Sensible Dog Training
Our training class will teach your dog to stay when told, come when called, and walk politely on or off leash in just
Our Training Method
The training method we use was created by Bill Koehler. He was the head trainer for Walt Disney Studios for over 25 years. From 1946 thru 1960 over 11,500 dogs passed through his obedience classes. Since then, many thousands of dogs have been successfully trained using this method.
This training method is behavior modification using physical and verbal praise, rather than food reward. This method teaches your dog to obey you on the first and only command. It works on ALL types of dogs from Chihuahuas to Great Danes and everything in between!
Jennifer de la Torre
At Obedience 4 Life, we teach our students how to train their dogs to be
Well Mannered and Respectful. Your dog will learn to think and
make the right choices despite distractions, without using food as a reward. We
will give you the tools to instill reliability in your dog creating a family pet
that will be a pleasure to live with for the rest of his or her life.
When I was 10 years old I trained my first dog and have since insisted on obedient dogs. I have tried several methods of training over the years and have found the best results from the Koehler method of training.
I started training in the early 80's with Dany Canino, a renowned AKC judge, Professional Handler and Dog trainer. I was asked by Dany to assist with classes in 1999 which continued until the end 2011 when Dany announced her retirement. Starting in 2001 I taught the Graduate Novice classes and helped her teach the occasional Open and Utility classes.
My own dogs have earned their titles in AKC Obedience, and Rally. They have worked sheep and participated in agility as well as being certified for therapy work. All it takes is a basic obedience class to get started.
Jennifer de la Torre
Since I was a child I have had a love for animals. Growing up in an apartment, I had to do some steady begging to convince my parents to let me have my very own dog. When I finally wore them down, I picked out my dog; a miniature poodle that I named Gigi.
Since then I have always owned dogs, but it wasn't until I took my first class with Dany Canino in 2002 that I found a method of training that produced my dream dog - one that was reliable no matter WHAT else was happening around us. From that moment on, I was hooked. I trained all of my own dogs (and even some of my friends' dogs) with Dany and Cindy, then spent several years as an apprentice with Dany until she retired. Following this, Cindy and I launched our own business in January of 2012. I look forward to meeting you in class and helping you to experience the joy of training a dog that is always a pleasure to live with.
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You are enrolling in a dog training course offered by Obedience 4 Life. We strive to provide instruction in the fundamentals of dog training, and to do so in a safe environment. A part of this goal requires that each student read, understand and agree to the stipulations in the following contract. By agreeing to this contract, you are releasing valuable and important rights, therefore it is critical that you read and understand the terms of this contract. By agreeing to this contract, you are stating that you understand its terms and conditions. Each participant in this dog training course assumes both the risk and the legal responsibility for injury, loss or damage to persons or property resulting from dog training.
I, the undersigned client, COMPLETELY understand that the handling of dogs can be a hazardous activity and can result in injury or death to handlers and dogs as a result of (but not limited to) the following causes: persons who cannot control their dogs, dog attacks, dog bites, infectious disease associated with dog bites, being knocked down, tripping, falling, slipping, equipment failure, negligence of another student, owner or handler, and any active or passive actions or recommendations made by Obedience 4 Life and its trainers.
I understand that dog and human behavior can be unpredictable, and I understand that the risks associated with dog training are inherent and cannot be eliminated.
I agree and accept any and all risk and liability of ownership of my animal and agree that I am COMPLETELY and solely responsible for the behavior of my dog both now and in the future. I understand that I will be held responsible for any and all medical costs, property damages, personal injury or loss to any person and/or other dogs including but not limited to veterinary costs, infectious disease treatment, medical supplies, care, equipment, and or legal fees resulting from my behavior or the behavior of my dog. I also testify that my dog is up to date on all vaccinations.
I understand that should my dog demonstrate aggressive behavior toward a person or another dog, the Obedience 4 Life trainers reserve the right to ask me to leave the premises. I also understand that should my dog behave in an aggressive manner I may be permanently dismissed from the course. Should I be permanently dismissed from the course, I understand that there will be no refund of any training fees.
I understand that I am completely responsible for my minor children and that no minor is to be left unattended on the premises at any time..
I recognize that the role I play in my dog's learning process is integral to achieving the desired results from this training. I acknowledge that Obedience 4 Life and its trainers cannot guarantee that my dog will achieve the desired level of training despite the best efforts of instruction. I understand that the trainers cannot guarantee each individual dog's and handler's ability to learn and or understand the training methods. I also understand that not all dogs can be desensitized to fear or aggression triggers.
I waive my right to bring or maintain a lawsuit designed to collect monetary damages on account of any injury, damage or claims related to this training or for any expenses that may be the result of an accident whether occurring to me, my children and family members, my guests, my animals, and or any other persons or animals that I am associated with.
By voluntarily agreeing to this contract, I release and hold harmless Obedience 4 Life, its trainers, instructors, volunteers, guests, and affiliates from any and all claims of liability for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing, or by the act of any dog, person or thing in and around the training area.
I hereby declare that I am of legal age and competent to agree to this contract. I agree to accept any and all risk and responsibility associated with dog training and I am voluntarily participating in this training with full knowledge of the potential dangers involved. This agreement is governed by California law and any disputes shall be resolved in Simi Valley, California.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS CONTRACT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE CONTENTS.
I HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE THAT ALL FEES RELATED TO THIS DOG TRAINING ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
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