The Martial ARFS™ Distance & Distraction (AikiFido™)

The process of advanced obedience training at The Martial ARFS is to create conditioned behavioral responses to situations or words in order to enable your dog to effectively exhibit good behavior regardless of location, distance, or distraction. First, we incorporate canine rehabilitative and competitive sports based physical activities to both improve your dog's behavior and calm him down. Second, we use real life sequences to teach commands and situational behaviors. So your dog will not just "know" a command or behavior, they will perform that command or behavior while walking, standing still, or if you say so and "sit" no matter what is going on around them or how far they are away from you.


And in addition to our own unique curriculum, we also incorporate the AKC Community Canine criteria. The AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting. For more information visit the AKC's Community Canine website.


When you finish our AikiFido program, your dog will exhibit any behavior you desire, in any situation you want, whether there is a command for it or not. He will have a black belt in good behavior, and what could be better than that.   


Click here or call us at 1.516.280.8331 to schedule a private introductory class for your dog so they can become a "Black Belt" in good behavior!