Taj Panganiban - Nor Cal Dog Academy
Trainer: Taj Panganiban, ABCDT
Nor Cal Dog Academy covers the entire city of San Francisco and Daly City and focuses on reliable obedience, exercise, socialization and attention - all the things that dogs love and make them enjoyable. When a dog is not mentally/physically exercised or socialized it doesn’t act in a manner that is appropriate around humans. Thus any attempt to obedience train is hindered by a sub-par relationship. Nor Cal Dog Academy makes personal and professional effort to improve life quality for humans through their pets by offering stimulation for the dog and training for the human as exercise is the foundation of training. Nor Cal Dog Academy uses positive reinforcement to increase good behavior and control dog behaviors such as house soiling, chewing, jumping on humans. Positive reinforcement is giving something the dog likes after he does something you like. It is not always with treats but encompasses all rewards such as walks, jumping, pulling and barking. Yes jumping, pulling and barking are extremely fun for dogs and since it’s so annoying to humans we’ll help you teach your dog only to do it when you OK it. For example, it is not OK for children to run scream and jump at the store (for most of us) but it is OK at the park. Likewise with your dog, we want them to enjoy being a dog, but there’s a time and place for everything.
Taj Panganiban is certified as a dog trainer from the Animal Behavior College(www.animalbehaviorcollege.com). He has interned at Tony La Russo’s Animal Rescue Foundation (www.arf.net), volunteers training for Rocket Dog Rescue (www.rocketdogrescue.org), and is always looking for continuing education on animal learning theory and best practices by attending seminars, workshops and lectures.
Saturdays: 5-5:45pm - Obedience (dogs over 6 months old)
6-6:45 - Puppy 1 and off leash socialization (puppies under 6 months)
7-7:45 - Puppy 2 (puppies 6 months to 2 years that have completed Puppy 1)
Class start dates vary so please check the website listed above for up-to-date class information.
Class Description and Pricing
Cost: $160 for 6 weeks (45 minute classes).
Taj’s note: Puppy class is by far the best class as it sets you off in the right direction – an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. Your dog is a learning machine and by 8-12 weeks you are most likely teaching it to nip, jump and other behaviors that will be inappropriate and difficult to un-train as an adolescent or adult.
Available at the following Pet Food Express locations: