Beginner Obedience Class
You have to buy at least 6-week long class held once a week for approximately one hour to make it efficient. You and your dog will learn how to teach: Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Loose leash walking, Leave-it, Go to Bed and more! Behavior problems such as: Jumping, barking, digging, housetraining chewing and others are also discussed, and you learn how to prevent or stop the problem behavior. This class is perfect for dogs of any age who don’t listen. If you have dreamed of your dog responding to your commands the first time you give them, no matter the distraction, this is the class to start with. This is a fun class, and if you are interested in Agility, you must have completed at least one full Beginner course.
Introduction to Agility
If you decide to choose the agility training, you will learn how to start training you and your dog for competition. All breeds and mixes allowed. You will learn how to teach your dog the standard agility obstacles including jumps, tunnels, weave poles and contact obstacles. You will also learn how to start putting the obstacles together and how to handle your dog, communicating effectively so that you may encourage your dog’s enthusiasm for the sport of agility. Whether you want to compete, or just have fun with your dog, this is the perfect class to get into! Prerequisite: Beginner’s Obedience or Instructor Approval.
Tricks for Treats!
This is a class for dogs of any age that have been through a Beginner’s Obedience class. It is a fun class lasting 4 weeks. Tricks are taught using verbal makers or clickers. You can find about a dozen different tricks for you and your dog to learn! The great thing about this class is it gives your bored dog something else to learn for fun and really enhances the bond between the two of you.
Competition Dog Obedience
In this class, you will learn how to start training you and your dog for competition obedience. All breeds and mixes allowed. You will learn footwork, how to keep your dog’s attitude up with games and other techniques. You will also learn the rules of showing in AKC, UKC, AMBOR and SchH. Whether your dog is a seasoned competitor with whom you would like to perfect the performance for the ring or a beginner, you will learn how to get those high scores and reliable performances.
The class is held upon need/demand. For people interested in seriously training for competition, sometimes special considerations are made and you may go directly into this class without going through the levels, depending on you and your dogs level of previous training. Talk to the instructor to determine if this is something you wish to do.
In this class, you will learn how to start training yourself and your dog for Rally-O! competitions. All breeds and mixes allowed. You will learn how to read and perform the AKC Rally-O! Novice through Excellent signs. You will also work on improving your handling skills as well as your dogs obedience skills. The class is held upon need/demand. Usually, this class meets once a week for 6 weeks, lasting from 1/2 hour to an hour depending on a number of students enrolled.
Conformation Handling Class
For dogs and puppies of all ages.
The course meets one night a week for 8 weeks, lasting from 1/2 hour to an hour depending on a number of students enrolled. This is a traditional style class.
Dogs and puppies must be current on vaccinations and free of internal and external parasites.
In this class, some of the things you will learn are how to present yourself and your dog for judging at a conformation show. You are taught how to present your dog to the judge for examination to show your dogs best attributes. You also learn how judging is done and the rules of the conformation ring. Grooming is also covered. This class prepares you for going in the ring, whether for the first time or if you are a seasoned competitor and just need to get a new dog out in a ring situation with other dogs. Dogs are taught how to stack for presentation and also to accept the examination a judge will do. Dogs also become accustom to other dogs in the ring and learn to show around other dogs.