Specialty Classes

Stunt Dog

Any dog can learn new tricks, even an old dog! If you want to increase the number of  behaviors your dog can do, or just want some fun behaviors besides the usual sit, down and stay,  then this class is for you! In this class tricks like roll over, play dead,  army crawl, wipe your paws, paws up, shake and many other tricks will be taught.  Teaching tricks has other benefits other than making your dog look smart and cool. It also helps to build your dogs confidence and is fun for both your and your dog. Dogs that are shy, reactive and fearful can have a blast learning these new behaviors!

AKC Canine Good Citizen

New! Exciting news to everyone! The Canine Good Citizen is now and OFFICIAL TITLE! What does this mean for you and your dog? Well this now means that the CGC can be added to your the title records page of dogs that are registered or listed with the AKC. It also means that you as the owner can place it after your dog’s name, just like a champion sports dog! You can list it just like this: Spot, CGC. This test was created to honor dogs that possess nice manners in the community and at home.

The class is designed to first assess the dog and handler team and then prepare them for the 10 part Canine Good Citizen test. There are many benefits to taking the CGC test, but the most notable are that most therapy dog organizations and rental offices require this title. Also some landlords are starting to require more and more of their tenants to have the CGC Title now. If you would like to know more about the CGC please go and visit: http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/title.cfm!



My Dog has C.L.A.S.S.

C.L.A.S.S. is the abbreviation for Canine Life and Social Skills. There are three levels of evaluation for the dog and handler teams in C.L.A.S.S. In each level the the teams are given a chance to show the real-life skills that their dogs have. It also tests the owner’s knowledge of basic dog handling skills and dog care.

The three levels will sound familiar to most of us and are as follows (from lowest to highest): B.A. for dogs , M.A. for dogs and Ph.D. for dogs. Each level, just like its human counterpart has challenges for the teams to meet which differ in degrees of difficulty and in levels of distraction. Now you and your dog can have the same level of education!

C.L.A.S.S. was developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). For more information on C.L.A.S.S. please go and visit http://www.mydoghasclass.com 




Better Vet Visits

We all know going to the vet is a stressful experience for everyone involved, why not make things easier by teaching your dog what to expect? Make your experience and your dog’s experience a good one at the vet. Teach your dog how to hold still for exams, be an involved and willing party for their check ups, and be comfortable getting shots and giving blood. Learn all this and more in this great class!

Class is 5 weeks in length and meets one hour each week. The cost of class is $200. Please contact me for any questions you have.