The group class environment adds an important dimension to your dog’s socialization skills as he/she learns self-control and focus in the presence of other dogs and people. All Group Classes and Clinics are held at our indoor, climate-controlled facility in Hamburg (see Directions) unless otherwise indicated. Groups are small and intimate, allowing us to give you and your dog the attention you deserve. See FAQs for more information. Please register early to ensure a spot in our group classes!
ADULT DOG PACKAGES
Canine Combo Program
Teach your dog focus and attention and basic household manners such as sit (say please), lay down, beginner stay, come when called, leash walking skills, take things gently, drop-it, leave-it and no jumping. Learn how to prevent and resolve common unwanted behavior problems such as mouthing, destructive chewing, barking, stealing, digging and potty training. Class tuition includes written course materials and access to our private Facebook Support Library. For dogs under 1-year of age, the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation is offered in all Basic 1 classes for an additional fee.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation
Add-On Fee: $25
Now that your dog has some basic skills, we add duration, distractions and distance, change contexts and raise the bar on what we learned in Basic 1 to build even greater focus, impulse control and reliability. More polite greeting exercises, formal stays, “Wait” (at doorways, curbs, stairs), “Stand” (to wipe paws, trim nails, etc.) and “Go to Mat” are introduced. Class tuition includes written course materials and access to our private Facebook Support Library.
Prerequisite: Basic I – Family Manners or Equivalent
This course emphasizes situational awareness and decision-making and sets up challenging scenarios for you and your dog to work thru. We apply increased distance and distractions to what you learned so far and add new exercises such as Out of the Kitchen, Boundary Ropes, Table Manners, Door Etiquette, Guests at the Door, Meeting another Dog Team and Stand for Grooming/Exam. Class tuition includes written course materials and access to our private Facebook Support Library.
Prerequisite: Basic II – Impulse Control or Equivalent
- 1.5 Hour Initial Consult (history-taking, observation and assessment) via Zoom or in-person at trainer’s discretion
- One (1) additional 1-hour private coaching session
- 6-week Basic 1 Family Manners Class
- All private lesson support materials
- Optional membership in our private Facebook Support Library
- Recorded Zoom session for future reference