New Canine Good Citizen Advanced Graduates
This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines and obstacle familiarization. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. The first class is an orientation w/out dogs
Family Dog Manners I
This is a beginning level class for dogs 6 months and older, designed for the new dog owner, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavioral problems. Sit, down, wait, "Go say hi", come, targeting and loose-leash walking are some of the behaviors taught. The first is orientation w/out dogs.
Family Dog Manners II/CGC Prep Class
This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen and CGCA tests.
The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog organization tests, so a good start if you are working to become a therapy dog. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit/stay with distractions, come when called, greet other dogs politely. Family I or equivalent is a pre-requisite. This is a 5 week class. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session.
This class is an intro (and continuance) to the sport of Rally obedience. The dog and handler complete a course that has been laid out. The team proceeds at their own pace through the course of designated obedience stations. Each station has a sign providing instructions. Rally is a great way to continue working on your obedience skills and your relationship through fun using verbal means of encouragement. Family I or the equivalent is a pre-requisite. This is a 6-week class.