All groups are $180 / 6 weeks unless otherwise noted. .
Two instructors are present in dog behavior classes over 4 to assist. Classes cap at 6 participants. We chose this model of small class to trainer to ensure each participant receives one-on-one coaching time in each and every class.
Group Classes in Detail
Puppies 8 weeks - 6 months old
This 6-week group class focuses on teaching new puppy parents and their pups all about how dogs learn, critical developmental periods for puppies, socialization milestones, impulse control, bite inhibition, crate training, potty training, curbing and preventing undesirable behaviors, and standard foundation skills: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings. This is a 6 week course.
Similar to the above, but this 6-week course is geared toward friendly adult dogs, we focus on teaching foundation behaviors: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings., impulse control, understanding non-verbal communication from your dog, curbing undesirable behaviors and relationship building.
This 6-week course is intended to build on the foundation skills acquired in level 1, gaining reliability during various distractions etc. Students are required to complete level 1 at Rocky Mountain Dog Training prior to attending this course.
Does your clever dog just love to be the center of attention? This class will make fido's dreams a reality. Dogs love learning new behaviors and what better way to provide enrichment and fun for both you and them? Need a tissue? Teach your dog to bring it to you. Wow your neighbors with your friendly dog who waves to them as they walk by. We jump through hoops for our dogs because we love them, so let's teach them to do this for us on cue! This six week course is a mix of structured curriculum and student-driven requests in that we encourage students to provide input into what tricks they're dying to teach their dogs. Verbal Marker / Clicker experience helpful but not required.This is a 6-week course.
This fun game teaches dogs to harness their superpower -- their sense of smell! The beauty of this game is that any dog can do it and any handler can do it, young and old alike. We begin with showing the dog to turn on their natural ability to hunt out her favorite yummy treat in increasingly challenging situations.
Nose Work is great physical and mental exercise for a dog as well as a confidence builder for those dogs that need a little boost. Any breed, any dog, any person can do this great game! In each class, dogs hunt individually for each challenge so it's also the perfect activity for a handler and their dog who may have a hard time being around other dogs either because they're so over the-top-excited or don't like their company.
This 6-week group class is just the beginning and focuses on teaching you and your dog the game. From here we encourage you to advance to increasingly difficult leveled classes and continue the fun moving from boxes to vehicles, containers and outdoors.
Class Format: This game is setup to allow one dog to hunt at a time so the other dogs will need to be crated or in a car away from the search area. We will have various sized crates available at the training center to use during the class or you are welcome to bring your own. If you opt to have your dog in the car instead of crated between hunts, you will need two handlers in attendance so that one person can remain with the dog in the parking lot.
There are no pre-requisites for this course. Dogs need no prior training. We welcome dogs 4+ months on up to geriatric seniors looking for low-impact enrichment options to participate. Dogs must be comfortable in the presence of friendly strangers and up to date on vaccinations.
There are no prerequisites for this course. Female dogs must be spayed and all dogs must be up to date on rabies, distemper and parvo vaccinations.
Are you constantly hiding behind cars and bushes to avoid an embarrassing encounter on walks every time another dog appears? We can help! This specialty class is geared toward dogs who become over-the-top excited, whine, cry, bark, growl, or lunge at other dogs while on leash. All dogs in attendance must be comfortable with friendly human strangers. Instructors will teach handlers how to effectively manage their dogs’ behavior on leash and teach behaviors that are incompatible to reactivity. The goal is to bring focus away from the other dogs and onto you as the handler making walks much more enjoyable.
The classroom is set up to keep stress levels low for handlers and their dogs during instruction; please expect visual separation between structured dog-dog exercises.