Classes

Manners 1

A well-mannered family dog is priceless. Manners 1 - Beginner, is ideal for dogs that have attended our PuppyGarten, dogs that want to learn new manners or refresh their skills. The class is a wonderful preparation to work towards the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test.

Behaviors we will cover:

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 5 months or older

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/50 minute classes

$250

Dates and Time:

TUESDAY 5:00PM CLASS SESSION: 

JULY 12 - AUGUST 16 (NO CLASS AUGUST 9)

THURSDAY 5:00PM CLASS SESSION:

JUNE 30 - JULY 28

Manners 2

For graduates of the Manners 1 Class - Intermediate, this class continues foundation skills and introduces tricks.

The last class offers the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing.

 

Prerequisites: Manners 1 - Beginning class, previous group training experience or approval of trainer

 

Behaviors we will cover:

  • impulse control behaviors such as sit stay and down stay

  • focusing on handler/owner and ignoring distractions

  • sitting politely for petting

  • loose leash walking through a crowd

  • recalls with more distractions

  • greeting a stranger

  • greeting another dog politely

  • supervised separation

  • reviewing CGC test requirements

  • tricks

 

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/50 minute classes

$250

Dates and Times:

TUESDAY 6:00PM CLASS SESSION: 

JULY 12 - AUGUST 16 (NO CLASS AUGUST 9)

​THURSDAY 6:00PM CLASS SESSION:

JUNE 30 - JULY 28

Manners 3

For graduates of the Manners 2 Class - Advanced, this class continues foundation skills and tricks. The last class offers the Advanced AKC Canine Good Citizen ACGC) testing.  

 

Prerequisites: Manners 2 - Intermediate class, previous training experience or approval

of trainer.

In this class we continue to focus on developing obedience behaviors. We incorporate more real life distractions, add more duration and focus on provide a good skill set for ACGC testing (Advanced CGC) and Therapy Dog (based on TDI).

 

Behaviors include:

  • learning to relax while owner is doing something else

  • sitting politely for petting with distractions

  • meeting a friendly stranger with distractions

  • meeting another dog

  • loose-leash walking past distractions

  • loose-leash walking through a crowd

  • recall (20 ft +) with distractions

  • sit and down stay with distractions and distance

  • supervised separation

  • enter/exit a doorway politely

  • leave it with distractions

  • supervised visitation

  • reaction to situations including wheelchair, walker, children and more

  • reviewing ACGC test requirements

  • reviewing TDI test requirements

  • tricks

Bring to class:

• lots of small, moist treats

• favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong

• mat (such as bathmat)

• flat collar, martingale and harness (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

• 6 ft leash (no retractable leash)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/50 minute classes

$250

Dates and Times:

Sunday, June 5 - July 10 (no class July 3): 1:00PM

Sunday, April 3 - May 1: 1:00PM