Specialty Classes

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.

Cost: $75.00

  • Dates: To Be Announced

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. This class is not designed for fearful dogs.

Cost: $100 for the four-week class

  • Dates: To Be Announced

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.

Cost: $100.00

  • Dates: To Be Announced

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.

Prerequisite: Vaccinated dogs who have attended at least one Obedience class (does not include Puppy Kindergarten).

Time Frame:  This is a 6 week class.  On the 6th week of class, administration of the CGC test will take place.

Cost: $150.00

  • Dates: To Be Announced

Trick Dog Night

Attend this one night class to work on and earn three different titles offered by American Kennel Club (AKC). Any dog can participate — they do not have to be purebred. Trick Nights will be offered intermittently through out the year. Novice Level is fairly easy and most dogs can earn this title in one night. We will check off the tricks your dog can perform, and if you need to practice a little more, just sign up for the next night, and we will check those tricks off when your dog has mastered them. Then, if you are having fun, sign up for the next level. Tricks do get more difficult as you work through the levels, but you can attend as many times as you need to in order to achieve your titles.

Prerequisite: Vaccinated dogs who have completed some obedience classes and are comfortable working around other dogs — this is a busy and active class.

Cost: $25.00 per night

Novice Tricks

  • Dates: To Be Announced

Intermediate/Advanced Tricks

  • Dates: To Be Announced

Freestyle Dance

Do you want to take your heeling and trick skills to a whole new level? Join this fun four week class and learn how to use behaviors your dog already knows from Tricks, Rally and Obedience, teach new skills (dance moves) which can be combined with heeling, and set them to music. You will delight and amaze friends and family, build a closer bond with your dog, and work towards perhaps entering a competition!! Come join the fun!

Prerequisite: Vaccinated dogs with prior obedience, rally or tricks training, who can heel with attention on leash. Must be comfortable working around other dogs.

Cost: $100.00 for a four week class

  • Dates: To Be Announced

Freestyle Drop In Night

If you have completed the 4 week Freestyle Class, or have some prior experience with Freestyle, and would like to continue dancing with your dog, these drop in nights are perfect for you! We will meet once a month (usually on the third Friday of the month, except as noted) to practice and learn more skills. Each month a different topic of freestyle training will be offered, repeating again in the second half of the year. Simply let us know in advance if you will be joining us!

Prerequisite: Previously attended 4 week Freestyle Dance Class or previous dance experience.

Cost: $25.00 per night

  • Dates: To Be Announced