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Consider what it will be like once the basics have been taught and you've circumvented most if not all the so-called diaper stages. We have trained for folks for fifth wheel travel, campers, motorhomes & motor coaches bigger then some residents to Villas. And know none of our clients came to us for highly aggressive guard dogs. Each were truly interested in a highly intelligent personable companion who are to socialize but still retain what the breed represents but at a civil level. Note that while we have listed our key training courses most have individual variables that are taken into consideration through discussions with Mr. Hoytt and educated according.
No spike, prong or electric collars are used during obedience training at the House of Hoytt. Not on or even off our property including when out for social experiences at commercial environments such as malls, parks and businesses like Bass Pro with the exception of invisible fence training when establishing property boarders where there are visible fence restrictions. We don't even have an old rusty prong collar hanging on the wall. Actually our staff probably has only seen spike collars for sale at pet shops or on a dog in pictures or video shorts on dogs for sale in web sites.
Here's a few more of our brags. We work with only our own and begin educations before negative habits begin to develop. We also do not allow our Dobes to be taken off the property or raised by families who have no members of our staff full time ( Big plus since there are over 10,000 toxins in the typical home so many things a dog could ingest can take months if not years after placement to surface ). We also do not offer Dobes not bred and/or raised by us. For sure we do not buy from brokers or breeder type sellers and only breed within our own Lines. In effect from first breath to weaning Mr. Hoytt or his team have kept watch 24/7 personally. Then as the medical services are completed and when education is added your future Hoytt Dobe still has only known our team. We also never offer pups that we did not personally match the breeding pair and that give us todays Hoytt Dobes. I should add we also do not subcontract our training programs. Literally every hour from birth to placement has been guided by our team leaders and still overseen by Mr. Hoytt. personally.
Educating the Doberman
Knowledge is power and in the Doberman world we are the POWER.
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From our world class Super Pup Programs to the Presidents Choice Program we remain the leading educator of the Dobe.
Remember we are not hobby breeders or part time trainers - our job is to create the best of the best without cutting corners. Here the best protected bloodline, our educators and caregivers guided by Mr. Hoytt work as a team, have made The House of Hoytt the only way to go when one is interested in the best and can invest in their expectations. In the end each stage is a next step to life in the real world, your world.
Travel training is a great option - ask anyone who has spent months or years wiping up the drool - its no fun for us but its our job when the kid is stepping past the Super Pup programs and step into the advanced programs that cover travel.
Every day we hear about the problems that our public school system faces: from overcrowding to questionable credentials of the instructors. We know our children cannot learn more than the teacher can pass on and that the attitude of the teacher can make the difference between success and failure. We also know that many children never receive the personal attention they need, attention that can make a good student great and a great student outstanding,
Fortunately for some of us there are options: the Private School or tutor for our children and Camp Hoytt for our Dobes. Know also our records of achievement are presented throughout this website by the owners themselves.. In the AKC performance ring we are the all-time and continuing record breaker both in Companion Dog Obedience and in DPCA yearly Top20 charts bar none.**
From Mr. Hoytt
For many, a smart dog is one that knows what time to come home for dinner after visiting with its friends all day. Than there are folks who have friends or even certain family members young or 'mature' that fear the canine called 'baby' who hope it would be put downstairs or even outside during their visit. Mostly because they know "baby" will body slam them then leaving foot prints where foot prints don't belong even though all was done affectionately. Or the dog may be feared for its apparent protectiveness even if it's only over the hill in "happy to meet you" exuberates. Of course the visitor is told it's just happy, the owner goes on to say the seller told them that around two years of age the dog would settle down - of course it's almost six...Oh well!
Now after the fact the owner seeks out a trainer who claims they are outstanding in their field. In time and after all your checks cleared you learned from "the best" that you should have chosen the seller better. Later you learned your 'best in their field' was their reference to how well they could drive a tractor not how well they are at teaching canines. For many who call themselves Dog trainers, it was the moment they learned which end of the lead they belonged on.
Getting back on track, let us talk about you and what you will do the day after your new friend arrives for if you are the kind of person that wants your new Dobe to be a part of the family structure 24/7, are ready to put the necessary efforts into the Dobe to develop it into the greatest Dobe ever and are a success in your own endeavors, also meaning you need as I do a 36 hour day at times, then you already know that education and success go hand-in-hand. But how do you achieve this? Do it all yourself? Hire the person who claims they are the best in their field? Have the Hoytts add one or more programs? Well before you commit to parenthood have you really looked at your other daily obligations and wondered ....
... if you will actually have the time to begin the basic obedience program before the pup begins to set up habits that are not conducive to the manners the Hoytt Dobe are known for?
... if you or your family can be present during the beginning months the youngster begins to settle in to its new life while learning the basics of supervised freed in the home after it is on its educational way learning the ABC's of obedience then studying the instructional we sent before the Dobe arrives and calling us when you have questions should make the early months of direction as well as the years ahead a great success.
... now keep in mind your home initially is a Disneyland. What must a young pup think when it steps from life with its peers into the great expanse of a home with all the wondrous adventures and interesting objects new to it around every corner?
