Dog Training Basics

$171

This six week course is an introduction to behaviors we want to have and share with all dogs. The class covers the basics of coming when called, manners on leash, not jumping on people, and introduces foundational life skills such as sit, down, come, etc.

Dog Training Basics Class Requirements: Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 6 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Intermediate Dog Training

$171

After completing Dog Training Basics (above) or Puppy Intermediate, this six week course introduces skill sets to gaining more fluency with previous behaviors. For example, your dog may sit and stay in your kitchen, but can they sit and stay while another dog walks by on leash? The other key focus is the introduction of “squirrel distractions.”

New Behaviors: Hand targeting, drop it, place behavior, sit/front.

Class Requirements: Completion of Basics or Puppy Intermediate, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 6 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Advanced Dog Training

$171

After passing Intermediate dog training (above), this six week course continues onto higher levels of “Squirrel Distractions.” For example, dog instantly recalls to handler from a piece of steak dangling in front of their nose.

New Behaviors: Precision heeling, adding distance to cues asked, sit or down in motion, calmly sitting on leash while greeting people.

Class Requirements: Completion of Intermediate, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 1 year and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

This class is offered only three times a year!

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Complete Dog Training

$171

After passing Advanced, this six week course maximizes the real world dog situations. Three of the six classes will take place off-site at highly distracting locations. The key focus is to achieve reward delivery at the end of a highly distracting session. For example, sit or down stay in front of a grocery store on a busy weekend.

New Behaviors: Recalls in parking lots past people and dogs, long duration sit/down stays in highly distracting environments, maintaining manners on leash in the presence of other dogs, maintaining manners on leash while handlers talk to each other (dogs are 6 feet apart during conversation).

Class Requirements: Completion of Advanced, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 1 year and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

This class is offered only twice a year!

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Further Group Class Options, Dog Sports, and Focused Fun


Agility

$171

This is a six week course that introduces all things fun with Agility. This class introduces the obstacles used in competitive Agility: tunnel, teeter, tire jump, weave poles, dog walk, A-frame, and various jumps. Each class introduces one or two new object(s). While the trainer focuses on the new weekly object with each client, the rest of the class rotates through previously introduced objects. This course benefits all dogs but is especially beneficial for working dog breeds, dogs who are nervous around novelty items, and dogs whose brains need more of a challenge.

Class Requirements: Completion of Basics or Puppy Intermediate group class or permission from the trainer, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 6 months and older,* proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 4 dogs and no more than 2 people per dog in attendance. Please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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*Dogs under one year may participate, but certain obstacles are kept at low heights to prevent stress on still forming joints and growth plates. Senior dogs are also encouraged to attend and modifications are made as needed to respect an aging dog's body requirements.


Canine Good Citizen

$171

This six week course is offered twice a year, and prepares dog and handler to pass the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Test. The course covers in detail the requirements and skill sets needed for each part of the test. The test covers 10 points for completion as follows:

1) Accepting a Friendly Stranger

2) Sitting Politely for Petting

3) Appearance and Grooming

4) Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)

5) Walking Through a Crowd

6) Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place

7) Coming when Called

8) Reaction to Another Dog

9) Reaction to Distraction

10) Supervised Three Minute Separation

Class Requirements: Completion of Intermediate level (or trainers permission), dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 1 year and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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CCC™

$171

The Connection, Cooperation & Control (CCC)™ six week course is founded on the principles of Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training™. CCC™ helps you create mutual connection with your dog, while you also develop cheerful cooperation.

Distraction is a common problem for pet owners and professional dog trainers. The CCC™ training system bridges the gap between training at home and in public places to keep the dog engaged and cooperative while the rest of the world happens around him.

The Connection, Cooperation & Control ™ courses focus on the ingredients that create a strong relationship, body language, intent, and teaching dogs how to ask permission before dragging you around. These courses offer the opportunity to train the way real life happens – without a bait bag or treats in the handler’s pocket!

Class Requirements:  Completion of Basics or Puppy Intermediate group class or permission from the trainer, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 6 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability, and Trixie Activity Poker Box Interactive Dog Toy Level 2 (used for all three levels of CCC™ training).

