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Raising Rover (2 hour seminar – no dogs please) $50

Early training and socialization takes place before puppies are old enough to attend a group training class. The Raising Rover seminar is developed to help prepare you for this critical period in your puppy’s life. (Puppies less than 12 weeks old.)

The Seminar will cover:
  • Rules and regulations around the house
  • Introducing your dog to a crate
  • Socialization
  • Handling and care
  • Fun and games for people and dogs
  • Chew training
  • Guarding issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Canine communication
  • Bite inhibition
  • House training
  • The Name Game
  • Getting rid of common undesirable behaviors
  • Please call to schedule your personal Raising Rover seminar today!

    Coaching your Canine (basic training) 6 weeks - Cost $150

    In this introductory class you will learn how to effectively teach your dog basic control behaviors and develop skills to prevent or correct undesirable behaviors. Class size is limited to 8 dogs.

    A new class will be starting at the beginning of each month. The first class will meet without dogs.

    Class is offered on Wednesday at 6:15pm and again at 7:30 pm.

    Class will cover the following topics:
  • How to introduce the “clicker”
  • Operant & Classical conditioning
  • How to get rid of / prevent undesirable behavior.
  • What you’ll need and where to go
  • How to greet others and how NOT to jump!
  • Teaching Go To Your SPOT (go to your bed)
  • How to get a behavior
  • How to work with distractions
  • Reinforcement schedules
  • The Name Game
  • "Off" - Doggie Zen
  • Get your dog to "Relax"
  • Cues, releases, non-reward markers and keep going signals
  • behaviors - Sit, Down, Come, Stay and Walk on leash without pulling
  • Continuing Education (Drop in class) 1 hour $10

    Prerequisite – Coaching Your Canine or equivalent level of training

    Our continuing education class is offered as a drop in class every Monday at 6:30 pm. Class will be held both inside the building and occasionally outdoors in our sports field. Cost of the class is $10 each night you attend. This class is an intermediate training class that primarily focuses on the skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Community Canine test. Because some skills will be more difficult for some dogs and may require additional time and practice to pass the test, we offer this class ongoing so you can come as often and for as many weeks as you’d like.

    Class will cover the following topics:
  • Introducing Heel position
  • Remote rewarding
  • Group stays
  • Handling by others
  • Working around distractions
  • Formal recalls
  • Working around other Dogs
  • Real world “off”
  • Proofing stays
  • Raising criteria on stays
  • Position changes at a distance
  • Suggested Equipment:
    6 foot leash
    Reinforcements for your dog (treats, toys)
    Long leash or long line (30+ feet)

    Advanced Rally and Obedience Skills and Practice (Drop in class) 1 Hour - Cost $10

    Prerequisite – "Work in Basic Rally and Obedience Skills and Practice Class"

    Our competitive obedience class is offered as a drop in class every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Class may be held inside the building or outside in our sports field. Cost of the class is $10 each night you attend. Competitive Obedience class will cover all three levels of AKC Competitive Obedience.

    Suggested Equipment:
    6 foot leash
    Reinforcements for your dog (treats, toys)
    Mat for down stay
    Platform for Sit / Stand
    Paw target for pivots
    Items to retrieve (toy, competition dumbbell, gloves)
    Target for go outs
    Items for scent discrimination
    Training Bag (to keep all your stuff in)

    Flyball training is also available! Please contact us for more information.

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