Basic Obedience: This 6 week course is run on Saturdays at 12:30pm and 2pm, Tuesdays at 6pm and 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm. New course dates are posted on the Home page. Throughout this course, dogs and handlers work through distractions and stresses to learn the basic commands such as "sit, down, stand, wait, up, over, cross, off, right turn, left turn, and the recall." Obstacles are utilized to apply stress which builds the bond between dog and handler, build confidence in the dogs, teach proper clear, concise communication and teaches the dog to focus on the handler regardless of the situation or distractions. Cost including tax is $160. No treats or toys or bribes are used. The dogs only want to please us so by praising proper commands, the dogs are motivated to do what we ask simply because we ask them to. We encourage the whole family to participate in the classes and children are welcome. Space in each class is limited and there are always multiple trainers and assistants on site to help. Dogs of all ages and breeds are welcome.
Introduction to working obedience and agility: This 6 week course is run on Saturdays at 11am or Wednesday at 7:30pm. This course builds on the commands learned in the Basic Obedience course and introduces more obstacles and exercises designed to enforce proper communication. Off lead work is introduced at this level as well as crossing ladders, barrel work, jumping obstacles and team work. Cost including tax is $150.
Tracking/SAR: This 6 week course introduces dogs and handlers to scent work and the discipline of man tracking. Classroom work includes proper equipment selections, how scent works, how to read your dog, proper tracking techniques using both articles as well as "hot" scent tracks. Outdoor portions include both rural and urban tracks through all terrains and weather. Cost including tax is $175.00. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee to hold a spot. This class is limited to 6 dogs.
Private Classes: Private sessions are available at our location or yours. During these classes anything from the basics to aggression and socialization issues can be worked on. Cost including tax is $70 at our location. Sessions offsite are subject to an additional fee depending on location.
Scent Detection Classes: This 6 week course is run on Saturdays at 3:30pm. Cost including tax is $150.00. No experience necessary. We encompass all levels of scent work in this class and all dogs and breeds are welcome. Scent work is a great way to keep your dog's mind active and also a fun bonding experience for you and your dog. We use UKC scents and rules and therefore if you like competition, you can attend and compete for ribbons and titles for your dog at UKC events around the country and internationally as well.