Dogs must be 6 months of age or younger. Class will include the AKC PuppyStar Program, beginning basic skills such as sit, down, come, basic house manners, walking on leash, and puppy playtime. Basic husbandry and veterinarian visits will also be discussed. Class runs for six weeks.
Dogs will be 7 months or older. Skills taught will be sit, down, come, stay, leave it, drop it, basic house manners, and appropriate dog greetings. Class runs for six weeks.
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Classes
The prerequisite for this class is that the dog must have gone through basic obedience or be evaluated before going into the class. Skills include walking nicely on leash, being handled by a friendly stranger, staying with a friendly stranger, distraction work, walking past other dogs and people without greeting, and greeting appropriately when cued. Class runs for six weeks.
Tricks Training for Fun and Competition
Dogs must have gone through a beginner obedience class or be evaluated before attending. The list of tricks can be found on the the AKC website and the Do More with Your Dog website. Class runs for six weeks.
Focus on Fun
This class will offer games to keep your dog engaged and build your team bond. Class runs for six weeks. Prerequisite is Beginner Obedience.
Intro to cooperative care
This class will introduce you to the beginning stages of helping your dog be comfortable with basic handling for both veterinary and grooming needs. Cooperative care allows your dog to have a voice during procedures, giving you both a much less stressful experience.
It is recommended you bring with you a mat or bed, brush, nail clippers, and any other tools you would like to improve your experience with. This class is not for dogs that already display overly anxious or aggressive behaviors as that should be handled in private sessions. This class is great for puppies and young adults or newly adopted dogs.
Your Canine Athlete
This class will address flexibility and strength to keep your dog fit and injury free. We will focus on body awareness and focused movement.
Unfortunately, there is no way to do make up classes at this time, so please plan accordingly. If class is cancelled because of the weather, you will receive an email or a phone call and class will be bumped along to the next available date.
Note. Reactive dogs may not participate in regular classes until private lessons have been held and the handler understands how to work the dog in that stimulating environment. If a dog/handler team is asked to leave class for any reason, the payment will be redirected to a private lesson or reimbursed.
Reactivity can be defined as an overreaction to external stimuli. Dogs may be reactive to people, dogs, other animals, noises, motion, or any combination of the above. Some dogs are very specifically reactive, only responding to certain things (men with baseball caps; large, black dogs; skateboards) while some seem to react to anything. This overreaction can manifest as hyperexcitability, barking, whining, lunging, mouthing, pacing, panting, difficulty responding to well-known cues, difficulty calming down, hypervigilance, or any combination of the above. To learn more about reactivity, click here.
In Home Training
For basic house and social manners, dog walking out and about, puppy training and socializing, dealing with fear issues, creating peace in a multi-dog household, and distraction work. For pricing, please call 732-477-1589 or email.
The above skills listed in the In Home Training Session, Tricks training (AKC certified to test), Freestyle, reactive dog management, or other behavioral issues.