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We offer the following classes:
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Special Interest Classes
• Nose Work
Fun and Games
• Additional Special Classes
• Private Lessons/Consultations
Foundation Obedience & Manners
• My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S.
• Rocket Recalls and Come Now!
• Dogs Behaving Better: Build Impulse Cntrl
Additional Obedience Classes
Puppy Training & Socialization
Dog Agility 3
(See Puppy Agility Classes above)
Agility 1 & 2
Agility 1 & 2
• Beyond Excellent- Masters/Intl Handling
Fun Runs scheduled
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We also do special
events, including seminars, agility and rally run-thrus,
workshops, and private dog parties.
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Do you only offer group
While small group classes are a terrific and more economical
way to train your dog, sometimes your pooch (and you!)
need a little extra help. Call us to schedule a private
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• Specialty Classes •
--Tuesday, January 23, 2018
(First class is online training in the comfort
of your home.)
2 sessions (choose one):
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Got a feisty
Fido when it comes to certain interactions? Do you feel lost when
your dog barks, growls, lunges or generally becomes difficult
to control around other dogs or people? This class is about your
dog learning relaxation and trust and overcoming fear and anxiety.
The training methods used are based on the development of a working
relationship with your dog. Understand what your reactive dog
is doing, why he's doing it, and how to change it. Learn the tools
to decrease the stress in your dog and teach him or her confidence
and focus. Come work with your dog in a controlled, supportive
environment. Instill a conditioned emotional response, learn calming
and management techniques, coping responses, and emergency escape
Starting dates of next classes:
--Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Great for dogs
of all ages and abilities, K9 Nose Work is a great way for your
dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and
physical energy. In this class we take your dog’s instinctual
skill and teach them to use it to play games with their noses!
As your dog becomes more skilled, the challenges increase so your
dog continues to learn and have fun!
to spend time with your dog having lots
of fun, connecting and learning to communicate
as a team? Looking
ideas and activities to burn some of your
dog's energy? Then this tail-wagging fun
class is for you! There are several editions
of this innovative, fun class including Classic
Edition Agility Edition, Dancing with Dogs
Edition and Urban Herding Edition! It's perfect
for dogs of all ages and abilities.
• Obedience & Manners Classes •
Starting dates of next class(es):
--Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Receive online video
to watch at home; and Tuesday, November 21, 2017
at 7:15 p.m. is 1st class with your dog
--Tuesday, December 12, 2017: Receive online video
to watch at home; and Tuesday, December 19, 2017
at 6 p.m. is first class with your dog
want to help make life with your dog easier by
allowing you to enjoy a calm and well-behaved
companion. Teaching your dog to understand your
obedience commands is important but it's relationship-building
that really counts. When you build communication
skills and a better relationship with your dog,
better manners and obedience will easily follow.
Focus Foundation is a 6-week class and is the
foundation for all future training and is perfect
for improving the behavior of your favorite
pooch. We will train or improve basic obedience
skills and improve manners. We will work on
attention, impulse control, and the ability to
work around other dogs as well as people and
distractions. We will help you build better
motivation and confidence and discuss how to
solve some pesky behavior problems.
Novice and Advanced combined
--Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
know as Rally Obedience) emphasizes fun and excitement for the
dog/handler team while providing an interactive approach to
obedience. Rally is about the most fun you can have doing obedience
exercises with your dog! The exercises involved in the course
will help build your skills as a handler and increase your dog's
repertoire of behaviors. Praise, encouragement, and continuous
communication are encouraged in this fun sport.
B.A. (Bachelors Level 1)
M.A. (Masters Level 2)
--Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Ph.D. (Doctorate Level 3)
your dog practical, real-life obedience and
skills and manners that are useful and important
in everyday life. These skills include walking
nicely on a leash, meeting and greeting strangers,
giving you attention, coming when called, waiting
at the door, stay, settle, leave it, and waiting
politely for the food bowl. At the end of the
6 weeks a mock C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life And
Social Skills) evaluation will be done so you
will know what you need to work on. This class is similar to an AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) prep class.
Rocket Recalls: Getting Your Dog to Come
This is a single, one hour class.
Now! Building a Fast, Reliable Recall
Behaving Better! Building Impulse Control
to build some solid impulse control in the
face of various real-life distractions
This is a single 75 minute class
• Puppy Classes •
Starting dates of next classes:
--Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
--Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6 p.m.
should all puppies go to school? By five months of age much of
your puppy's personality has been determined, so it is very important
to begin a class prior to this age. Early puppyhood is a critical
time for socialization and learning. This time will set the stage
for the rest of your puppy's life. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime
chance to show your puppy how to confidently relate to other puppies,
unfamiliar people, and strange sights, sounds, and events. Reserve
your puppy's spot today in this limited-enrollment class. For pups 8-18 weeks of age at the start of class.
--Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6 p.m.
fun, high-energy 4-week Super Puppy class is
for graduates of Ideal PuppyI (or similar)
and are 5 to 8 months of age. Your pup must
be friendly towards people and other dogs and
have good play skills. This mostly off-leash
class is similar to Focus Foundation except
that in addition we will continue to promote
good socialization skills through off-leash
play and interaction. We will work on sit,
down stand and stay, adding duration, distance,
and distraction,and using positive reinforcement
(and the clicker for those that want to). This
class is for motivated owners that want to
take their puppy to the next level!