... when the time is right you will begin allowing freedom at night and each Dobe is different since both personality and pre-placement training levels vary. But a call to us and a short chat and you'll have your answers as well as the next steps. Freedom 24/7 takes looking at the world from the Dobe's eyes and in time guided correctly you will know what will happen if the young Dobe awakes in the middle of the night. Does it readjust itself on its bed and go back to sleep or check out some of those interesting things it has yet to be allowed near? Are any of you ready to sleep with one eye open as long as necessary. Or would you prefer to let the experts at 'CAMP HOYTT' take the Doberman through the beginning instructional stages? Of course what the 'children' learn at school must be practiced until the right behavior becomes second nature but you will have an advantage...you can call the teacher for guidance.
Please study each of our programs in depth and remember we are as much creators as we are educators so if there is something you would like added to a program, just let us know.
Example...a quiet evening before you all retire, perhaps while you relax with your favorite reading material, your 'kid' is resting with it's head on your foot eyes closed just waiting for your touch ... this is the end result of one more practiced behavior. The peace that comes to you both as the day comes to a closing does not seem to be a structured training exercise yet you both are furthering your relationship and the understanding of the others feelings, needs and rules. Sitting on the rug with the Dobe leaning on you while you watch CNN, the local weather report or a great movie is also a special time, a very special time for you both for without picking up a lead your Hoytt Doberman is receiving further behavior patterns with neither of you considering this a training exercise ... but it is!
While these are actions of affection they are also a form of practicing manners and one did not have to structure the session yet unlike the daily periods for direction needed for structured schooling in the first months of joining your family, these for sure are not structured exercises just keeping the rules we at Camp Hoytt set down before placement. Of course these behavior patterns are introduced after placement but their foundation began before the kid left our home. So now you are refining the work we started before the kid entered your life.So picture this...
.. you have just arrived at the airport to receive your new Hoytt Dobe, who, by the way, has completed one of our SUPER PUP COURSES.
You walk up to the pup's kennel, 'introduce yourself', and, opening the kennel door, snap on your walking lead to the young Dobe's collar. The pup steps out; you kneel down and ask the 'kid' to sit, which the young Dobe does, and then you notice everyone present is now closely watching the two of you. Isn't this fun! Compliments abound. You give your new Super Dobe a pat on the head and welcome it home, then issue the command to heel and head for the exit, all the time feeling a pride most dog owners will never experience. There is no wishful thinking in this scenario. To learn more of about these courses, the advancements available to you as well as the advantages of pre-placement educations read on.
The following programs teach the young Dobe to learn how to learn
Super Pup Level One Summery---Kindergarten for the canine ... once you have reserved your new Hoytt Dobe and decide education before placement is the only way to go, lets talk about the programs. We begin with teaching feet on the ground even before introductions to the lead and collar - no jumping up on its people no matter how excited it becomes. In fact unless we are sitting on the ground during it's free times - the kid is required to never, never even in excitement jump up on its parent. But cuddling with its people when human and canine are on the Dobes bed is encouraged and you can still watch a movie, CNN or a sporting event. This is after all true private time between both human and canine.
In late puppy hood jumping up to gain your attention is one of the most problematic areas of a home-schooled dog since owners seem to be inconsistent to enforcing this rule. Many times when rushing to leave for the office, shopping or out for the evening the dog becomes most excitable and paw prints will become the decoration of the moment. All because it loves you but usually you are just in to much of a hurry and think next time you will start teaching "paws on the ground" rule. It has learned bye bye can be fun and gets excited thinking its going someplace with its person. But in a rush owners will usually just duck and weave out the door thinking next time they will start enforcing this rule.
Back to no jumping up without permission we begin lead training by first convincing the pup the collar and lead are not to be feared. That in effect you are not going to hang the pup. Think how a young child would behave if you put something around its neck attached to a line and tried to get the point across you are not trying to kill it just protect it from getting lost. We have a unique way of introducing the pups to the lead without panicking the pup. So step two begins lead training and in time teaching them to walk on lead without fear.
Note that the simple command of heel is not simple. There are five exercises to master heel. First of course to get the kid not to fear the lead. Next to learn it is to only walk on your left. Next to not pull on the lead but to walk at your side without you constantly pulling the kid back to your side. Next to walk within about six to twelve inches from your left leg. Next to never crowd you meaning it does not constantly cross in front of you or bump into your leg even if you turn to your left – all this and still walk with the lead not tight between you and the dog. If the Dobe will one day be going for AKC obedience titles there are more steps needed to further enhance HEEL.
Next is the Sit. The basic sit also has many steps. First while at your side on lead to sit first a simple push to its back just above the tail while saying sit, next using just the verbal command sit (not sit down) - that will soon be a conflict of two commands - Sit and down. Once the word to action is understood you would reach down and bring him closer to your side and saying “DOG SIT”.
Note on all moving commands Heel, Sit, Down, Come you use the dogs name first. On the non-moving command of STAY you say simply say STAY. The use of the dogs name first is to catch their attention letting them know you are about to execute a moving command.
Once the SIT is understood you now start refining SIT. The dog must learn to sit without leaning on you or turning to face you, The next step … to sit within a few inches of your left leg. Next … to sit in the direction you are facing.
Step three begins the actual teaching of heel (heel means “at your side”). Understand an educated canine told to heel means stay at their human partners side. If you don’t move they don’t move. In time you can even call your dog to your side by just the command Dog Heel then at a more advanced level you can slightly pat your left side – but this comes is more understood at CYA 1 because they have spent weeks practicing everything they learned in Level One and Two. Remember for the dog to walk with you, you have to begin walking. Now you use the dogs name first, the command heel and then immediately begin walking. You don’t wait for the dog to move first for that goes against its training.
