Contact Cyn(thia) at 802.595.9667 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All Classes Use Positive Reinforcement Training.
Fall 2019 Class Schedule
Location: Coburn Road East Montpelier Cost: 6 weeks -$120
Puppy PreSchool- Socialization and relationship building as well as foundation behaviors. (On going enrollment, start when you like, continue for 6 consecutive weeks) Saturdays 9:30 am Ongoing Puppy Next Step A continuation of Puppy PreSchool with a bit more emphasis on foundation skills. Saturdays at 11:00 Starts Saturday September 14 Polite Manners + Basic skills with time for fun and games at the end. Mixed level Saturdays 1:00am Starts Saturday September 14 Play Group- an opportunity for dogs, with good social skills, to get together and play –Tuesdays 10:00Ongoing Tricks and Games-Tricks, scent work, and games class. This is like Fun and Games with focus on the technical aspects of training. If you like, your dog can earn an AKC Trick Dog title. This class is ongoing. Contact me if you’d like to join us. Tuesdays 6:30pm Ongoing Fun and Games- For dogs who have basic skills in place- agility, tricks, heeling games, etc. This class is for fun, not competition Wednesdays10:00 am Starts Wednesday September 11 Canine Good Citizen- Composed of dogs who are ready to practice basic skills in distracting situations, including in close proximity to other dogs and people. We’ll practice the AKC Canine Good Citizen test which will be administered on the last class. Some teams take the class without taking the AKC test. Wednesdays at 6:00 Starts Wednesday September 11
Call, or email, if you need help deciding which class is the best fit for you and your dog.
Full class descriptions below.
- Puppy Pre- School -The earlier you start, the easier it will be - Open enrollment- you must register before starting class Ages 8- 14 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 tricks, scent work, and games class. This is similar to Fun and Games 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 your 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.