Beginner Classes

Puppy Start Right

Puppies, ages 8 weeks to 12 weeks, and their humans will learn the foundation skills for lifelong success. Limit 6 participants.

This course sets the foundation for a lifelong partnership between you and your dog based on mutual understanding and trust. We will cover all aspects of socialization, positive approaches to preventing and solving problems, in addition to the foundations for focus and obedience.

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches and the Right Start Puppy Manual are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

4 week class

Nosework

Nosework

Nosework classes are great for working your dog's brain and improving confidence. Beginning and Intermediate courses are offered at various times throughout the year.

Calm Confident Puppy

This 8-week class is designed for puppies up to 12 months of age and is based on the book "Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program" by Leslie McDevitt. This program focuses on building a strong relationship with your puppy and empowering them with skills to handle new, and possibly stressful, situations. You will learn techniques to promote calmness, confidence, and impulse control through pattern games.


A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class
The following will need to be purchased for success in this class:
- Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program book
- Proper fitting harness
- 6 foot leash
- Portable mat (dog beds are not recommended for this)

Click! For Obedience Puppy 1

In this course, we will build the foundations for great communication between you and your puppy. Understand the world from your dog's point of view while teaching her the basic skills needed to be a successful family member.

Reactive Rover

A "reactive" dog is a dog who has an over-the-top reaction to people or dogs in their environment. This could include barking, lunging, growling, or showing teeth. This Reactive Rover class is specifically designed for dogs who show these reactive-type behaviors on leash. The class is closely managed so your dog can learn how to be more comfortable with the people, dogs, and environment around them. We can help your dog go from frantic to focused.

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

Click! To Calm

Our dog's behavior can limit their lives and ours. In Click! To Calm, you will learn to understand how your dog's emotional state contributes to the behaviors that challenge you. Your dog will to navigate an ever-changing and challenging environment with confidence.

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

Puppy Manners

This course is designed to help you and your puppy start off on the right paw. This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of obedience training and the basics of positive reinforcement training. Your puppy will be introduced to behaviors such as sit, down, stay, come, handler attention, how to greet people appropriately, leave-it, and walking on a loose leash.

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

8 weeks

Rally

Rally is fun sport that teaches your dog skills and behaviors they will use at home and in public. Rally is all about teamwork between you and your dog as they move through a course with a series of exercises. Even if you do not have plans to compete with your dog, this sport is a great activity!

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

Intermediate Classes

Walk with Me!

This 6-week class will teach you and your dog how to walk together so that walks will be safe and enjoyable for both of you. You will learn different techniques to help your dog understand what to do instead of pulling you down the street. A few behaviors we will work on are impulse control around distractions, handler attention, and maintaining a loose leash.

Prerequisites
•Completion of a Beginning Obedience Class or equivalent
•Dog must be comfortable and non-reactive around other people and dogs

NOTE: This is NOT a class for dogs that are leash-reactive, if you are experiencing reactivity then our Control Unleashed or Reactive Rover Class is a better suit for you and your dog.

Click! For Obedience Puppy 2

This course will focus on building the skills needed for you and your dog to become a successful team. This course will polish skills taught in Puppy 1 including leash walking, duration behaviors, recall and polite greetings. Off leash behavior as well as fun tricks will also be included in this six week course.

Completion of an introductory clicker training course is required prior to enrollment.

6 week course

Canine Good Citizen

Are you ready to enjoy compliments about how well-behaved your dog is? CGC is a ten-skill training program that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and strengthening the bond between you and your dog.

Students have the option of taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test on week 5 of the course.

Completion of of an obedience course is a a prerequisite to enrolling in this course.

Puppy Manners Pro

Puppy Manners Pro is a natural continuation of our wonderful Puppy Manners Class. Students will improve their dog handling skills while their pups practice advanced leash walking skills, duration behaviors for sit and down, polite greetings and more.

Completion of Puppy Manner or other obedience class is a prerequisite to enrolling in this course.

10 weeks

Click! For Tricks

Trick Training is a great way to have fun with your dog! We will show you how easy it is to teach your dog behaviors that will impress your friends and family, while providing mental stimulation for your dog and building an amazing bond between you.

A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class.

8 weeks

Play With Me!

This class is for dog/human partners who have taken obedience classes and want to do more to build their bond. Get a taste of the many fun, enriching experiences that you can share with your pup!

Shark No More!

Living with a rowdy dog can be exhausting. Constant jumping, mouthing/nipping and pulling on clothes would leave anyone feeling frustrated.

This adult mouthing class will give you relief from the chaos and feeling overwhelmed. Your dog will enjoy learning how to be calm instead of mouthing at arms and legs.

This 8-week class is designed for dogs over 12 months of age and is based on the book "Control Unleashed® Program" by Leslie McDevitt. This program focuses on building a strong relationship with your puppy and empowering them with skills to handle new, and possibly stressful, situations. You will learn techniques to promote calmness, confidence, and impulse control through pattern games.

This class is not appropriate for dogs with a bite history.


A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class
The following will need to be purchased for success in this class:
- Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program book
- Proper fitting harness
- 6 foot leash
- Portable mat (dog beds are not recommended for this)

Calm Confident Adult

This 8-week class is designed for puppies up to 12 months of age and is based on the book "Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program" by Leslie McDevitt. This program focuses on building a strong relationship with your puppy and empowering them with skills to handle new, and possibly stressful, situations. You will learn techniques to promote calmness, confidence, and impulse control through pattern games.


A clicker and wrist coil will be provided. Treat pouches are encouraged and may be purchased for a reduced cost at class
The following are recommended for success in this class:
- Control Unleashed®, the book
- Proper fitting harness
- 6 foot leash
- Portable mat (dog beds are not recommended for this)