To understand lead trained is very different and much more complicated from Heeling here's the best analogy I can offer.
Next is down at your side. Down has as many steps as sit before the correct response is gained. Down by the way is not the word you use when the dog gets on furniture or so you know if you are the teacher from square one and the dogs jump up on or at you. You say OFF. Never down. In the weeks to come the pup is learning SP Level One best described as Canine Kindergarten, the foundation of the adult Dobe's ABC’s.
POINT never say Down when you should be saying OFF. Also never combine the words SIT & DOWN like site down dog for the more advanced the dog is the more precise you have to be. So would you have wanted the dog to SIT or to DOWN. And jumping up on things or you is OFF.
Each session at all levels is combination of play times and instruction. More play at SP1 because it is the beginning of the young Dobes obedience so we want the interaction to not seem like discipline. Eventually the young canine student learns the on lead basics of walking on lead, heel at your side, sit at the instructor's left side on command, down, down stay, sit and sit stay as well as come. $5895.00 pup and medical services included
Super Pup Two summery...continues the Dobe its primary obedience and the initial tastes of rules in 'our home' before it gets to your home. Guided at all times while in the 'home' the canine student now has two to three other instructions to help in this area of supervision - at least one instructor around the dog at all times while it still has its obedience trainer. All our staff who work with the Dobe has the right credentials and a relationship with the pup when its obedience instructor leaves it with the home rules staff.
In effect we are their family and know each since it was old enough to step away from its mom and give us a kiss - no strangers here. We set up situations just to be able to say "that's a NO" but always looking for the moment or action where we can reward with "Good Boy" "Good Girl" and probably hand the kid a treat. Just remember you have to first teach the child to walk before you teach it to run - that's what the Super Pup Programs are all about.
Note: Without being given freedom in the home environment the dog cannot begin to learn the rules of in-home life, so using a kennel as a safe house during initial placement may be the right way to go when first entering their new life before they settle in but only guided freedom can give the ability to learn the right ways from the wrong ways. These youngsters will be given guided freedom during the day by our staff in our office complex and always someone around to correct their misadventures. A great jump start in the complexities of living in residence. Of course you should consider the use of a safe area - a pen or type of cage when you can't be the supervisor. We will be issuing instructions specifically guided by knowing the dog and the details of its new life and environment.
The kids are young and always in the beginning from our SP1 to our most advanced program, the more they are introduced to freedoms with guidance before placement, the easier for you and the 'kid' during the beginning days of their new life. Just remember your new companion be it a pup or adult needs your guidance and understanding in the early months building the relationship between each human member of the family, perhaps other in-home resident creatures and the fact that every door has a different use and every room has its own specific guidelines and many times rules and needs change almost daily.
In effect as one of our clients pointed out after taking his new best buddy to the waterfront at Annapolis, his boy Chance experienced what should be described as Sensory Overload but seemed to enjoy the moments and all the people that came over to say hi to us or better stated to Chance. Note that Chances owner called first to see if he could take the boy to begin his social experiences – this was within days of Chance arriving. Should be noted Chance was a graduate of the Grand Victor Program so he had already experienced a taste of the world outside his home her at Camp Hoytt. The more they know about life in the human world before placement the easier it is for the new owner. This is why most of our Dobes head home with one or more of our educational programs, the more they know the easier it is for all concerned.
The young male on the right is one of Marti's boys. Seen here with his new 'dad' at Morristown TN airport and from here the two flew to DC. The program that Jet was put through began before 10 weeks of age and specifically guided for his new family. At just 17 weeks old Jet proved the comprehensive qualities of our Top Dobe Select pups and his SP Program. We have to add this very much showed the team effort here at Camp Hoytt. Jet was just as calm and happy as he looks here and a perfect gentleman even off lead his calmness in the terminal showed just how fast he could evaluate a new situation and adjust. $6,895.00 pup and medical services included
Custom Young Adult ...Normally we know from the start when the pup will face an AKC evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen Certification planned so at this time we only have to remind you that this level encompasses SP1 and SP2 with the adjustments from SP2 toward the CGC requirements during level three. All this adds additional to their daily instruction and further refines CYA Level One. Add the trips for travel introductions and visits to Bass Pro to expand socialization along with other shopping areas and the private businesses that allow us entry further ready the pup for its CGC certification while giving the new student a taste of life outside the home. Also by beginning to teach travel manners during their trips off the property we are also working on the pup’s motion sensitivity. CYA Level One course can be looked at as we would our child receiving a learners permit to drive after they had graduated from Drivers Ed. The child may be allowed to take the car to a friend’s house in the area the day they receive their Permit as my son did this memorable day in his life. Now he would no longer have to wait on his parents to take him places.
f course I said yes - it's a guy thing but did add "Let's ask your mom". However my yes was easily said for my son did not ask if he could take his friends to the coast to those cities in the songs the kids have been listening to since they were old enough to realize there is a big world to explore once you are handed the 'keys'. As most of us hope to one day do as kids looking forward to the freedom a vehicle gives. But it is the guided experience before the adventures that builds responsible actions and while my son and I spent 100's of miles learning before the classes, he still was not allowed to head to the beaches with his buddies.
These areas of knowledge can be expanded thus the reason for some going to Custom Young Adult Level Two or even further. Check out the Grand Victor Program or for the extreme pre-placement education our Presidents Choice usually offered after it finishes school and is hanging with our personal Dobes. But I point out our Custom Young Adult Program Level One is our most popular of our educational programs.
