Group Classes

* Due to the risk to our students and clients, aggression issues CANNOT be handled in group classes. Please refer to our private training or stay and train programs for help with this type of issue.

 

STAR Puppy - Younger Puppies  8- 1hour weekly sessions  $199

This course is for younger puppies 10wks -5months who have had no previous training. Topics include Basic obedience, problem solving, household manners, Socialization /play time, and well as basic puppy info. The AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certification is available upon completion of this course.

Classes meet 1 hr per wk for 8 wks and are limited to 15 puppies.

Testing is optional and the test fee ($) is not included in course price.

 

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

The Benefits of This Training

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Our Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including house training, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.

Upon completion of this course your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test . Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

A beautiful, frame able certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service
Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

 

 


STAR Basic - Older Puppies   8- 1hour weekly sessions  $199

This course is the exact same course as the STAR Puppy program but it is for older puppies / dogs : geared for puppies 5 months and older who have had no previous training. Topics include Basic obedience, problem solving, household manners, Socialization /play time, and well as basic puppy info.

The AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certification is available upon completion of this course for puppies under 1 yr of age. Classes meet 1 hr per wk for 8 wks and are limited to 15 puppies/dogs. Testing is optional and the test fee ($) is not included in course price.

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

The Benefits of This Training

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Our Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including house training, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.
Upon completion of this course your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test . Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

A beautiful, frame able certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service
Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.


Intermediate-   8 - 1hour weekly sessions  $199

This course is for puppies/dogs 5 months and older and requires completion of puppy, basic, or comparable training prior to enrollment. This is the next 8 weeks on the previous training. We work on the natural progression of all topics from the previous class.

Classes meet 1 hr per wk for 8 wks and are limited to 15 puppies/dogs.

Topics will include polishing the basics, introducing more advanced obedience, keeping good behaviors strong, and preventing bad behaviors that develope during the "Terrible Teens".

The "Terrible Teens" is one of the most trying times for owners and is a critical time for the adolescent dog that is gaining independence, applying early learning (or lack of it) to the world, and experiencing psychological and physiological changes. Adolescence is a period when dogs are at the highest risk for losing their families and/or their lives. The "Terrible Teens" phenomenon happens for many reasons. Often puppy owners forget or do not fully understand that raising a well-behaved and well-adjusted adult dog is a lengthy process that is subject to a number of developmental stages for the dog. This can be especially trying when the owners look down and see what appears to be a fully grown dog. They may wonder why the wonderful puppy they have spent countless hours guiding is suddenly behaving badly or has not “grown out” of a behavior. Or it could be a case of an adolescent puppy relinquished to a shelter or back to the breeder having a difficult time adjusting to a new home, a different set of rules, and a new family.

This class is for these dogs: the untrained, overly-excitable, bullying, suspicious, fearful, socially awkward, or shy adolescent and how to help owners teach them to be compliant, happy companions.

 


CGC Prep - 1 year old and up   6 - 1.5 hour weekly sessions $199

This course is for puppies/dogs 1 year and older and requires completion of intermediate or comparable training prior to enrollment. This course is designed to prepare enrolled teams for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizenship Certification. There will be some discussion on problem solving as related to the requirements of the test, but this course assumes most behavioral issues have been resolved in previous classes. Classes meet 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks. Testing is optional and the test fee ($) is not included in course price.

CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life.


Advanced - 1 year old and up   6 - 1.5 hour weekly sessions $199

This class requires completion of Intermediate or comparable training. Course topics include proofing and polishing basic skills, advanced obedience commands, stamina in training, and prep for service, therapy, competing, or being a very well trained companion. Classes meet 1.5 hours per week for 6 weeks.


Advanced 2 - Call For Info & Pricing

This class is by request from our advanced students, our K9 services clients, or invitation only. This class is designed to help maintain the training already completed by allowing for regular practice to keep skill sharp.


Special Classes - Call For Info & Pricing

Special classes are not regularly offered, but available by request. Once we get enough requests to start the course, we schedule the class. These classes can be just special time slots for already offered classes, breeder requests for a litter class, an allergy friendly class, tricks class, or child classes. The options are limitless.


Tricks - 6 - 1 hour weekly sessions $199

This course is for puppies/dogs 5 months and older and requires completion of puppy, basic, or comparable training prior to enrollment. This course is not designed to deal with problem solving or manners. This is a fun course with emphasis on play and teaching fun tricks. Classes meet 1 hr per week for 6 weeks and are limited to 15 puppies/dogs.

20 Uses for Dog Tricks:

1. Tricks engage your dog’s mind and provide mental exercise.
2. Tricks make the learning process for children (and adults!) more enjoyable.
3. Tricks can make breeds with a “bad reputation” look friendlier.
4. Tricks can help make shelter dogs more adoptable.
5. Tricks can be used to solve barking: A dog who barks at visitors could be taught to go get a toy and hold it in his mouth instead.
6. Tricks can be used to solving jumping on people: A dog who jumps to greet people could be taught to sit and wave instead.
7. Tricks are a great way to strengthen the dog-owner bond. People are relaxed when teaching tricks and it’s great fun for dog and owner.
8. Tricks add variety to training.
9. Tricks allow you to “show off” what you’ve accomplished with your dog.
10. Tricks can be practiced indoors or out, regardless of the weather.
11. Tricks can be used to help endear your dog to someone not traditionally a dog lover.
12. Tricks increase your dog’s repertoire of behaviors. The more your dog learns, the better your dog learns and the more mentally engaged he will be.
13. Tricks are more fun to teach for people “put off” by obedience: “Bang you’re dead” is the same behavior to your dog as “down”—but you have fun with it!
14. Tricks provide a way to practice your dog’s “manners.”
15. Tricks are entertaining and they can make people think you and your dog are both geniuses!
16. Tricks can be useful. For example, teach your dog to get your slippers or bring in the newspaper on rainy days.
17. Tricks engage the entire family, particularly children.

18. Tricks make you laugh!

19. Tricks can be entertaining for people on therapy visits at places like hospitals.

20. Tricks can distract a reactive dog from something that scares him.


Kids & Dogs - 6 - 1 hour weekly sessions - $199

This course is for puppies/dogs 5 months and older and requires completion of puppy, basic, or comparable training prior to enrollment. This course is designed for children handlers. Parent must be present but teaching style, class format, and instruction are all geared to aid kids in their ability to handle their pet. In addition to the 2 regular instructors, there will also be a child instructor.

Classes meet 1 hr per week for 6 weeks and are limited to 15 puppies/dogs.


Allergy-Friendly Classes - Hypo Allergenic Dogs Only - $199

Allergy-friendly classes follow the structure and layout of the listed classes like STAR Puppy, STAR Basic, Intermediate, and etc. Enrollment in these classes is limited to hypo allergenic breeds only (golden doodles, schnoodles, poodles, bichons, etc)


Breed/ Type Specific Classes - 8 - 1 hour weekly sessions $199

Breed/type specific classes follow the structure and layout of the listed classes like STAR Puppy, STAR Basic, Intermediate, and etc. Enrollment in these classes is limited to the designated breed/ type. Great if you are worried about your 2# Yorkie puppy in a class with a 60# mastiff puppy. These can be small dog only (15# and under), big dog only (50 # and up), retriever only, bully breed only, no kids classes, and kids only classes.