All of our training is based on positive motivation and the belief that leadership through confidence, gentle guidance, and encouragement is the key to building a lasting friendship with your dog.
Our classes combine traditional "obedience" exercises with leadership exercises and lots of fun, games, and socialization.
Most training is even accomplished "hands off" -- except for petting and loving!
Good Manners Classes
Good Manners Beginners -- this class offers instruction in our basic positive training techniques and the following behaviors: sit, down, stand, stay, come, leave it, and walking on a loose leash. This class also offers insights into dog behavior and socialization with both other dogs and people. Puppies in this class
take the American Kennel Club STAR Puppy test at graduation.
Good Manners Advanced -- this class picks up where the beginner class ends.
This class prepares you and your dog to take the American Kennel Club Canine
Good Citizen test.
All dogs must present proof of current vaccinations prior to the start of the first class session. Required vaccinations include Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella. For puppy classes, vaccinations must be current to age of puppy.
All fees must be paid prior to the beginning of the first class session. Space in classes is reserved on a first paid/first reserved basis. Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention.
Dogs must attend class in a buckle or quick-release collar, headcollar, or martingale style collar only. No choke chains or prong collars will be allowed. Leashes should be four- or six-foot nylon or leather leashes.
All training is based on positive motivational methods. Please bring food treats and/or toys to motivate your dog.
Family participation in classes is encouraged so that everyone is consistent in their handling of your dog. However, children attending class as spectators and/or participants must have adult supervision. Anyone disrupting class will be asked to leave.
If you have any further questions or would like to enroll, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us at 335-6045! See you in class!