Specialty Classes

Loose Leash Walking

“How can I get my dog to stop pulling when he’s on leash?” is a common question I get as a trainer. It’s the source of much frustration for many people and their dogs.  
 
This 3-week class will teach you and your dog how to walk together so that walks will be enjoyable (and safe) for both of you. We will start with foundational skills, then proceed to different techniques to help your dog understand what to do instead of pulling you down the street. In the final week we will introduce distractions.
 

Prerequisites

  • Dog must be at least 6 months of age
  • Completion of a Beginning Obedience Class or equivalent
  • Your dog must be comfortable around other people and dogs when they are on-leash
  • Proof of current vaccinations
NOTE: This is NOT a class for dogs that are leash-reactive, as that is a separate issue from dogs that simply haven’t learned polite leash walking skills.
 

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Circus School

Tricks are a great way to connect with your dog and have fun. Trick training also results in better health (as many tricks help build muscle tone and stamina), increased flexibility, balance and concentration, as well as a boost in your dog’s confidence in him or herself and you. At the same time, each new behavior you teach provides you with yet another useful way to channel your dog’s energy into something positive.

In this 5 week class you will teach your dog many of the following tricks: go to your place,  shake, rollover, spin, fetch, jump through hoop, tunnel, climb, push a shopping cart, ride a skateboard, bang! play dead, and much more!

Prerequisites

  • Dog must be at least 10 months of age
  • Completion of a Beginning and an Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
  • Proof of current vaccinations

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Rally FrEe

Want to solidify your dog’s obedience skills while also incorporating fun tricks? Rally FrEe is the best of both worlds! This fun course will teach you the foundation of musical freestyle by combining rally obedience signs with a little creativity of your own!  

Prerequisites

  • Dog must be at least 10 months of age
  • Completion of a Beginning and an Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
  • Completion of a Tricks class of any kind
  • Proof of current vaccinations

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Canine Conditioning

Every dog can benefit by having a planned fitness program:  performance/sport dogs, inactive dogs, puppies over 4 months, senior dogs, dogs recovering from surgery or injury and dogs who just need more to do in their life!

The primary goal of any conditioning should be to keep your dog healthy and injury free over the course of its lifetime by having a planned series for strength, balance, and flexibility.

Each week will give working participants new exercises to explore and develop. Some exercises will be basic and gradually expand to harder progressions. Each team will be working at their own level.

Exercises can be done at home with little to no equipment. 

Dogs must be at least 6 months of age, be people and dog tolerant.

Working spots are limited to: 10
Unlimited auditing.

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Impulse Control

In this 3 week class your will learn how to teach your dog impulse control. Through the use of lecture and exercises your dog will learn how to ask and wait for the valuable items and activities they want in life

 “Impulse control is delayed gratification, resisting an impulse for immediate satisfaction of a desire or temptation.”
 
Impulse control is one of the most important behaviors you can teach our dog when training agility. It is used at the start line, on the contacts and to build drive for the equipment. 
There are no prerequisites for this class. Everyone is welcome.
 

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