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Classes

Most dog owners aren't professional dog trainers, and haven't learned the proper way to encourage specific behaviors and habits from their dogs. That's why we are here - to provide such expertise for dog owners and their dogs. 

And remember, training is not just for puppies. It is true, in fact, that an old(er) dog CAN learn new tricks; nothing is more rewarding than seeing an older dog evolve and grow, and learn to be a better behaved and happier animal.

We offer a wide selection of classes to assist you in training your dog, whether a puppy, an adult, or somewhere in between.

 

Puppy Kindergarten

  • For puppies between 9-19 weeks.
  • Off-leash socialization.
  • Learn foundation training and basic commands including sit, down, come, attention work and leash manners!
  • Instructors will discuss common problems such as house breaking, jumping, nipping, and chewing.
  • 6 week session.
  • For recent graduates of Puppy Kindgergarten
  • Learn new signals including wait, leave it, stay and heel.
  • Off-leash socialization focusing on attention while interacting with other dogs
  • Great for puppies entering into “puppy adolescence!”
  • A 75 minute In Home Private Training Session where we will cover all the basics and answer all your questions including house training, proper socialization, biting, chewing, crate training children and puppy interactions.
  • Puppy Kindergarten Class
  • Teaching Your Puppy Not to Bite Booklet (PDF)

Obedience & Behaviors

  • For dogs 5 months and older who have not had a group training class.
  • Learn basic commands including sit, down, off, come, stay, attention work, walking on a leash, polite greeting behavior and foundations for heel.
  • 6 week session.
  • A 75 minute In Home Private Training Session where we will cover all the basics you will want to know about your new dog
  • Beginning Family Dog Training Class
  • For dogs who have completed Beginning or Puppy II
  • Refine and work on making the commands learned in previous class “real-life ready”
  • Introduce working on having more control when your dog is at a distance
  • Focus on compliance when faced with distractions
  • For dogs 5 months or older.
  • For dogs that have difficulty paying attention, are highly excitable and/or easily distracted.
  • Learn how to get your dog to focus and be in control.
  • 5 week session.
  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate class
  • Preparation for the AKC CGC test
  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate
  • Polish the basic commands so that compliance is quick and automatic
  • Continue to refine heel and distance control
  • Begin off-leash work
  • Teach your dog to come when called, quickly and with enthusiasm
  • Recalls while your dog is distracted and at distances
  • Prerequisites: Really Reliable Recall 1 is for dogs who have completed Puppy II or Beginning class. Really Reliable Recall 2 is for dogs who have completed Really Reliable Recall 1
  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate Class
  • Work on your training skills where it counts most...the Great Outdoors!
  • For dogs who have completed Puppy II or Beginning class
  • Emphasis on teaching your dog to have a loose leash while walking and pay attention while on walks
  • Teaching polite greetings - no jumping!
  • For dogs who have completed Advanced class
  • This is our most advanced-level obedience class
  • Focus is on compliance while working off-leash
  • For dogs that have had a behavior consultation
  • For dogs that have completed Intermediate class.

Agility, Tricks & Scents

  • For dogs that want a safe introduction to agility for a puppy.
  • Must be between six months or younger at the start of class
  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class!
  • Introduction to the basic equipment used in dog agility including tunnels, A-frame, dog walk, chute, jumps, table and weave poles.
  • For dogs that have successfully completed Introduction to Agility
  • This class is for dogs who have completed Introduction to Agility
  • Small size class (limit 6 dogs) for those who need extra space and need to focus on
  • ...
  • For dogs that have successfully completed Agility Foundations class
  • For dogs that have completed Agility Handling class and have instructor approval.
  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate class
  • Learn to exercise your dog's mind and body.
  • Teach tricks like "High Five" and "Crawl," along with practical ones including "Put Your Toys Away"
  • For dogs who have completed Tricks
  • Add more tricks to your repertoire in this continuing class
  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class.
  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class.
This class continues where Follow that Nose left off, building on your dog's newfound tracking talents and teaching new skills.
Learn fun games and great tricks to play with your dog when the weather is oh, so cold! In addition to keeping your dog mentally and physically busy, these games...

AGILITY DOG TRAINING

Does your dog need some mental stimulation? Come play with us and learn weaves, jumping, a-frame, basic crosses and maneuvers.

 

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POSITIVE TRAINING WITH POSITIVE RESULTS! 

 

WE USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT
Our training philosophy includes positive reinforcement-based techniques, with a thoughtful, science-based curriculum. Owners understand and learn to humanely influence a dog's behavior

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