Note: Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early the first week of each new session to register. For your convenience, you may read, print and sign our "Release and Waiver of Liability" form and bring it to sign up. Payment can either me made on the day of registration or if you prefer, there is the option to pay by PayPal (see bottom of the page).
Remember to bring proof that your dog's shot records are current and treats for training. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to pre-register. Instructors' email addresses are listed below in case you have specific questions about a class.
Keep your dog's toenails clipped REGULARLY to prevent damage to our special flooring! If you need help, ask your instructor or you can take your dog to a local groomer who will clip them for a nominal fee.
A dog that has been adopted from one of our local animal shelters is eligible for one session of obedience classes at a 50% discount. Please bring proof of adoption and/or the certificate you received from the shelter to sign up
We have classes on various week nights as well as some Saturday & Sunday afternoons throughout the year which include:
Beginning Obedience (for dogs 5 months and over)
Beginning Obedience is to teach your dog good manners and is also a class to teach the basics if you are interested in competing in obedience. S/he will learn general obedience such as heeling with a loose leash, sit, stay, stand, down and coming when called.
New session starting:
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Instructor: Patsy Stringer
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER BY EMAILING:
This is for dogs that have completed a Beginning Obedience class and for those who want to further his/her education or prepare to compete in AKC trials.
Next six week set of Intermediate/Advanced classes starts:
Please check back
Primarily a class for those wishing to train their dogs towards obtaining an AKC Novice or CD (Companion Dog) title. There may also be limited training towards Graduate Novice/Open prep for those interested.
New Class Starting: TBA
Instructor: Janice Ashpole
Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin, and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations (10 - 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience.
Rally Run Through Class
Next Class: TBA
Canine Good Citizen
CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Dogs do NOT have to be purebred to take the CGC test. More details about the test can be found on our "Canine Good Citizen" link.
Please read our Canine Good Citizen Page for details
Our next CGC test will not be until the Fall
Please email us for more information
(Open to all teams, not only our CGC Students - $10 per team)
Instructor: Patsy Stringer