Children and adults are encouraged to participate in this class for healthy puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age who have
started their vaccinations. An important first step to acclimate your puppy to becoming well-adjusted and properly behaved family companion is
early exposure to a structured socialization class, which may help prevent development of anxiety and exaggerated responses later in life. Your puppy
learns proper play manners while building confidence around people and other dogs in a friendly fun style for your puppy’s overall well-being.
Questions on raising your puppy are discussed. This class is offered as part of The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
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.