PUPPY HEADSTART (puppies under 16 weeks at the start of class)
This class is designed to provide proper socialization in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Both the owners and their puppies will enjoy the socialization and playtime during each class. This class is designed to stop problems before they start. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
PUPPY FUNDAMENTALS (puppies over 16 weeks and under 24 weeks at the start of class)
This is an actual obedience class geared to the developing puppy transitioning from puppy-hood to being a teenager. All of the Basic obedience commands taught in our traditional BBO are covered as well as household manners. Development and typical problem behaviors are discussed. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
BASIC BEHAVIOR AND OBEDIENCE SERIES
BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL 1 (ANY age)
This is an excellent class for those who are trying to overcome minor behavior issues or learn and understand basic behavior and obedience, including manners. Your family will learn how to better understand your dog and to communicate more clearly with them through better handling and using commands that your dog will learn to understand. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour and a half (1 ½)
BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL2 (Requirements: Successful Competition of BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL 1)
Take the next step in furthering your dogs' education and enroll in our NEW Advanced Basics class. While Basic Behavior is about teaching your dog how to respond to commands ON leash and Beyond is about consistent results OFF leash, the new Advanced Basics class bridges the gap and shows you how to work towards off leash control while still having control over your dog using leash drag and long-line techniques. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
BEYOND BASICS (Requirements: Successful Competition of BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL 2)
Take the next step in furthering your dogs' education and enroll in our Beyond Basics class. We will continue from where you left off in Advanced Basics. You will receive the best instruction possible, further your skills by working on off leash commands, and your dog will have the opportunity to show their full potential. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
PRIVATE LESSONS (Evaluation required before signing up for a Private Lesson)
Do you do better one-on-one? Then a Private Lesson may be the right fit for you. Our team of Trainers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are equipped to help get you where you want to be from basic obedience to severe aggression to service dog skills and everything in between! *All Behavior Issues *Basic & Advanced Obedience *Conformation Handling *Competition Obedience *Rally Obedience *Service Dogs Skills *Therapy Dogs *Beginner Schutzhund *Weight Pull This a one (1) hour lesson with just you, your dog, and a Trainer.
PUPPY PRIVATE LESSON (For puppies under 5 months)
Puppy Private Lessons cover how to teach the basic obedience commands as well as how to start your puppy out right with the proper management tools and advise. Have a specific future goal in mind? We’ll help get both of you on track! This a one (1) hour lesson with just you, your puppy, and a Trainer
ACADEMY OF CANINE BEHAVIOR
The Specialty Classes
RALLY LEVEL Beginning and Continuous (must have completed BBO)
This class will refine some of the skills you have learned in Basic Behavior and Obedience. We will also introduce some new skills that will not only be used in Competition Obedience but will make your dog a better companion. The main objective of competition obedience is to showcase dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the dog and handler. Even if you don’t have aspirations of gaining titles (which are available in several different venues to both pure-bred dogs and mixes) this class is a great way to continue to build your relationship with your canine team mate. Emphasis will be placed on building the team using positive reinforcement. This is a four (4) week class held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
This drop-in class is for practicing with your Conformation show dog. Our team of Instructors have years of experience in profes-sional handling of show dogs to guide you through the process of getting your dog from promising youngster to finished Champion! This is a drop-in class held once (1) a week
AGILITY LEVEL 1-4 (must have completed BBO or have instructor approval)
Introduction to Agility (dogs should be 6 months or older to do this class) Emphasis is on building a working relationship between dog and handler in agility, with work on handler/dog focus. Emphasis on positive reinforcement. Through the course of the 4 clas-ses, dogs are introduced to all of the equipment and to performing the skills needed to successfully compete in Agility. These are six (6) week long classes held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
TRICKS PLUS (must have completed BBO or have instructor approval)
Many behavior problems result from bored dogs and owners who don’t know how to play with them. In Tricks Plus, you will not only learn positive techniques to teach your dog a variety of fun and useful tricks but we also cover other ways to engage your dog! Some of the tricks covered are: rollover, crawl, fetch, bow, and even putting their toys away. These are four (4) week long classes held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
This class is for all dogs 6 months to adult (and seniors, too). Classes focus on teaching students how to encourage and develope their dog's natural scenting abilities by using their innate desire to hunt and their love of toys, food, and exercise. A perfect class for dogs to have fun, build confidence and focus, and burns lots of physical and mental energy. Class size is limited and each dog works indi-vidually to focus on specific needs for every dog. This class is taught by Marilyn Berkshire, CNWI. These are six (6) week long classes held one (1) day per week for an hour (1)
TEST YOUR CANINE GOOD CITIZEN!
CGC - STAR TESTING (completion of Puppy Fundamentals required)
The twenty part CGC-STAR test is included in the cost of Puppy Fundamentals class and is given on the last day of class. CGC-STAR can only be given to those who have successfully completed our Puppy Fundamentals class. There is no cost to this test.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TESTING (completion of BBO recommended)
The ten part CGC test is included in the cost of the BBO class as well as our Board and Train programs and can be given at any time that we have available. For those who have not taken classes or Board & Train with us, the cost of the test is $20.
CGC ADVANCED TESTING (completion of Beyond recommended)
The CGC-Advanced test is included in the cost of the Beyond class as well as our Board and Train programs and can be given at any time that we have available. For those who have not taken classes or Board & Train with us, the cost of the test is $30
Conformation Handling classes are running weekly as usual.
All other classes will not running for the month of August.
Enrollment for September classes opens August 17th.
Well behaved children are welcome in our classes, however, they are expected to sit still for the duration of the class (an hour or more) and not disrupt the learning of our other students.
Children may not approach or interact with other dogs. Families that fail to manage their children will be excused without refund.
**Now Offering Canine Good Citizen Tests.
Please call the front office, at (425) 486-9567, to schedule.