Acquisition of skills
In addition to training behaviors like sit, down, stand and walking nicely on leash, First Grade teaches your dog how much fun it can be to work for you as we lay the foundation to learning more advanced training skills. In First Grade, we focus on establishing lines of communication between you and your dog. You will learn about dog body language and how to change challenging behaviors that are happening at home. You may be surprised at how readily your dog will want to learn new things.
Class is open enrollment. Choose either Saturday or Sunday at 3:30pm and make sure you pick one of each of the six topics!
Acquisition of skills
The adolescent puppy stage can be challenging to say the least. This age of dog has different socialization and training needs than adult dogs. In our Wednesday night adolescent puppy class, you will get the same curriculum as our regular first grade class with a bonus of the class being specifically tailored to help you survive the adolescent puppy stage. This class is for puppies under 6 months of age.
Class is open enrollment. Make sure you pick one of each of the six topics when you schedule! Class meets Wednesday at 7:30pm
In Second Grade, you and your dog will build on the skills you learned in first grade. We will be introducing training exercises that are more challenging and useful in the real world. As we continue to establish better lines of communication with our dog, we will also be working on solving challenging behaviors that are happening at home. In Second Grade, our focus is establishing manners so you have a better behaved dog both at home and away.
Class is open enrollment. Choose either Saturday at 2:15pm or Sunday at 4:45pm and make sure you pick one of each of the six topics!
Now that you've established a solid foundation, the skills your dog learned in the previous two classes will really start to shine in Third Grade! At this level, we'll start reinforcing behavior reliability, adding the 3Ds (distance, duration and distractions), plus training more complex behaviors. In Third Grade you will be eligible to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate.
Class is open enrollment. Make sure you pick one of each of the six topics when you schedule! Class meets Saturday at 1:00pm