All Ages Welcome
Learn all about Clicker Training in this 4 week basics class! The mechanical skills of classic clicker training, as well as, clicker timing, how to get behaviors through shaping, capturing and luring, reinforcement techniques and training tips on how to get precise behaviors are all addressed in this basics course. We will be working on loose lead walking, down stays, send away (or go to bed) and tricks, as well as, how to increase distractions and duration during training!
Requirements: Both dogs must be over 20 weeks
Have a few furry friends in your household? Having trouble training them together or feeling outnumbered? Then bring your canine companions for our Level One course designed for multi dog households. We will be working on group impulse control, door answering, loose lead walking and management in order to have a more harmonious home!
Dog/Handler team consists of one handler and two dogs. We highly recommend that one (or both) of the dogs complete Level One Basics prior to enrollment; however, this is not a requirement.
All Ages Welcome
Does your dog bark, growl, lunge or otherwise react while on lead towards other dogs? Then join us for 6 weeks as we teach you counter conditioning and positive reinforcement techniques to help bring you dog back under threshold while on lead.
Note: This course is for dogs who are reactive towards other dogs only! If your dog is reactive or aggressive towards people please email us for further behavioral information and help.
*Class is limited to 4 working handler/dog teams for more one-on-one assistance. Enrollment is first come, first served.
All Ages Welcome
Does your dog pull on the lead (or try to pull your arm off)? Ever feel like your dog is walking you? Does your dog think recall means come when they're ready? This class offers fresh, FUN ideas to get you engaged with your dog and teach them to walk politely on lead and come when called! Through the use of games and many of the same techniques used to teach hunting dogs we help you build on your relationship with your dog to produce successful recalls, even with distraction, and show you how you can have a canine partner who walks politely on lead!
*This course is taught with team building exercises and in close proximity to other dogs. For this reason we do not allow reactive dogs (i.e. dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs in an aggressive or non-aggressive way) in this course. Please see our Reactive Rover course for assistance with reactivity.
Level One Basics
Requirements: Dogs must be over 18 weeks of age
Level One Basics is the perfect obedience course for dogs that have never take a class before, dogs needing to brush up on rusty obedience skills or to continue a puppy’s education! Initial exercises focus on gaining attention to facilitate teaching basic manners - sit, down, stay, off, walking on a loose leash and polite greetings, as well as what to do in emergent situations! This class is taught on-leash and is pre-requisite for the CGC unless prior approval is obtained.
Requirement: Puppies must be between 10 - 18 weeks of age at start of course
Classes focus on giving your puppy a head start in basic obedience! Topics covered include socialization, calming skills, recalls, impulse control and basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay and walking on a loose leash), as well as incorporating a few tricks.
Requirement: Puppies must be between 8 - 12 week of age at start of course
The earlier you start training, the easier it will be! In Puppy kindergarten learn how to handle the most urgent puppy training issues. Topics covered include safe socialization with people, puppy biting, house training and chewing all of which should be addressed during your puppy's first three months of life.