Everyday Skills, Fun & Games! 

Our dogs are our companions and friends.  Let's give them the skills they need to be great!

AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • Canine Good Citizen Prep Class - This CGC certificate is an accomplishment for any dog - family pet, show dogs, or performance dog. If your dog has basic manners (sit, down, stay, recall, can walk by another dog) work on the skills in a way to pass the CGC test! It also provides proof the dog has received some training to make it a good pet. The last class includes the CGC test. Click here to see the list of test items.    Cost: $200 incl test fee

  • Canine Good Citizen Testing - Do you think you can pass the CGC test? Check our schedule for our testing dates!     
    Cost: $20

Manners Classes for puppies & older dogs
  • Puppy Start 'Em Right - Do you have a new puppy?  Learn positive methods to teach your puppy the rules of the road, and the skills necessary to have a happy household.  Rolling enrollment means you can join at any time.  Class occurs once a week (6 weeks in a row), beginning with the orientation class without your puppy for the first week.  Puppy must be under 16 weeks when they attend their first class, and have at least their first set of shots & a negative fecal test (please bring copy to show trainer.)    
    Cost: $185 - includes a clicker with wrist strap

 

  • Puppy's Next Steps - Ideal for graduates of Start 'Em Right, or any puppy aged 14 to 24 weeks at the start of class who wants basic skills all puppies need to know. Learn the techniques of clicker training/positive reinforcement to teach your pup sit, down, wait, and walking on leash while developing focus, attention and impulse control. Ample time to address any questions as well as some free-play time for the pups.   Cost: $185  - includes a clicker with wrist strap

  • Learning the Basics - Working in partnership with you, we'll teach your 6-month or older dog basic skills such as sit, down, stand, stay, leash walking and more.   Cost: $185 - includes a clicker with wrist strap

  • Puppies Unleashed - Attention is the name of the game, as well as your puppy's ability to learn how to learn.  Help them learn how to control their impulses, stay calm, and make good decisions about what’s around them. You and your puppy will have fun, learning by playing pattern games based on Control Unleashed, The Puppy Program, by Leslie McDevitt. This class is for puppies 6-12 months who have completed puppy class, and humans who want to navigate all the exciting places in real life. You will also gain a great set of foundation skills for puppies and their humans planning to participate in any kind of dog sport! Max 4 dogs (Not for reactive dogs)  Cost: $200

  • Beyond the Back Yard - Based on a program by Denise Fenzi, focus on expanding those skills they do nicely (with no distractions!) into settings that challenge your dog and help you navigate the real world in everyday life.  Right for you?   Cost: $200

 

  • Cautious to Comfortable -Is your dog shy, nervous, or uncertain about the world around them? Learn to read your dog’s body language to know what they are feeling, as well as techniques to change your dog’s emotions about stressful situations. You and your dog will gain strategies to stay calm and relaxed, as well as exercises and games to build confidence. For dogs 5 months and to infinity! (Note: If your dog’s response to stressful situations is lunging towards another dog, please contact us for other options.)         Right for you?    Cost: $185

  • Wild Thing! - Does your dog have so much energy they seem like they might explode? Excited, joyful dogs can be tough to handle. Begin to understand your dog, how they learn, & what motivates them. The 6-week class includes impulse control, recall and engagement games. (Not for reactive dogs)            Cost: $225

Play!
  • Puppy Play & Learn -  forty-minute play time for puppies 8 to 20 weeks will help your pup develop appropriate social skills and will teach you about canine body language so you can be your dog's best advocate. Play is broken into short sessions interspersed with opportunities to practice critical puppy skills like how to calm down around other dogs, accepting handling from new people, and impulse control.
    Most Sundays 4:30 & Mondays 6 pm. Cost: $15

Get a 6 class virtual punch card for $72

That's $12/class!  Note: Punches not used before your puppy turns 20 wks old will be forfeited

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Classes after 2/20/2022 will be at our new rate:

$17 per class, 6 class punch card for $84 ($14/class)

NOTE: Puppies must have age-appropriate vaccinations with at least the first set of DHLPP shots and negative fecal test- please bring a copy to show. Because socialization is so time-sensitive, we recommend beginning puppy classes as early as possible rather than

waiting until the whole series of vaccinations are complete. 

(See AVSAB Position Statement here.)  

Please, to keep our puppies safe and healthy, do not bring your puppy if you take them to off-leash dog parks or daycare.​

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Fun & Games
  • Tricks For Treats! - Teaching your dogs tricks is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog, build confidence in timid or shy dogs, or just make you and others smile. And, an amazing side benefit is that the more you teach your dog the quicker they learn, because your teaching skills improve as does your dog’s ability to understand the training game and how to learn.    Cost: $185

  • PLAY WITH ME!! - A dog with a "job" is happier, healthier, and better behaved - even if that job is simply doing a few tricks and showing off some basic behaviors. This class is for all ages, and teaches you games to play with your dog that promote skills, impulse control, and focus. Grow your relationship with your dog by playing with him in a way that stimulates his body, mind, and emotions, and helps him to develop the focus that is critical for Agility, Obedience, or everyday life.  This class is not for dogs who are afraid or stressed in their crate or leash reactive. It is a Basic training and introductory course for dogs of all ages.   8 weeks and up!              Cost: $185