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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

We have a wonderful selection of group classes to choose from for any of your dog training needs. Hover over the class you're interested in for more information.
Some classes require prerequisites to join the next levels of the class series or instructor approval. Attendance for all classes require the following vaccines or titers: Rabies, Distemper and Parvo.

If you're unsure of which class would be best for you and your dog please visit our FAQ page, send us an email or give us a call and we can help!

Puppy Start Right
Puppy Start Right
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Puppy Start Right

This is a 4 week class that will help start your puppy on the right paw! This class focuses on exposing your puppy  to experiences they might have throughout their life, to help develop confidence and trust.
We will talk about socialization, training, common puppy raising topics and a fun play time for your puppy. This is a critical time in your puppies life and will determine how they view the world around them for years to come.

Pre-requisite:

10-16 weeks old (under 4 months old)
Minimum 1 round of Distemper/Parvo 
​Has been home for a week

Price: $160

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Control Unleashed

Leslie McDevitt's versatile program, Control Unleashed, is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. We will learn better communication and coping skills for our dogs to use to have conversations about the environment around them. This class also teaches owners how to read their dogs, the environment and how to communicate or respond according to that information being given. We will learn to become proactive instead of reactive.
 

Control Unleashed: PuppyThis is a class for puppies from 4 months old to 8 months, those unruly and energetic puppies coming up on teenage hood or puppies trying to become comfortable with the environment. We will start fun pattern games to help build engagement and focus for the owner and learn to work around distractions.

Pre-requisite: Under 8 Months Old, Vaccines

Price: $180

Control Unleashed: Foundations - In this 4 week class, we will cover the foundational skills necessary to work in a high distraction environment. The classroom environment will set every student up for success as you and your dog learn to connect with each other in this group setting.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $180

Control Unleashed: Working Together - This 4 week class is a continuation of the foundational skills learned in Control Unleashed Foundations. In this class  you will be guided through exercises designed to teach dogs to manage their behavior in the presences of other dogs. You and your dog will learn how to navigate a space and to stay connected. 

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Control Unleashed: Foundations

Price: $180

Control Unleashed: Life Skills - This 4 week class will teach you how to apply the skills you learn in the previous classes to real life scenarios. This may include navigating public settings, attending a non-CU class, or competing in a particular sport. You will learn how to set your dog up for success in a variety of environments.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Control Unleashed: Working Together

Price: $180

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K9 Nose Work​

K9 Nose Work harnesses the power of the canine nose and allows dogs to utilize both their powerful nose and their desire to hunt. The sport of Nose Work has now reached dogs of all ages, personalities, and sizes, and has made basic search-dog skills available to companion dogs.

Intro to Nose WorkThis 6 week class will teach you and your dog how to get started in the sport of K9 Nose Work. This class is perfect for dogs and owners of all ages and types. The dogs will work one at a time to learn the basics of searching for food or toys.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $240

Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors - This 6 week class is a continuation of Intro to Nose Work. We will expand the dog's searching skills to exteriors locations, including vehicles searches. Both of the elements are aspects of competition and add fun challenges to work through for your dog.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Nose Work

Price: $240

Intro to Odor - This 6 week class is the third class of our nose work series. Dogs will learn that the target odors have great value, and gain confidence searching for it in a variety of locations. They will also start to learn how to communicate with the human side of the team.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors

Price: $240

Masters of Scent Drop-in - Masters of Scent is a continuing, advanced level Nose Work class for those teams who want increasing challenges, including practice for competition at all levels. Focus will be on handler skills, odor obedience, and team skill building.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro Series or equivalent with instructor approval.

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

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Agility

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. The handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler. An agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed.

