Training Services

All of our dog training and behavior modification   is  done force-free and uses positive methods to tap into your dog’s intelligence and eagerness to work for food, toys, social or environmental rewards.


 

Group Lessons

Family Dog Manners Classes

The Family Dog Manners Class focuses on teaching owners how to train their dogs using the most up-to-date applications of science and learning theory. The exercises taught are useful for a companion and family pet. The class uses positive methods to tap into your dog’s intelligence and eagerness to work for food, toys, social or environmental rewards. The Family Dog Manners Class initially focuses on calming your dog and building attention and impulse control. We then begin teaching behaviors that will make your dog a more polite and enjoyable family companion. Family Dog Manners begins August 4, 2016.

The 7:15 Class will meet: August 4, 11, 25; September 1, 15, 22, 29.

Our 6:00pm class will meet: September 1,15,22,29 and October 6 and 13.

The cost for Family Dog Manners is $175. Dogs must be at least 4 months old to enroll in this class.

Therapy Dog Classes

There is no greater joy than seeing the benefit your beloved pet can bring to others who need affection, comfort, and love a therapy dog can offer! If you think you and your dog have what it takes to become a therapy dog team, call, email, or contact us on Facebook today. Our next session will begin in August 16,  2016.

Therapy Dog Foundations will meet at 6pm and is for people and their dogs who are interested in therapy work and need help learning the basic skills needed to be a therapy team. This class will cover things such as loose leash walking, being comfortable around strange objects, helping your dog learn self control around food and treats, and more! Cost for Therapy Dog Foundations is $175. Dogs must be at least 6 months old to enroll in this class. Class will meet: August 16 (orientation WITHOUT dogs), 23, 30; September 13, 20,27; October 4

Therapy Dog Essentials will meet at 7:15pm on Tuesdays and is for people and their dogs who feel they and their dog just need a little bit more polishing to prepare for testing as a therapy team! In addition to the topics covered in Therapy dog Foundations, this class will also cover HIPAA, how to conduct a visit, and other more in depth therapy dog related topics. Cost for Therapy Dog Essentials is $200. Dogs must be at least 1 year old to enroll in this class. Participation in Therapy Dog Foundations is not required to take this class. Class will meet: August 16 (orientation WITHOUT dogs), 23, 30; September 13, 20,27; October 4

*Regardless of participation in any class, anyone may request, and be tested independently*


Open Training Sessions:Semi-private lesson

Open training sessions are a chance to come and “Ask the Trainer.” These sessions are limited to 5 dog and handler teams. Each session will begin with one group topic of discussion, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one time with myself to help you with any training questions you may have or to help put the finishing touches on any behaviors you are working on. This is a great introduction to group classes for young dogs, and is the perfect way to keep practicing skills you and your dog already have.

Our next Open Training Sessions are TBD.

Open Sessions are $25.


Private Lessons

I offer private dog training sessions by appointment as requested. Private dog training sessions are done in your home, or at a local park, Greenway, or other appropriate location. I do not offer training out of my home at this time. Private dog training sessions are available on Mondays between 12 and 5, as well as some evenings. Evening appointments are available around my group class schedule. Contact me for more information on booking a private session.

school dog with books and a pencil