Our obedience classes are goal oriented programs designed for you and your dog to work at your own pace. The emphasis is on relationship and fun! Every week we will introduce new behaviors, play fun games, and learn some new tricks! So throw out the idea that obedience classes are rigid and stuffy...our classes will encourage you and your dog to learn more and to do more!! Open to all pups 3 months and older.
Canine Etiquette is a four (4) week class for dogs that need a brush up on the basics and then some. This class is extremely popular and often repeated. Is your Canny Canine a little naughty? When you ask your dog to sit, stay, or come, do they totally blow you off? Canine Etiquette is just what the doctor ordered to get you and your dog back on the right track. This class focuses on what is commonly referred to as basic obedience. We take a fresh approach to "the basics" by teaching with and for enthusiasm while providing fun, specific training goals and emphasizing handler focus. This is a great way to create a foundation for your AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title or UKC SPOT Test.
Town Trainingis a four (4 ) week class offered seasonally and designed to take those Canine Etiquette skills to the streets! This class is an opportunity to get out and train in various locations with real life experiences. A great opportunity to test your training including stationary skills, loose leash walking, and appropriate meet and greets.
CGC/SPOT/Therapy Dog Prep 1 is exactly what is sounds like. This six (6) week class is only offered three times a year and is designed to teach the behaviors required to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation,the UKC Socialized Pet Obedience Test, and/or a therapy dog test. It is open to everyone interested in pursuing their CGC/SPOT Test or therapy work and is an excellent starting point in understanding if therapy work is right for you and your dog. Participation in this class does not qualify you as a therapy team nor does it guarantee that you will pass a therapy dog test. Please contact Carolyn to reserve your space or to be placed on the waiting list.
Therapy Dog Polishing/AKC Community Canineclass is a six (6) week class only offered twice a year. This class is open to anyone who has taken our CGC/Therapy Dog Prep class, any team who has passed their CGC, SPOT Test, or any team currently participating in therapy work. This class will take you to the next level in preparing for a therapy dog exam or serve as a refresher for those re-certifying. Participants will also be given the option to take the AKC Community Canine test, a step up from the CGC test. Please contact Carolyn to reserve your space.
Please Note: The Canny Canine does not select or train service dogs. Therapy dogs are not service dogs. For more information about the differences between therapy and service dogs, please click here.
Please contact Carolyn if you see a class that you are interested in taking but is not on the schedule. I work with my clients to make all options available when possible.