Summarizing The AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification...This program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test receive the certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Most of our clients choose Canine Good Citizen training as part of their new canines education. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. Remember, education enhances the bond between dog and man.
Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with - graduates respond quicker to household routines, have begun to learn the good manners necessary when in the presence of people and other dogs, and more fully enjoy the company of the owner who has taken the time to provide an ongoing education, adds intellectual stimulation, and a higher quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue guiding the dog through the complexities of life in the world of its human family. With obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events a bonus that further builds the bond between two- and four-legged 'friends'
AKC's Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.
Many other countries (including England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC's CGC Program. A CGC Neighborhood Model has been established, police and animal control agencies use CGC for dealing with dog problems in communities, some therapy dog groups use the CGC as a partial screening tool, and some 4-H groups around the country have been using the CGC as a beginning dog training program for children.
A number of specialty (one breed only) clubs give the CGC at their annual national dog show. Dog clubs have discovered that the CGC is an event that allows everyone to go home a winner. Veterinarians have recognized the benefits of well-trained dogs and there are some CGC programs in place in veterinary hospitals. State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 22 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions.
In a little over two decades the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities.
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Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger
Any dog that eliminates during testing must be marked failed. The only
exception to this rule is that elimination is allowable in test Item 10, but
only when test Item 10 is held outdoors.
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Return for boarding for two or more weeks could be the perfect time for having us add a brush-up program and add the Canine Good Citizen certification if within the last 36 months the Hoytt Dobe went home with the Super Pup Level Two or higher as did the Dobe pictured to the right. Give us a call and we can quote a package that includes the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification (CGC).
Conceder leaving your Hoytt while you are on vacation and you not only know the kid is safe and a happy camper while visiting it's old haunts, it's getting a bit of obedience Bruch up and it's CGC Certification. It's estimated that less then .002% ( that's zero zero point two percent) of the canines in the United States could pass the CGC tests. As a bonus to Hoytt Dobe owners we keep the cost quite low. The cost is not much over an obedience brush up program with board but*
*NOTE: Over the last six years owners of Hoytt Dobes who purchase their Dobes without the CGC can receive the test and certification at our DOBE FEST gathering
For 2017 DobeFest will be held on September 22nd and 23rd
Some clubs have discovered that the CGC is an event that allows even first level obedience competitors as well as the most advanced competition dogs to go home a winner. while this is not for the dog without basic obedience and social skills a few Veterinarians have recognized the benefits of well-trained dogs when it comes to examinations so ask the vet if they know of a AKC certified CGC evaluator in your area. State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 42 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions. In just over three decades the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This is a program that almost by title brings out more welcome smiles - the separation from simply being a dog to being an educated canine. Check out the poster below to give you a better idea as to what you should do to make your dog a welcomed part of the world of humans.
10-24-16 - In three judgings
during the week end of September 23rn through September
24th three of my staff stepped in front of American Kennel
Judges a total of 16 times. Qualified 16 times, placed in the
top four 11 times and five Hoytt Dobes gained their BN title
completing their Grand Victor Program. A sixth Hoytt showing
toward the last win needed for her Presidents Choice title
gained her CD. One
more note of pride in these seventeen judgings the Hoytt Dobes
averaged higher then 190.
10-24-16 - In three judgings during the week end of September 23rn through September 24th three of my staff stepped in front of American Kennel Judges a total of 16 times. Qualified 16 times, placed in the top four 11 times and five Hoytt Dobes gained their BN title completing their Grand Victor Program. A sixth Hoytt showing toward the last win needed for her Presidents Choice title gained her CD. One more note of pride in these seventeen judgings the Hoytt Dobes averaged higher then 190.
2017 already with new brags -
soon to be added
2017 already with new brags - soon to be added
This educational program for the Hoytt Dobes combines all programs from the Super Pup Programs to the young adult program on to the Grand Victor advancement with the Presidents Choice being the most complex pre-placement education offered in the canine world and usually requires either to twelve months from request to placement unless like Sinatra, Cassie & Roxie who were started before their purchase, meaning they now have homes. But our Annie is availabe and a Presents Choice Graduate. Costs are based on the situation presented.
An outline of each program with more details can be emailed directly to you.
For those who know the advantages of education advancement and can invest in what best is called the Canine , the Presidents Choice Program is 'a must do' addition to an already outstanding development program that included Super Pup Level 1, Super Pup Level 2, the Custom Young Adult addition and Grand Victor program. In effect, extending all programs in all experience levels until Mr. Hoytt is satisfied that this Presidents Choice is ready to head home, the most unique canine companion in the world having completed the canine version of a Batchlers Degree. But don't expect to find one readily available just because you can write the check for our Presidents Choice can take a year to create from the date of purchase. Of course you can call Mr. Hoytt and find out if a Presidents Choice might be nearing graduation that had been started without knowing who the future owners are.
With the training exercises required to compete the Presidents Choice outlined in our web site all you may need to know are a few of the extra is about three hours in formal competition obedience per the rules and regulations set by the American Kennel Club which we have outlined at the end of this section as well as the many additional months of home rule, life outside the home while the additional time away from the kennel working under varied conditions help prepare the Dobe for the stress and confusion of world we humans must deal with outside the comforts of our 'personal space'. The obedience ring demand that 4 point average we usually only read about in collage, but for the canine to gain it's degrees at the young age of the Hoytt Dobe's history means not only does the Dobe gain an exceptional understanding of it's alphabet it has to be a quick study. The private life that relates to seeing or experiencing unexpected perhaps better put unknown and without taking months of reintroduction works out whether it is something to be causes of or accept as part of life.
