Sport Sampler -Mondays @ 2:00 p.m.

Please note this class takes place in a park in the Uplands.

Join us on Monday afternoons for a sampling of 9 different dog sports! Whether you’re looking for a fun way to expand your every day training, or considering pursuing some extra curricular opportunities with your pet, we’ll shed some light on various sports that are available in the city and beyond.

  1. Nosework
  2. Rally-O
  3. Shed Hunt
  4. Agility
  5. Flyball
  6. Tricks
  7. Stunt
  8. Disc Dog
  9. Lost Item Recovery

All ages of dogs and handlers welcome for this fun sampling of activities.

Foundation Fun 101 -Mondays @ 3:00 p.m.

Please note this session takes place outside, in the Uplands.

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

For this class you will need to bring a mat or station for your dog.

 

 

 

Focus and Control -Wednesdays @ 6:00 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 -Wednesday @ 7:00 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!

Leash Reactivity -Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Our first class is information only, to get you a step ahead of your dog.

Important details: Please note Leash Reactivity is not designed as a socialization class. We will not be working on greeting, meeting or playing with other dogs. We are strictly dealing with being able to see and pass by dogs/people/other triggers without reaction. In the early weeks dogs will be taking breaks throughout the hour, most typically in the vehicle. In cold or hot weather you may leave your car running and/or stay with your dog on their down-time.

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

Please note this session of Foundation Fun 101 is held outside, in a park in the Uplands.

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

For this class you will need to bring a mat or station for your dog.

 

Puppy Play to Learn – Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.

For puppies under five months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Bridging socialization exercises and teamwork exercises with more traditional curriculum like sit, down, stay, leave-it, come, baby leash manners and every day handling, this class begins a lifetime of connection and good manners work -all through playing games.

Puppy Play to Learn – Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

For puppies under five months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Bridging socialization exercises and teamwork exercises with more traditional curriculum like sit, down, stay, leave-it, come, baby leash manners and every day handling, this class begins a lifetime of connection and good manners work -all through playing games.

Advanced Manners -Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Notes: This class will take place outside, in various parks around the Uplands.

For students who have completed Foundation Fun 101, Puppy Play to Learn or have taken a basic class at another facility, Advanced Manners 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.