Obedience and Agility

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Obedience Classes

We take great care in seeking out the best for your dog. We will be motivating your dog through positive reinforcement methods rather than heavy corrections. It is now known that abusive, severe and often extreme training methods actually CAUSE behavioral problems during your dogs training. These dominant, compulsive measures may have a lasting negative psychological effect on your dog’s personality and attitude.

Training your dog should be pleasurable for BOTH handler and your dog.  We find dogs are more willing to please when they are rewarded for their efforts, much the same way we work for a paycheck.  Positive reinforcements can be given in several ways. For some, it may be a reward in the way of a small treat, for others it may be their favorite toy and for others praise from their handler will be incentive enough. A reinforcement is something, which will make the dog likely to repeat a behavior you’re trying to teach them. Most dogs will repeat a behavior ending in a positive manner.

All dogs will benefit from obedience, whether it’s for good home manners, good citizenship or for competition. This method of training has been proven to be much more beneficial than the “jerk & pull” compulsive method.  We do not advocate abusive corrections or scare tactics when training.

We realize not every training method works with every dog and handler so we try to tailor the training sessions for your needs. We want every dog and handler to find what works for you.  We would like to be the ones to help you find it.

Puppy Pre-School

Our puppy classes are designed to teach puppies in a positive, humane and productive manner by teaching YOU how to effectively communicate with your new puppy.

Rally

Our Rally class is designed to give you and your dog an opportunity to practice individual rally signs and navigate simulated rally courses.

CGC / TDI

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Our CGC and TDI dog courses are designed to prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Dog International certification tests.

Nosework

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Our Nosework class is designed to prepare you and your dog to participate in scent detection activities including nosework trials and competitions.

Agility Classes

Give your dog a constructive outlet for his energy.  Dog agility is a sport that all dogs can participate in.  The benefits of agility include; fun, confidence building, exercise & dog/owner bonding.  We offer classes for all levels and abilities.

Beginner Agility

Give your dog a constructive outlet for his energy.  Dog agility is a sport that all dogs can participate in.  The benefits of agility include; fun, confidence building, exercise & dog/owner bonding.  Dog must have basic obedience training to begin this course.

Intermediate Agility

Give your dog a constructive outlet for his energy.  Dog agility is a sport that all dogs can participate in.  The benefits of agility include; fun, confidence building, exercise & dog/owner bonding.  Dog must have basic obedience training and successfully completed the beginners class to begin this course.

Advanced Agility

Give your dog a constructive outlet for his energy.  Dog agility is a sport that all dogs can participate in.  The benefits of agility include; fun, confidence building, exercise & dog/owner bonding.  Dogs must have graduated from both beginner and intermediate agility classes and reliably work off-leash.

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