Lesson Programs

All of our lesson programs are available as private or small group instruction. 

Handlers are expected to bring a leashed and hungry dog and ample high value treats.

Foundations

Six 45 min Lessons - $400

Our cornerstone program explores the essentials of good “dogmanship” - the dog learning process, body language, etiquette, structure and management, communicating with markers, leash handling, rewards and rate of reinforcement. Dogs will learn the basics of sit, down, place, touch, a bed stay and recall. The program is designed to help humans think like dogs and to read their own in order to develop relationships built upon clarity, consistency and trust.

Puppy Foundations

Six 40 min Lessons $200
AKC Star Puppy Test Included

For pups under six months, we’ll introduce basic obedience behaviors and handling skills such as luring, treating, marking, and maintaining engagement, develop greeting and leash manners, establish a recall and offer crate and potty training tips. Graduates of the program will be AKC Star Puppies

Companion Canine

Six 45 min Lessons $350
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test Incl.

Companion Canines are dogs that are able to demonstrate basic obedience tasks in ways that contribute to a solid set of at-home life skills. We work on adding duration, distance and distraction to positions, greeting and grooming manners, build confidence with common environmental stressors and develop calmness in dismissal. Graduation of the program is passing an AKC CGC test. 

*Completion of Foundations or another comparable program is required.

Off-Leash Canine

8 Classes - $250

Off-leash canines are dogs you can trust to stay engaged and stick by your side regardless of distraction and environmental pressure. We’ll begin the program with skill building and clarity with the remote collar at our facility, then move outside and to dog-friendly establishments in the community to proof obedience and strengthen relationship to ensure consistent response. 

Community Canine

Six 45 min Lessons $350
AKC Community Canine Test Incl.

This program levels up Companion Canines to develop dogs that are confident, engaged and dedicated to task while out and about. The first two lessons are at our facility and the remaining 4 are taught in stores such as Lowe’s, Agway, Tractor Supply, etc. Graduation of the program is passing an AKC CGCA test.

*AKC Canine Good Citizenship is required.

Community Canine

Six 45 min. Lessons - $350
AKC Community Canine Test Incl.

This program levels up Companion Canines to develop dogs that are confident, engaged and dedicated to task while out and about. The first two lessons are at our facility and the remaining 4 are taught in stores such as Lowe’s, Agway, Tractor Supply, etc. Graduation of the program is passing an AKC CGCA test.

*AKC Canine Good Citizenship is required.

AKC Community Canine

AKC Community Canine

Focused Heeling 1 & 2

6 Classes - $180

This program focuses on the fundaments - finding heel position, sustained focus, forward and backward movement, pivots/turns, front and rear body awareness and recalls to heel - while building and maintaining drive for the behavior and choosing the appropriate reward placement and delivery. This class is ideal for confidence building, dispelling reactivity, tightening up established behaviors and for those with competitive sport goals

Stay tuned for more classes.

Class Criteria

Attendance - Our class sizes are small and scheduled well in advance. Your are greatly missed when you can't attend! If you force that you will not be able to attend a scheduled class, please give us 24 hours notice when possible. We will do our best to schedule a makeup for one missed class before the next scheduled meeting.

Dress code:

Dog - Although dogs in and around our property are well managed and secure, we require that your dog wears a flat collar (in addition to a training collar if appropriate) and is on-leash at all times. Flexi leashes and chain leashes are not acceptable. Flea collars must be removed prior to visiting, and please avoid applying topical flea ad tick treatments within 24 hours of your scheduled visit. If we are meeting in your home, your dog must be leashed and under your control when I arrive.

You - Dress comfortably and weather appropriate. High heeled and open toed shoes can be problematic, and we will take advantage of outdoor training opportunities whenever possible and reasonable. A bait bag or treat pouch that can be worn is highly recommended, and treats that honor a canine "living wage" are required.

Health - Please ensure that your dog is healthy before visiting. If there have been any sudden changes in behavior or he/she is showing signs of illness such as diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, excessive itching or chewing, lethargy or soreness, consult with your vet before bringing them to us. Proof of rabies, bordetella and distemper vaccinations is required. Female dogs in heat must also be kept at home until signs of discharge have ceased.

Pottying - Please curb your dog in the designated potty area before coming in for a lesson or class.

A 50% deposit is due to secure a class spot and the remainder is due at the first class.