Specialty

Specialized, focused training for you and your pet! Each of these classes focus on teaching a specific skill set. If your dog needs help in one particular training area, specialty classes will cover the subject matter thoroughly in many different scenarios. Please note, certain classes do begin with a human-only orientation.

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AKC Good Citizen

5
Weeks

245

The CGC test includes:

  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  2. Sitting Politely for Petting
  3. Appearance and Grooming
  4. Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
  5. Walking Through a Crowd
  6. Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
  7. Coming When Called
  8. Reaction to Another Dog
  9. Reaction to Distraction
  10. Supervised Separation

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Life Skills

AKC Good Citizen

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation (Sun Jun 19 - Jul 24)

5

Weeks

Weeks

245

Minimum class size: 3 registrations

TBD

Sunday, June 19, 2022

TBD

3:00 pm

TBD

Canine PhD

Consultation Required

Has Pre-requisite

Bethany Gardner, BA - Anthrozoology

AKC Trick Dog

5
Weeks

260

We believe learning should be fun for you and your dog. Tricks are a great way to train without it feeling like work. You and your dog will learn 10 tricks from the American Kennel Club’s Trick Dog  list, including classics like “Shake,” and crowd-pleasers like “Crawl,” and “Spin”.  With skills like these, your pup will become quite the performer!

At the end of each course, the dogs will be tested to earn an AKC Trick Dog Title!

Note: 

No AKC Trick Dog classes are being offered right now. Check back soon or join our waitlist to be notified of the next AKC Trick Dog class.

Therapy Dog

7
Weeks

265

A therapy dog provides affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and disaster areas. In this class, we will prepare you and your dog to work together as a team, and to improve the lives of other people. By the end of class, your dog will have learned all of the skills to pass any therapy dog assessment. Please note that Therapy dogs are not service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability.

Note: 

Recommended before enrolling in Therapy Dog: AKC Canine Good Citizen Title

Not appropriate for dogs who are reactive to other dogs on leash.

Life Skills

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog (Sun Apr 24 - Jun 5)

7

Weeks

Weeks

265

Minimum class size: 3 registrations

TBD

Sunday, April 24, 2022

TBD

10:00 am

TBD

Canine PhD

Consultation Required

Has Pre-requisite

Stacy Drody, CPDT-KA, VSPDT, Fear Free Certified

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