Does saying "sit" or "stay" just get you a furry little head tilt in return? Our training classes help you and your dog start speaking the same language.
Who’s a good boy? Your newly
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trained dog, that’s who.
There’s nothing like the feeling when you say “sit” and for the first time, your pet actually does it. Building on success is what our program is all about. That means no punishments, just lots of positive reinforcement.
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It’s never too late for old dogs to learn new tricks — we make adjustments for different developmental stages so that our classes work for puppies, new rescues and old friends. Program class pricing varies, so contact your local store for more details.
FYI: Dogs do not attend the first session
Don’t worry, we’re not teaching you to bark. You’ll learn how to prompt a simple command (“come,” “down,” “leave it”), teach your pet their name, keep their attention on walks and say no to bad behavior. And puppies, be prepared—at the end, they’ll have an opportunity to take the American Kennel Club S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluation.
Prerequisite: Level 1
Learning to do a command makes you a good boy (or girl). Learning to do it reliably makes you a champ. We start by removing prompts from the commands in Level 1 and replace them with a reward for a job well done. Plus, we keep things interesting with new commands as well. Is your dog a teacher’s pet? Acing this class means adult dogs can go directly into Level 4.
Prerequisite: Level 2
This class makes sure their skills work as well in the dog park as they do in the classroom. We take every command your pet has learned so far and teach them how to respond reliably while dealing with The Three D’s— distance, duration and distraction.
Prerequisites: Level 3
FYI: Adult graduates of Level 2 can go directly into Level 4 with their instructor’s recommendation.
Think of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation as the doggie S.A.T.—it’s highly respected and worth doing right. We prep your dog to pass with flying colors by increasing proficiency in basic commands and working on control in everyday situations. Then, they can take the CGC evaluation at our facility or any AKC sanctioned testing location.
There’s a lot going on outside of class. Whether you and your dog are working towards a specific goal, dealing with a behavioral problem or just looking to make new friends, we’ve got a spot for you.
1 hour / $20
Puppies:9 Weeks to 6 Months
Teens: 6 Months to 1.5 Years
Adults: 1.5 Years and Older
Small adults: under 30 lbs.
It’s time to sniff some new friends and have a blast. While your dog joins the party, we’ll show you how to read canine body language and promote positive play. But heads up — your pet must already be friendly with people and other dogs.
4 sessions / $125
Prerequisites: Level 3 Class OR “Canine Good Citizen” Certification
Want to share your best friend with folks who could really use one? This class prepares both of you to become a certified therapy dog team that can visit nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools. We cover everything from helping your pet feel comfortable with strangers to keeping them on best behavior around medical equipment and more.
1 Session: $30
Prequisites: For puppies who are currently attending a Level 1 Puppy class.
FYI: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Kids and puppies go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it’s more fun for everyone if they learn the right way to play. This class not only reaches kids how to speak “dog” but also how to prevent jumping, mouthing, and other no-no’s.
2 Sessions: $60
Ages 6 Months and Older
For rescued dogs who have been in their new home for up to 4 weeks.
Your newly-rescued friend is just as excited as you are but joining a new family can be stressful. This hands-on training class helps you understand your pet’s emotional state so you can work through any problems. Plus, we cover topics any new pet parent should know, like proper nutrition.
30-Minute Sessions - Adult dogs only I $45
60-Minute Session - Available for puppies + rescues $85
Puppy crying all night? New rescue having trouble adjusting? Adult dog still acting out? Some problems just can’t wait, and that’s why we offer one-on-one, short-term sessions for pets of any age. However, to make sure puppies and rescues get the extra attention they need, we do schedule them for 60-minute sessions only.
LET THE TRAINING BEGIN.
It’s time to find a class time that works for you. Check out our current class schedule.