Something for Every Dog
NEW! Puppy Play and Train - Socialization class starting 2/17/21
Wednesday's at 11am for puppies between 8-12 week old
Thursday's at 11am for puppies between 12-16 weeks old
This is a drop off weekly socialization class for puppies between 8-12 weeks of age.
Pre-registrations is required, a maximum of 6 puppies will be in each week and puppies MUST have Kproof of Kennel Cough vaccine to attend.
The goal of this class it to provide appropriate early socialization opportunities for young puppies in a controlled, supervised setting. This class will be supervised by dog behavior professionals.
For older puppies we have a free on line listing for clients of people and their puppies who want to set up one on one playdates.
Cost is $20/session
Group classes available Monday's - Thursday's between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. All classes are 6 weeks for $180, unless otherwise noted. Rolling admission means you may begin anytime if there is room in the class, maximum class size of 6. GROUP CLASSES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM MEETING UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. Group classes are not appropriate for all dogs, if your dog is aggressive or uncomfortable around other dogs or new things please look at private sessions or behavior consultation.
Puppy Kindergarten - For puppies up to 12 months, this is a basic skills class and will begin the learning process with your puppy. Skills taught include; sit, down, wait, stay, come, beginning leash work, touch and watch. Puppy Kindergarten classes are offered on Tuesday's at 11am and 3:30pm, and Wednesday at 3:30pm.
For Puppies over 12 months of age with no formal training, I recommend private training to get started before you join the group classes at the Graduate Puppy level.
Graduate Puppy I - For those puppies and adult dogs who have mastered the basic skills in a non-distracting environment and are now ready to be challenged with more distractions. This class is a practice class to improve all the basic skills with increasing distractions, as well as add the skills of Leave it, Front/Finish and Stay.
Pre-req: Puppy K Graduate Puppy classes are offered on Monday's at 3:30, Tuesday's at 12:30pm.
Graduate Puppy II Outdoors - For those puppies who have attended Graduate Puppy I class via Zoom and know the Leave it, Stay and Front/Finish skills and are now ready for the challenge of working outdoors around other dogs! Pre-req: Graduate Puppy I Graduate Puppy II classes will be offered again in the spring when weather allows us to be outside.
Canine Good Citizen Outdoors -This is a preparation course for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. The test includes 10 elements of good behavior including, walking on a loose leash, greeting a friendly stranger, coming when called and ignoring other dogs while on leash. Test will be administered during the last class.
Pre-req: Graduate Puppy, Graduate Puppy II Outdoors.
Master Puppy - For those puppies and dogs that have mastered all the basics in a moderately distracting environment, this class is designed to improve all behaviors in the public places you will need them! Field trips to the local parks, the train station and public areas will be used during class time (weather permitting) to give you and your dog real world experience. Pre-req: Canine Good Citizen Check the schedule for time and date.
Fear Free Vet Visits - This class is for dogs of all ages and is designed to teach skills that will help your dog feel more comfortable at the vet. Skills taught include; targeting behaviors, go to mat, chin rest, ear, feet and body handling, understanding and responding to your dogs fear/anxiety/stress signals, and more. There is no pre-requisite for this class, all ages and skill levels are welcome! Dogs MUST be comfortable in the presence of other dogs and people! This class is offered periodically, please check the schedule or call.
Nose Work Basics - This class is for anyone that has finished their Puppy Kindergarten class or above, and wants to teach their dog how to find things with their nose. Nose work basics will teach you and your dog games that lead to your dog's ability to find objects, people and/or specific scents that are hidden. This skills is a great mental activity for the long winter months where outside activity is limited! Wednesday's at 12:30pm.
Tricks - This class is for anyone that has finished their Puppy Kindergarten class or above, and wants to have a little fun with their dog. Our goal is the take the AKC Novice Tricks Title test at the end of the class, by preforming 10 tricks as outlined in their test requirements. Wednesday's at 12:30pm.
Rally - Is for new and returning Rally enthusiasts. Rally Obedience is a sport designed for the companion dog that emphasizes team work on leash. Pre-req: Puppy K and Graduate Puppy. Check the schedule for time and date.
Wag it Games - This is a fun class for dogs and people and combines elements of Rally, Agility, Nose Work, trick training and Trieball in a fun, companion dog friendly format. You can learn more about Wag it Games at click here. I am a certified Wag it Games instructor. Pre-Req – Puppy K, recommended after Graduate Puppy. Please check schedule for time and day.
Therapy Dog Training - This class will prepare you to take the Therapy Dog International test. Dogs must be at least 1 year of age and have completed Puppy K, Graduate Puppy and Master Puppy classes or the equivalent. Therapy Dog classes are offered periodically throughout the year.
Adventure Class- This is a group class for dogs who consistently come when called off leash. (Prerequisite: Master Puppy or Private evaluation with Judy) We work on developing long distance cues as well as improving responses to basic cues in real world off leash situations. This is an outdoor, group adventure with the dogs off leash! This class will meet rain/snow or shine so dress appropriately! Adventure classes are offered spring - fall, check the schedule for days and times.
Currently all private training is being held via Zoom.
Private training provides customized programs to suit your specific needs and schedule. Available at the training center, appointments available Thursday's and Friday's. These programs are NOT appropriate for dogs that are aggressive or reactive to dogs or people, please see behavior consulting below.
Pre-Puppy/Pre-Adoption Preparation - A 60 minute session for $125, designed for those who are getting ready to or thinking about getting a puppy or bringing a dog home from a rescue/shelter. Get your questions answered before your puppy/rescue dog comes in the door!
Single Session Consultation - If your dog has one or two issues that you'd like to address, like pulling on leash, not coming when called, barking for attention this is the class for you. Sessions can be scheduled on an individual basis. If your dog barks and lunges at other dogs or people, has difficulty being home alone, or exhibits other behavioral issues, please see behavior consultation service below.
Single Sessions at the training center are $125/hr.
Package Programs - A set of 5 one hour lessons, done over a 90 day period, for Puppy K, Beginner Obedience (recommended for puppies and dogs over 6 months), Graduate Puppy, Adolescent dogs, Shelter/Rescue dogs. These programs are designed to address typical obedience skill building (sit, down, stay, come, leash work and building skills with increasing distractions), and are not appropriate for behavioral issues such as reactivity, aggression or separation anxiety.
Package of 5 one hour sessions at the training center $450.
Behavior Consulting is available for dogs that have more difficult issues. This involves making a thorough assessment of the issues, providing a training plan for you to work through and following up to ensure a successful outcome. I work with dogs that are dog/dog aggressive, have separation anxiety, fear based behavioral issues and more. I do not work with dog that are aggressive toward or have bitten people. Initial Behavior Consults are 2 hours in length, held at the training center and cost $250. Follow up appointments are 1 hour and cost $150/hr.