Click Here To Register For A Current ClassBelow Are The Class Descriptions & Curriculum We Offer Plus The List Of Items Needed To Bring to Your Class
Puppy Socialization and Etiquette Playtime*
- Gives you a great start with your new “family” member.
- Puppy Training classes are an excellent opportunity for socialization.
- It teaches family members the reasons for the puppy behavior and important handling skills.
- Puppy classes are a vital part in the developmental stages of your growing dog.
- It also helps your puppy bond with it’s new family and other puppies in the class.
- Puppies up to six months of age are encouraged to attend.
Basic Obedience Class or Small Breed Basic Obedience Class
Teaches Dogs of all ages the basic techniques of :
- Leave it
- Take it
- Loose leash walking
- There are other skills taught as well as plenty of open discussions.
Intermediate Obedience Class*
The Intermediate Class is designed for those canine companions that have been through the Basic Obedience Class. The class is one step closer to obtaining a Canine Good Citizen certification. The following commands are taught:
- Loose Leash Walking with Distractions
- Sit, Down, Stay from a Distance
- Leash Free Heel with Watch Me
** Note: This class is limited to four dogs per class.
Leash Etiquette and Handling*
Do you face challenges walking your dog with other dogs? Is your dog responsive when he/she approaches another dog? The Leash Etiquette and Handling Class is designed just for you. This class is limited in size, Basic Obedience commands are required. This six week class will address:
- Leash walking with distractions
- Dog to dog interaction
- Dog to human approach
- And much more
6 Step of Socialization Class*
This Class is about the socialization process for your canine Companion, the class is held in a neutral environment for your pet. You will learn the techniques for:
- Follow Through
- Are offered in your home.
- This class will be conducted one on one with you and your family members.
- The class will also help to develop a bond and the safe zones in your home for your new member.
- Once the safe zones have been established other commands in Basic Obedience will be taught in the home.
Behavior Modification Sessions*
These sessions are designed for specific training needs. that are occurring outside of the Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience. Included in the sessions are:
- House breaking
*These Lessons are available to residents of Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario Counties in NY
When Attending a Class Please Bring the Following Items
- Six foot leather or nylon leash (the thickness and size of the leash depends on the size of the dog). Retractable leashes are not acceptable for training.
- Training collar properly fitted for the dog. Head collars are typically recommended for dogs that pull on the leash. A head collar has a strap that goes around the dog’s neck right behind the ears and has a loop or strap that goes over the nose. The leash is attached where these two straps come together usually at the base of the dogs lower jaw near the neck. Flat buckle collars are great for calm and shy dogs. The collar must be in good condition.
- A 30 foot nylon training lead (dogs under 10 pounds may use a 15 foot lead). The training lead is used for long distance work during class. The lead must be in good condition.
- Approximately 150 pea sized soft treat that your dog really likes. You will need a training pouch or a pant/shirt pocket to house the treats. Make sure your dog has a good appetite for class. Food should be withheld for approximately six to eight hours before class depending on the age of your dog.
- All dogs should have identification. Micro-chipping, tattooing, or a simple to read ID tag stating the owner’s name and phone number should be attached to each dogs collar.
- Proper shoes prevent injury. No open-toed shoes or sandals.
- A pooper scooper or similar type of waste disposal tool.
- Children attending or watching the class must be supervised by another adult that is NOT participating in the class.
- A COPY of the immunizations must be brought to the first class.
- Oh and don’t forget the DOG!