Travel time, travel rules and manners away from home both in and around crowds are further enhanced when you realize that on average a handler will travel round-trip 1000 miles and spend three days living out of motel rooms for each show attended. Further, at the show the dog and handler will spend three to six hours at ring side, and the dog must be under control at all times. An added bonus is that the canine student and its teacher now spend literally every hour side by side each day away from the kennel. At all times, even during 'fun time', the young Dobe is being educated to the ways of man away from the primary residence.
This is a program that usually begins when the pup is under ten weeks of age. Weeks before, however, its teacher has already built a relationship with the pup, so all that remains is the program that will take the pup to the age of acceptance in the ring (AKC rules restrict a dog from entering any ring competitive exercises until the age of six months). When the canine student's handler/trainer believes the young Dobe is ready, off to the shows they go. During many of these shows, the handler's helper will video these special moments so 'the family' does not miss out on what is looked upon as the bachelor's degree of the dog world. The costs include all training to completion of title, handler fees, entry costs and related travel expenses. Upon completing the required wins, the American Kennel Club will issue the title certificates, and an acknowledgment letter of accomplishment from the Doberman Club of America will follow. The young Hoytt Dobe then carries on its pedigree the coveted title Companion Dog (CD) along with its earlier gained titles. And from that moment, this deserving Dobe will forever be part of its breed's competitive documented history.
Final price includes TOP DOBE SELECT classification pup, full medical services as well as all development costs related to home manners, house rules, public exposure and further experiences plus the extensive obedience program to gain the AKC performance titles as outlined. Add the Handler fees related to the showing for the varied certifications as well as travel-related fees.
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So now for those who already enjoy the personal and monetary success of their own endeavors look at the GV Program or the more advanced Presidents Choice as the canine jump to the top of the ladder of learning. which is, in effect, the canine version of Massachusetts Institute of Technology otherwise meaning learning to live with man under man's rules before placement. In part, also a form of stress training before placement. Those who welcome the Grand Victor graduate into their lives realize the complexities of the environment where the Dobe will spend the rest of its life being its masters sidekick at work, home or at leisure. The new Dobe may be relocating to a very large home, a 400 sq ft cabin in the wilderness or a motor coach and/or stepping into a life of multiple residences, thus making this a most rewarding advanced placement option. The time away from our residence for days on end, the hundreds of miles in transit, the living in what must be to a young dog mini-homes (motel rooms), and then stepping into the working ring where under mass distraction the Dobe and human must work as a team adds further to control in adverse situations. These adventures help to create the ultimate learning experience foundation prior to placement.
Of course, the titling itself simply establishes the excellence of the education while affording the owner the personal satisfaction of knowing that not only is the Dobe of great blood, but is in itself a proven achiever. You still have to work hard to help the kid through the many unknowns the Dobe will face in the early weeks of placement a time when Sensory Overload is the norm. But now your week lasts weeks, not months or years of facing trial and error for we will guide you though each step you need instruction on. For you and your Grand Victor have the most exclusive jump-start the canine world has to offer in a fresh mind done before placement.
Grand Victors have consistently been the youngest dogs to compete and qualify in AKC licensed obedience trials. The Hoytt Dobe has done so well since the Grand Victor program was introduced that we have been the most successful Dobe breeder in the obedience ring for the last three decades. Actually, of the top 300 youngest dogs over all breeds of dogs to receive the Companion Dog Title, only one was not a Hoytt Doberman. Even the Bahamas Kennel Club that also grades under the same system as the AKC has in first and second place as the youngest title-holders on record, Hoytt's Caffeine Kick CDX and Hoytt's Sahara Moon CD, and Hoytt's Pretty Little Angel Eyes (Teak) was their first canine to achieve the highest level Utility or UD. Of course Teak also happens to have also gained Top Working Dog and DPCA winner Top20 plus a dozen other degrees. This from a Hoytt Dobe who actually preferred riding around with her owner in the convertible and playing Frisbee.
To watch each of our instructors with their wards, you see the greatest in team effort. Look closer and you see a mutual affection as well as trust. Together this creates an educational base which, in combination with our outstanding genetic foundation, leaves no question in the viewer's mind why the Hoytt Doberman is known as "the American Bred Super Dobe." To see these teams in action, we offer a number of video presentations discussed further on.
NOTE: The average age of the Hoytt Dobe gaining its Companion Dog title is 10 months. The average age of non-Hoytt dogs in the same competition still seeking their title and competing against our Dobes is just under 3.5 years of age.
The average title win score of our Grand Victor & Presidents Choice graduates 191.5, so leave this section knowing that in the world of the Doberman, no one from hobby breeder to those who claim to be professionals have been able to put together the detailing these programs represent NO ONE!
There is no better development center in the world for the Doberman than Camp Hoytt.
NO BULL HERE...JUST
BRAG *of the ten's of thousands of privately bred Dobes registered with
the AKC each year, it is the Hoytt Dobe both our personal Dobes
and client owned, trained and
shown who helped us reach the DPCA TOP20 list ( eleven times in the last
ten years and in 2012 four owner trained and shown make the list ).
