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Group Classes
Learn how to Train Effectively & Efficiently

About

Group classes are where YOU will learn the most about training your dog! The more you learn, the more successful you will be in your training goals. Group classes are a cost effective way to learn how to train your dog effectively and efficiently. They are also a great way to get out and spend some one-on-one time with your dog doing a variety of fun training activities! 

CK9 Membership & Online Homework

We believe it is equally important to train the humans than it is to train the dogs. This is why our Foundation 1 classes (Perfect Puppy & Courteous K9) classes include 2 months free of our CK9 Membership. You will enjoy access to ALL of our online courses! 

Many of our additional classes also include an online version of the class. 

Foundation 1 Classes

PERFECT PUPPY (for puppies 5 months or younger)
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COURTEOUS K9 (for dogs older than 5 months)

These classes are designed to teach you all the basics such as: prompted & offered eye contact, sit, down, come, walking nicely on a leash, leave it, relaxation on their bed, focus around distractions, etc. 
As well as discuss important topics such as developing impulse control, crate training and how to address typical problem behaviors and teach your dog to put their best foot forward!

 

$150- 6 weeks in-person group class

+ 2 months of CK9 Membership!

*It is recommended to begin the online version of the class before your in-person class begins!

Foundation 2 Classes

LIFE SKILLS
In this advanced obedience class, we build on foundation behaviors by adding in distractions and distance as well as acquiring new skills each week that make living with our dogs easier and more enjoyable. All of which are designed to help you build stronger and more reliable behaviors that hold up in real life settings! This class also prepares you for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test!


$150- 6 weeks in-person group class

+ online version of the class 

*It is recommended to begin the online version of the class before your in-person class begins!


**Prerequisite is our Foundations 1 (Perfect Puppy OR Courteous K9). If you have completed classes elsewhere, you need to schedule an evaluation if you hope to skip foundations 1 class.

Foundations 3 Classes

OFF-LEASH RELIABILITY (E-COLLAR TRAINING)

Learn how to work towards off-leash reliability with the use of low-level stimulation from high-quality electronic collars. 

***Students enrolled must have a high quality e-collar (either Dogtra or E-Collar Technologies brand) to participate in the class.***

 

We sell Dogtra E-Collars if you do not already have one. 

Rally Classes

RALLY OBEDIENCE

Practice navigating side by side with your dog throughout an obedience course. You will learn crucial concepts on how to make walking nicely on, or off leash enjoyable for both human and canine, as well as practicing other obedience skills in the mix!

 

$105- 6 weeks

Nosework Classes

NOSEWORK 1
In this class we will instill in the dog a desire to search for something we want them to find and an ability to communicate to us that they have found it, knowing that there is a great reward at the end of that search.


Nosework is a great skill to build dog's confidence, reduce environmental sensitivity and provide mental and physical exercise through teamwork with the handler.


$120- 6 weeks in-person group class  + online version of the class
(some nosework supplies for practice at home is included)

 

*It is recommended to follow along with the online version of the class (found in our CK9 Membership) before & during your in-person class!

Nosework 2 & 3 is available when you pass Nosework 1 class!

Specialty Classes

TRAINER TIPS & TRICKS
You choose what skills you want to practice or get help with during your sessions. Use your time how you wish and benefit from watching and learning the topics and skills the other students in the class choose for their time!

Typical Skills Chosen: Basic Obedience help, Advanced Obedience & Concepts, Tricks, Competition Skills, etc.
$150- 6 weeks

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) AND AKC TRICKS TESTING
Come take the Canine Good Citizen and/or AKC Trick Tests and earn title and ribbon showing off your dog's skills! 

$25- CGC & AKC Tricks Testing (Novice, Intermediate and Advanced)

*We try to schedule a CGC & AKC Testing night approximately once every other month!

Behavior Modification

REACTIVE REMEDY
Private Lesson Package:
This is for reactive or aggressive dogs who bark, pull, lunge, or fixate excessively on other dogs and/or people. The class focuses on reducing the reactivity from the sight (not interaction) of other dogs/people and creating a more easily managed dog.


Contact us at TrainingCourteousK9s@gmail.com to request a quick 5-15 minute free evaluation to determine if your dog is appropriate for this package, and what package length would be best.

At Facility (Reactivity/Aggression): The first 'week' is completed online. Weeks 2-5 are in-person and are approximately 30 minutes in length.

Online Class (no private lessons)- $25/mo for the CK9 Membership

3 week/$200 + CK9 Membership

5 week/$400 + CK9 Membership

In-Home Private Lesson (Reactivity/Aggression)
3 or 5 Private Lessons In-Home, or at a designated area. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in length.
3 week In-Home lessons / $450 + CK9 Membership
5 week In-Home lessons / $625 + CK9 Membership

Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSONS
Must be approved and scheduled by Mikaela Gustafson or Ethan Hilgemann. Email us at TrainingCourteousK9s@gmail.com to discuss what topics or behaviors you would like help with at a lesson in your home. 

 

At Facility (with Mikaela): 

$50- 30 minute lesson

$100- 1 hour lesson

*Behavior Modification/Aggression, doubles the rate. 

In-Home Lessons (with Ethan): 
$100-45 minute in-home lesson


*$2/mile beyond 15 miles from facility address

In-Home Private Lesson Packages

$300- Four 45 minute in-home lessons

Virtual Private Lessons:

Video/Zoom Call: $20 per 15 minutes, 30 minute minimum

Phone Consultation: $15 per 15 minutes