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In Clicker 101 find out what all the excitement is about. Learn a fun approach to shaping your dog’s behaviors. Watch as your dog makes conscious choices with the help of a clicker and a treat. Simple basic commands as well as more difficult behaviors are just a click away. This is an 6 week class; new classes begin every 2 weeks or as needed.
Clicks and Tricks
With Clicks and Tricks take clicker training to the next level. With a little bit of work and patience your dog can learn to do fun and amazing tricks. You and your dog are only limited by your imagination. Students must have completed Clicker 101 or have previous clicker training with shaping experience. This is a 4 week class.
Our Therapy Dog course prepares you and your dog pet therapy work. Protocol for visiting medical facilities, schools, libraries and military facilities are covered. Commands and behaviors needed for visits are reviewed and reinforced. You and your dog should be ready to take a therapy dog program when this course is completed. This class is for dogs ONE YEAR OR OLDER that have completed a B.P.D. class and have passed the C.G.C. test. A calm and friendly temperment is required.
Competition Class is for dogs and handlers that are ACTIVELY competing or preparing to compete in either Obedience or Rally. Topics will vary week to week based on student need. Heeling and attention are reinforced through a variety of exercises. This is an On-going class.
Conformation classes are designed to prepare both handler and dog for competing in the conformation ring. Students learn the ins and outs of ring procedure specific to their breed and learn to modify their presentation based on their dog. This is an On-going class.
Intro to Rally Work on your obedience skills in a fun and positive way. Using a map and signs you weave your way through the course.
Introduction to Agility will get you started in the exciting sport of agility! Basic exercises such as targeting & sending; turning; verbal directionals; and beginning weaving will be introduced to you and your dog. Classes are held at our outdoor agility field, but can be moved indoors due to weather. This class is for dogs that have completed a B.P.D. class or approval by an instructor. This is an 6 week class.
Advanced Agility class builds on the foundations learned in Intro Agilty. Learn how to analyze your course to run it with speed and accuracy! This class is for dogs that have completed the Intro Agilty class and are currently trialing or preparing to trial. This is an On-going class.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is for ALL puppies between 3 months and 6 months old. STAR stands for socialization, training, activity and responsibility. The program is based on the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program but is geared especially towards puppies. In this class puppies will begin basic obedience such as sit, down, and come. Instructors will provide lots of information for the handler and lots of learning and socialization for the puppy. Lots of fun for all involved. Puppies will have the opportunity to take the S.T.A.R. Puppy test and receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club!
Canine Good Citizenship The skills necessary for a dog to be successful in any venue are taught. Look at AKC.org for the 10 items for which your dog will be tested.
Scent work Using your nose!!!! Teaches your dog to "find it" starting with food and graduating to specific scents. Fascinating and fun.
We also offer an Advanced Puppy class for those wanting to continue training with their puppies.
Our Beginner Pet Dog class is for ALL dogs 6 months and older with no or little prior training or for graduates of the S.T.A.R. Puppy class. Instructors will teach basic obedience skills based on the AKC Canine Good Citizens (C.G.C.) program with an emphasis on good manners! At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to take the C.G.C. test and recieve a certificate from the American Kennel Club!
Our Advanced Pet Dog class is for graduates of the B.P.D. class that have also passed the C.G.C. test. Students in this class have a desire to continue their training and advance into Agility, Therapy, competitive Obedience and Rally, or, all of the above! Instructors will begin to lay the foundations needed for these venues.