Below is a list of Offered Classes and Descriptions

 

Please Note: We do NOT allow the following devices to be used in our training classes and or facility: E-Collars (shock or electronic), prong collars, choke chains.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact mark@tuxedosk9.com

Puppy Socialization & 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.

Manner On & Off Leash

Are you having a challenge with the introduction of your canine companion to another human being, dog or another family pet.  The Manners Class is conducted in a setting of both off and on leash.  Introducing dogs to each other and to the human race in a polite and gentle manner.  Your dog needs to know the command of sit prior to the class.  The class is limited in size and prior registration is REQUIRED.

Basic Obedience Class/Basic Obedience Class for Small Breeds

Teaches Dogs of all ages the basic techniques of :

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Leave it
  • Take it
  • Heel
  • Stop
  • Loose leash walking
  • There are other skills taught as well as plenty of open discussions.

Canine Good Citizen

The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

 

Training/Testing: CGC Test Items

Before taking the Canine Good Citizen test, owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge. We believe that responsible dog ownership is a key part of the CGC concept and by signing the pledge, owners agree to take care of their dog's health needs, safety, exercise, training and quality of life. Owners also agree to show responsibility by doing things such as cleaning up after their dogs in public places and never letting dogs infringe on the rights of others.

After signing the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge, owners and their dogs are ready to take the CGC Test. Items on the Canine Good Citizen Test include: Accepting a friendly stranger, Sitting politely for petting, Appearance and grooming, Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead), Walking through a crowd, Sit and down on command and Staying in place, Coming when called, Reaction to another dog, Reaction to distraction, Supervised separation.

Equipment

All tests must be performed on leash. For collars, dogs should wear well-fitting buckle or slip collars made of leather, fabric, or chain. Special training collars such as pinch collars, head halters, and electronic collars are not permitted in the CGC test.

As of November 4, 2010, body harnesses may be used in the CGC test. The evaluator should check to make sure the harness is not of a type that completely restricts the dog's movement such that it could not pull or jump up if it tried.

The evaluator supplies a 20-foot lead for the test. The owner/handler should bring the dog's brush or comb to the test.

Flyball - A Four Dog Relay Race

Come and learn the exciting dog sport of Flyball—a four-dog relay race.  This fun and fast-paced sport is for dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. The 4 week course will teach you the basics so that you can get your dog going as a “Flyball dog!”  Your dog will be introduced to taking the jumps and working the Flyball box in order to participate in this action packed dog sport.  Bring plenty of tasty treats for your pooch!

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
  • Finish

** Note: This class is limited to four dogs per class

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
  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Chewing
  • Fear
  • Shyness
  • Digging
  • Abandonment

Leash Etiquette & 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

React, Respond, Redirect

Is your dog responsive to other dogs…
Difficulty in social settings with your dog…
Does your dog lunge or pull toward other dogs and people?
Would like to enjoy the walks again?
Regain control of your dog…

The React, Response and Redirect Class is designed for you.  This class is limited in size and Basic Obedience cues are used.

6 Steps 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:

  • Approaching
  • Greeting
  • Recognition
  • Reward
  • Trust
  • Follow Through

Private In Home Lessons

  • 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.

 

These Lessons are available to residents of Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario Counties in NY

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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!

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