We understand that all dogs, and people, learn at different paces, which is why our group classes are now broken down into 4 levels with different commands and behaviors to learn. We have an open enrollment for each class (start at any time); dogs 5 months and up must begin in Level 1 (under 5 mos. will be in puppy class). Our professional trainers will observe and acknowledge when you and your dog have mastered the necessary skills to move up to the next level.
You’ll purchase 2, 4, 6, or 8 months worth of unlimited training. Classes are offered almost every day of the week and you are able to attend up to 2 classes of your level, or lower level each week, on whichever days they are being offered (class schedule will rotate on a bi-monthly basis). We are hoping this more flexible form of training will enable you to get as much out of your purchase as possible!
If you purchase a 2 or 4 month class package you will receive a 10% discount on each additional dog you purchase a package for. These packages are not interchangeable between pets, which means each dog in your family will need to have its own pass.
2 months unlimited training = $175.00
4 months unlimited training = $325.00
The 6 or 8 month packages are the best way to train if you have multiple pets in your household! Unlike the 2 and 4 month packages, these passes are interchangeable between pets, and offer the best value for your dollar.
6 months unlimited training for multiple pets = $700.00
8 months unlimited training for multiple pets = $900.00
Out and About/Level 4 will continue to be offered as a combined punch pass (10 punches) for $50.00.
As always, dogs adopted from a rescue group or shelter will receive a $20.00 discount up to 3 months after adoption with proof of adoption.
A 10% discount is given to those who purchase packages consecutively (not applicable to Out and About/Level 4 punch pass). That is, a purchase of a new package at least 1 month after completion of last package.
– Group Classes –
– Puppy Level-
For dogs 10 weeks to 5 months old. This level is designed to help you and your new puppy get off on the right foot in terms of your bond and relationship! We focus on teaching you the necessary skills to raise a well mannered puppy that is well socialized, unafraid, and attentive. Puppies are very malleable, and as such we want to help shape them in a way that will produce stable adult dogs that thrive, and are wonderful family members.
Puppy Level will go through these things:
– Meeting new people
– Object exposure
– Conditioned relaxation/handling
– Name game
– potty/crate training
– Off leash socialization
– Drop it
– Importance of play
– Intro to leash
– Play biting/nipping
– Level 1 (5+ months) –
All dogs will begin in Level 1, as a way to assess their current level of training. If you have not done any previous training with your dog, this is the level for you! In Level 1 your dog will learn how to pay attention to you whilst there are distractions going on. Our goal in Level 1 is for you to achieve a stronger bond with your dog, and to teach your dog to listen to you amidst low level distractions (other dogs and people).
Level 1 includes:
– Responding to name
– Watch me/it’s your choice
– Leash pressure
– Object exposure
– Unwanted behaviors (jumping, digging, barking, etc)
– potty/crate training
– Proper socialization
– Level 1 Reactive –
For dogs older than 5 months. This level includes everything from Level 1, but mainly focuses on how to work through your dog’s reactivity, and how to identify the trigger to your dog’s reactivity. We focus heavily on leash skills, and finding the proper tools to positively work with your dog, maintaining calm composure, and how to become the leader in you and your dog’s relationship. We also teach the “Out” command.
– Level 1 Fearful/Shy –
For dogs older than 5 months. This level includes everything from Level 1, but mainly focuses on helping your dog build confidence, and teaches you how to foster confidence in your dog. We focus heavily on leash skills, object exposure, and how to help your dog through it’s fear period. We also teach you how to help your dog work through a fear without enabling the fearful behavior. We also teach the “Touch” command.
– Level 2 –
Level 1 must be signed off by trainer.
Level 2 is designed to prepare your dog for behaving well in public, not just in your home, as well as continues to perfect the skills learned in Level 1. Level 2 ups the distractions for your dog, as well as introduces several new and important commands.
Level 2 will teach:
– Loose leash walking
– Leave it/ drop it
– It’s your choice
– Over, Under, Through
– Come/ Recall
– Level 3 –
Level 2 must be signed off by trainer.
Level 3 introduces the 3 Ds of training – Distance, Duration, and Distraction. We will continue to hone your dog’s skills that they learned in Level 1 and 2, and continue to strengthen your bond with your dog, as well as introduce several new commands.
Level 3 introduces:
– Committed come
– Puppy push ups
– Stay with the 3 Ds (Distance, distraction, & duration)
– Wait with distraction
– Heel position/heel walk
– Level 4 – Advanced –
Dogs must be signed off on all levels to attend.
Level 4, or Advanced, is our CGC prep class, that reviews weekly the skills your dogs have developed. Since training is a lifelong process, this class is designed to push your dog’s skills, and review things they may be struggling with. This is you and your dog’s jumping off point for therapy and service training.
Advanced reviews everything they have learned previously from the other levels as well as introduces:
– Out of sight stay
– Out of sight place
– Off leash comes
– Off leash leave it
– Heel walk with directions
– Commands from a distance
– Out and About –
Dogs must be enrolled in a class to attend.
Out and About is a special weekly class that allows you to work with your dog in new, and distracting, public places. Dogs attending level 2 and above are encouraged to attend Out and About. The locations of these classes change weekly, and it is a great way to practice what you and your dog are learning in a public place, with the support of other people who are also learning.