Loose Leash Walking (3 week course)
Is your dog perfect in every way, except when you go for a walk? Does your dog drag you down the street at top speed? Is walking your dog for exercise like being attached to a steamroller? In this 3-week class you will learn the reason why dogs pull on leash and how to successfully teach them, without hurting them, that pulling doesn’t pay. Appropriate collars and harnesses which can help you teach them to walk in a nice relaxed manner will be discussed. In week three, weather permitting, we will practice outside, where there are more distractions, to put the finishing touches on our dogs’ newfound skills. The class includes a clicker and informational homework handouts.
Loose Leash Walking classes are held Friday nights and will begin:
- Friday April 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Wait a Minute! Impulse Control for the Overzealous Dog
Is your dog overly friendly? Can he hardly contain himself when you meet a neighbor, when people come to the door, when you walk into a pet friendly store? It’s great to have a friendly pet, but not so great when you cannot hang onto them, when they drag you to your neighbor, when they jump up to say hi! Learn how to channel that energy and teach them other acceptable behaviors in this informative and fun class. Dogs enrolling in this class should know some basic obedience cues. We will work on strengthening their skills.
Cost: $80 for the four-week class
Wait a Minute! classes are held Friday nights and will begin:
- Friday October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm
Trick Dog Level 1
Learn how to teach your dog a multitude of east to expert tricks. Learn 15 tricks and earn a title! Trick training can establish better ways of communicating, build trust and give you a better understanding of how to train behaviors. In the end, you and your dog will be more closely bonded. Join us for some fun in a positive learning environment. This is a four week class beginning on the dates shown below:
There are four levels to the trick dog series:
Reliable Recall:Teach Your Dog To Come To You Every Time
Does your dog ignore you when you tell him to come? Do your pleas to call him out of the yard result in a frustrating game of keep away? If so, this 4-week class is for you and your 4-footed friend.
Discover the reasons your dog may choose not to come to you and how to change the outcome. This class is designed to use training games, play, toys and food to motivate your dog and build an automatic response to your request to “Come”. This class is open to all dogs who are well socialized around other dogs and can walk politely on a loose leash. Class includes weekly homework handouts and a clicker.
Reliable Recall classes are held Friday nights and will begin:
- Friday January 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm
Go Fetch: The Positive Way To Train a Retrieve
Does your dog have a fetching personality? If you have ever wanted to teach your dog to fetch for fun or competition, but your dog has other ideas, this class is for you!
Learn how to build a retrieve from the bottom up, using positive reiforcement every step of the way. Dogs enrolled in this class should know basic obedience behaviors and be able to focus on their owners.
You and your dog should come to class with a six foot leash, a clicker, plenty of soft yummy treats, a dumbell(dumbells will be available for purchase if you do not have one), a toy, and a mat or crate to relax on when not working.
Cost: $80.00 for the four-week class
This class is not currently on our schedule. Please call us for availability.
Canine Good Citizen
One of the purposes of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is to certify dogs that possess the training and well-mannered behaviors to be reliable and well received members of their family and the community in which they live. This 6 week class is designed for dogs, whether purebred or mixed breed, which have received some obedience training and wish to brush up on their obedience skills and manners in order to take the Canine Good Citizen Test. All ten items in the test will be reviewed and practiced in the first 5 weeks. The dogs will be tested on the last night of class. Upon successful completion of the test, the owner will receive paperwork which can be submitted to the American Kennel Club for their CGC Certificate.
Pre-requisite: Vaccinated dogs with some prior obedience training.
Time Frame: This is a 6 week class. On the 6th week of class, administration of the CGC test will take place.
This class will be scheduled twice in 2016, most likely Spring and Fall.