Foundation Fun 101 -Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.

For beginners four months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leashing walking and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

 

Novice Rally-O Skills and Courses -Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.

Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel -boring? Think again! Whether your goal is Rally, Competition Obedience or just spicing up the same old boring commands, let’s gamify your training.

We will be learning and polishing core Novice skills and introducing you to small courses. This course is best for those with some Rally background, but new students are welcome as well.

Dogs simply need a strong basis of sit, down, stay, come and heel (on leash) -or the ability to modify those behaviors if they don’t have them currently. Dogs should be comfortable working around other dogs.

Foundation Fun 101 -Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

For beginners four months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leashing walking and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

 

Advanced Manners C.L.A.S.S. Level 1 -Tuesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

For students who have completed Foundation Fun 101, Puppy Play to Learn or have taken a basic class at another facility, C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills) Level 1 is designed to continue your manners training for the Real World.

With a foundation already under your belt, we’ll now tackle skills that apply in day-to-day life such as waiting at doors, recalling from distraction, loose leash walking, polite meet + greets, leave-its, advanced stays, dealing with a distracted owner, using less rewards, delaying rewards and focus, control and relaxation on the move.

For this class, dogs should be comfortable around other dogs and rarely reactive to either dogs or people.

 

 

Real World Reactive -Tuesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR GRADUATES OF LEASH REACTIVITY.

May is the month where Leash Reactivity goes Level 2 with Real World Reactive. This class is exclusively for Leash Reactivity graduates and takes place outside in the real world. At minimum we will be working in two different locations, getting our core skills polished and added new skills in. Our first location will be in the Uplands, with our second being either in Cathedral or in Dieppe Place.

Recap skills included will be: Core 4, U-Turns, Something to Do, Relaxation Time and Quick Recoveries.

We will also venture forward with: crossing, attention prompts, side switches, tactical waits, new leash cues, default position, tandem walking, and the ‘free leash’ concept.

To be ready for this class, your core 4 homework should be quite strong (though certainly not perfect) and your dog able to recovery within a minute or two from any dive into ‘red behavior’.

Paws on the Floor Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

A behavior class all about training your dog to keep his feet off people and on the floor –on a leash, at home, in public and at the park. This class will help you rein in your over-eager leaper and give you the skills to help your dog maintain his manners. Our final lesson will be at a busy retail store, where we’ll put your class skills to the test!

This class is 5 weeks long, with our first lesson information only -no dogs. Dogs in class should be comfortable working around other dogs. While this class has no prerequisites, students with previous foundational training will typically make faster progress.

Focus and Control -Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.

Is your dog too friendly for his own good? Kind of (happily) out of control? Hard to manage? Seems to have bricks in his ears? Maybe he knows some skills, but can’t seem to show those good behaviors out in public? Are you kind of embarrassed about his behavior?

If you have a dog that’s difficult to control, but isn’t generally leash reactive (barking, snarling, growling at others) -this class is for you! This class is all the good things of our Leash Reactivity class -shifted to owners with dogs that aren’t quite Leash Reactive, but need to learn to control their big, wild feelings too.

Why? Growing skills like sit, down, stay and come aren’t going to be enough if your dog is out to lunch -you both need to learn focus and control. Without those two things, the rest of your communication gets lost out in the world. Some teams just need more focus and control than others and if typical training hasn’t got the manners you need -you need a new approach!

So, let’s get you working, learning and listening to one another. Come join us this session for our new Behavior class offering: FOCUS AND CONTROL!

 

Focus and Control -Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m.

Is your dog too friendly for his own good? Kind of (happily) out of control? Hard to manage? Seems to have bricks in his ears? Maybe he knows some skills, but can’t seem to show those good behaviors out in public? Are you kind of embarrassed about his behavior?

If you have a dog that’s difficult to control, but isn’t generally leash reactive (barking, snarling, growling at others) -this class is for you! This class is all the good things of our Leash Reactivity class -shifted to owners with dogs that aren’t quite Leash Reactive, but need to learn to control their big, wild feelings too.

Why? Growing skills like sit, down, stay and come aren’t going to be enough if your dog is out to lunch -you both need to learn focus and control. Without those two things, the rest of your communication gets lost out in the world. Some teams just need more focus and control than others and if typical training hasn’t got the manners you need -you need a new approach!

So, let’s get you working, learning and listening to one another. Come join us this session for our new Behavior class offering: FOCUS AND CONTROL!