Training Classes

We offer evening and weekend classes

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Scents and Scent Ability

Taught by Megan Donovan

Your dog has an amazing nose, why not put it to good use? This class will teach you and your dog about the wonderful world of scent detection. Using the same methods as those used to train explosives and drug sniffing dogs, your dog will learn to find a specific scent and let you know where it is.

In addition to being a fun activity for dogs and humans, it can also be very beneficial for dogs who lack confidence or focus. Watch your dog blossom as he learns to use his hunting instincts!

6 Week Class. Cost $150.00

My Dog Can Do That! An Introduction to Tricks and Games

Taught by Alyson Brown

Taught by Alyson Brown

This is an intermediate level class, intended for dogs who have already completed a basic training class. In this class, we will explore a variety of tricks and games to play with your dog, with the goal of increasing your dogís focus and joy for training. If you want to take your training to the next level, and increase your relationship with your dog, this class is for you!

4 Week Class. Cost $115.00

Canine Fitness and Conditioning

Taught by Alyson Brown

Taught by Alyson Brown

Physical fitness and proper diet are important for your pet, too! This class teaches basic exercises for strengthening muscle groups, utilizing canine fitness equipment, and one-on-one bonding with your dog. This is an intermediate level class Ė basic obedience is required.

4 Week Class. Cost $115.00

STAR Puppy

Taught by Renee Jarrett

This class covers all the requirements of the AKCís STAR Puppy program, plus socialization time for your puppy with similar aged puppies. In this class puppies 12 months and younger will learn basic obedience skills, crate manners, and owners will receive general information on raising a puppy. Minimum class size of 3 puppies required to start.

6 weeks, with an additional week for make-up. Cost $140.00

Beyond STAR Puppy

Taught by Renee Jarrett

This class is a continuation of the STAR Puppy class, which focuses on getting better attention, and better recalls. This class is open to all graduates of STAR Puppy.

4 weeks. Cost $100.00

Canine Good Citizen

Taught by Renee Jarrett

This class prepares dogs to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, which is given on the final week of class. All the paperwork to send to AKC to get the CGC title will be provided. Dogs over 6 months may attend. This class focuses on manners, and helping your dog make the right choices, as well as crate work, using tug as reinforcement, and impulse control. This class is a good first step to therapy work or assistance dogs. Minimum class size of 3 dogs required to start.

6 weeks, with an additional week for make-up. Cost $140.00

Conformation 1

Taught by Renee Jarrett

This class is appropriate for novices all the way to experienced people who want to learn more about handling for the conformation ring. You will learn about teaching body balance and transfer of energy as well as dog anatomy and movement to bring out the best in your partnership with your dog. Hard and free stacking, leash control, equipment, ring preparation, conditioning, correct speed for all patterns and handling individual problems will be covered. This class will improve your confidence in showing your dog. Minimum class size of 3 required to start. Dogs 4 months and older may attend.

5 weeks. Cost $125.00

Conformation 2

Taught by Renee Jarrett

This class is a continuation of Conformation 1, which involves the finer points of handling a conformation dog, and more involved critiques of handling skills. This class will also help prepare you for the group ring, and stiffer competition. This class is open to graduates of Conformation 1.

5 weeks. Cost $125.00

We are always improving our dog training services, and adding additional classes to meet your needs. Please give us a call, or stop by the shop to get more information on our classes, or to speak to one of our instructors.

* minimum class sizes must be met

*Prices subject to change


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