Dog Training Classes that Work
“Her system works! Daisy was soon sitting, lying down, coming and going to her “place” on command. She stopped whining and crying in her kennel. She’s getting good at walking on a leash without pulling. Everywhere we take her, people comment on how well behaved she is. We were able to avoid ruining our little sweetie, even though she has a bit of a stubborn streak. Now when that shows up, we strap on a treat bag, get out the clicker and put her through a training session. She’s soon back to that lovable, playful and happy Daisy that is a joy to be around. “
Basic Manners 1
SaturDAYs & sometimes other days • 1 Hr • 6 CLasses
With practice, this class will make life with your pup easier and more fun. These class modules are based around real life scenarios, and are specifically designed to address the most common challenges in life with our puppies and young dogs. We cover the basics for puppies and young dogs, including sit, down, recall, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, heal, settle, name recognition, and target touch. We also focus strongly on the basics for the human part of the partnership - situational awareness, working at your dog’s level, problem solving, and positive reinforcement tools. Six one-hour class sessions, starting with a people-only orientation class.
Class cost: $180
Basic Manners 2
SaturDAYs • 1 Hr • 5 CLasses
These class sessions are designed to practice and focus more deeply into tools introduced in Basic Manners 1 that make our lives easier while out and about with our canine companions. We learn and practice the all important recall in a few different locations, with increasing distraction level as your pup progresses. We also cover the basics for a more comfortable and enjoyable walk including the loose leash walk (“reading the paper”), heal, leave it, wait, recalls, and stays while out and about. This is a class using positive reinforcement tools, and is appropriate for pups and their people who’ve taken a positive reinforcement based Basic Manners or Puppy Class.
Class cost: $150
A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen Test Prep Class
SaturDAYs • 1 Hr • 4 CLasses
This four session course is designed to help prepare the handler and their pup to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certification. This certification is recognized throughout the U.S., and allows the certificate holders access into some business and retail settings that normally wouldn’t allow dogs. It is often a first required step for pups and their handlers that wish to become therapy dog teams. The A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen test is offered separately. This is a class appropriate for those pooches and their people who’re comfortable using positive reinforcement based training tools, and who have already taken a Basic Manners class.
Class cost: $120.00
Saturdays • 1 Hr • 4 CLasses
Just for fun! This is a laid-back class that focuses on teaching tricks that will earn the AKC’s Novice and/or Intermediate Tricks titles, if you choose to test for them. Tricks may include target-touch, sit, down, spin left, spin right, paws up, beam, tunnel, jump-over, speak, back-up, forward, roll-over, and more… This four-session class is also appropriate for those pooches and people who’ve already taken a positive reinforcement based Basic Manners Class, and who enjoy clicker/marker training with their pup and simply want to have more fun training.