Two instructors are present in dog behavior classes over 4 to assist. 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.
Those foundation skills acquired in level 1 are going well inside the house under pristine conditions, but you need cooperation from your dog outside and about town. This level 2 class focuses on reliability and engagement with you during increasingly higher levels of distractions and preps you and your dog for real life and the real world.
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.
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.