These classes are designed to teach basic control (age appropriate) in a variety of situations with distractions. Exercises
taught include sit, down, stand, stay, come and controlled walking on a leash. Focus is on household manners to help dog
adapt to family life. The puppy level classes also include basic problem solving (e.g., chewing, jumping up, etc.). Most
classes use food (soft treats) or silent toys in training. A class with a ‘C’ teaches how to use a clicker in training.
- KPT – Puppy Kindergarten Training
- (no pre-requisite) – For puppies 10 -18 weeks when class starts. Includes a play session for this age level.
- 5 – 12 Month Pups
- ( no pre-requisite) – Puppies too old for the KPT class. Geared for the teen-age puppy.
- 5 – 12 Month Pup / S.T.A.R. Program
- (no pre-requisite) – also includes exercises to help handler/dog team meet the requirements for the Canine Good
Citizen (CGC) test. The S.T.A.R. program is an exciting new program designed to get the dog owner and new puppy off
to a good start. The focus is on Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility
- Household I
- (no pre-requisite) – for the dog over 6 months of age when class starts and with minimal training or only KPT
level training. Class can be repeated.
- Household I (C)
- (no pre-requisite) – for the dog over 6 months of age. Introduction to the use of a clicker in training the dog, in
addition to using treats. Class can be repeated.
- Household II
- (Household I or equivalent) – Continue skills learned in Household I and working on the Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
exercises. Team exposed to increasing levels of distractions/difficult situations to develop learning. Begin
working on the skills needed in competitive obedience and rally. Class can be repeated.
- Advanced CGC and test
- The advanced CGC or AKC Community Canine title has additional skills to continue working on CGC.