Group Classes

Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 8-20 wks. of age)
Wednesdays, January 9 - 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Start your puppy off right by socializing him/her to other people and their puppies. Included will be off leash play, basic manners practice and behavior help - loose leash walking, chewing, housebreaking, nipping plus confidence building exercises. This class helps you start building communication with your puppy. 4 weeks $80

Basic Obedience (for dogs over 20 weeks of age)
Tuesdays, January 8 - February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

This class gives you all the tools to create a good pet. You will learn how to teach your dog to focus, sit, down, stand, stay, come, leave it, greet politely, leash manners and settle on a mat. 6 weeks $120

TEAM Sports Foundation (for dogs who have been through a Basic Obedience class)
Train an excellent set of foundation skills for any dog sport or competition venue. Engagement and focus, heeling, recalls, fronts, distance work, targeting, jumping, retrieving and impulse control are presented in manageable steps, keeping it fun for the dog and the handler! This course is designed to cover the exercises in Denise Fenzi's TEAM Level 1 video competition title.

K9 Nose Work© Classes

Level 1 - Intro to K9 Nose Work©
Beginning February  Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. - Call if interested to reserve a spot!

Want to keep working with your pal and have a blast? This class is designed to develop your dog's natural scenting ability by using their curiosity to hunt, love of food/toys and exercise. It was developed by Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot and Jill Marie O'Brien. Any dog and any handler can participate in this sport regardless of training level or handicap. You and your dog will become more self-confident, burn lots of physical and mental energy, and you will marvel at their working style! Your dog must be able to be crated quietly while others work. 6 weeks $120

Level 2 - Intro to K9 Nose Work©

Now that your dog has learned "the game" continue to let him hone his hunting skills and work on your leash handling skills. Exterior and Vehicle searches are started. Your dog must be able to be crated while others work. 6 weeks $120

Level 3 - Intro to Odor
Saturdays, September 29 - November 17, 2018 - 9:30 a.m.

Add Birch to the game and prep work for the ORT. 6 weeks $120

Level 4 - Continuing (on-going)
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Fridays, 10:45 a.m.
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
Sundays 1:30 p.m.

This class is for those who have completed Levels 1-3 and their dog is working independently and sourcing odor. Odor Recognition Test and NW1 competition prep is covered. Class may go on the road to get dogs used to working in novel environments. 6 weeks $120

Level 5 - Competition Prep (on-going)
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

NW2, NW3 and Elite competition prep will be addressed as well as other odors. Classes will go on the road from time to time in different locations to get dogs used to working in novel environments. 6 weeks $120

Agility for Fun - TBA

Want an action packed sport to burn off that extra energy with your best friend? This class uses obstacles and patterns to work together as a team. Dogs must be friendly to people and other dogs as some work will be off leash. Prerequisite - Basic Obedience. 6 weeks $120

CGC (Canine Good Citizen) - TBA

This class is in preparation for AKC's CGC certificate whose purpose is to promote responsible dog ownership. Each part of the test will be practiced separately to learn the skills necessary to work as a team. Testing available for those who wish to earn the certificate. 6 weeks $120

Rally for Fun - TBA

Want to polish your skills and have fun while doing it? Rally could be your next addiction! Use heel, sit, down, stay, turns and pivots to create a game for the two of you. You may get hooked enough to compete! Prerequisite - Basic Obedience. 6 weeks $120

Rocket Recall - TBA

Does your dog return to you when you call him? Dogs don't come with an English software package installed. Learn how dogs learn. Make the training fun! Basic Obedience (at my facility or another) or permission of instructor is a requirement for this class. 4 weeks $80

Therapy Dog Prep - TBA

This class is designed to aid handlers prepare their dog for therapy dog work. All behaviors and tests will be covered that will prepare you to do very rewarding work at nursing homes, schools, hospitals and other venues. Your dog must have completed an Obedience class either at my location or another.

Tricks and Games - TBA

Want to "wow" family members and friends at your next gathering? Teach your dog fun tricks to show how smart she is! Your dog will view this interaction as play with you and further your bond as well as strengthen your communication. 4 weeks $80

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