AKC STAR PUPPY - In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, nipping and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as sit, down and come when called. STAR Puppy is a 6 weeks class and costs $110. (puppies 8 weeks to 6 months)
Manners- This course is for those owners who would like to see improvements in their dog’s behavior (manners) even in distracting environments. This class focuses on building a solid recall as well as basic obedience skills such as sit, down, walk on a loose leash, wait at the door and go to place. This is the beginning level of obedience class and will teach you skills to make training at higher levels easier. This class costs $135 and includes mat used for the go to place. (age 6 months and older)
Competitive Obedience I- Obedience I will teach you how to train your dog to begin working in heel position with sit, stay, come, leave it, and walk on a loose leash as well as other competitive obedience skills. Prerequisite: Manners Class
Competitive Obedience II-In this class you will learn how to train your dog to Heel on Lead, Stand for Exam, Recall with Front and Finish as well as more advanced group exercises.
Competitive Obedience III– These classes are a continuation of the skills learned in Intermediate class as well as introducing the use of a dumbbell. Additionally some of the skills learned in this class are used in Rally Obedience, Agility and Competitive Obedience. In the advanced class the dogs can work off lead and at a distance from their handler. Each of these classes builds on the previous class.
Therapy Dog Prep– This class covers the things you will need to know to help you get started as a therapy dog team. Completing this class does not guarantee certification with any therapy dog agency. This is a 4 week class and the cost is $100.
Control Unleashed-This class is great for shy, reactive or excitable dogs that need improved focus and/or confidence. Emphasis is placed on the handler’s ability to identify certain behaviors in the dog and how to quickly refocus the dog’s attention.
Rally Obedience-Rally is a competitive sport in which the dog and handler demonstrate working as a team. Several different obedience skills are used as the team travels through a designated course.
Tricks- Tricks Class is a fun and rewarding class that will surely make your dog an entertainer! Learn the techniques to teach your dog almost any trick in a positive environment. Earn trick titles through AKC or Do More With Your Dog.
Outdoor Adventure– Course teaches owners how to handle their dogs in real life, everyday situations. Field trips will include local pet friendly stores, restaurants, parks and downtown areas. Each visit will focus on manners important for a well behaved dog.
All classes (except STAR Puppy and Manners) are 6 weeks long and cost $125.