Obedience, Agility, Conformation & Water Sports
Inside (Heated and A/C) & Outside Training Areas
We realize you may have questions about our training methods or your own puppy/dogs' needs relative to our class offerings. Please do not hesitate to phone us if you have any question on a class, schedule or to ask our advice regarding your personal situation or generally raising your puppy. We encourage the entire household be involved with training your family dog.
Special 4 Week Summer Session
(Full Training Schedule with 6 Week Sessions Resume the Week of Sept. 11th)
All CLASSES: Dogs are not required to be purebred. Pre-class enrollment is required. Aggressive dogs must be evaluated prior to enrolling. If convenient, complete and mail or drop-off Registration Form and payment (cash or check only) any day prior to the first class and check-in.
- Cash or check payment ONLY. No credit cards accepted
- Cost is per Session
- Inclement weather phone: (203) 426-2881 from 4-5:30 PM
- Arrive 10 minutes prior to first class for Registration (available on our website), Check-in & Payment
- We accept new dogs only during the first or second weeks of a six week session.
- A missed class may be made up within the current session.
For healthy puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age who have started their vaccinations. This is an important first step to acclimate your puppy in being a properly adjusted and well behaved family companion. The critical period in a puppy's mental development occurs before 16 weeks of age. This class addresses household issues; nipping and chewing; socialization with children and adults; proper play manners and building confidence around people and other dogs in a friendly fun style for your puppy's overall well-being. Do not feed your puppy after 4PM.
- LEVEL #1 $170.16 incl tax, BASIC DOG TRAINING —The foundation class for all dog training.
STARTS: 4 Week (Fast Track) Tuesday, July 25 at 6:00 PM
Covering focused attention, sit, down, stand including stays at all positions. Come when called, controlled walking, wait and leave it commands. A necessary class to establish the basis for an appropriate relationship: between a family and the dogs living with them.
Arrive10 minutes prior to first class, to finish registration, pay and obtain proper equipment if needed. Bring appropriate *training collar, 6' & 15' * training leads (non retractable) *small treats, soft-soled shoes and paper towels. *Available at check-in.
For graduates having acquired our BASIC DOG TRAINING skills including the STAY and RECALL commands! Agility is an active sport that creates fun, excitement, and confidence for the dog and handler team and emphasizes positive encouragement and enforcement while training.
All Level Agility at 12:30 PM or Beginner Agility at 6:00 PM
This class introduces the basic foundation skills of how to safely negotiate the various agility obstacles. Included obstacles are the A-frame, Dog Walk, See-Saw, Tunnels, Weave Poles, Pause Table, Tire and Jumps.
Intermediate & Advanced Agility at 7:00 PM
Obstacle recognition, sequencing obstacles, gaining speed and accuracy are developed, while proper handling and communication techniques of the handler are introduced.
30 minutes of personalized conformation breed handling or Junior Showmanship instruction designed to optimize you and your dog's performance. To schedule a mutually convenient day or evening lesson with instructor, Joy S. Brewster, please phone us at (203) 426-2881.
- $50 Private Lessons—30 minutes of personalized conformation or breed handling instruction designed to optimize you and your dog's performance for dog show exhibition. Lessons can be scheduled at any mutually convenient time.
A natural spring fed pond, approximately 50 x 150 feet and 6 feet deep is available on our property. The pond can be used by your dog for recreational swimming, retrieving work, sports jumping, etc. A regulation size dock, 8 x 40 feet extends into the pond for "Dock Jumping." Reservations are required for "Pond Time" and can be made for an individual dog, a group of dogs, or for eligible dogs while Boarding. Cost: $10/ person per half-hour
- $50 Private Half-hour Lessons are available to assist your dog in having a pleasant swimming experience, or to learn "Dock Jumping," or to perfect his technique in "Dock Jumping."
Barn Hunt Clinic:
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on: Sept 3 & 23; Oct. 14 & 21
What is a Barn Hunt?
The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog's vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a "barn-like" setting. Hay bales are used to introduce climbing and tunneling obstacles in the dog's path as they search out the rats. Rats are not harmed or stressed!
Any dog who can fit through an 18" wide by approximately 20-22" tall tunnel constructed of hay bales can enjoy this dog sport. The sport tests speed, agility, hunt drive, scenting ability, surefootedness, control and responsiveness to the handler's directions.
While Barn Hunt has roots and origins as a way to test working drives in dogs bred to hunt vermin, Barn Hunt is for any dog and handler who wish to play. This includes large dogs, pet dogs, altered dogs and dogs of breeds or mixes of breeds with or without a vermin-hunting history.
A 90 x 110 foot, completely fenced grass Play/Training yard is available by reservation. A great spot to let your canine really stretch his/her legs! Cost $10/ person per half-hour.