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Cooperative Care

$146

This four week class introduces ways to help your dog be more comfortable with common dog care tasks. Not only do we cover the basics of handling exercises, but these classes focus on teaching your dog to be an active participant in their care!  Following are key topics/behaviors covered:

  • Dog body language and stress signals
  • How to create a Conditioned Emotional Response
  • Teaching an "I'm ready" behavior
  • Target a location with the dog's chin or nose
  • Introduce common dog care objects such as nail trimmers, stethoscope, muzzle, etc.

Class Requirements: Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs of any age, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Doggy Parkour

$146

This is a four-week course that introduces you to Dog Parkour. Dog Parkour is a sport in which dogs conquer obstacles found in the environment.  It is often called“urban agility,” because we use any objects we can find as obstacles!  In this class, your dog will jump, climb, balance, run,and learn to become more comfortable with new objects. This course benefits all dogs, but is especially beneficial for working dog breeds, dogs who are nervous around novelty items, and dogs whose brains need more of a challenge.

Class Requirements: Completion of Basics or Puppy Intermediate group class or permission from the trainer, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 6 months and older,* proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 4 dogs with no more than 2 people per dog in attendance! Please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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*Dogs under one year may participate, but certain obstacles are kept at low heights to prevent stress on still forming joints and growth plates. Senior dogs are also encouraged to attend and modifications are made as needed to respect an aging dog's body requirements.


Energy Outlets

$146

This is a four week intensive course that outlines various methods to give our dogs energy outlets without having to run a marathon. Each week focuses on a different style of outlets. This course benefits any young dog, overly active dogs, working style breed, and families and people who want to give their dog more, but may not have the time. If your dog digs, attention barks, excessively chews, or just needs more, this is the class for you.

Class Requirements: Attendance at a free Orientation is encouraged, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 5 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Hiking Manners

$146

Living in New England where outdoor activities are a part of life, we love to take our dogs with us everywhere we go!  Many of us enjoy the outdoors and so do our dogs.  This is a four-week class that teaches you the basics of hiking with your dog and how to practice good trail etiquette with your furry friend.   Class One will be held outdoors at our training facility, with subsequent classes being held at local hiking trails.

Class Requirements: Completion of Basics or Puppy Intermediate group class or permission from the trainer.  Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs, people, bicycles, and (potentially) horses.  This class is for dogs 6 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 4 dogs with no more than 2 people per dog in attendance! Please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Nose Work

$171

This is a six week introductory scent work class that fine tunes your dog's natural ability and love for using their nose. Week one begins by introducing the scent of birch building to week six with the scent hidden for your dog to find! This course benefits the young to the very old but is especially beneficial to timid or dogs with excessive energy. Nose work not only burns brain calories (creating a happily tired dog), but also builds confidence.

Class Requirements: Attendance at a free Orientation is encouraged, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 5 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability, scent work supplies, and appropriate training equipment.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Nose Work Graduates: Level 2 Nose Work is held when interested graduates ask! We offer this class when our schedule allows. These classes run when there are two clients enrolled. Email Ashley if you are interested. Here is a link to see class start dates and enrollment options.


Precision Heeling

$146

This is a four week intensive that focuses on introducing and fine-tuning the beauty of heeling on leash. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to get involved in most competitive dog sports, or who wants a dog that can ignore their environment and focus solely on their person. Heeling also functions as an excellent recall and energy outlet.

Class Requirements: Attendance at a free Orientation is encouraged, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 1 year or older (or with trainer permission), proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 3 dogs and one person per dog so please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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A Really Truly Reliable Recall

$146

This is a four week intensive that focuses solely on your dog coming when called. For dogs just learning or ones who have stopped listening, all dogs will benefit. The purpose of this course is to introduce the steps needed to create a rock solid recall that both the dog and person enjoy. This is your safety backup for emergencies!

Class Requirements: Attendance at a free Orientation is encouraged, dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people, for dogs 5 months and older, proof of up to date vaccinations, proof of current rabies vaccination (email all vaccinations before your first class), sign/send waivers of liability.

Class spots are limited to 4 dogs with no more than 2 people per dog in attendance! Please read our client commitment and refund policy!

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Disclaimer

While we cannot guarantee the outcome of our work with you and your dog, the good news is that many behaviors are very responsive to behavior modification.  Dogs are animals and each is an individual with their own personality, genetics, socialization, and history.  Being animals, we cannot guarantee the final outcome, only that we will do our absolute best to ensure a good outcome for all parties involved.  We pride ourselves on being open and honest and we will always do what is best for you and your dog.

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