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Dog Training Group Classes

Learn how to Train Effectively & Efficiently

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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)
-OR-
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!

 

$180- 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 and will test you on the last week of class!


$180- 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. 

$180- 6 weeks in-person group class 

NO dogs the 1st week of class. 

***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. 

Hounds Around Town

HOUNDS AROUND TOWN

Want more practice handling your dog outside and in public settings? This class is for you! There will be some weeks working outside, other weeks working in a dog friendly store, and some weeks practicing patio etiquette or brewery etiquette. 

This class is not about interacting with the public, but rather working on our dogs being calm, neutral, and well-mannered in public settings. 

$180- 6 weeks

*There may be additional charges associated with this class (going out to eat/drink). 

*Prerequisites- Approval from Instructor (Jess) or Foundations 3 Class

Agility Classes

TASTE OF AGILITY- BEGINNER

This class provides both mental and physical exercise while you and your dog work as a team through a course of jumps and tunnels. This class is meant for people looking to have fun with their dog, not to prepare you for competition. 

 

$180- 6 weeks

*Prerequisites- Foundations 1 & 2 Classes

TASTE OF AGILITY- ADVANCED

This class continues to develop handling skills to navigate through a variety of courses. 

$180- 6 weeks

Toy Play Skills

TOY PLAY SKILLS

With this class, you get to decide what skills you would like to work on. Some examples may include teaching your dog to: have efficient fetch game- get the toy, bring it all the way back, let go of the toy or drop the toy when asked, impulse control around toys, reinforcing skills with toys vs food, putting their toys away, disc (frisbee) introduction, etc.  

 

Each dog will be kenneled at our facility in the crate room, until it is your turn to practice the designated skills. Each student will get at least two sessions to come out and practice the skills with the trainer. This is to help set up the dog for success to limit the distraction/arousal from seeing another dog playing as well as to not wear out their energy prior to the instructor watching and providing feedback. 

 

$180- 6 weeks

*Prerequisites- Foundations 1 Class (Perfect Puppy or Courteous K9)

Nosework Classes

INTRO TO NOSEWORK 
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.


$150- 6 weeks in-person group class  + online version of class
(some nosework supplies for practice at home is included)

*Prerequisites- Foundations 1 Class (Perfect Puppy or Courteous K9)

 

ADVANCED NOSEWORK 

This class continues to build upon the foundational skills learned in Nosework 1. Searches will be more advanced and additional skills and concepts will be taught and refined. 


$180- 6 weeks in-person group class  + online version of the class

Mondioring (Advanced) Obedience

INTRO TO MONDIORING OBEDIENCE

Want to nerd out and learn more about training dogs advanced skills? Work through the 7 advanced obedience exercises found in the obedience phase of the protection sport Mondioring in this class!

Positions- Sit, Down, Stand. Food Refusal- Leave anything & everything. Retrieve- All the things. Send Out- Run forward & fast until called back. Heeling- Off Leash. Absence/Stay- With Distractions while Owner is out of sight. and Little Wood- Handler Scent Discrimination 


$180- 6 weeks

*Prerequisites- Foundations 1 & 2 Classes

ADVANCED MONDIORING OBEDIENCE

Once you and your dog have the jist of the exercises down, then this more advanced class will help you formalize all the skills, test them under heavier distractions, and possibly practice outside (weather permitting).

$180- 6 weeks

  • How do I make a reservation?
    You may email with specific dates to see if we are available, or you can fill out a board & train application by clicking on the Register Now! button from the Board & Train page. When you click on that button, it will forward you to our software Paw Partner. Here, you will need to login to your account, or create an account for you and your dog if you are a new client. Once logged in, you will want to make a Reservation -> Boarding -> fill out all the required information until you have checked out with the non-refundable* deposit to reserve your spot. *You will be notified and your deposit WILL be refunded if we do not have availability to accept your board & train date range.
  • Can I bring extra belongings?
    No. We do not allow extra belongings during your dog's boarding stay to ensure the health, cleanliness and safety throughout your dogs stay. If you bring additional belongings, you will be sent home with them.
  • What vaccinations do you require?
    For Puppies 16 weeks and younger we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -2nd series of Distemper (DHPP) For Dogs older than 16 weeks, we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -Distemper -Rabies We agree with, and accept limited vaccination protocols as long as titer testing is done to prove immunity. In addition, boarding dogs are required to be up to date on flea/tick medication and heartworm medication.
  • Is there a multi-dog discount?
    Unfortunately, due to the limited availability with dogs going to trainer's personal homes overnight, we do not have any multi-dog discounts at this time.
  • Do you train aggressive dogs?
    Yes, and no. It depends on what service you are looking for and what outcome you are seeking. Most aggressive or reactive dogs are referred to one of our Reactive Remedy Private Lessons. These are typically 3 or 5 week programs to learn how to manage and reduce the reactivity or aggression seen, and to create a more neutral dog at the SIGHT of another dog or person. It is not to make your dog friendly to other people or dogs, as we cannot guarantee that. True aggression, is almost always caused from genetics, which we cannot change. We do not accept human aggressive dogs into our programs other than private lessons, for the safety of our staff. We do accept dog-dog reactive and aggressive dogs into some of our programs on a case by case basis. Most often, dog reactive dogs do not display the behaviors when the pet parent is not present, so Private Lessons are our recommendation to reduce the behavior.
  • What type of trainer are you? What methods do you use?
    We are a balanced training facility. We do not adhere to one specific ideology. We know dogs are all indivuals and that there is no one-size-fits-all to training. Instead, we continually grow our knowledge base and understanding of a variety of techniques so we can tailor the training to your specific needs and your specific dog. When laying foundations, we rely heavily on positive reinforcement. In fact, the vast majority of our training is done with positive reinforcement. However, we do not limit ourselves to one set of tools and use the full learning paradigm to train dogs. We may use food, treats, toys, prong collars, electronic collars, and anything else that a dog may find motivating. The most important aspect of integrating various tools into training is remaining fair and consistent. We believe in clear communication. We find that motivating dogs by rewarding them for behaviors we want and providing consequences for those we don’t want provides the clearest form of communication. Consequences and rewards are relevant to the dog, of course, so our methods vary with each dog. Our goal is to teach the humans, but also train the dogs in a way that is as clear, fair and enjoyable as possible.
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?
    Boarding deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your boarding reservation, please let us know as soon as possible.
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