*All classes will be held outdoors to ensure social distancing protocols can be followed*
Join us weekly for a guided obedience practice with your peers. We will give you exercises to complete, with variations to adjust for your dogs skill level. Great opportunity to give your dog a mental workout, maintain your skills, and motivate you to keep practicing and socialize with like-minded dog owners.
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 pm
Class is held outdoors, so subject to cancellations due to weather. If there is heavy rain or thunderstorms, we will NOT have class.
Beginner Group Class
Learn all of the Foundation Exercises in a group of your peers in this six week course! The class covers the commands Heel, Sit, Stand, Down, Come, Stay, Place, and teaches you how to use these skills to redirect and replace bad behaviors.
Thursday, 9/10 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, 9/29 at 6:30 pm
Reserve your spot in the client portal.
The Social Dog
Join us at LFL to practice polite greeting with some of your peers. If your dog is too excited when meeting new dogs or people, nervous around new people or dogs? This workshop is for you! We will go through exercise meant to teach emotional self control, so you can feel confident when you approach distractions our in public, or even at your front door.
Heeling 101 Workshop
This workshop is designed to teach owners how to properly handle the leash during heeling exercises.
Perfect for dogs who already know how to heel, but whose owners need a refresher, dogs that have covered heeling during a beginner level course and would like a refresher, or dogs who are new to Leash Free Living from other training programs and need to learn some leash handling before jumping into an advanced or elective class.
Rally Novice Run-Through
We will set up Course #4 of the AKC Virtual Rally Novice options. You can use this as practice, with feedback, or you can use these runs to take your video submission for AKC.
This workshop is open to dogs of all levels, whether it is your first time trying the sport, or you are a seasoned competitor. We will go over the rules and instructions then coach each dog through the appropriate level hides. If your dog is searching for odor, bring your odor kits with you.
Nosework is designed to take the skills used in working detection dogs and turn it into a fun sport for people to do with their pets. In this workshop, learn how to introduce your dog to the search, build confidence and teamwork.
Virtual Rally Novice Skills Class
Learn the skills needed to complete the AKC Rally Novice course. We will cover fronts, finish to the right, finish to the left, stay, down from a sit and down from a stand. We will also review associated signs, how to recognize them, read them, and perform them properly. This is a four week class, that meets virtually through Zoom.
Next Session: Monday, September 29th from 6:30 – 7:20 pm
Virtual Novice Tricks Class
Learn, practice and perfect tricks from the AKC Novice Trick Dog list. Dog will be able to earn the Novice Trick Dog title at the end of this course. This is a great way to build your relationship with your dog, keep them mentally engaged, and improve their mental stamina and focus. These tricks serve as a solid foundation for more complex and advanced tricks taught in the following classes. This is a four week class, that meets virtually through Zoom.
Next Session: Monday, September 29th from 7:30 – 8:20 pm
Canine Good Citizen Prep / 200 Level Class
During this six week course, we will practice and perfect all test items in the Canine Good Citizen test, and introduce and practice all test items in the Community Canine test (next level of CGC). The class is designed to use the basic obedience established in 100 level training to master manners, like sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash through a crowd, etc. This is great class for any dog looking to improve their social skills and obedience in public places.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
Register for class through the client portal.
Companion Dog / 300 Level Class
During this six week course, we will use the obedience skills established in the 100 and 200 level training to turn your dog into the ultimate companion. Dogs will learn off-leash obedience, long distance obedience, new ways to move smoothly through crowded environments and refine impulse control.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
Register for class through the client portal.
Social Distancing Bingo
If you’re feeling a little restless at home with your dog, we’ve come up with a whole bingo board full of social distancing-approved activities that you can do with your dog!
As you complete them, share with #LFLBingo on social media.
To make the game a little bit more fun, we’ve added a prize! Each time you complete a BINGO, you will win a 30 minute Virtual Private Lesson! Offer expires on May 18th, 2020. The bingo fun can live on forever though, even if you miss the deadline.