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Obedience Classes

Basic Manners

Classes

Dogs 4mo. and older.

Each Class - 4 Week Session- $95.00

 

Well-behaved dogs come from structured and predictable routines. Our Basic Manners classes have been updated to give you and your dog the skills you need to succeed.

 

Basic Manners - Level One introduces you to stationing behavior for solid stays and relaxation, obedience skills, come when called exercises for real life, loose leash walking tips, impulse control and leave it, games to build your relationship and more.

 

Basic Manners - Level One is a prerequisite for registration in Basic Manners - Level Two. 

Basic Manners - Level Two helps build solid stay behavior by introducing the "3D's" of distraction, distance, and duration, builds polite walking skills using heeling, teaches polite greeting skills, and more. 

Basic Manners - Level Two is a prerequisite for both our Beyond the Basics class and our Canine Good Citizen Class. 

Let us teach you the building blocks to having a more relaxed, polite dog that is well-mannered and a joy to be around using positive reinforcement and fun!

Young Puppy Preschool

Dogs age 9 wks to 4 mo.

Four Week Course

We work on a variety of behaviors such house training,  body handling, bite inhibition and discuss crate training. We start the foundation skills you need, such as sit, down, stay, beginning loose leash walking, and come. Management of other common puppy behaviors, like jumping up, is discussed.

 

In Young Puppy Preschool we teach you how to socialize your puppy properly and introduce puppies to different surfaces and objects. We also discuss ear cleaning, brushing teeth and trimming toenails.

 

Above all, having fun with your puppy and using positive training is our approach!

If puppy will be 4mo at start of class please enroll in Basic Manners - Level One. 

Canine good Citizen

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic manners two or equivalent

 Six Week Course

This class is for dogs and handlers that have already been through a beginner class such as "Basic Manners", or can "challenge" with approval of the Instructor. We will work on more difficult stays, heeling, being handled, distractions, and all the exercises used in the AKC "Canine Good Citizen" (CGC) test.

Last week of class will be the CGC Test.

Dog Sport Classes

Rally Obedience

Four Week Session

 

Let us help you prepare for showing in Rally Obedience or just have fun doing an obedience course with signs.  This is a class where you have courses made up of signs with instructions on what to do. You will learn the "signs" that will aid you in doing a "course" set up by a judge. The course can be in any order.  This is fun!  You never know what the course will be, but you will be able to do it, because you will know the signs.

We also offer more advanced Rally and coursework classes if you have previous experience.

Agility

Six Week and On-Going Classes

 

This class is for all dogs who are sound in body and mind. Dogs must not be aggressive towards other people or dogs and need to come when they are called.  Start with a foundation class and you'll be hooked.

This is one of the most fun sports you will ever do. The dogs love it and so will you!

Novice/Intermediate and Advanced Agility classes are ongoing at the center weekly.

Call if you have previous agility experience and want to get in on one of the more advanced classes!

Nose Work

Four Week and On-Going Classes

Do you know what the nose knows?? Nose Work is a BLAST and the dogs LOVE it!

We work on teaching the dog to enjoy finding specific odors. This class is a great confidence booster for those shy or somewhat timid dogs too. There are trials available to get titles, or you can just have fun with your dog. You can even teach him to find an object of yours!!

Brain Games

This class is for dogs who have been through our Basic Manners class or have an equivalent level of obedience. 

Boredom busters, brain ticklers, and super fun team-building exercises to help cultivate and grow your relationship with your dog! Work together and watch your dogs build skills, using those beautiful minds and bodies to learn new things, and show off their smarts! Through the use of training games that include food puzzles, instability equipment, patterns, and sequences, you AND your dog will learn some new ways to engage your brains and keep things fresh and fun during training time.

Puppies 6 months and older, adult & senior dogs also welcome. Food and/or toy motivated dogs will really get a chance to shine in this class.

 

Please make sure you dog is comfortable in a group class setting, before registering for this class.

"Try It"

Offered about twice a year.

If you can't decide what to try, this class will give you an overview of four different dog sports, agility, rally, and nose work. Each week will focus on a different sport and you and your dog will get to try them all!

A great class if you are not yet sure what you want to do with your dog and would like to get your feet wet.

It is for anyone interested in trying something new, whether you wish to compete in the future or simply want to build a stronger relationship with your dog.

Topics Classes

Offered throughout the year, our topics classes focus on some of the behaviors that require a more focused, in-depth training class. Topics classes are 4 week sessions. 

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Walk This Way - Polite Walking Skills

  • Total Recall - Come When Called

  • Great Greeters - Polite Greeting Skills

  • Wait For It - Impulse Control Skills

  • Mats and Manners - Stationing Skills

  • Where's Heel - Introduction to Heeling

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