We offer both group and private instruction. Our group classes are limited to six students to provide individual attention, as well as socialization and distraction training.
For those who desire even more individualized attention, private lessons are available.
Why is Training Important?
Training your dog is the best thing you can do for yourself and your dog. A well trained dog is welcome in many social situations, such as family vacations, kids soccer games, cookouts, etc.
A trained dog is also fun to have in the house! Training builds a bond with your dog, one of trust, and understanding, it allows you to have a better relationship with your dog, one that will last a lifetime!
Dogs are social animals just like us, and they need to be part of the family, training allows them to share in our family lives and activities. Training isn't just about tricks, and obedience exercises, its really about learning to communicate with your dog, so you can have a family pet that is truly, a joy to own!
NEW - Take and Train – Day Trip Training Program ©. With this program, I will pick up your dog, work with them during the day, on obedience, socialization, problem behaviors, etc. What ever you want or need. Programs can be by the day, week or month. For more information please feel free to contact me!
Beginner Obedience/Puppy Kindergarten: A six-week course designed for all dogs from 10 weeks of age on up. Behavior problems, such as jumping and nipping are covered. Obedience exercises taught include; down, sit, come, heel, stand, stay, on-leash, and come off-leash. An excellent course for the family pet!
Intermediate Obedience: An eight-week course that builds on the skills learned in Beginner. The exercises learned inBeginner are now taught off leash, and distraction training is emphasized. This course will prepare you for our Advanced class, or provide your family pet with an exceptional level of training. You can amaze your friends!
Advanced Obedience: "Continuing Education"
An eight-week course that incorporates all of the training exercises into the "real world". The focus in this class is real obedience for the real world. This class is held at our locations, and out in the "real world". The class will go on "field trips" to work in new areas. An advanced level of training, and reliability for the family pet.
AKC - Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program:
The American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is a combination of a solid foundation of training and proper social skills and manners for your dog. The program is designed to give you the opportunity to train and preapre your dog, and at he end of the course, to participate in the CGC test to prove your dog has the proper training, temperament, and good social skills to be a true Canine Good Citizen! This course is a five-week course, with the test as the fifth class.