Obedience

Enrolling your dog in an obedience class can very well be one of the best things you can do for both them and the family. Whether you are training for future competitions or just trying to get down some basic manners, starting with obedience classes is the way to go. Even if they are great at home. Taking what they’ve learned from you “on the road” in a class-like atmosphere is a great way to test their skills and your commands.

We will limit the number of students in each class, so please make your reservations early.

Puppy Basics

There are no prerequisites for this class. This class is for dogs 12 weeks to 6 months old, and focuses on teaching basic behaviors (“Sit,Down,Wait,Stay,Come when called, Watch me, Leave it”, Loose leash walking), with socialization and focus building games and an introduction to “heeling”.

$99 – 6 weeks – 1 hour / 1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Basic Obedience

There are no prerequisites for this class. This is a class for dogs over a 6 months of age (exceptions can be made but must be approved by the instructor teaching the class)  This class teaches basic obedience skills (Sit,Down,Stay, Heel, Come When Called, Leave It, Watch me, Loose leash walking) and household manners.

$99 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Canine Good Citizen

Prerequisites – Dogs should already have some knowledge with the basic commands (sit, stay, down, come) but do not have to be perfect.  The class is designed to work on any issues in these areas during class.  Dogs must not be aggressive to people or to other dogs.  There are no age limits on this class.

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.  This class is designed to work on and help troubleshoot any problem areas there may be in order to prepare for the evaluation, which is given at the end of the six week class.   Although therapy and service dogs should be able to pass the 10 test items in the evaluation, the CGC certificate/title does not certify any dog as an official therapy or service dog, but is a great prerequisite.

$110 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Urban Canine Good Citizen

AKC Introduces The Urban Canine Good Citizen Title. The new title focuses on city-dwelling dogs and the special skills they require. Since 1989, more than 700,000 dogs and their owners have been recognized by the CGC program, which rewards the dogs’ good manners at home and in the community. As with CGC, AKC Urban CGC requires a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. To be eligible for the AKC Urban CGC title, dogs must have a CGC certificate or title on record at AKC and must have an AKC number (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). Dogs passing the AKC Urban Dog test will earn the “CGCU” title. With the introduction of AKC Urban CGC, the AKC’s CGC program now provides a variety of training options for dog owners and their dogs. 

$120 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Open / Utility

For all dogs with a C. D. title or dogs who have successfully completed the Novice Class. Receive instruction on Off-Lead Healing, Recalls, Timed Stays, Retrieving and Jumping, Dumbbell and Scent Article work.

By Appointment Only. Check Schedule >

Clicker 101

There are no prerequisites for this class. This is an introductory class, designed for people who are interested in learning how to free shape tricks/behaviors using a clicker. Although we do not teach any complex tricks or behaviors in this class, our main goal is for those taking it, to learn and understand the basic terminology and fundamentals of shaping using a clicker, so that they will be able to graduate from the class, knowing how to train more complex tricks and behaviors on their own.  To show off their skills and knowledge, students will be asked to train a behavior of their choice at home during the six weeks, to demonstrate upon graduation from the class.

$120 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

AKC Trick Class

It’s time for you and your dog to have fun!

During this class, Michaela will work with each individual team to help them reach their titling goals, all the way up to Advanced Trick Dog! More information on the AKC Trick Dog titles including the list of required tricks for each level can be found on the AKC website.

$120 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Clicker Hollywood

Dogs must have a taken Clicker 101 or be exempt by the instructor.  This class goes over chaining behaviors, and how to train multiple tricks.

$120 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Rally

Introduction to Rally Obedience

Prerequisites-Dogs must have been through Basic Obedience or Foundations for the Future 2, and must be nonaggressive to people and dogs.  The class will be held in doors, and is limited to a maximum of six dogs with instructor approval.  During the class students will learn obedience exercises such as heel on leash, figure eight on leash, sit for exam, sit & stay, and recall.  They will also learn the first twenty five Rally exercises.

$99 – 6 Weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Competition Obedience Prep Class

Prerequisites-Dogs must have been through Introduction to Rally obedience and have a fundamental understanding of heeling, fronts and finishes. An evaluation/private lesson with the class instructor can be arranged if the client is unsure whether or not they qualify to go into this class.  The class is for those who have an interest in competition obedience, and will help prepare dog teams for AKC Obedience Competition Trials. Also, this class is a fun, interactive activity for those who want to advance their training and skills. All exercises are performed with the dog on leash. There is a requirement of 10-15 stations to complete with no more than five stationary exercises. The exercises performed vary from turning 360 degrees to changing paces during the course. At the novice level, handlers may clap their hands and pat their legs through the course.

$99 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >

Advanced Rally

Prerequisites- Dogs must have gone through the Introduction to Rally Obedience or be approved by the class instructor prior to the beginning of the scheduled class. This is the second Rally level, which includes more difficult exercises throughout the course. All exercises are performed off-leash. There is a requirement of 12-17 stations with no more than seven stationary exercises. Exercises include a jump as well as calling your dog to the front of you instead of to a heel position

$99 – 6 weeks – 1 hour/1 day a week. Check Schedule >