We offer small group classes
Agility. These classes are for all breeds of dogs. All ages
of dogs may participate starting at approximately 10 - 12 weeks of age. The sooner
you begin classes with your puppy the better off you'll both be. We
emphasize positive reinforcement for good behavior and strive to create a
fun and motivational learning environment for both dog and owner. The
class size is small to ensure lots of individual attention. Most our
classes are 6 weeks in length for one hour each class. We invite you
to visit one of our classes - just give us a call!
Zack weaving throughDuffy,
Snickers, Mary & Nali.
Pups on Steps!
Additionally, we offer Private
Training; either in your home or at our facility. Private training
is offered in obedience, agility and breed handling.
Training can also address specific training issues you might be
having with a new puppy.
We are very happy that many
veterinarians and their staff members, and other dog professionals in our
area, both use and recommend our training and behavioral services.
For a list of the classes we are
currently offering, please see our
Our offerings throughout year may
Beginner Obedience - For dogs and
puppies of all ages. This class covers all of the basic obedience
exercises including sit, down, stand, staying in those three positions,
heeling on leash and coming when called. Both verbal commands and hand
signals will be taught. Safety issues will also be covered such as
jumping up, bolting through doors and stealing items. All basic
training equipment is provided with this class. Weekly training
sheets, other hand-outs and a folder are also provided.
***Beginner Class BONUS!
A coupon for one free day of Daycare is included for each new Beginner Class student!
Beginner Level II Obedience - This
class is the next step up for those who have successfully completed the
Beginner Class. What was learned in Beginner class will be solidified,
there will be extra practice time, and time to work on problem areas. Weekly training
sheets are provided.
Advanced Beginner Obedience - For dogs that have completed the
Beginner Obedience class. This class takes training further for
increased control and consistency. More distractions are introduced
during all exercises. The distances away from the dog are increased on
the recall and stay exercises. Preliminary work for off-leash heeling
is started. The "finish" and some new heeling moves are introduced.
Weekly training sheets are provided.
Novice Obedience - This class is suitable for those who want more
control with their dog , those who are having a fun time with their dog in
the training classes and/or those who wish to compete with their dog at the
Novice level. Increased attention on you from the dog will be
emphasized in each exercise despite increased distractions. Heeling
patterns are introduced (including the Figure 8) and footwork is improved.
"Formal" stays and stands with examinations will be covered. Distances
on stays and recalls will again be increased. Ring protocol will be
discussed as needed. The Novice class will be tailored, as much as
possible, to suit the needs of the students in the class at that time.
Beginner Agility Class - This class will
introduce you and your dog to the agility obstacles. You will learn
how to safely handle your dog on each obstacle. This class is great
fun for all dogs and a wonderful confidence-booster. The prerequisite
for this class is successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Obedience
Class or an approved equivalent, as control of your dog and basic obedience
training are required. Dogs must be at least 9 months of age to begin
participation in this class.
and RUBY competing
Intermediate Agility and
Advanced Agility - Classes for more advanced agility work are offered as
our students pass from one level to the next. Dog and handler teams will
learn more precision, progressively more intricate sequencing and ring
protocol for those who are interested in competing.
Novice FUN! (for tricks and games) - Teach your
dog all sorts of nifty tricks, make some up yourself and participate in lots
of games such as tic-tac-toe stays and recall relay races.
Prerequisite for this class is successful completion of the Advanced
Beginner Obedience Class.
Tina and Ruby after an agility run.