Check calendar for dates and times. If filled or cancelled it will be posted.
Although specific behaviors are listed as taught in class descriptions, some less or some more may be added depending on size of class and progress of students
Puppies 8-16 weeks. Proper socialization to puppies( no guarantees other puppies will attend,) people and tactile. Grooming tips and handling. Explaining the science and techniques of positive reinforcement training. Introduction to foundation behaviors. Name and focus, Sit, down, beginning recall, leash manners. Going over common behavioral issues such as housebreaking, nipping and jumping.
Unless notified first class without dog
Puppies and dogs 5 months and older. Dogs will be worked on leash. Explaining the science and techniques of positive reinforcement training. Beginner Foundation behaviors. Name, focus, Sit, down, beginning recall, leash manners, leave it. Going over common behavioral issues. Other behaviors may be taught depending on student progress. This class is NOT for reactive or aggressive dogs.
For students who've completed household manners with me or have started on basic behaviors Focus, Sit, down, recall, leave it.
Dogs will be worked on leash. Refresher on +R training. Increased distraction work (objects and environment) for known behaviors. Place, stay, touch.
New behaviors taught depending on student progress
Reactive dogs will need prior evaluation before entering this class.
Level 2A-6 weeks
Must have previous
training in basic skills.
This class will prepare you for the first 5 behaviors for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test or if you want to have better control of your dog around higher distractions and in public areas.
CGC test : Appearance and grooming, Loose leash walking, Sit and down on command and staying in place, coming when called, reaction to another dog.
You are not required to take the test. Some "therapy dog" organizations require your dog to be CGC certified.
Level 2B-6 week
Must have previous training in basic skills.
Preparing for the remainder of behaviors required for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test or if you just want to have better control of your dog around higher distractions and in public areas.
CGC test: Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting,Walking through a crowd, Supervised separation.