DOG TRAINING CLASSES

DOG TRAINING CLASSES2019-01-08T16:01:50+00:00

About Group Training Classes

Learn from experts in dog behaviour why fear, dominance or adversive training is not the best method to use when working with your dog.

***Dogs that display excessive barking/growling/lunging while on leash towards people or other dogs are not suitable for general training classes. If your dog typically displays any of these behaviours, please sign up for a private training session or Leash Reactivity 101.***

  • Eight to ten dogs per class with one instructor.
  • Dogs must have veterinary proof of current vaccinations: DHLPP and rabies. A canine cough vaccine is highly recommended. Titer tests will be accepted in place of vaccines. Puppies require a minimum of two sets of vaccines. (Puppies vaccinated by a breeder that is not a DVM will not be accepted.)
  • A clicker and training with this important tool is included in each starter class.
  • Dogs that have punctured another dog or human cannot take group classes until they have taken a private training session for assessment.
  • Classes run one hour per week for six weeks unless otherwise indicated.
  • Once registered, there are no refunds, transfers, or make-up classes for missed classes. You will be notified ahead of time if class dates need to be switched.
Basic Obedience

This course will focus on training you and your dog to become model citizens and great representatives of the canine community. You will learn: sit, down, wait, stay, come, and loose-leash walking.

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Intermediate Obedience

Take your obedience skills to the next level! Increase duration, distraction and distance, as well as adding new and more challenging skills.

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Puppy Basics

It’s imperative that puppies meet as many people, dogs and things as possible during this early stage of their lives, along with learning bite inhibition. Puppies spend some of the hour off-leash as well.

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Puppy Power

Fun tricks, baby agility, and beginner scent work are just a few things that will be covered in this fun and fast-paced puppy class.

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Puppy Pop-In

This class will give your puppy a chance to meet different puppies and people each visit! We will introduce different objects, environments, and sounds, along with building valuable habits, practices, and commands.

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Brain Busters

Learn creative and challenging ways to tire your dog out while enhancing your bond in this fun class! We’ll introduce trick training, scent detection, agility, and other fun games.

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Creating Courageous Canines

This class deals with dogs from “a little shy” to “overwhelmed”. You will learn how to help fearful dogs to be more confident and start to face their fears using gentle and humane methods.

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Hustle Your Walk

This four-week class helps you and your dog build reliable recall and loose-leash walking skills. It seems like such a simple thing, but both us and our dogs can get in some bad habits that are hard to break!

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Leash Reactivity 101

Over the course of six weeks, we will work on building your dog’s confidence and/or self-control around other dogs while on leash.

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Managing Mischief

Over this six-week course, we target impulse control issues that help dogs develop good manners and become better canine citizens.

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Therapy Dog

In this class we’ll cover the skills needed to be a therapy dog, such as walking through a crowd! Note: This class prepares you and your dog for therapy work, but does not certify you and your dog as a therapy team.

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