In general, East Montpelier classes are 6 classes -$120.
Canine Good Citizen, and Puppy classes have OPEN ENROLLMENT. That means you can start when you like and then continue for six consecutive weeks.
- Puppy Pre- School -The earlier you start, the easier it will be - Open enrollment- you must register before starting class Ages 8- 12 weeks (at time of enrollment)
Building a strong relationship
Safe socialization -the best way to prevent behavior problems and ensure you have a confident, friendly adult dog.
Puppy chewing and biting
Staying home alone
Prevent jumping up before it starts
Calm leash walking
Coming when called
Foundation obedience skills
Polite Manners 1
This class focuses on strengthening polite behavior through impulse-control exercises, enhancing canine/owner relationship, and foundation obedience skills : Sit, down, stay, leave it, come when called, polite leash skills, etc.
Polite Manners 2
A continuation of Polite Manners 1 adding realistic distractions and difficulty to the behaviors. New behaviors: settle/stay on mat, beginning heel work, going on walks politely, etc.
Canine Good Citizen
Composed of dogs who already have basic skills and are practicing them in highly distracting situations and in close proximity to other dogs and people. Dogs take CGC Prep for varying amounts of time, depending on ability levels. I give a practice CGC test once a month or so. I am certified to administer the CGC test.
Fun and Games Play with your dog. This is a casual, for fun exploration of the skills below.
Agility (low impact-for fun)
Shadow skills (leash exercises)
Tricks and Games
An ongoing, drop- in tricks, scent work, and games class. This is similar to Fun-gility with more focus on the technical aspects of training techniques. If you like, your dog can earn an AKC Trick Dog title. Dogs must be able to work calmly in close proximity to each other.
What happened to the cute well mannered puppy? He became an adolescent. Learn: Impulse control, Alternative behaviors (sit instead of jumping up), Focus, Calming techniques, tricks for expending energy, Basic Obedience Skills, etc.