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Check the Calendar for class dates. Dates and fees subject to change without notice. Minimum class sizes must be met. All classes are held outdoors and may be postponed due to extreme weather conditions. View the Info & Terms page for additional information applying to ALL class offerings.


The Power of Play

Chutes and Ladders

Course Description:

Clicker training will also be permitted.

Mastering the ART of Loose Leash Walking

Short Courses

Group Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Elementary

Intermediate Obedience

Basic Beginners

The purpose of the Rally Style Obedience concept is to create an obedience program that emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog, handler, and spectator, by providing a more "natural" approach to the performance. Imagine being able to talk and motion to your dog during the exercises in an official AKC Obedience Trial. Imagine fun and imaginative variations of the Figure 8. Imagine doing all the exercises in an Obedience class one after another, without any direction from the judge. This is Rally Style Obedience (RO).

Rally-O is a style of obedience that allows you to do all of the above and lets you have fun while competing in obedience. There are currently 50 different exercises in RO. Each judge will choose 10-20 exercises and build a course using the signs designating those. RO is a continuous performance - once started the team moves from one exercise to the next without being directed by the judge.

Rally Obedience - Novice

Rally Obedience - Advanced/Excellent/Masters

This course is a foundation course for competitive obedience and will focus on prompt, attentive and technically correct responses to the obedience commands needed for the beginning competition dog and handler.

Skills taught will be those needed for the Beginning Novice, Pre-Novice, and Novice obedience classes.

Competitive Obedience Prep

Urban Canine / CGCA

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Get your new puppy off to the right start in life by purchasing our "Right Start" package. The “Right Start” package includes these three important classes that every puppy needs to insure a long and happy lifetime as a member of your family - Puppy Kindergarten; Puppy Elementary and Basic Beginners. Save $45.00 over the regular price for these vital classes. Visit our Info and Terms page for the fine print.                                      $375.00


The emphasis in this course is on positive reinforcement of good behavior.

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This course is designed to help you and your dog work in real world situations, including crowds, traffic, parks, etc.

The skills that we work on will be those that can lead to your dog earning the new AKC title of Advanced CGC (Community Canine).

Excerpted from the AKC website:

What is AKC Community Canine?

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

The Setting

All skills on the test are tested on leash.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the dog "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

Requirements

To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC.

Must have an AKC number (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number).

All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog's number.

Click here for more information on getting an AKC number.

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program.

Dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test earn the official AKC Community Canine title that is designated by the letters “CGCA(Advanced CGC) on the dog’s title record.


Puppy K - Monday Puppy K - Saturday Add To Cart Basic - Saturday Basic - Tuesday Add To Cart Add To Cart Add To Cart Add To Cart Add To Cart Add To Cart Add To Cart Recall Focus Clicker Add To Cart Power of Play

Dogs need to be constantly reminded about behaviors and young dogs, two years and younger, need an outlet for their energy and to keep their growing minds and bodies stimulated. It has been said many, many times, “A tired dog, is a good dog”.

In this course we will build on the foundation behaviors that you learned in basic obedience.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you and your dog for the

Whether you desire to go into competitive obedience or just want a well-trained dog in your home, this course is made for you.


The adolescent period of a puppy’s life (age 5 months +) is a time when your puppy may begin to test his boundaries, question your authority and generally tax your patience. Have no fear, all is not lost.

This program of adolescent training is a very gentle and positive approach to learning and problem solving.

In our secure, fenced training yard, your puppy will have an opportunity to interact and play with other puppies in their age group.

With an eye on the positive, we will introduce (or in some cases, re-introduce) your puppy to the basic commands of sit, down, stay, and come.

We will use games and play to enhance their training and will also continue with problem solving and behavior modification.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

During the 3rd and 4th months of a puppy’s life (the socialization period) your puppy should be exposed to as many positive experiences as possible.

This program of early training is a very gentle, positive approach to learning and problem solving.

In our secure, fenced training yard, your puppy will have an opportunity to interact and play with other puppies.

With an eye on the positive, we will introduce your puppy to the basic commands of sit, down, stay and come.

We guide the new puppy owners through those first weeks of puppyhood dealing with normal puppy behavior such as housebreaking, nipping, chewing and crate training.

Equipment you need to have for your puppy:

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The ability to work as a team in this way during a Rally Style Obedience performance portrays a more natural working situation that greatly adds to the handler's ability to maintain the dog's attention and attitude at a high level. It is believed that this feature, along with the variability that can be incorporated into course designs and the format for a fast moving continuous performance, will result in greater fun and enjoyment for dog, handler and spectators.


Reliable Recall

Focus Factor

Boost the Basics / Clicker

What is clicker training?