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Gloria Post - Hands On Dog Training

Phone: (408) 309-8451

Hands On Dog Training at Pet Food Express

Trainer: Gloria Post - CPDT-KA

Today everybody's schedule is so busy that it's hard to imagine finding the time to add one more "job" to your already packed daily schedule. Training your dog should not be a chore, hard or frustrating. Gloria's classes will "teach" you to train your dog using positive training methods, which will produce a "thinking", well-behaved dog.

We all love our dogs and want them to be well-mannered companions in our homes, with our children and in public. By attending training classes with your dog, you won't have to feel embarrassed because your dog jumps up on your family or friends or is still having house breaking issues. Each class is structured to help you to feel empowered to handle your dog in the real world by incorporating basic obedience skills into everyday life events.

Gloria offers a variety of group classes that are held indoors in a clean and safe environment. In-home private training is also available.

Professional memberships and certifications:
APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) professional member, CPDT-KA, Animal Behavior College Certified dog trainer, certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, certified in pet CPR and first aid.

Class Schedule Please check website to confirm schedule

San Jose - Blossom Hill

Tuesdays: Puppy Playgroup 6:30pm
Tuesdays: Basic Manners 7:20pm
Thursdays: Canine Good Citizen Prep 6:30pm
Thursday: Open Enrollment Puppy Class 7:20pm
Saturday: Open Enrollment Puppy Class 9:00am
Saturday: Juvenille Class 10:15am


Mondays: Open Enrollment Puppy Class 6:15pm
Mondays: Basic Manners I Class 7:15pm
Tuesdays: Puppy Play Group | 10:15am
Wednesdays: Juvenile Class 6:30pm
Wednesdays: Puppy Playgroup 7:25pm


Please note:

  • The first night of the Basic Manners I class is an information seminar held for owners only (no dogs this night). Please bring Vaccination information  and "Training Contract Form" with you!    Please do not bring your dogs.
  • Vaccinations:  You need to bring proof of current vaccinations to the first night of class. Puppies must have at least two of their four puppy shots in order to participate in the puppy class.
  • Children in class: All family members are encouraged to attend group classes. So that safety is maintained for everyone please keep children under control at all times. Please remind your children that not all dogs are comfortable or friendly with children so they should not approach another dog unless they ask the owner first for permission.

Class Descriptions (please check for any changes in classes, etc)

Cost: Classes start at $150

Open Enrollment Puppy Class: Open enrollment classes are designed so that people may jump in at any time. Open enrollment classes take a different approach so that you can start taking classes the same week you sign up. After starting your first class, you will attend all 6 sessions in a row. Your puppy gets the opportunity to meet new puppies and people almost every week. This class is designed for young puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and 5 months. This class is structured to help socialize puppies with other puppies as well as new people. This is a very critical socialization period in your puppy's life and introductions should be pleasant. You will learn to address puppy issues such as housebreaking, mouthing, jumping up and gently touching. Your puppy will learn basic obedience behaviors such as sit, down, come, walking nicely on a leash and greeting people appropriately all taught with a different weekly theme.

Basic Manners I Class: This is a 7 week class designed for dogs 5 months and older who have not attended a puppy class. Your dog will learn sit, down, stand, leave it, come, stay, and walking on a loose leash. We will also address specific behavior problems owners might be experiencing with their "adolescent" dogs. Owners attend class 1 without their dogs, dogs will attend classes 2 - 7.

Juvenile Class: The Juvenile Class is the next step of training for your dog after completing either the Open Enrollment Puppy Class, Basic Manners Class or equivalent. This class is open to dogs from 5 months and above. Length of classes - 6 weeks In the Juvenile Class, your dog will continue to build on the skills they learned in either a puppy class or basic manners class. In this class we will continue to work on:

  • Fading out treats
  • Improving your dog’s leash skills
  • Improve focusing around mild distractions
  • Get faster recalls
  • Problem prevention and problem solving
  • Improve behaviors and impulse control

Canine Good Citizen Prep Class: The American Kennel Club (AKC) created the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification program to reward responsible ownership and canine good manners in the home and in the community. Our six-week class works specifically on teaching you and your canine companion how to have a wonderful relationship and how to present yourselves well in the community.

Course Topics and Behaviors Taught include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to a distraction
  • And more!

Other Classes Available:  Please check for class descriptions and availability.

Available at the following Pet Food Express locations:
Campbell | San Jose - Blossom Hill

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