Puppy Kindergarten 8-20 weeks. ($165 for 6 weekly classes)
This class was designed to build on the puppy’s foundation behaviors and to build confidence. Each class will be behavior instruction and interactive play. The puppies will learn basic foundations if this is their first class and puppies that have already learned the basics will build duration, distraction, and distance with their behaviors.
Raising puppies to be well behaved dogs is crucial. If a puppy is started out on the right paw, so to speak, this helps them understand how to best live in a sometimes, very confusing human world. When reaching their adult stage, they will be comfortable navigating the human world. The more comfortable with their environment and the outside world the better behaved they are. Socializing them to the human world before 14- 16 weeks is extremely important. Before the age of 14-16 weeks is the critical fear imprint period. In other words, all events that a puppy experiences prior to 14- 16 weeks is imprinted on their brains forever. Because adolescence is when dogs begin to become wary of unknown experiences, we want the puppy to have all positive associations to the human world before they hit the start of adolescence, which is around 5 months. We also train for the STAR puppy program.
Adolescent Behavior Training 5 months - 2 years ($165 for 6 weekly classes)
This class is designed to teach solid impulse control. Adolescence is the most difficult time the human handler will have with their dog. Teens are teens no matter the species. We will teach teens and adult dogs how to train within a classroom with other dogs no matter the ages. We will concentrate on both behavior and training the behaviors needed for impulse control and good choices from the class dogs.
Building Confidence with Fun Sports 5 months and up. ($165 for 6 weekly classes)
This class is designed to help dogs learn while they are having fun. Many dogs that begin with fear issues have built the confidence they need to navigate calmly and happily through the human world. Learning while playing is a great way to train.
CGC Canine Good Citizens ($165 for 6 weekly classes)
It is recommended the dog have solid basic foundation behaviors.
What is CGC?
CGC is a ten-skill AKC training program that’s open to all dogs. The training focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.
After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will earn their Good Citizen Certificate.