Class Topics

Foundation Classes

Obedience Level 1

  • 6 week program using the Volhard Motivational Method
  • Designed for the beginner, we teach all the basic commands with a fun approach. Problems such as jumping, barking and running away are addressed.

Rally-Obedience Level 1

  • 4 week program
  • Begin your obedience with Rally! Designed for the beginner dog and handler with no previous obedience experience. This class will help dog and handler improve their team work and develop new skills.

NoseFun 1

  • 4 week program
  • Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose giving them an incredible ability to smell. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.  This is a fun class designed to build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.

Living with your Dog

  • 4 week program
  • It is just that! All the manners and behaviors that you need to build the ideal relationship that we all want. We have made training your perfect pet FUN, for both you and your dog.  Door manners and car manners, traveling with your dog in peace: make your trained dog truly a FREE dog, one that can go anywhere and everywhere with you. Leave it when I tell you to, focus on me when we walk, wait in front of your food bowl before meals, all the manners that make the perfect pet that you can be proud of. These exercises are broken down into doable steps. Progress rapidly and improve your relationship: Dog ownership at its best.

Agility Beginners

  • 4 week program
  • Obstacle training for the beginner dog. Teaching speed with confidence by teaching obstacle objectives with safety and fun as your priorities.

Agility Advanced Beginner

  • 4 week program

 

Intermediate Classes

Obedience Level 2

  • 6 week program using the Volhard Motivational Method
  • This level continues to build your dog’s confidence, teaching hand signals, beginning off-leash work and distraction training.

Rally-Obedience Level 2

  • 4 week program
  • The latest AKC class: like agility without the obstacles. It incorporates all the basic obedience exercises.
  • Prerequisite: the dog-handler team need to have completed our Level 1 class or equivalent.

NoseFun 2

  • 4 week program
  • This class advances the dog/handler team building on skills taught in our NoseFun 1 class.  All dogs are taught to identify a natural essential oil.  Techniques for building better dog/handler interaction and teamwork are the focus.  High food or toy motivation is essential.

Agility Intermediate

  • 4 week program
  • This level of agility class will focus on the course. Students will master handling skills that enhance the performance of their dog. Running courses and building the team are the goal this six weeks!

FUN-damentals

  • 4 week program
  • This fast moving class incorporates all the basic obedience exercises with games that dogs and handlers play. Working on your leash manners has never been so much fun. While our dogs work on stays, recalls, sits and downs we add the element of games like beat the bell, bandana relay, don’t spill my drink, and many more activities designed to enhance our dogs performance in a fun and sometimes competitive atmosphere.
  • Prerequisite: the dog-handler team need to have completed our Level 2 class or equivalent.

 

Advanced Classes

Obedience Level 3

  • 6 week program using the Volhard Motivational Method
  • Increase distance, improve training with distractions, off leash work, and retrieving.

Obedience Novice

  • 6 week program using the Volhard Motivational Method
  • This class is offered to the handler that aspires to show their dog in the Novice level of obedience and/or Rally obedience competition. The focus is on detailing the routine for the ring and enhancing the performance through improved handling skills.

Open and Utility Training

  • 6 week program using the Volhard Motivational Method
  • The exercises that will be taught in this class are the additional skills needed for the open and utility class offered by the AKC. Our first three weeks will focus on Open and will include the drop on recall, jumping, and retrieving. The final three weeks we will focus on Utility and include the go out with directive jumping, the seek back (CKC), and scent discrimination.

Off Leash, No Problem!

  • 4 week program
  • As the name of this class implies, dogs and handlers will be learning all the skills needed to successfully work with off leash. Developed for the obedience competitor, we will work AKC Novice exercises to perfection off leash. This class is held in a fully fenced environment.

Rally Obedience

  • 4 week program
  • Build on the foundation of sign reading and learn the more challenging exercises to prepare for a rally advanced or excellent title. This class will help dog and handler improve their team work and develop new skills.

NoseFun 3

  • 4 week program
  • This class is for dogs that have completed the NoseFun 2 class and have met minimum proficiency in finding their initial target odor. This class will continue to develop handler skills and will introduce the teams to additional target odor(s).