Intro to Agility Flatwork I These are 4 week classes that starts with the training foundations that will set you up for success when you take your skills to more complex handling skills. This class focuses on skills on the flat before adding the additional elements of equipment performance.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $180

Intro to Agility Flatwork II - These are 4 week classes that starts with the training foundations that will set you up for success when you take your skills to more complex handling skills. This class focuses on skills on the flat before adding the additional elements of equipment performance.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Agility Flatwork I

Price: $180

Intro to Agility Handling - This 6 week class is a continuation of the flatwork class. In this class all of the handling mechanics you learned on the flat in the previous class will now meet pre-agility obstacles.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Agility Flatwork II

Price: $240

Beginning Sequencing - This 6 week class is the third level in our intro to agility series. You will bring the agility flatwork foundation skills together to teach your dog how to move and listen while running along side you.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Agility Handling

Price: $240

Sequencing - This 6 week class is the fourth level in our intro to agility series. You will use the skills that you learned on the flat and start to apply motion and connection into a longer series of obstacles.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Beginning Sequencing

Price: $240

Contacts and Weaves -This drop class can be started at any point in your agility training adventure. This class addresses each non-jump obstacle, where we focus on the level of training you are at for each obstacle and how to progress that training.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

Agility Coursework - This is an advanced drop-in class for students who are running novice and higher courses. We will continue to break down courses and learn to run them efficiently with our dogs.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro Series, Contacts and Weaves or equivalent with instructor approval.

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

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Treibball (Urban Herding)

Treibball is a positive-reinforcement, competitive dog sport which originated in Germany and entered sanctioned competition in 2008. The dog must gather and drive large exercise balls into a soccer goal. Eight balls of approximately 45–75 cm are set in a triangle formation, similar to billiards, with the point ball farthest from the goal. The object of the game is to get all eight balls into a confined space the size of a soccer goal within a set time period, usually about 15 minutes. The handler may not move outside of an area that contains the left half of and several feet beyond the goal area. 

Intro to Treibball Treibball (pronounced “Try-ball” and also known as “Drive Ball”), is a terrific new way to play with your dog. The game consists of “herding” a number of large inflatable exercise balls into a soccer-like net. It’s great for many dog breeds, and any other dogs who just like to chase things.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $240

Intermediate Treibball - This is our level 2 Treibball class, it is a 6 week class where we introduce the ball into the skills we have built in our Intro to Treibball class. We advance our skills by adding more distance, confidence and understanding as we start to piece together the picture of Treibball.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Treibball

Price: $240

Advanced Treibball - This 6 week class is the third level of our Treibball series. In this class we take the foundations and introduction to pushing and start to put everything together into one. Now we have the ball rolling!

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intermediate Treibball

Price: $240

Masters of Treibball - The final stop in our Treibball series. This is a drop-in class where you can do full runs of Treibball that will mimic real life Treibball competition scenarios. You can work at any level you are at and strengthen your skills to climb the Treibball ranks.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro Series, or equivalent with instructor approval.

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

Flyball

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from the start to the finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay.

Intro to Flyball - The most important thing in flyball training is laying a good foundation from which to build upon. Spend the time playing and motivating your dog. This class will work on the foundations, such as targeting, drive to ball, tug recalls and more, so you have a successful flyball career.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $240

Intermediate FlyballThis 6 week class is a continuation of Intro to Flyball.  We will work on more passing, advancing to box work and starting to put the pieces together.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro to Flyball

Masters of Treibball - This drop-in class allows you to bring your foundation skills and apply them into full runs and adding team members into your runs. This is when you continue to strengthen the components of your run as well.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines, Intro Series, or equivalent with instructor approval.

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

Rally and Competition Obedience

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from the start to the finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball. Flyball is run in teams of four dogs, as a relay.

Rally Obedience - Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience. It was originally devised by Charles L. "Bud" Kramer from the obedience practice of "doodling" — doing a variety of interesting warmup and freestyle exercises. The doodles were usually parts of obedience exercises that taught the skills and improved performance and accuracy. Unlike regular obedience, instead of waiting for the judge's orders, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position.

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8

Competition Obedience - Competition obedience is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler. Training a dog to participate in obedience  increases a dog's understanding and reliability in responding to commands such as "sit", "down", "stay", "come", and "heel." At a trial, the dog and handler will perform various predefined obedience exercises, which will be evaluated and scored by a judge. 

Pre-requisite: Vaccines

Price: $35 for 1   |   $130 for 4   |   $240 for 8