Everyone must attend an orientation prior to attending class.
Call or email Sandy to schedule an orientation.
Items to bring to the orientation:
Your dog’s vaccination record
Adult dogs must be current on core vaccinations, including Bordetella & Rabies. Although canine flu vaccination is not required, it is recommended. Puppies must have the first round of core vaccinations, including Bordetella, and it is recommended that they have started canine flue vaccinations.
Please do NOT bring your dog to orientation
Puppy Socialization Class
Age: 7 Weeks to 6 Months
Puppies will be socialized to sounds, objects, people and other puppies. You will practice handling skills with your puppy, as well as learning a few basic behaviors such as Watch, Sit, Down, Recall, Leave It/Take It, and Drop.
Age: 5 Months and Older
Level 1 will refine basic commands like Sit, Down, Stationary Attention, and The Name Game. We'll also work on problem behaviors such as jumping, play-biting, and house training. All dogs (even those with prior training) start in Level 1. Dogs with previous obedience training will be evaluated during their first class to see if they qualify to move up to Level 2.
In Level 2 we will focus on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention while walking, and ignoring other dogs. We will also begin working on Recall and Stay. Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing etc.
In Level 3 we will work on Long-Distance Recall, Staying while distracted, loose-leash walking past distractions, and distance commands.
In Level 4 we will polish Come and work on Emergency Recall. We will strengthen Stay and teach your dog to stay at a greater distance from you, for longer periods of time.
Just for Fun Classes
These classes are designed to provide fun and enriching activities for you and your dog. Class curriculum will vary and may include learning tricks, basic parkour and agility.
Workshops are classes that focus on a specific topic, behavior, or activity. Price will be determined by workshop content and length.
Eight Puppy Socialization Classes over the course of eight weeks.