*of the ten's of thousands of privately bred Dobes registered with the AKC each year, it is the Hoytt Dobe both our personal Dobes and client owned, trained and shown who helped us reach the DPCA TOP20 list ( eleven times in the last ten years and in 2012 four owner trained and shown make the list ).
An owner or trainer can by-pass the C.G.C and Rally title and go right to the C.D. title, but we prefer to use each level as further pre-placement steps in life outside the safety of the home. These stages represent the canine version of pre-school thru college. Those who believe their own successes came through education or feel education would have accelerated their success, choose the Grand Victor Program and many simply start making payments to the kennel while we select and complete the programs that combine to create the Grand Victor. These folks will have almost as long as they want up about a year from their new kids birth. A time payment plan without a monthly commitment or interest charge - just have the kid paid for two months before the graduation.
To earn a CD, the dog must score at least 170 out of a possible 200 points, must get at least half the points awarded for each exercise, and must do so under three separate judges at three separate shows. Each qualifying score is called a leg, so three legs equals a title.
Obedience trial classes are divided into sections A and B. Dogs working towards a CD compete at the Novice level. Novice A is for owners who have never owned or co-owned a dog that has earned a CD. Once a person owns or co-owns any CD dog (or if he is handling a dog owned by someone else) he must enter Novice B.
Novice classes consist of six exercises worth a total of 200 points. Each handler and dog team enters the ring with 200 points; the judge then deducts points based on errors made by either the dog or the handler. A zero is scored if the dog fouls the ring or leaves the handler.
Section 3. Novice Exercises and Scores. The exercises and maximum scores in the Novice classes are:
Section 4. CD Title. The American Kennel Club will issue a Companion Dog certificate for each registered dog, and will permit the use of the letters "C.D." after the name of each dog that has been certified by three different Judges to have received Qualifying scores in Novice Classes at three Licensed or Member Obedience Trials, provided the sum total of dogs that actually competed in the Regular Novice Classes at each trial is not less than six, except that at breed club specialties and at any trial in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, or Alaska, qualifying scores will be credited towards the title, provided the sum total of dogs that actually competed in all of the regular obedience classes is not less than six.
Section 5. Heel on Leash & Figure Eight. The principal feature of this exercise is the ability of the dog and handler to work as a team. Orders for the exercise are "Forward," "Halt," "Right turn," "Left turn," "About turn," "Slow," "Normal" and "Fast." "Fast" signifies that the handler must run, handler and dog moving forward at noticeably accelerated speed. In executing the About Turn, the handler will always do a Right About Turn. Orders for "Halts" and "Turns" will be given only when the handler is moving at a "Normal" speed.
The orders may be given in any sequence and may be repeated as necessary, but the Judge shall attempt to standardize the heeling pattern for all dogs in any class.
The leash may be held in either hand or in both hands, provided the hands are in a natural position. However, any tightening or jerking of the leash or any act, signal or command which in the Judge's opinion gives the dog assistance shall be penalized.
The handler shall enter the ring with his dog on a loose leash and stand with the dog sitting in the Heel position. The Judge shall ask if the handler is ready before giving the order, "Forward." The handler may give a command or signal to Heel, and shall walk briskly and in a natural manner with his dog on a loose leash. The dog shall walk close to the left side of the handler without swinging wide, lagging, forging or crowding. Whether heeling or sitting, the dog must not interfere with the handler's freedom of motion at any time. At each order to Halt, the handler will stop and his dog shall sit straight and promptly in the Heel position without command or signal, and shall not move until the handler again moves forward on order from the Judge. It is permissible after each Halt, before moving again, for the handler to give a command or signal to Heel. The Judge shall say, "Exercise finished," after this portion of the exercise.
Before starting the Figure Eight the Judge shall ask if the handler is ready. The Figure Eight signifies that on specific orders from the Judge to Forward and Halt, the handler and dog, from a starting position about equidistant from the two Stewards and facing the Judge, shall walk briskly twice completely around and between the two Stewards, who shall stand 8 feet apart. The Figure Eight in the Novice Classes shall be done on leash. The handler may choose to go in either direction. There shall be no About Turn or Fast or Slow in the Figure Eight, but the Judge must order at least one Halt during and another Halt at the end of this portion of the exercise.
Section 6. Heel on Leash & Figure Eight, Scoring. If a dog is unmanageable, or if its handler constantly controls its performance by tugging on the leash or adapts pace to that of the dog, the dog must be scored zero.
Substantial deductions shall be made for additional commands or signals to Heel and for failure of dog or handler to noticeably accelerate speed forward for the Fast and noticeably decelerate speed forward for the Slow.
Substantial or minor deductions shall be made for such things as lagging, heeling wide, forging, crowding, poor sits, handler failing to walk at a brisk pace, occasional guidance with leash and other imperfections in heeling.
In scoring this exercise the Judge shall accompany the handler at a discreet distance so that he can observe any signals or commands given by the handler to the dog. The Judge must do so without interfering with either dog or handler.
Section 7. Stand for Examination. The principal features of this exercise are that the dog stand in position before and during the examination and that it not display resentment.
Orders are "Stand your dog and leave when you are ready," "Back to your dog" and "Exercise finished." There will be no further command from the Judge to the handler to leave the dog.
On Judge's order, the handler shall remove the leash and give it to a Steward who shall place it on the Judge's table or other designated place.
