Our classes provide hands-on training, socialization opportunities and are a lot of fun for both dogs and dog owners!
GROWL CLASS & ADVANCED GROWL CLASS
Growl Class is for dogs who are reactive including lunging, barking, and growling when they see other dogs. The goal of the class is to teach your dog to encounter and calmly walk by other dogs without these problem behaviors. Instruction will include obedience training, focus skills, classical conditioning, and counter-conditioning techniques. The course begins with a private training session and evaluation prior to the start date, and meets for five weeks. The fee is $225.
You and your dog have loads of skills and training chops learned in Growl Class. Ready to build on that foundation? Join us in Advanced Growl Class for challenging real life set-ups with strange dogs – all with the support of our experienced trainers. We’ll also continue to build on your dog’s obedience training with fun games, and work towards greeting other dogs in an up-close and personal way! This is a 5 week course and the fee is $225. Prerequisite: Growl Class
INTRODUCTION TO CLICKER TRAINING
Want to learn about one of the most effective methods of animal training? This four week class will introduce you to the basics: precise timing of reinforcement, capturing and shaping behaviors, and how to create conditions that increase success in training. We’ll cover skills such as targeting and go to your mat, teach a few fun tricks, and discuss how to apply these concepts to your ongoing obedience training. The fee is $95.
Do you dread encountering the neighborhood kid on a skateboard or bicycle? Does your dog lunge, bark, or become over-stimulated when he sees a runner, scooter, or car? Join this class to turn those embarassing moments into polite and calm ones. Skater Haters is a four week class and the cost is $95.
ROCK SOLID RECALL
Does your dog sometimes ignore your call to come? Are there certain distractions that you just can’t get your dog to pass up? We’ll be using fun games and training techniques to build attention and a strong desire to be with you! Rock Solid Recall is four weeks in length and the cost is $95.
DOGS & DIAPERS
Dogs and Diapers is a class designed for couples who are planning a family, are expecting or have a new baby. Babies who attend the class can be up to six months and not yet crawling or walking. Dogs will learn useful skills such as walking with the stroller without pulling, lying down while the baby is fed or changed and not jumping up on the baby. Our goal is to reduce stress in daily life with a dog and baby by offering practical but not time-consuming solutions to problems and to teach parents how to manage interactions safely. The course lasts for four weeks, and the fee is $95.
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