The Snickering Hound
Dog Training & Behavior Consulting and Modification
Committed To Strengthening The Bond Between Man And Dog

Relationship based, Positive Reinforcement dog training
& Behavior Counseling

(619) 461-7445




Pre-Pup: New Puppy Basics
3 in-home visits for ages 8 to 16 weeks

Designed to get you help when you really need it… before group Puppy Class! We can prevent many of the problem behaviors before they develop with this series, in the safety and comfort of your home. Important early learning windows are missed because puppies are too young to be fully vaccinated for admission to group classes.

    We will cover these topics

  • Positive Approach Training Techniques
  • Potty Training / Crate Training
  • Learning By Association
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Socialization / Stress Of Flooding
  • Preventable Problem Behaviors
  • Beginning Leash Training; Walk into your first Puppy Class!

Puppy Class
For ages 16 to 24 weeks

Does Your Puppy?

  • Nip
  • Chew
  • Bark
  • Jump
  • House Soil

That’s Perfectly Normal!!

We can help you understand your puppy’s nuisance behaviors, establish leadership and build a foundation for future training.
Plus, your puppy will learn these commands:

  • Sit 
  • Stay
  • Stand
  • Wait
  • Down
  • *Leave It!
  • A Reliable Come!

Basic Obedience

For ages 24 weeks to 12 years

Basic Obedience is structured for adolescent and adult dogs 6 months to 12 years old. This class will shape your dog into a confident, well mannered member of your family.

We will help you:

  • Train/Reinforce your dog’s basic obedience and good manners.
  • Understand how your dog learns.
  • Become a strong leader.
  • Eliminate problem behaviors.
  • Build your dog’s confidence and trust.
  • Improve bonding and communication. 

Your dog will learn these commands:

  • Sit
  • Stand.
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Wait
  • Leave It!
  • A Reliable Come

Owner/trainer:Christina Peters

About The Training
All Snickering Hound classes are taught in a private and secure fenced training yard. We use gentle lure, positive reinforcement training methods, with special emphasis on socialization in all our classes.
Class size is kept small, a maximum of 6 dogs. Class meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. Each dog and handler team is given personal one on one attention. Each class consists of lecture topics, demonstration and step by step instruction of the commands, and fun training exercises.
We will help you train/reinforce your dogs basic obedience, understand how your dog learns, understand and eliminate nuisance behaviors, build your dogs confidence and trust, and become  a strong leader for your dog. We are committed to “Strengthening the bond between man and dog”.

About the Instructor
I am a Relationship Based Trainer, who works to improve communication and understanding between dogs and their owners. I believe training should be fun and enjoyable for you and your dog. This is reflected in my training. I provide a relaxed and comfortable environment to learn about our closest companions. Our dogs can give us such joy and, in some cases, some embarrassment. Understanding that they are “dogs” and their behavior is in most cases normal, can be comforting. In my classes, nobody needs to be embarrassed, it only hinders the learning process. A good sense of humor is encouraged! I have confidence in my training methods that they are both effective and humane.

About The Trainer’s Training
I have spent a life time deeply connected to animals; most closely to dogs. I have trained my own dogs since the age of 8 years. I showed my first dog at that time. My family raised and sold Basset Hounds and Dachshund, for family and show.

I studied locally with Aleita Downer of Cape-Able Canines, completing a 2 yr. apprenticeship. Aleita Downer is a knowledgeable trainer with 20+ years of experience. Before opening her own business she worked with Canine Support Teams, an organization that provides service dogs for persons with disabilities, other than blindness.

My course of study included participating in approximately 5 classes/week Topics included all aspects of pet dog and service dog training; how dogs learn and communicate, the origin and how to deal with problem behaviors, breed characteristics, aggression; types, causes & cures, and understanding dogs body language.

To further my education I have studied Canine behavior at Wolf Park in Indiana, a research and educational facility. There I attended seminars by the parks director, Erich Klinghammer Ph.D, Dr. Raymond Coppinger, and Suzanne Clothier. I then traveled to Toronto Canada and New York, to further my studies with Suzanne Clothier. In 2009 I attended the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Annual Conference. The speakers included Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell Ph. D., and Turid Ruugas.     

I’m proud to belong to P.S.P.A, a trade association that represents the best and highest standards of the pet industry, and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Serving the communities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Jamul, and Casa De Oro California.


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