Puppy Kindergarten – $145
A fun, 5 week course for puppies aged between 10-20 weeks. The course is designed to help build your puppy’s self confidence through games, play and socialization. It will also teach him or her basic dog manners and help you to deal with nuisance behavior such as mouthing, chewing or jumping.
Did you know that puppies learn more in their first 16 weeks than they do in their entire lifetime? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that is should be standard of care for puppies to receive socialization before they are fully vaccinated. What they are exposed to during these crucial weeks has an everlasting emotional and cognitive effect on the rest of their lives. Through exposure to positive life experiences at an early age, you are setting your puppy up to succeed!
Each lesson will cover:
- American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Program
- mini-lecture and practical exercises
- how to get puppy used to “scary” objects
- how to deal with a problem behavior
- the teaching of a basic command
- confidence-building exercises
- and of course, lots of free playtime!
Basic Obedience – $145
A six week course for dogs five months of age and older. In this class you will learn how to teach your dog the commands to sit, lie down, stay, come, and heel. Socializing is encouraged throughout class to ensure your dog is comfortable working around other dogs.
Our desire by the end of this class is to have your dog listening obediently and enthusiastically to your every command. We want to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog for many years of happiness to come with your companion.
Intermediate Obedience – $145
Imagine how proud your dog (and you) would be to receive his or her Canine Good Citizen Certificate! This 6 week course helps to prepare your dog to take the 10 Step AKC Canine Good Citizen exam. Work with your dog up to 30 feet away using a long-line, lengthen stays and increase the level of distraction. You will also get an introduction to agility and off-leash training.
Agility Class – $175
Agility training is a dog sport that’s sweeping the nation, fun for young dogs as well as older ones, small or large, short or tall. Agility training helps you bond with your dog and develop mutual respect and communication skills as you negotiate obstacles and work your way through agility courses. Carefully designed with fun and safety in mind, our dog agility training curriculum prepares you for fun from day one.
K9 Nose Work®
What is K9 Nose Work®?
K9 Nose Work® is a dog training activity designed to develop a dog’s natural scenting ability by using her/his curiosity, desire to hunt, and love of toys, food and exercise. The art and practice of nose work is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes and has made basic search dog skills available to companion dogs, creating a new sport arena for dog enthusiasts. Not only has it proven to be a great activity for all types of dogs, but the founders’ techniques make this one of the most accessible activities for the widest variety of pet owners regardless of previous training experience.
Dogs work only with their human handler and the instructor.
Dogs may work both on leash and off leash.
Handlers too, may come in all shapes, ages and sizes.
Not into jogging with your dog?
Not into the noise of flyball?
Not into the structure of the obedience ring?
This is the sport for you!
Do you have a dog that may be a little shy or timid in public? Nose Work has demonstrated the ability to help dogs gain confidence and become less fearful.
Handlers learn to read the subtle nuances of dog body language. The average dog will not say “Here it is.” to their owner. The handler must be able to understand by the dog’s behavior whether the dog has truly found the prize.
Dogs must be comfortable being confined to a crate while waiting their turn to learn.