The handler will take his dog to the place indicated by the Judge, and on the Judge's order, the handler will stand and/or pose his dog off leash by the method of his choice, taking any reasonable time if he chooses to pose the dog as in the show ring. When he is ready, the handler will stand with the dog in the heel position, and give his command and/or signal to the dog to Stay, walk forward about six feet in front of the dog, turn around and stand facing the dog.
The Judge shall approach the dog from the front, and shall touch only the dog's head, body and hindquarters, using the fingers and palm of one hand only. He shall then order, "Back to your dog," whereupon the handler shall walk around behind his dog and return to the Heel position. The dog must remain standing until after the Judge has said, "Exercise finished."
Section 8. Stand for Examination, Scoring. The scoring of this exercise will not start until the handler has given the command and/or signal to Stay, except for such things as rough treatment of the dog by its handler or active resistance by the dog to its handler's attempts to make it stand. Either of these shall be penalized substantially.
A dog shall be scored zero if it displays resentment, growls or snaps at any time, sits or lies down before or during the examination, or moves away from the place where it was left either before or during the examination.
Minor or substantial deductions, depending on the circumstance, shall be made for a dog that moves its feet at any time, or sits or moves away after the examination has been completed.
Minor or substantial deductions varying with the extent, even to the point of zero, shall be made for shyness.
Section 9. Heel Free, Performance and Scoring. This exercise shall be executed in the same manner as Heel on Leash and Figure Eight except that the dog shall be off leash and that there shall be no Figure Eight. Orders and scoring shall also be the same.
Section 10. Recall. The principal features of this exercise are that the dog stay where left until called by its handler, and that the dog respond promptly to the handler's command or signal to "Come."
Orders are "Leave your dog," "Call your dog" and "Finish."
On order from the Judge, the handler may give command and/or signal to the dog to stay in the Sit position while the handler walks forward about 35 feet to the other end of the ring, where he shall turn and stand in a natural manner facing his dog. On Judge's order or signal, the handler will give command or signal for the dog to Come. The dog must come directly in at a brisk trot or gallop and sit straight, centered immediately in front of the handler's feet, close enough that the handler could readily touch its head without moving either foot or having to stretch forward. The dog must not touch the handler or sit between his feet. On Judge's order the handler will give command or signal of Finish and the dog must go smartly to the Heel position and Sit. The manner in which the dog finishes shall be optional with the handler provided that it is prompt and that the dog Sit straight at Heel.
Section 11. Recall, Scoring. A dog must receive a score of zero for the following: not Staying without additional command or signal, failure to Come on the first command or signal, moving from the place where left before being called or signaled, not sitting close enough so that the handler could readily touch its head without stretching or moving either foot.
Substantial deductions shall be made for a slow response to the Come, varying with the extent of the slowness; failure of the dog to come at a brisk trot or gallop; for the dog's standing or lying down instead of waiting in the Sit position; for failure to Sit in Front; failure to Finish or Sit at Heel; or for extra command or signal to Sit or Finish.
Minor to substantial deductions shall be made depending on the specific circumstances in each case for failure to come directly into the handler.
Minor deductions shall be made for slow or poor Sits or Finishes which are not prompt or smart, for touching the handler on coming in or while finishing, and for sitting between the handler's feet.
Section 12. Group Exercises. The principal feature of these exercises is that the dog remain in the Sitting or Down position, whichever is required by the particular exercise.
Orders are "Sit your dogs" or "Down your dogs," "Leave you dogs" and "Back to your dogs."
All the competing dogs in the class take these exercises together, except that if there are 12 or more dogs they shall, at the Judge's option, be judged in groups of not less than 6 nor more than 12 dogs. When the same Judge does both Novice A and Novice B, the two classes may be combined provided there are not more than 12 dogs competing in the combined classes. The Judge shall divide his class into approximately equal sections. The Group exercises shall be judged after each section. The dogs that are in the ring shall be lined up in catalog order along one of the four sides of the ring. Handler's arm bands, weighted with leashes or other articles if necessary, shall be placed behind the dogs.
For the Long Sit the handlers shall, on order from the Judge, command and/or signal their dogs to Sit if they are not already sitting. On further order from the Judge to leave their dogs, the handlers shall give a command and/or signal to Stay and immediately leave their dogs. The handlers will go to the opposite side of the ring, turn and stand facing their respective dogs.
If a dog gets up and starts to roam or follows its handler, or if a dog moves so as to interfere with another dog, the Judge shall promptly instruct the handler or one of the Stewards to take the dog out of the ring or to keep it away from the other dogs.
After on minute from the time he has ordered the handlers to leave their dogs, the Judge will give the order to return, whereupon the handlers must promptly go back to their dogs, each walking around and in back of his own dog to the Heel position. The dogs must not move from the Sitting position until after the Judge has said, "Exercise finished." The Judge shall not give the order "Exercise finished" until the handlers have returned to the Heel position.
Before starting the Long Down the Judge shall ask if the handlers are ready. The Long Down is done in the same manner as the Long Sit except that instead of sitting their dogs the handlers shall, on order from the Judge, down their dogs to a position facing the opposite side of the ring, without touching either the dogs or their collars, and except further that the Judge will order the handlers to return after three minutes. The dogs must not move from the Down position until after the Judge has said, "Exercise finished."
The dogs shall not be required to sit at the end of the Down exercise.
Section 13. Group Exercises, Scoring. During these exercises the Judge shall stand in such position that all the dogs are in his line of vision, and where he can see all the handlers in the ring without having to turn around.
