Puppy Manners & Socialization Classes
Class Description: Start your puppy out on the right paw. These group puppy classes include puppy playtime, basic beginning obedience commands, problem-solving ideas, socializing, house-training, chewing, teething, digging and more. This class will teach your puppy basic manners, build his/her confidence and establish the bond that will make your pup a joy to own. This class is for puppies (10 weeks through 4-5 months).
Lessons Include: Sit, down, come, leash manners, greeting politely, watch me, stand, leave it, off, wait, and common puppy issues. Also included will be how to resolve common issues like jumping up, pulling on leash, and over excitement towards other dogs and people. Puppy Play Time is included to teach your puppy social manners around other puppies.
ALL puppies attending all 6 classes will be eligible to receive the AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsible) Puppy Program, which is a medal and a completion certificate. Puppies do NOT need to be AKC registered in order to participate.
Family Dog 1 – Beginning Dog Training Class for the Family Dog
Class Description: For dogs 5 months old through senior dogs, join us in our Family Dog Training class. This class is a basic beginning obedience and manners class for the “family” dog. Teach the skills and manners that will make your dog a joy to own. These group dog training classes are designed to help socialize and train older puppies and adult dogs, and include basic obedience commands, good manners, problem-solving ideas for basic behavior problems. Through various group lessons and discussions, you will learn how to successfully communicate with your pet.
This is an ideal class for your rescue dog, adolescent or older dog needing to improve his/her basic manners and behavior.
Lessons include: Sit, down, come, leash manners, heel, greeting politely, watch me, swing finish (return to heel position from a front sit), stand, leave it, off, wait, sit/stay, down/stay and stand/stay. Also included will be how to resolve common issues like jumping up, pulling on leash, and over excitement towards other dogs and people.
Family Dog 2 – Continued Dog Training Class for the Family Dog
This 6-week intermediate group class expands on behaviors and skills learned in Family Dog 1. Lessons include:
- More advanced and complex training techniques
- Fun games to help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated
- Working with and increasing reliability in the “3 D’s” – Distractions, Duration, Distance – with all previously learned skills including sit/stay, down/stay, stand/stay, heeling, etc.
This class is for dogs that have graduated from Family Dog 1 or equivalent
Intermediate & Advanced Classes
These classes are for dogs who have graduated from “Family Dog 1 and/or Family Dog 2 or equivalent.
- AKC CGC Classes and Testing/Evaluations
- Rally Obedience Classes (webpage coming soon)
- Competition Obedience Classes (webpage coming soon)