|Description of Classes
Puppy Kindergarten - The most important class for every dog to get them started off on the right paw! Designed for puppies 3-5 months. We help you to understand your puppy, answer questions and have discussions about responsible dog ownership. By helping you understand training techniques, your puppy is introduced to sit, down, stay, come and walking on a leash.
S.T.A.R. Puppy - A natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program. For Puppies 5 – 12 months. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility. Classes will cover OWNER BEHAVIORS,such as maintaining your puppy’s health and being prepared to clean up after your puppy. PUPPY BEHAVIORS, such as no aggression toward people and other puppies in class and PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST BEHAVIORS, including grooming, walking on a leash, sit, down and come.
Pre-Novice - This class will help you with the basics necessary to prepare you and your dog to take Agility, Rally and Obedience Classes or the Canine Good Citizen test. For dogs who have completed Basic 1 and know “sit”, “down” and the beginnings of “stay”.SPECIALTY CLASSES:
Rally – Rally Style
Obedience is an obedience program that emphasizes fun and
excitement for the dog, handler and spectator, by providing a
more "natural" approach to the performance. Rally Style
Obedience uses "directional signs" to guide the handler
throughout the performance in a manner somewhat similar to that
of Rally Car Racing.
Novice - For those interested in showing their dogs in Obedience Trials or who just want to further their dog's education.
Open - Advanced level of Obedience training for those interested in competing. Retrieving (dumbbell) and jumping are part of this course.
Utility - The highest level of
Obedience training geared towards competition. Includes Scent
Discrimination, Hand Signals, Directed Retrieve and Jumping.
Breed Handling - This class is for those interested in showing dogs in conformation.
Nose Work - Classes taught:
The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® are open to virtually
all dogs and their people.