Scoring of the exercises will not start until after the Judge has ordered the handlers to leave their dogs, except for such things as rough treatment of a dog by its handler or resistance by a dog to its handler's attempts to make it Sit or lie Down. These shall be penalized substantially; in extreme cases the dog may be excused.
A handler whose dog assumes a position in such a manner that it could interfere with an adjacent competing dog shall be required to reposition his dog and shall also be substantially penalized; in extreme cases the dog may be excused.
A score of zero is required for the following: the dog's moving at any time, during either exercise, a substantial distance away from the place where it was left, or going over to any other dog, or staying on the spot where it was left but not remaining in whichever position is required by the particular exercise until the handler has returned to the Heel position, or repeatedly barking or whining.
A substantial deduction shall be made for a dog that moves even a minor distance away from the place where it was left or that barks or whines only once or twice, or that changes its position after the handler has returned to the heel position and before the Judge has given the order "Exercise finished." Depending on the circumstance, a substantial or minor deduction shall be made for touching the dog or its collar in getting the dog into the Down position.
The Judge shall not give the order "Exercise finished" until the handlers have returned to the Heel position.
The courses discussed in this presentation were designed to give each buyer the added option of our expertise at the level of choice when it comes to pre-placement educations. From the "cute" and very young Super Pup graduate to the prestigious Grand Victor, one would think we have nothing great left to offer, but we do! While we have never been able to come up with a single formal title that does justice to the Hoytt Dobes offered under the Special Offering group, each of these guys deserve great homes. Neither pre-owned or problematic, these are our ALMOST PROMISED. If you've read who we are and what we offer by reservations, you can understand that the youngsters that are reserved by clients at a young age must come first. Example is my own Marti, who, while very well-mannered, had yet to receive her Rally or Companion Dog title at this junction and, hey, I own the school. So when Marti can head to qualifying between client commitments, she too will receive her just degrees. The reality of this is that those who gain at times family names even before birth are the foundation of my success and must come first... but!!!
At House of Hoytt first pup reserved or last to be promised, selection is based on each buyers interests not the numeric order of purchase. Rodeo was the last of her litter to be spoken. My Marti was second to the last to be spoken for and Max the last from Marti's litter to gain a family. First or last it is individual character and client preferences that set the placement.
Marti & Max - The story ... two Hoytt Dobes selected for a client who reserved their Choice pair with the Grand Victor Programs. The reservations were received in mid 2006 when the purchaser projected his return to the States. These two were chosen by nine weeks of age, but in the fall of the following year we were asked to re-select for placement after January 2010. When my eldest passed away ( Hoytts Cara Mia CGC CD - Mimi to the family. Mia to the world ), I knew my next was already part of my life...her name, Marti formally Hoytts Pretty Little Girl of Mine CGC RN. Now Marti was the second to the last of her litter of 10 to be without a last name but was the composite I had enjoyed in my personal Dobes of the past...Today my girl is London - Hoytts Bridge to my Heart CGC RN CD TDI along of course with my Lex - Hoytts Electric Cowboy CGC RN CD TDI
When a final decision was made that would now give Max a family and on the day the boy turned a year he was delivered to his new mom followed by a pretty one year old Custom Young Adult. A gift of love, devotion and protection to her fourteen year old daughter and of course a in a Hoytt Dobe formally known as Hoytt's Gentle Spirit CGC.
Now Rodeo finished her Grand Victor program with in part a High in Trial at a Doberman Specialty. Rodeo also was'also the last of her litter to be reserved.
Now you know WHY a "Special Offering" DOBE that fits your needs was simply a lucky find? Simply put, a great Hoytt Dobe who has not been spoken for has not been left unattended, yet, without a last name and has no chosen direction. So for the single or family looking to also enjoy a great Dobe you may save both time and money because this day you turned to our BUYERS GALLEY and found that very special companion. So by all means give my office a call and set up a time to speak directly with me.
Take a final overview of pre-placement educations.
It is very comforting, a true confidence builder for the young Dobe to be able to do things that please you on its arrival. Pleasing those it loves is its greatest personal reward. By developing the basic commands before the dozens of serious rules of life in our homes begin, we have given it a job. A way to show off, a pride of accomplishment. In the beginning of home life every room, every square foot of each room, every bit of furniture, every idem on a table, the books on a shelf, every good smell on the counters, at dinner or that thing that you keep dropping good things that you always keep covered. The apparel hanging over a chair, laid across the bed, sticking out the hamper or the shoes just out of our sight or neatly arranged in the closet.
Life with total interactive relationship with man come with strict rules. Those earlier mentioned objects were just a sampling of things that must be learned through different levels of mistakes. The new dog will until life in the home is mastered face a constant NO THIS, NO THAT, NO, NO, NO! Super Pup programs are designed to give the kid a chance to walk in and show off a bit, to show you it's not a dummy. It knows things, even just to sit when you ask it gives it something it can be complimented for as well as the other exercises taught. SP1 first creates the ability for us to communicate with it, it has an identity, a name. With it's ABC's it also does not feel lost in a world where people talk in a strange language for life in the beginning is tough when you are not going to be just the dog out back. SP2 adds a whole new group of rules related to life in the home and for you first time readers our most favored composite is the Hoytt Dobe that individually fits your interests and heads home a graduate of the Super Pup Three program. But too you can go into the more advanced programs or watch for our two year olds who were kept initially for our breeding program and now be made available at great discounts because they were part of "the next generation".