No class at this time
It is important to continue to allow your older puppy plenty of
time to play and to interact with other puppies and dogs. Socialization
training is vital to making your new puppy a good canine citizen
and teaches your pup to not be fearful around other dogs. A properly
socialized puppy becomes a more emotionally healthy adult. We
will also incorporate obedience, attention, and focus exercises
to keep your pup sharp and engaged. This class is for all dog-friendly
pooches between 5-9 months.
pups 5-12 months of age. Take advantage of your youngster's natural
curiosity and abundant energy to introduce him or her to the fun
sport of agility! This 6-week class will focus on some fundamentals
of agility using puppy games that will utilize targeting, wobble
boards, focus and basic obedience skills. Puppies will be introduced
to sights, sounds, and techniques that are helpful toward building
confidence without stress on baby joints. Clickers, treats and
toys will be used for focus motivators. Class will help build
your puppy's confidence and strengthen your bond and partnership.
The goal is to create a dog that is engaged, focused and motivated
as well as one that is confident, well socialized, and eager to
offer behaviors and learn.
your young dog already had some agility? Then
this class may be for you.
this class you will learn lots of new skills
and continue to work on obedience skills for
agility. Obstacles such as A-frame, dogwalk,
and teeter at low heights will be taught to
give the young dog under a year of age confidence
and with safety in mind. Open channel weave
poles will be used and we will work on front
crosses. Your dog's correct position relative
to the handler will be stressed, as well as
teaching the puppy the confidence to begin
working away from the handler. Short sequences
will be run using obstacles such as the table,
chute, tunnel and open weaves.No (or only very
low) jumping will be done with pups under 12
months of age and older adolescents over a
year will begin to jump higher. The
difficulty level will be personalized to your
dog's (and your) skill level.
adolescent dog is getting older and his agility skills are improving.
Puppy Agility 2 is the prerequisite for Puppy Agility 3. Equipment
is being raised, and correct contact behavior (2 on/2 off) is
being strengthened and improved. More challenging sequences are
being offered to your older and more experienced young dog. We
are still not jumping, but we do use jumps with no bars to teach
handling around the jump uprights.
• Agility Classes •
October 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Introduction to Agility (more
agility info here) dogs will be introduced to many of the
obstacles in agility such as jumps, tunnel, chute, and open weaves,
in a safe and controlled manner. The skills needed to successfully
negotiate the obstacles and the handling skills will be worked
on weekly. Attention, focus and motivation will be practiced as
the team builds confidence in an atmosphere that centers on learning
skills while having fun.
is the next class after you have comleted
Intro to Agility. In this class handling skills
and basic control will be improved. Students
learn to give timely commands, to provide consistent
and smooth body cues, and to develop teamwork
with their dogs. Handlers also develop the
ability to switch smoothly from handling their
dogs off one side to handling off the other
in the middle of a sequence. The dog and handler
teams will continue to improve their skills
and will become more proficient at simple
combinations of obstacles.
--Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.
will continue to develop teamwork and increase handling skills
in Novice Agility. This is the class for Beginning Agility grads.
Sequencing is performed off lead, therefore, your dog also must
be able to sit, stay, down, and come on command, off lead. Handlers
also develop the ability to switch smoothly from handling their
dogs off one side to handling off the other in the middle of a
sequence using front and rear crosses. The different come to side
maneuvers will be practiced using obstacles. Dogs will be taught
to move ahead and switch as needed from handler to obstacle focus.
--Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Agility class is designed to advance you and your dog's agility
skills and to prepare you and your dog for competition, if desired.
The class will build on jumping skills, obstacle discrimination,
and distance handling skills. The dogs must be reliable off leash
and under good control. Dog/handler teamwork is emphasized, not
on just getting through a sequence but the way in which it is
accomplished. The class is designed to teach the handler and the
dog how to gain confidence, accuracy, and speed.
--Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6 p.m. and
AKC agility judge and top agility handler, will again be offering
her expertise to teach this popular class. The class will include
complex sequences found in Excellent and/or World Team level courses
designed to build the skills necessary to successfully compete
at the highest levels. In the class you will continue to perfect
skills that are needed to be successful and get the most out of
a performance. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve
their communication with their dog and increase speed and reliability.
--Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
yourself in this exciting and highest level
class. Agility continues to get more competitive
and technical. The best agility competitors
in the world are utilizing new handling techniques
and in this class we teach them to you.
Register for this class and learn from a world-class
instructor and handler, Barb Davis. Discover the newest techniques
to get you and your canine partner from point
A to point B in the fastest, most motivating
and most efficient way possible . With Barb's
feedback, you will understand different ways of
handling each sequence and discover what works best for you and
your dog. You will learn new handling skills that you may not
have been aware of or had the opportunity to try.
--Sunday, December 10, 2017. First run at 4 p.m.
your skills, have fun, and enjoy the company
of other agility enthusiasts! Two courses for
novice to advanced levels. Toys and treats are
encouraged to keep your dog motivated and eager
|Private Lessons and Consultations
| |Are you feeling overwhelmed, embarrassed or frustrated by your dog’s behavior? Get real solutions for training issues or behavior problems including unruly or out of control behavior, jumping up, housetraining, not listening, pulling on leash, lack of focus, or reactivity towards dogs or people. Private agility lessons are also available.
We are happy to provide private, one-on-one consultations, training, and behavior modification to help change your dog into a dog that’s a pleasure to live with.
If you feel you and your pet would benefit from one-on-one
time with one of our knowledgeable, professional,
and understanding trainers, we invite you to schedule
lesson or consultation that's convenient for you.
Please call Mindy Cox, Training Director at 561-427-6700
to discuss your needs and goals.