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Beginning Obedience
In this beginning obedience class, you and your puppy or dog will learn to work together rather than one enforcing a will upon the other. This is a positive training program based on communication and reward. Your puppy will learn 'sit', 'down', 'stand', 'come', leave-it and walking on a loose leash. In addition to commands, your puppy/dog will continue to work on socialization skills begun in the puppy pre-school and/or the S.T.A.R. Puppy class.
Beginning Obedience (6 week class, 1 day per week)
Intermediate Obedience
This class will further the reliability of your dog's basic commands while adding more distance and distractions. The 'sit' and 'down' stay commands will have the owner walking out of sight of the dog. Added to the come command (where your dog will come to you and sit in front of you) will be the 'finish' where the dog moves around behind you and finishes sitting at your left side. Your dog will be introduced to the 'heel' command as well as 'wait' and 'drop-it'. You will be asked to bring your dog's bed (not crate) to class when we work on the 'place' command.
Intermediate Obedience (6 week class, 1 day per week)
Advanced Obedience
This class will further the reliability of your dog's basic and intermediate commands. All commands will be performed off leash in the advanced obedience class.
Advanced Obedience (6 week class, 1 day per week)
AKC Canine Good Citizen
AKC Good Citizen designations are available to both pure bred and mixed breed dogs. This designation shows that your dog is obedient and knows how to act and interact in a public forum safely and reliably. This class will prepare both you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Here is a more complete description of the class.
AKC Canine Good Citizen (6 week class, 1 day per week)
Puppy Pre-School
Puppy Pre-school is a socialization class. In this class, your puppy will learn by interacting with other puppies in a safe, controlled enviroment, overseen by professional dog trainers. This class lasts six weeks and is one night per week. During this class, your puppy will learn to respond to you when surrounded by the distraction of multiple puppies. The goal of this class is to get your puppy started off on a positive note in training, as well as building his/her confidence in socialization not only with other puppies, but with other humans as well. Puppy socialization is extremely important to the mental/emotional growth of the young puppy. This class can be started as soon as you bring a young puppy home and should hopefully be finished before the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age. Puppies should have had their first set of shots and records will need to be provided. I know some are worried about finishing vaccinations before beginning exposure to other puppies and for you I have created this page with socialization information from multiple vets, as extracted from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. See you in class! This will be fun for both you and your new family member!
Puppy Pre-school (6 week class, 1 day per week)
S.T.A.R. Puppy
S.T.A.R. Puppy is an AKC (American Kennel Club) designation that is available to purebred and mixed breed puppies. This class teaches the skills needed (by both puppy and human counterpart) to pass the S.T.A.R. Puppy test and receive the designation. This does not mean that if you take the class, you will automatically pass the test. The ability of you and your puppy to pass this test depends greatly on your dedication, consistency and patience. You will need to practice what you learn in between classes and bring up any questions or concerns you have at the next class. Once you are taking the test (on the last day) the instructor can not assist you in any way, nor can any questions be answered (unless they have to do with not understanding the instructions). Be sure you ask all questions before you are in the midst of the test. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility. S.T.A.R. Puppy indepth description
S.T.A.R. Puppy (6 week class, 1 day per week)
APDT C.L.A.S.S. B.A.
Skills taught in this class will include waiting at the door, come, leash manners, loose leash walking and attention, meet and greet, leave it, wait for release to eat, stay and settle.
APDT C.L.A.S.S. B.A. (6 week class, 1 day per week)
APDT C.L.A.S.S. M.A.
Skills taught in this class will include waiting in the car and at doors, pass by other dogs, come, leashing up manners, sit, down, stand, handling, loose leash walking, leave it and stay.
APDT C.L.A.S.S. M.A. (6 week class, 1 day per week)
APDT C.L.A.S.S. Ph.D.
Skills taught in this class will include loose leash walking, back up, stay, come, leashing up manners, meet and greet, attention table manners, sit, all with distractions
APDT C.L.A.S.S. Ph.D. (6 week class, 1 day per week)
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
** If private consultation is needed in addition to normal weekly classes, that can be arranged.
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