Puppy Start Right
Offered in your home for puppies from 9 weeks to 18 weeks with first visit being 1.5 hours and a second visit of an hour. This is most beneficial as not only are you taught skills to teach your puppy but we can address all questions and scenarios that have come up specifically in your home and puppy’s living space. We will cover: handling, grooming and preparation for vet visits, crate training, house training, mouthing, settle/relax, follow to walking politely on the leash. sit, down, stand, wait for meals and at doorway/s, touch, exchange game to eventually teach release item on command of give/thank you/drop it.
Kindergarten Puppy Training
Start your puppy right, avoid inadvertently teaching your puppy the wrong behaviors and get them started early. Class is recommended for pups 12 weeks plus and it has been 10 days after having at least their first set of vaccinations to start class. Topics covered are: handling/grooming, crate training, what and how is the right kind of socialization, confidence building, mouthing/biting, avoiding food bowl & possession issues, jumping, settle/relax, place and information on health and nutrition is also covered. Skills taught are attention (look or watch me), name-game (foundation for come), sit, down, stand, touch, meet & greet politely, impulse control, sit for exam, recall-come (recall games), wait, off, leave it, give/drop it, follow me to walking politely on the end of the leash.
Class is for pups/dogs 18 weeks plus, learning foundation skills as well as basics of: sit, down, stand, stand for exam, wait (owner to go through all openings first plus no bolting out of crates, gates, car doors or doorways), strengthening recalls ‘come’, stay, walking politely on the end of a leash, impulse control, heel, manners of leave it (meaning dog never gets it), go to (bed, mat, kennel) and out (example-getting out of whatever area owner is in). Teaching you how to understand dog body language and proper dog park etiquette. Is your dog suitable for the dog park or even more important is the dog park suitable for your dog? What are other options?
This class is for those that want to take their working partnership to higher levels, possibly getting better prepared for other dog sports. Basic level must have been completed prior as the Advance is to build and strengthen skills already learned plus challenged with new skills and to work towards passing a Canine Good Neighbor test (available to all dogs) if you would so choose. Proofing sit, down and stand stays, new skills of drop-on-recall, heeling with automatic sits, heel off-leash, back-up, high and broad jump. This is a great class as a prelude to many dog sports such as Rally, Drafting, Agility and competition obedience.
Rally Obedience is a fun dog obedience sport available to all dogs as well as physically challenged dogs and/or handlers. It goes beyond basic heeling integrating over forty obedience movements and only requires a positive attitude and a desire to work and have fun with your dog. It is also a great sport for dogs that have tired of one sport or due to age need to stop a sport like agility but still want a challenge. Handler and dog are required to move through a numbered course of different directional signs; handler directing dog with verbal and hand commands and encouragement throughout the course. Dog has to be at least 6 months of age but should also have a grasp of the Basic skills.
General Class Information
All Obedience classes are 6 weeks, an hour a week for a total cost of $180.00, with class size of 6 dogs maximum. I encourage families to come to classes together but only have one person on the floor at a time working with pup/dog, although handler/owners may switch working with pup/dog during the class hour.
Private lessons at your home are also available with first session being 1.5 hours for a total of $110.00
RALLY Novice classes are 6 weeks for a total cost of $180.00.
RALLY Advance and Excellent classes are 4 weeks for a total cost of $105.00
Class Schedule 2020
Held indoors central Maple Ridge:
Thursday, February 13th: 6:30pm – Kindergarten Puppy Training
Dates are: Feb 13th, 20th, Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Thursday, April 2nd: 6pm – Kindergarten Puppy Training
Dates are: April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 7th
Thursday, April 2nd: 7:15pm – Basic Obedience/Manners
Wednesday – Spring through Fall