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Class Descriptions

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

GROUP CLASSES (limited to 5-7 dogs)

Pupriety (Puppy Kindergarten) (for puppies 8-22 weeks of age); 5 weeks; enrollment is ongoing

In Pupriety, we create special socialization exercises and opportunities to ensure your puppy has the proper and necessary exposure to adults, children and other dogs during this critical developmental period. In addition you will learn the best housetraining techniques, as well as be able to manage play-biting, chewing and jumping. Puppies will learn bite inhibition, as well as “sit,” “down,” “here,” and “give it.” All methods are non-aversive. Puppies will also have fun using puppy agility equipment during confidence building exercises! Enrollment in Pupriety is ongoing, meaning you may start at any time to make sure your puppy begins socializing and training as soon as possible!

Prerequisite: This class is for puppies between 8-22 weeks of age. Puppies must have had their first veterinary exam and vaccinations and continue with the recommended schedule for exam and vaccinations until completed.

  • Price: $99
  • Schedule: Thursdays, 7:30pm
  • Register: Online here; for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Refine Your Relationship: Basic Manners (for dogs 4 months and older); 8 weeks

This class is organized to teach you and your dog loose-leash walking skills with right, left, about, figure 8 turns. People who enjoy taking their dogs everywhere are especially appreciative of learning these maneuvers! “Sit stay” and “down stay” are taught with duration and distractions increasing with each lesson. “Come” is taught three different ways to help you learn how to compete with the environment for your dog’s attention. Dogs are introduced to simple, easily-negotiated agility obstacles to build confidence. Tricks are taught just for fun! Also taught are "leave it", “back up”, some bridge and target skills as well as a little therapy dog training. This class is designed to enhance communication and honor you and your dog’s relationship.

Prerequisite: Dogs must be people- and dog-friendly to attend class.

  • Price: $225; Discounts given to Puppy Kindergarten graduates, assistance dogs in training and established clients – please email us for details.
  • Schedule:    
  • Register: Online here. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

NEW! Rapid Results (for dogs 4 months and older); 2 weeks

These two-session classes are limited to 3 dogs and have been designed for people whose dogs need a little extra work with jumping and walking on a loose leash.

Prerequisite: Dogs must be people- and dog-friendly to attend class.

  • No Pulling Around: This class is designed to work only on loose leash walking, choosing the best equipment and mastering the turns that help you and your dog walk comfortably and gracefully negotiate walking through crowds.
    • Price: $65 for two 50-minute sessions
    • Schedule: Next session begins Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm
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  • The Ups and Downs of Jumping: This class will teach you how to effectively diminish and ultimately extinguish jumping on people. You will work with your dogs natural instincts to teach them how to meet their need to greet you and others in a safe manner without jumping.
    •  Price: $65 for two 50-minute sessions
    • Schedule: Next session begins Wednesday, June 20 at 7pm
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Agility Ability (for dogs 6 months and older); 4 weeks

Whether you and your dog just want to have fun, or you are thinking about competition, we offer agility for all levels. All agility obstacles are introduced in a safe, motivational manner. All basic handling is introduced with extra attention on the dog-handler relationship. Classes are held inside. Warning: agility can be addictive!

Prerequisite: Dogs must be people- and dog-friendly to attend class.

  • Price: $94
  • Schedule: Basic Agility begins Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Register: Online here. Before registering for agility, please email Julie Fitchett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. *Private agility lessons are also available. Please email Julie for more information. 


Healing Paw Courteous Canines (Therapy Dog); 6 weeks

Teach your dog many of the same skills we teach assistance dogs and prepare your dog for visiting hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Your dog will learn how to greet people who are standing, sitting or lying down as well as become familiar and comfortable with wheelchairs, walkers and crutches. Retrieving skills, automatically sitting next to your chair and lying under a table are skills that you will appreciate and can use anywhere. A field trip is the final class. Learn to move gracefully with your dog in a synchronized manner as if dancing! This class teaches you and your dog to be the most effective therapy team as well as an entertaining duo. You and your dog will be prepared to take the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and one of our instructors will set a date after class for everyone to take the test.

Prerequisite: All dogs must have successfully completed our Refine Your Relationship: Basic Manners class, or an approved basic obedience class using motivational methods and must be people and dog friendly. This class teaches therapy dog skills only and does not address pulling, jumping, or other behavior problems.

  • Price: $175
  • Schedule:
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Sniffer Dog Scent Detection Class; 6 weeks

A natural game for you and your dog! Teach your dog to find anything using his/her nose; a natural way to communicate and bond with your dog. Any dog and any person can easily learn. Ideal for people who enjoy a holistic approach. This is what dogs are meant to be doing!

Prerequisite: Dogs should be relatively well mannered and people/dog friendly! The same techniques used to train search dogs are taught in this class.

  • Price: $159; Discounts offered to Refine Your Relationship: Basic Manners graduates – please email us for details.
  • Schedule: TBD
  • Register: Online here. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHONE CONSULTATIONS

Phone consultations are available for canine, feline, parrot and equine behavior problems. Aggressive behavior problems require in-person consultations and are excluded from phone and email consultations. The cost is from $50-$125. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a call. 

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING

We also provide individual lessons in our facility, and in-home training in certain areas. Many people have a friend, relative or neighbor with a dog also needing training, so semi-private sessions may be scheduled. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for appointment availability and pricing.


BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAMS
Specializing in behavior modification for dogs suffering from anxiety disorders, we offer personalized programs for dogs with a variety of behavioral problems. Counselors are IAABC certified, RVBT and/or degreed. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for appointment availability and pricing.


Questions? Please call us at 410-549-1135 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to working with you and your dogs!