Our next round of group classes will begin Aug 1 & 2nd. We’ll be offering Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, and Reactive Rover classes. 6 week courses. $120 for Puppy and Basic. $200 for Reactive Rover. These courses will be taught by Kera Wilhelmsen, CPDT-KA.
Aditi Czarnomski will be offering a Puppy and Basic Levels drop-in class on Monday evenings; hope to start in mid- August.
Wednesday, Aug 1
Puppy Kindergarten from 6:45-7:45PM Register here, spots are limited.
Basic Manners from 8-9PM CLASS IS FULL. Contact us to be put on a wait list. We will start additional ones, and begin Levels-Foundation classes soon!
Thursday, Aug 2
Reactive Rover from 6:30-7:30PM Register here, spots are limited
Basic Manners from 8-9 PM. Register here, spots are limited
Puppy Kindergarten: available for puppies between the ages of 8 and 20 weeks old. Puppies must have their first set of vaccinations at least one week prior to the start date of class and stay current on vaccinations through the course. Each course meets weekly for five to six weeks and each session is 45-60 minutes in length. During the course, people learn how to read their puppy’s body language, and learn about giving their puppies choice. We empower puppies and build their confidence, while at the same time give them structure and guidelines. We teach people how to teach their puppies basic cues like: Sit, Down, Come, Stay, and Touch (hand targeting). People also learn how to appropriately deal with puppy issues like chewing, jumping and barking. The methods used in class are non-force based and encourage puppies to be thinking puppies in a positive manner. Each week puppies are introduced to new sights, sounds, textures and smells to help them develop into well-rounded dogs. We also teach puppies how to appropriately greet other puppies in class.
Basic Manners Class: Available for dogs that are 5 months of age and older. This is a 6 week course, meeting once weekly for 45-60 minutes. This class focuses on teaching dogs foundation behaviors through non-forced based methods. Dog are encouraged to think outside the box and earn rewards for doing so. We use shaping and luring, and rewards to get desired behaviors. Dogs learn to listen under distractions and through it all, build a better bond with their people. People learn how to handle their dogs in a positive way and develop a relationship with their dogs based on trust rather than fear.
Reactive Rover Class: Does your dog get overly excited or reactive when s/he sees other people or dogs? Do you experience your dog not listening to you, but instead lunging, barking, growling, or leaping towards triggers? Would you like your dog to listen better to you under distractions? If you answered yes to any of these, then Reactive Rover class might be the class for you and your dog. This class is structured to help people and dogs learn skills to deal with distractions and triggers. Class size is kept small so that each individual team receives the appropriate care they need. This class is not for dogs that have presented aggression towards people or other dogs; private in-home sessions are highly recommended for those cases. Classes once/week for 1 hour. Class cost is $200. Contact us to register or be put on a waiting list.