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2122 Broad Ripple Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

barktutor@bradleyphifer.com

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Monday-Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Adult Day School

Adult Day School

Whether you are continuing to reinforce behaviors learned during puppy day training or your dog is brand new to Bark Tutor, our full-time day school programs allow our students to learn basic obedience and polite manners while you are at work! Adult Day School is a three week program that intends to lay a solid foundation of skills and build their competence with progressively harder activities. Students enrolled in a day school program need to arrive at Bark Tutor Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Departure is scheduled between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. We will have a twenty minute transition lesson during departure on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Your trainer will also provide you with homework to keep you on track when working with your dog at home to ensure skills are reinforced.  

This Program is a three week training program and includes the following weekly goals:
Week 1 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will respond to his name by making eye contact with the owner
2. Sit & Down: The dog will respond on verbal command and hand signal
3. Let’s Go: The dog will follow on a loose leash for 20 to 30 feet
4. Come: The dog will come when called on a 10-foot long line
5. Leave-It: The dog will redirect his focus away from food treats and toys
6. Wait: The dog will pause at thresholds until released to follow the owner outside
7. Polite Greeting: The dog will sit for attention while on leash

Week 2 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will maintain eye contact for 10 seconds and look away from
distractions such as another dog or a new guest.
2. Let’s Go: The dog will maintain a loose leash while walking up and down a sidewalk. Distractions include passing another dog and changing direction with the owner.
3. Come: The dog will come when called on a 20-foot long line outdoors.
4. Leave-It: The dog will redirect his focus away from a novel item when prompted.
5. Wait: The dog will pause at doorways as the owner crosses the threshold.
6. Polite Greeting: The dog is able to remain calm in a sit position while a visitor speaks with the owner. A visitor will proceed to pet the dog. Dog may stand, but does not lose self-control and begin jumping while being petted and talked to by stranger.
7. Stay: The dog should maintain a position for a duration of one-to-two minutes with low to moderate distractions; owner bends down to tie his shoe, takes three steps back and returns to release the dog, sits down in a chair.

Week 3 Course Goals
1. Name Recognition: The dog will maintain eye contact for 10 seconds and look away from
distractions such as another dog or a new guest when the owner is six feet away.
2. Let’s Go: The dog will maintain a loose leash while walking up and down a sidewalk. Distractions include passing another dog and changing direction with the owner. The dog is able to sit while the owner talks with another dog owner.
3. Come: The dog will come when called on a 30-foot long line outdoors and during play with other dogs.
4. Leave-It: The dog will respond to the command while stationary and out for a walk. The owner is able to drop or walk past food, a toy or another dog and use the Leave It command to redirect their dog’s focus.
5. Wait: The dog will pause at doorways as the owner crosses the threshold.
6. Polite Greeting: The dog is able to remain calm in a sit position while a visitor speaks with the owner. A visitor will proceed to pet the dog. Dog may stand, but does not lose self-control and begin jumping while being petted and talked to by stranger.
7. Stay: The dog should maintain a position for a duration of two-to-three minutes with low to moderate distractions; owner bends down to tie his shoe, takes three steps back and returns to release the dog, sits down in a chair.
8. Place: The dog should walk over to his mat and hold position for one to two minutes.