Classes

Private Lessons/Consults
These lessons are available for individuals who have difficult schedules and/or have goals that require individual attention.  Subjects for private lessons are specially designed to support your interest and needs for dog training. Call for information.

Scheduled Classes are either linear or on-going.
Linear Classes:  These classes meet regularly once a week for a specified number of sessions. Each week sequential information is given.  

On-going Class:  Designed for more advanced students who wish to participate in continued training.  In order to accommodate busy lifestyles, students pay for six sessions at a time.  They have nine weeks to use their six sessions.  

Getting Started Classes
Puppy Classes
Get your puppy on the right path to becoming a well adjusted adult dog. Understand how to appropriately socialize your puppy, learn puppy care tips, and begin training your puppy's basic manners. 

Puppy Start Right
Have a new puppy but your vet prefers you limit public exposure for now?  Puppy Start Right provides the opportunity for you to get started at home!  
Age: the day you bring pup home until the vet says OK for group classes.
By appointment.

Social Puppy
 Your puppy has your vet's OK to go out in the world?  Sign up for puppy class. Get pup started with lots of new experiences. You may attend each week on one day or combine days to complete in 4 consecutive sessions. Each session runs for thirty to forty minutes and your puppy should attend all sessions with you. Class is limited to maximize the amount of one-on-one time with your trainer. 
Requirements: Pups must be no more than 14 weeks old at the start of class. Veterinarians must release the pup for class.

Sessions continue every Friday at 1 PM  AND/OR every Mondays at 5:45 PM

4 Consecutive Sessions - $80





 K9 Nose Work
Nose Work Classes
The K9 Nose Work journey can begin at any stage of your dog's life, and last a lifetime. Using basic, intermediate and advanced detection dog skills, K9 Nose Work builds confidence, burns off mental and physical energy, and reinforces the bond between you and your dog.  Train for fun or test your dog's scenting ability in a trial and earn formal titles.

Intro to Nose Work
K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his or her nose to seek out a favorite treat reward or toy.  This six session class introduces you and your dog to the basics of Nose Work. 
6 Linear Sessions are 60-90 minutes long     $140

Intro to Odor I 
Now the game expands to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles.  Into to Odor introduces your dog to their first target odor, birch. 
6 Linear Sessions are 60-90 minutes long     $140

Continuing Odor
Your dog now shows proficiency in finding the initial target odor.  Dog/Handler teams will continue to develop the skills for more complex searches.  During these sessions, a second target odor, anise, will be introduced.
Linear Sessions are 60-90 minutes long     $140

On-Going Nosework
Teams in this class can work toward competing or may continue practicing their skills as a hobby. Clove is added as the teams advance.  Students find the challenges presented in weekly sessions a great way to maintain a healthy relationship with their dog.  Some students in these classes have successfully competed in NW1, NW2, and NW3. (Check out NACSW on links tab) 
On-Going Sessions are 60-90 minutes long     $140

Hunting...
Found it!
That's it!

Advanced  Classes 
Fundamentals
Teaching your dog the fundamental behaviors that are needed for participation in dog sports such as Rally, Rally Free and Obedience.  Using several techniques and tools, we will help you learn to communicate with your dog for precise and dependable behavior.  
5 Linear Sessions   $125

Tricks
Tricks help your dog learn how to learn.  If your dog can learn tricks, your dog can learn obedience and good manners. The old adage "you can't teach an old dog new tricks", just isn't true. Your dog is a life long learner. You will want to take advantage of trick training to keep your dog from inventing his or her own tricks to play on you!
6 Linear Sessions     $125

Rally Free course: Figure 8,  Two times around

Rally Free: Trick of choice

Rally Free Performance
This is an on-going class for dog/owner teams to work on their skills.  Some teams hope to participate in AKC Rally.  Others are working toward participation in Rally Freestyle.  Some students just wish to develop skills to team with their dog and to have fun!  The class involves individual teams practice with instructor coaching and full courses set up to practice on. 
On-Going Sessions        $140
 
Rally Free - End with a bow!



Dog Parkour
Dog Parkour (TM) combines elements of human
parkour and dog agility to create an accessible activity for dogs and humans alike. Dogs get introduced to the world of jumping, climbing, balancing over, crawling under, and going around different obstacles in their everyday world. Parkour can be done anywhere and is limited only by one’s imagination. Dog Parkour helps with confidence and overcoming fears, and it is a low impact but challenging activity for any canine athlete.
5 Linear sessions $105

*Description from International Dog Parkour. For more information visit their website at www.dogparkour.org