Puppy manners is open to puppies aged 6 months or younger. Skills covered in puppy manners include sit, down, walking on a loose leash, stay, come, and standing for handling. Also included is owner education on topics such as house training, toys, feeding, and other important topics. There is also a focus on fixing and preventing problem behaviors such as jumping on guests and running out open doors. Puppies successfully completing this course receive AKC STAR puppy certification!
Puppy manners classes run for 7 weeks, one class per week. Please check your schedule as there will be no make up classes available. Cost $95.00, ($90.00 with 4-H discount)
Next puppy manners class begins Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 8:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 6:00 pm Closed
Tues., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:00 pm Closed
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:00 pm Closed
Tues., Mar. 13, 2018, 6:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., Apr. 23, 2018, 8:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:00 pm Spaces Available
Beginners is open to puppies and dogs aged 6 months and older. Skills covered in beginners include heeling, figure 8, sit, down, stand for examination, stay, and recall, all on leash. Also included are lessons in general manners and fixing problem behaviors. Puppies under 1 year successfully completing this course receive AKC STAR puppy certification!
Beginners classes run for 9 weeks, one class per week. Please check your schedule as there will be no make up classes available. Cost $125.00 ($115.00 with 4-H discount)
Next beginners class begins Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 7:00 pm Closed
Tues., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:00 pm Closed
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 8:00 pm Closed
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:00 pm Closed
Tues., Feb. 27, 2018, 8:00 pm Closed
Mon., Apr. 16, 2018, 7:00 pm Closed
Tues., May 1, 2018, 6:00 pm Spaces Available
This class departs from traditional obedience format to focus exclusively on rear-end awareness. Most dogs don’t even realize that they have back legs! This class will work on skills to develop strength, coordination, and balance in the rear end. It’s a fantastic way to bond with your dog for the pet owner, and critical for anyone looking to compete in any performance events. This class will teach the skills necessary for heeling, focus, turns, and fronts for the obedience or rally dog and strength and coordination for climbing and jumping for the agility dog. We will work on front foot targeting, rear foot targeting, elevated pivots, pivots in front and heel, ladder work, plank walking, pickup sticks exercise, sideways fronts, backwards circles, and more! Open to dogs/puppies that have had at least one obedience class.
Rear-end Awareness runs for 8 weeks. Please check your schedule as there will be no make up classes available. Cost $110.00.
Next Rear-end Awareness class begins Thurs., Apr. 28, 2016, 8:00pm Closed
Novice is open to dogs that have completed a beginners course, or can successfully demonstrate on leash control. Skills covered in novice include on leash heeling and Figure 8, off leash heeling, off leash stand for examination, off leash recall, and off leash stays (1 minute sit, 3 minute down). This class is geared toward pet dogs and their families.
Novice classes run for 9 weeks. Please check your schedule as there will be no make up classes available. Cost $125.00, $115.00 with 4-H discount
Next novice class begins Tues., Nov. 7, 2017, 8:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 7:00 pm Spaces Available
Tues., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:00 pm Spaces Available
Mon., Mar. 26, 2018, 6:00 pm Spaces Available
Tues., May 1, 2018, 8:00 pm Spaces Available
Therapy Dog is open to dogs that have mastered the novice class as per instructor’s approval, dogs that have received a qualifying score in an AKC, UKC, or similar venue novice obedience class, and dogs that have achieved an RA, RL2, URO2, or higher rally title (or similar 2nd level rally title). This class prepares the dog and the handler for the Therapy Dog International (TDI) test, but is much more rigorous, with the intention of providing both dog and handler with the knowledge and experiences necessary to truly succeed in a therapy environment. This class includes weekly homework, including assignments that require modest travel. Included in the cost of the class is a course binder and printed materials.
Therapy dog classes run for 10 weeks. Please check your schedule as there will be no make up classes available. Cost $150.00
Next therapy dog class begins
This class is intended to prepare dogs and handlers for competitive events in obedience and rally. This class covers advanced heeling work, fronts and finishes, focus work, recalls, and stays.
Competitive Novice is held on Tuesday nights at 7:00 beginning Oct. 16, 2012. Cost per class is $15.00.
Advanced Obedience is intended to prepare dogs and handlers in competitive events in obedience. This class covers retrieving, jumping, moving drops, and utility exercises.
Advanced Obedience is held on Thursday nights at 8:00. Cost per class is $15.00. Call ahead to attend this class.