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Classes Beyond Basics

Have a blast with your dog while learning fun ways to increase their skills!

Next Steps
Build reliability that will make your dog’s training really shine! Sharpen and solidify the foundation skills learned in Companion and Puppy Start. Your dog will learn to perform reliably around distractions and with increased distance.

Class topics include:
  • Improved leash walking and turns
  • Reliable recalls
  • Sit and Down Stays with distractions and distance
  • Go to Place
  • Greeting people with dogs on a leash
  • Stays with handler out of sight
PRICE: $175        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes          (Basic Companion Prerequisite)
Beyond Basics - CGC Prep
A Canine Good Citizen is a dog that is well behaved and can maintain himself as an upstanding member of your household and community. This preparatory class will help you and your dog get ready for the Canine Good Citizen Test as designed and set up by the American Kennel Club. There are 10 different tasks that you and your dog will learn.  Learn more about the CGC test items here: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/cgc-test-items-and-pledge/.  The test not included in the class, but can be scheduled at a later date.

Prerequisites: Completed Puppy or Adult Basics or have Trainer Approval/Class Evaluation. Best for dogs over 6 months of age.
PRICE: $250 per dog/handler team (multiple handlers from the same household are welcome to attend).      LENGTH: 6 Week Group Class that will meet for 1 hour and 30 minutes for 6 consecutive weeks (skip dates may be scheduled over holidays).
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Novice Rally-O
8-week Rally Obedience offers advanced training, fun and stimulation for all dogs and provides a fantastic bridge for those interested in pursuing therapy dog work, agility, formal obedience, or other canine sports. Basic introduction to general AKC Rally-O rules, teamwork, and heel work at a Novice level. Great for anyone exploring training avenues after completing a basic obedience class. Your dog needs to know sit stay, down stay, leash walking, and recall to attend class. Enrollment is limited to 6 dogs per session.

PRICE: $175        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1.5 hour classes

Novice Rally-O Practice Sessions   (Open to more advanced students as well)
Single session class for $15. This class is designed for people who are already familiar with the Novice Rally-O signs and want to get in some practice. Come get some pointers on how to improve your skills while having fun practicing with your dog. There will be some sign variation or drills if time allows. Class will last about 1.5 hours. Enrollment is limited to 6 dogs per session.      
PRICE: $15        LENGTH: Single 1.5 hour class

Intermediate Rally-O: 
PRICE: $175        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1.5 hour classes