Dog Training, Conformation & Water Sports
Dog Training Classes at Cassio
Our facility has the capacity to offer classes on a year-round basis. We have a 1,900 sq ft clean, heated/air conditioned and matted training room. Our outside grass training yard is fenced and over 9,000 sq ft. When weather permits classes are held outside.
The Training Room is available for outside rental. Our Play Yard and Pond Time are available to rent on a half-hour or hourly basis during the year. See our various class descriptions below.
Private Lessons available while staying with us. Call for Info
Dogs are not required to be purebred or altered.
Inside (Heated and A/C) & Outside Training Areas
Please do not hesitate to phone us with any question on a class, schedule or to ask our advice regarding your personal situation or generally raising your puppy. We train you to train your dog so the dog learns to respect you and your commands.
Cost is per SESSION consisting of SIX 45 minute weekly classes, except 4 weeks classes as noted.
All CLASSES: If convenient, complete and mail or drop-off during our office hours your Registration Form and Payment (cash or check only) any day prior to your first class. Aggressive dogs must be evaluated prior to enrolling.
- Cash or check payment ONLY. No credit cards accepted
- Inclement weather phone: (203) 426-2881 from 4-5:30 PM
- Arrive 10 minutes prior to first class for check-in, equipment purchases & payment, if necessary.
- We accept new dogs only during the 1st or 2nd week of the progressive evening classes except for Puppy Preschool. A missed class may be made up within the current session.
BASIC TRAINING: For first timers of all ages or as a refresher. The foundation for all training and communication with your dog. Controlled walking, come when called, sit, down, stand, including stays at all positions are taught with distractions. Focused attention, wait, off, and leave it commands are covered. These establish the basis for an appropriate relationship between a family and their dog. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first class to check-in and purchase proper equipment if needed. Equipment: appropriate training collar; 6’ & 15’ training leads (not retractable); small treats; soft-soled shoes and paper towels.
For graduates with Level #1 and #2 training skills. These classes will incorporate Rally-O as a fun way to enhance training and further develop the relationship between dog and owner. With the goal of a more consistent and reliable response to all commands, we will build toward
off-lead work, using hand signals and directed jumping while enhancing additional skills through a variety of structured exercises. As well as various fun exercises are also introduced in this class.
NEXT Training Session starts the week ofMarch 4th, 2024
Fenced Play Yard
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.
Doggie Play Date
is supervised play time with another suitable dog. Pre-evaluation for both dogs and the owners' signatures on file is required. $4 per session.
Recreational Swimming & Dock Jumping—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 Fun Clinic
Instructional, fun Barn Hunt Clinic for novice and advanced. Price $20 for two runs.