthen your bond with your pet. A clicker can be purchased at any local pet supply store for a few dollars. If you choose not to use clicker training, our instructors will be happy to work with you to develop an alternate mehod that suits your needs and your dog’s needs.
What is AKC CGC and Puppy Star CGC
Jordan Coulson is a certified evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen test through the AKC (American Kennel Club). The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge. This course enables your dog to be noticed in the community as a good citizen and is a pleasure to be around. On public transport or in busy public places even left alone the dog is trained to a very high standard to handle this.