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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.
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!
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.

What type of class sizes do we offer for Control Unleashed and Dog Sports?
Private 1 on 1 Lessons
Virtual Lessons or Group Sessions
Semi-private Group Classes (2 dogs)
Full Group Classes (4 dogs)

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Puppy Start Right
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Puppy Social Drop-in

This is a weekly drop-in 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 have 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:

8-16 weeks old (under 4 months old)
Minimum 1 round of Distemper/Parvo 
​Has been home for a week

Price: $30 

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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 3 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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Control Unleashed: Working Together

Price: $180

Specialty Control Unleashed Classes

I CU Off Leash This class will help you and your dog set the foundations necessary to begin working off-leash in a variety of contexts. We will cover dealing with high-level distractions, how to assess risk vs. reward in off-leash scenarios, and strategies for when things go wrong. Off-leash control can take time to develop, especially in highly distracting contexts, so the best time to get started on it is now! 

Pre-requisite: 
Vaccines/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)
Control Unleashed: Foundations class

Price: $150

I CU Walking Nicely - This continuing Control Unleashed course is for dog and handler teams who have taken our Foundations class, and want to work specifically on games and set ups that help promote good leash walking skills. You and your dog will learn to move together, even when there are distractions present! If you want to reduce your dog's leash pulling, and stay connected on your walks, this is the class for you! 

Pre-requisite:

Vaccines/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)
Control Unleashed: Foundations

Price: $150

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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 8 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 indoors and outdoors. This class incorporates a two weeks break in between week 4 and 5 to allow practicing of the skills being learned.

Pre-requisite: 

Vaccines/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Price: $280

Masters of Primary Drop-in - This is a drop-in style class that continues to build our dogs desire to hunt and understanding of how odor works while using food or toys. This allows us to introduce complicated odor profiles for the dog to solve while using a source that is very valuable to them.

Pre-requisite:

Vaccines/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Intro to K9 Nose Work

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

Intro to Odor I & II Workshops- This is a workshop style class that will span a few hours. 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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Instructor approval

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Intro Series, or equivalent with instructor approval.

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

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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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Intro to Flyball

Price: $240

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/Titers (Rabies, Distemper and Parvo)

Intro Series, or equivalent with instructor approval.

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