Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your dog. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. Classes are held by one or both trainers (Josie and Jan.) Owners must be present and handling their dogs for the classes. Vaccine records and payment for class need to be sent in PRIOR to the start of class (your vet can email them to email@example.com.) Obedience classes are not evals for daycare or boarding. Classes are held in Spring and Fall.
What to bring to classes/lessons:
-Regular flat buckle collar
-Training collar- Chain collar or Prong collar if you have already been sized for one.
-5'-6' leash or slip lead
-Treats or favorite toy
-Water &Water bowl
-Dogs must be current on Rabies (age appropriate), Distemper/parvo and Bordetella vaccines and have them on file prior to class. Full payment must be made to hold your spot upon confirming dates. Vaccinations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
S.T.A.R Puppy Class (for dogs under 1 year)
S ocialization T raining A ctivity R esponsibility
In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called, walking on a leash, sit and down. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal
In addition after enrolling in the AKC Puppy program you’ll receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:
A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know.
September 27th 6pm 6 week class $100. To sign up Make your account at the top of the page (Click "Make Account") add you and your dog's info and then click "add booking", "Training", choose your class and finish sign up. You will get an email confirmation once done. Vaccinations must be sent in before class through email or uploaded to your online account.
Canine Good Citizen Class (Beginner-Intermediate)
This 6 week class is to prepare dogs for real world obedience as well as the CGC test. No prior classes are required although dog aggressive or human aggressive dogs will need to have prior private lessons or completed a board and train. The CGC Test is noncompetitive, and dogs are not required to perform with the same precision required in formal obedience.
Dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGC test, including purebreds and mixed breeds, are listed in the CGC records at the American Kennel Club. Owners of dogs that pass all 10 items of the CGC test may order an official CGC certificate from the American Kennel Club, or if their dog has an AKC, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number, the dog can be awarded an official title.
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Out for a walk
Walking through a crowd
Sit and down on cue/Staying in place
Coming when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distractions
10. Supervised separation
September 28th 6pm 6 weeks $200. Comes with training collar, long line and cot. To sign up Make your account at the top of the page (Click "Make Account") add you and your dog's info and then click "add booking", "Training", choose your class and finish sign up. You will get an email confirmation once done. Vaccinations must be sent in before class through email or uploaded to your online account.
2023 CGC Testing Dates:
Outside dogs may come in for testing on the last day of the CGC class. Vaccinations must be sent in prior. Inquire for availability by messaging through text or email. Space is limited. Cost for the test day $20. Non passing tests do not get refunded.
Advanced Off Leash Class
Goals- this class will build off of the intermediate class and start the dogs for Off-Leash obedience training. **E-Collars are required for off leash training** Dogs will work on commands- heel, sit, down, stay, come and place while off lead. Trips may be taken taken to public areas during this class. Training collar (prong or chain) and E-Collar is required. If you do not have an e-collar, select *need ecollar* option and we will order one for you. Dogs must be at least 6 months old, have current vaccinations on file and have completed an intermediate class, CGC certification or 2 week board and train. Please be committed to making every class and working at home/throughout the week, not just on class day. Treats and toys may be brought but may not always be used.
Class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Make your account at the top of the page (Click "Make Account") add you and your dog's info and then click "add booking", "Training", choose your class and finish sign up. You will get an email confirmation once done. Vaccinations must be sent in before class through email or uploaded to your online account. Cost- $200 If you do not have an e-collar, select *need ecollar* option and we will order one for you. *ecollar is an additional $150
Therapy Dog Preparation Class
Goals- This class is meant to prepare dogs for the TDI (Therapy Dogs International) Certification test. Dogs are introduced to hospital equipment, moving doors, loud noises, elevators, public spaces, crowds, proper greetings, leave it, group and individual down stay, stay with owner out of sight, recall on 20' line. Dogs must be over 1 year to do testing, dogs cannot be human/dog aggressive or fearful. Requirements- Intermediate class, CGC certification or approved board and train graduates. Meets for 6 weeks
Inquire for availability by messaging through text or email. Vaccinations must be sent in before class through email or uploaded to your online account. Cost- $150
Obedience, Rally, Agility, Dog or Human Aggression. No personal protection work. One on One hour lessons here in lesson barn with one of 2 trainers. In-home lessons available + cost of travel. Must be at least 3 months and have all age appropriate vaccines. Inquire for availability by messaging through text or email. Please be aware the lesson barn can get hot in summer and cold in winter so we are limited to weather! You must be at the lesson the entire time handling your dog.
- 3 lessons $120
Want to just chat or get advice? Set up a call- up to an hour can be devoted to answering any of your training questions. $40
We are now offering daytrain for dogs who are dropped off at daycare to have obedience and manners lessons twice a week. Dogs must come in 2x a week to daycare for 2 or 4 weeks and will get a lesson during the day. Cost is $80 for 2 weeks or $160 for 4 weeks added to daycare cost. Owners get grades and homework emailed at the end of the week. Owners are not present for these lessons. Dogs must have passed daycare/boarding eval prior to signing up for daytrain.
Board and Train
This is NOT to get out of training your dog, you will have homework and still have to work and train your own dog at home! Board and Train fills up quickly for the year.