Gentle, positive training and socialization are vital for all puppies. Topics include: house manners (house-training, play biting, etc.); temperament training (anti- aggression, handling and socialization); and command training (leash walking, sit, down, stand, stay, come, off, shake and rollover). Puppy Kindergarten participants have the opportunity to become “STAR” puppies via the AKC STAR Puppy program – visit http://www.akc.org/starpuppy.
Online Orientation and interactive homework, with 5 in-person meetings for learning, practice and socialization.
Good Dog 101
(5 MONTHS & UP)
Gentle, effective, positive reinforcement training is ideal for any dog, big or small. Learn behaviors and skills for real life: attention, loose leash, walking, sit, down, stay, come, go-to- place, leave it; plus learn tricks and problem/solving prevention.
Online Orientation and interactive homework, with 5 in-person meetings for learning and coached practice.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
(price varies depending on class length. Check with instructor.)
In this class we practice the skills necessary for you and your dog to earn the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Title, often used as a screening test before Therapy Dog work. Your Graduation Class will be the official AKC test.
TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD
(5 MONTHS & UP) (price varies depending on class length. Check with instructor.)
(5 months & Up) Do not bring your dog to the first class! Taking our show on the road! This class meets at different, predetermined locations each week (downtown, the beach, the park and restaurants). We will work on attention, walking on a loose leash, come, leave it, stays with lots of distraction, dog greetings, etc. All dogs must be dog-friendly, and have had some previous training. Limited to 5 dogs.
AGILITY FOR FUN
You and your dog play and learn with closed and open tunnels, broad jump, bar jumps, tire jump, weave poles and more! We practice ‘steering’ and control on the course, too. (This class does require prior training is not, however, a competition level class. Dog must be dog friendly.)
Therapy Dogs visit seniors, visit hospitals, help kids learn to read, and more. To participate in class dogs should be confident, social and non-aggressive to dogs and people. Preferably your dog will already have achieved his Canine Good Citizen certification.
In class we will learn the control, greeting and handling behaviors appropriate to a therapy dog. We will also work on the dog being comfortable around equipment, such as a walker or wheelchair, seen in a therapeutic setting.
(Note, therapy dogs are NOT service dogs. Service dogs are specifically tasked trained to assist a disabled person. They have the right of Public Access; therapy dogs do not )