Click on the "Class Descriptions" from the menu to see a list of classes offered and more information about each class. Not all classes are available every session.
New classes begin approximately every 6 weeks. Click Register! from the menu tab to see whats available and to register for class. Manners Class and STAR Puppy class require a $25 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. Registrations without a deposit are not guaranteed a spot in class.
How old does my puppy have to be to start class?
A puppy must be at least 8 weeks old and he must have had his first set of vaccinations for at least a week to begin class. The preferred age to start STAR Puppy is 8 - 12 weeks but may be up to 1 year old.
My dog is less than 6 months old. What class should I start with?
If your dog is less than 6 months old you should start with STAR Puppy class. You will learn a lot about how your puppy grows and develops in this class.
My dog is 6 months or older. What class should I start with?
If your dog is over 6 months old you should start with Manners Class.
If my dog already knows sit and down can't I skip Manners Class?
Manners Class teaches more than just sit and down. This class will prepare you to be more successful in the advanced classes. Also the reliable recall and go to place are taught in this class.
I'm not sure how my dog will behave in group class. Can we take a private class?
Private class is available, however, your dog will not have the benefit of learning with other dogs around. I find many times learning in a group setting helps build confidence and increases focus in the dog and the handler! Also you will see that you are not the only person with a dog who pulls on the leash!
I have a very busy schedule and just don’t have time to train my dog. Can you help?
Yes! Starting in January 2020 I will be offering Doggy Home School. This program allows me to train your dog in your home even while you are at work! Learn more by clicking on the DOGGY HOME SCHOOL tab.
Can you teach my dog to be a Therapy Dog?
Well, not exactly! While it is important to teach your dog some basic obedience skills the ability to be a successful Therapy Dog depends on the dog himself. Therapy Dog Prep will teach you and your dog some of the basic obedience skills you will need to safely perform visits as well as what therapy dogs do.
Do you train all breeds - are there some breeds you don't allow in class?
I train all breeds of dogs. I do not exclude any dog because of their breed.