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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.

*This is not an appropriate class for dogs that have a hard time being in the same room as other people or dogs.  All participants must be people and dog friendly.  Please consider our Reactive Dog class or Private training if you need help with behavior modification.

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

$275

Dates and Times:

Monday, July 29 - August 26, 5:30PM

Tuesday, July 30 - August 27, 5:30PM

Saturday, July 13 - August 17, 12:00PM - no class August 3 - IN SESSION

Manners 2 - Canine Good Citizen

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

*This is not an appropriate class for dogs that have a hard time being in the same room as other people or dogs.  All participants must be people and dog friendly.  Please consider our Reactive Dog class or Private training if you need help with behavior modification.

 

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.

Class Duration/Cost:

5 weeks/50 minute classes

$275

Dates and Times:

Monday, July 29 - August 26, 6:30PM

Saturday, July 13 - August 17, 2:00PM - no class August 3 - IN SESSION

  • Intermediate Obedience Course - Canine Good Citizen Testing

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Manners 3 - Advanced Canine Good Citizen

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).

*This is not an appropriate class for dogs that have a hard time being in the same room as other people or dogs.  All participants must be people and dog friendly.  Please consider our Reactive Dog class or Private training if you need help with behavior modification.

 

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

  • enter/exit a doorway politely

  • leave it with distractions

  • 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

$275

 

minimum of 3 participants

Dates and Times:

Returning in September and October!  Check back to book your spot!

Manners 4 - Urban Canine Good Citizen

For graduates of the Manners 2 or 3 Class - this class continues foundation on skills with more distractions, increased distance and longer duration. 

Prerequisites: Manners 2 or 3 - Advanced class, previous training experience or approval of trainer.

In this class we continue to focus on continuing to develop stronger and better obedience behaviors. We incorporate more real life distractions, we add more distance and add duration to behaviors. We will implement some real time situation in training. The class will take place outside. Please dress accordingly. 

*This is not an appropriate class for dogs that have a hard time being in the same room as other people or dogs.  All participants must be people and dog friendly.  Please consider our Reactive Dog class or Private training if you need help with behavior modification.

 

Behaviors include:

  • exiting and/or entering a building 

  • walking through a crowd in a busy public place

  • exposure to busy street, walk way and distractions such as skateboards, bicycles, and more

  • crossing a street

  • ignoring food on the sidewalk

  • down stay in busy outdoor area (3 minutes)

  • getting in and out of the car politely

  • meeting a friendly stranger outdoors

  • walking up and down stairs or an elevation with distractions

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

$275

minimum of 3 participants required.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, August 1 - 29, 7PM

Bouncy Dog Course

This is a three week course that is focused on the bouncy dog!  If your pup likes to jump up on people when they meet them, this is the course for you!  We will work on impulse control games that will encourage your pup to sit politely when greeting people both while out on a walk or when people are visiting your home.  We will also work on greeting other dogs politely.  Let's keep four on the floor, shall we!?!?

*IMPORTANT! This class is NOT for reactive dogs that are growly towards other people and dogs.  This workshop is for dogs that are comfortable in a class environment.  If you have a reactive dog, go to our GROWLY DOG page and see if our reactive dog class is right for you.

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves

  • Favorite toy

  • Water

  • 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:

 3 weeks/50 minute classes/$165

DATES AND TIMES:

Tuesday, July 30 - August 13, 6:30PM

Tricks!

Let's have some fun!

This workshop is an opportunity to learn tricks for fun and redirection tools for any reason.  Tricks can be an amazing way to keep your dog engaged with you, making you the most important person in the room! Think of the posibilities! A chin hold to help with body handling!  "Center" your pup between your feet to have the most control of their positioning at any time!  Targeting with nose and body for so many fun and important reasons!  The list goes on and on.

*IMPORTANT! This class is NOT for reactive dogs that are growly towards other people and dogs.  This workshop is for dogs that are comfortable in a class environment.  If you have a reactive dog, go to our GROWLY DOG page and see if our reactive dog class is right for you.

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves

  • Favorite toy

  • Water

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

  • 6ft leash (no retractables) 

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 6 months or older

Class Dates & Time:

Thursday, August 1-8, 6PM - 2 Week Course

Loose Leash Walking/Recall Class

This is a four week course that will cover BOTH loose leash walking and recall (coming when called).  In the first two classes, we will focus on recall and give you the necessary tools to get your dog's attention and encourage them to come to you when you ask.  We will use fun games to make the training process enjoyable for both you and your dog.

Are you no longer enjoying walks with your dog?  Are you being pulled this way and that?  Your walk with your dog is only as good as your technique.  Equipment like no pull harnesses, Gentle Leaders and martingale collars are all great tools that are meant to aid in your walks while you and your pup are learning to walk nicely on a leash and to keep your dog safe and comfortable.  The loose leash walk technique you will learn in this workshop will take you from training your dog to check in often with you first with little distractions in our training center and then out in a park where we will practice what you've learned in a more distracting environment.

*IMPORTANT! This class is NOT for reactive dogs that are growly towards other people and dogs.  This workshop is for dogs that are comfortable in a class environment.  If you have a reactive dog, go to our GROWLY DOG page and see if our reactive dog class is right for you.

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, high value (moist) treats your dog loves

  • Favorite toy

  • Water

  • 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 6 months or older

Class Duration/Cost:

4 Weeks/50 minute classes/$220

Dates & Times:

Thursday, August 15 - September 5, 6PM

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