Companion Dog Programs
Offered in your choice of a private or group setting, these programs provide the foundation your dog needs for success. Best suited for dogs and puppies older than 5 months of age, designed to teach you to train your dog.
Foundation work includes teaching your dog to relax by your side in all situations, to pay attention at all times, to heel (walk without pulling), to sit, stand, down, and to hold a stay in all three positions, to come when called, and to place (go-to-your-spot).
Our beginner Companion Dog Programs (private or group) are specifically designed to cover the foundation in six sessions. We also offer a intermediate and advanced obedience classes to help your dog fine-tune and master specific skills.
Private lessons can be held at your home or at one of our training locations. Lessons are a great option for dogs with behavior problems, owners who can’t make the group class, or want the convenience of at-home training services. Lessons can be purchased individually or in packages of 3 or 6.
Single Private Lesson (new students) – $150
Single Private Lesson (graduate students) – $100
Six Lesson Package – $600 Three Lesson Package – $375
100 Level Classes
The Beginner Group Class $175
Six weekly sessions in a small classroom setting to cover the foundation exercises (Heel, sit, stand, down, stay, come and place). This fast paced course is geared towards puppies and dogs older than 5 months of age.
Upcoming Beginner Group Classes are listed below.
- January 8th, 2020 – 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- January 8th, 2020 – 8:00 – 9:00 pm
- February 1st, 2020 – 9:00 – 10:00 am
- February 1st, 2020 – 10:00 – 11:00 am
- February 26th, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 pm
- February 26th, 2020 8:00 – 9:00 pm
200 Level Classes
These intermediate classes are four weeks in length, starting at the beginning of every month. These classes are designed to take the skills introduced in the 100 level course and give your dog a more complete and useful understanding of the concepts. The 200 level classes are held Mondays at 6:30 pm. Topics rotate each month. Registration is required.
Place and Recall $100
As we progress with Place training, we will teach your dog to place on a variety of objects, go long distances to place and remain in place for long periods of time. Recall training in this course would include adding eye contact to the recall, teaching the dog to come from longer distances, moving from heel position to front position, and recalling away from distractions.
Next Session: January 2020 6:30 pm (1/6 – 1/27)
Stay and Heel $100
During this course we will add distance, duration and distraction to our Stay command, and teach you how to get your dog to perform a stay reliably every time they are asked. We will also perfect continue perfecting leash handling skills, distraction work and Canine Good Citizen prep with the Heel command.
Next Session: February 6:30 pm (2/3 – 2/24)
Down and Stand $100
During this course we will make sure the dog can reliably respond to the down and stand commands in heel position and front position, introduce the dog to the concept of pushups, add distance to the down command, and practice using the stand command for animal husbandry tasks like bathing, nail clips, etc.
Next Session: March 2020 6:30 pm (3/2 – 3/23)
300 Level Classes
These advanced classes are four weeks in length, starting at the beginning of every month. These classes are designed to take the skills introduced in the 100 and 200 level courses and give your dog a more complete and useful understanding of the concepts. The 300 level classes are held Mondays at 7:30 pm. Topics rotate each month. Registration is required.
Off-Leash Heeling $100
Teach your dog to respond to your commands even when you aren’t attached to them with a leash, and to hold stays when you are out of sight of your dogs.
Next Session: January 2020 7:30 pm (1/6 – 1/27)
Drop on Recall $100
Teach your dog an emergency STOP command with the drop on recall exercise, and perfect your fronts and finishes.
Next Session: February 2020 7:30 pm (2/3 – 2/24)
Position Changes $100
Teach your dog to move between all three positions (sit, down, stand) in a random order and at a distance. Continue working on advanced heeling skills.
Next Session: March 2020 7:30 pm (3/2 – 3/23)