Our Training Methods
“In every class the training methods are positive. Praise and petting are tools people always have on hand and training treats are a fun and easy way to help accelerate learning.” Simply stated, our approach is to reward desirable behaviors and use management techniques and the withdrawal of attention to prevent or extinguish behaviors we don’t want. We will work to make owners aware of their unintentional reinforcement of undesirable behaviors and the need to reinforce preferred behaviors that the dog offers. Owners are encouraged to find ways to work on modifying these behaviors throughout the day – not just during formal training sessions.
This is a 4 week class session on Saturday’s beginning at 11:30 a.m. ending at 12:30 p.m. The cost of the 4 week class is $60.00 per dog. We like to refer to this class as our “Good Pet Class”.
This course will cover the introduction to Basic Obedience Commands, including, but not limited to:
- Walking on leash
- Coming when called
- Sit, Down, Heel
- Stay, Leave it, etc.
All Participants of this class will receive additional items and services, including:
- Coupon for 2 free days of daycare.
- Coupon for $2 off a small bag of Fromm Dog Food.
- Coupon for a free nail trim (by appointment).
- Coupon to be redeemed at a later date for 25% off a Full Grooming Service by appointment (must be a furminate, haircut, trim and/or clean-up!)
- Treats will be provided for each class.
2018 Training Schedule
We hold training classes as 4-week programs where you come in every Saturday for 4 weeks at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
March: We will be starting up training classes for this year on March 10th, continuing through March 17th, March 24th, then we will be pushing over the last class to the date April 7th in observance of Easter Sunday.
April: The next class starts Saturday April 14th, and will continue through the dates April 21st, April 28th, and May 5th.
May: Next class dates start on May 12th, then continue through the dates May 19th, May 26th, and June 2nd.
June: This class starts on June 9th and continues through the dates June 16th, June 23rd, and June 30th.
July: These classes start up on July 7th, and continue through July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th.
August: This set of classes will begin August 4th, and continue through August 11th, August 18th, and August 25th.
September: These classes will begin September 1st, and follow through on September 8th, September 15th, and September 22nd.
October: While it does start on September 29th, this class will continue into October 6th, October 13th, and October 20th.
November: As with the previous month these classes do start on October 27th, but will continue through November 3rd, November 10th, and November 17th.