Dog Training

Puppy and Adult Dog Training Classes will begin on January 6, 2020.

Registering Now for January 2020 Classes! 

Force Free, Positive Reinforcement Training with a Clicker

We are training using positive reinforcement, clicker training that is based on science. Our dogs (really any living being) are more likely to learn and repeat actions that result in a desired consequence/reward.

Trainers communicate precisely which actions will earn those consequences/rewards by using a consistent sound to “mark” the actions or behaviors we like. That marker is often the sound of a clicker.

 

Benefits of Clicker Training

 

  • Accelerated learning
  • Strengthened human-animal bond
  • Enthusiastic learners
Erin has 5 years of group class training experience and 16 years of training her own dogs.

She competes in obedience and agility and is currently training agility classes at her local kennel club.

Erin believes that training is a partnership between us and our dogs and that positive reinforcement training strengthens our partnership.

Meet the Dog Trainer, Erin Kidd

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) 

Watch the video Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior below.

Dog Training Class Schedule

Classes Start the Week of January 6, 2020

Sessions are 8 weeks long and the classes last 50 minutes.

The schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Saturdays at 9:00 am and 10:00 am.

The first session schedule:

TUESDAYS

PUPPY BASICS:  6:00 PM

ADULT BASICS: 7:00 PM

 

THURSDAYS

PUPPY ADVANCED: 6:00 PM

ADULT ADVANCED: 7:00 PM

 

SATURDAYS

PUPPY BASICS:  9:00 AM

ADULT BASICS: 10:00 AM

Puppy Classes

Basics

In this class puppies between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks (at the start of the session) will spend time

  • socializing with other puppies
  • exploring new items in their environments
  • be introduced to some basic obedience and real-life skills like crate training, targeting, sit and down.

Owners will also learn:

  • Strategies for dealing with common young puppy concerns like house training, chewing and jumping on people.
  • About topics such as development, handling, socialization, and nutrition.

Advanced

In this class, owners and puppies between the ages of 16 weeks and 6 months (at the start of the session) will learn

  • Basic obedience skills such as sit, down, come, leave it and send to the mat
  • How to deal with common behavior problems like chewing, digging and barking
  • Educational topics like spay/neuter, development and car rides

Adult Classes

Basics

In this class, owners and dogs 6 months or older (at the start of the session) will learn

  • Basic obedience skills such as targeting, loose leash walking, sit and down
  • How to deal with common behavior concerns like chewing, counter-surfing and jumping up

Advanced

In this class, we will take the basic obedience skills to the next level.  We will work on distraction, duration, distance and difficulty of behaviors learned in the Basics class as well as new behaviors like heeling and front.

Dog Training Prices, $199 for an 8-Week Session!

If you plan on securing your spot in one of our Puppy or Adult Dog Training Classes, it’s important to sign up now as classes fill up quickly. Get Signed up below!