Obedience & Manners

IMPORTANT: Payment must be made at the time of registration. If payment is not completed, we can not hold your spot in the class. Your registration will be removed and you will need to re-register and complete payment to be placed on the class roster. If you are having trouble with the registration & payment process, please contact us.

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Basic Obedience & Manners

This class is the beginning of your training!  Open to all dogs. We work on walking on a loose leash, attention, sit, down and stay. We can also help you with specific problems like jumping up or barking. We use positive methods and lots of praise and treats to keep your dog working happily. Once you mastered the basics you can move on to more advanced obedience or other fun activities like agility, scent work, rally, flyball and more!

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Class Schedule:

Basic Obedience and Manners classes are $110 for a 6 week session. Date indicates the first class of the session.

Junior Basic

Junior Basic is Basic Obedience and Manners taught for puppies approximately 6 to 12 months old who have had little to no previous training. There is no pre-requisite for this class. The focus of the class will be on good behavior and manners (social skills) with an emphasis on loos-leash walking and learning sit, down, come, and stay.


Intermediate Obedience

This class will focus on adding more distractions, distance and duration to the basic skills that they learned in their previous class. This class makes these basic skills more relevant to everyday living. There are three classes to choose from both morning and evening.

Loose Leash Walking Workshop
This class will focus on providing YOU with the tools needed to be an effective leader and develop a great working relationship with your canine companion so they no longer find pulling rewarding.

Beginner Novice

Builds on and refines the skills learned in our Basic class. We also introduce some of the Rally signs, figure 8s, and independent stays.

At the conclusion of this class your dog may be ready to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. This is open to all breeds - including mixed breeds!

Tell me about the CGC!

Beginner Novice classes are $100 for a 6 week session. Date indicates the first class of the session.

Our advanced classes are for anyone who is interested in competing or just want to continue to grow their relationship with their dog by adding more challenging skills. All competition classes are drop in. The fee for a drop in class is payable a la carte at $10 per session or you are welcome to buy a drop-in card for a total of $60 which you can use for an entire year if you are planning on training to ready yourself for competition.

Novice

Novice Classes are held Mondays at 7:30 pm and Tuesdays at 8 pm.

Novice builds on the skills learned in Beginner Novice. The class covers on and off lead healing, figure eights, stand for exam, recall, and stays. You will learn all the skills you need to enter the Novice ring and compete with your dog.

OPEN

Open classes are offered Mondays at 7 pm. 

All of the exercises for Open are worked in this run-thru style class. Dogs should be able to jump and pick up a dumbbell.

UTILITY

Utility is offered Mondays at 8 pm. 

This drop in run-thru style class is geared to dogs who already have the fundamentals of the utility exercises. Our instructors will help you polish and perfect you performance.

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PROBLEM SOLVING CLASS

Do you have a problem dog, or does your dog have a problem handler?
Join us in a laid-back atmosphere where we can evaluate your problem and provide solutions.

These sessions can be useful for students:
• with learning disabilities
• whose dogs may be too vocal for our regular classes
• who prefer or do better in a less public class
• who cannot attend our other regularly scheduled classes
• who need a little bit of extra attention to prepare for a class situation
• with a specific issue

Sorry, no aggressive dogs allowed.