Upcoming classes

We’ve still got space available in these classes starting soon.   

Call or email for more information.  You can also SIGN-UP online.

Paws in Motion
Thursday Date: 3/14/2019 – 4/18/2019 From: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm 
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. The CGC Test is offered by the AKC and requires dogs to pass a 10 part examination, demonstrating their obedience skills and tolerance to handling and strangers.  All dogs who pass a 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.
Therapy dogs are dogs that visit schools, nursing homes, and hospitals bringing a message of love and cheer. They should have proper greeting manners, leash manners and be able to tolerate dogs and strangers in their environment as well as some vigorous body handling. To work as therapy dogs, most organizations require teams to pass an evaluation or pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification.
Take this 6 week course and learn the requirements for each of these examinations and hone your skills in preparation for them or just to practice good manners so your dog is welcome in the community. We recommend that you start your training with a S.T.A.R Puppy or Basic Obedience class before taking this class.
Thursday Date: 3/7/2019 – 4/11/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
STAR PUPPY is a 6 week class towards the AKC STAR Puppy Certification. It is Puppy Level 2, with new and more advanced exercises than the Head Start Puppy class. Puppies, up to 1 year of age, that come to all 6 classes, can earn their AKC STAR Puppy Certification at the end. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

STAR Puppy focuses on all around good foundation behaviors and socializing. It includes training and practice in the basics: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Walking on leash, tolerating petting & handling and learning to stay calm around distractions & other people.

Sunday Date: 3/24/2019 – 4/28/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
Six-week course, $125. This is the pre-requisite class for BEGINNING OBSTACLES. FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY covers groundwork exercises for agility, such as fast downs, recalls, side changes, targeting, self-control exercises, parallel movement at speed and more. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work and weave pole training.  You will learn several exercises that you can do at home without equipment to progress your dog’s agility skills.
Tuesday Date: 4/16/2019 – 5/21/2019  From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm 
Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new sounds, surfaces, objects, people and dogs. Not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right. Class includes basic Obedience (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave It, Walking On Lead and developing Attention) as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects. First class is an orientation for the humans (no dogs). Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs. Household members are welcome as well.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.
Saturday Date: 4/6/2019 – 5/11/2019  From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
Train your dog to be a great companion or start him on the road to competitive dog sports.

BASIC OBEDIENCE includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely as well as addressing house manners.

You can take this class with puppies as young as 3 months old, since we use positive  training methods.  However we recommend our Tuesday night Head Start Puppy class for puppies 6 months and younger.

Saturday Date: 4/6/2019 – 5/11/2019  From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
Practice & strengthen your dog’s Basic skills (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely) with additional challenges like adding duration, distance and distractions.  Train intermediate level skills such as Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduce your dog to off-leash work.

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