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Reactive Rover Workshop
Not every dog loves every dog. It's frustrating, frightening and heartbreaking to share your life with a dog who reacts with aggressive display behavior in the presence of other dogs. If you're afraid or embarrassed to take your canine pal out in public because he barks, growls, lunges or attacks other dogs, Reactive Rover Workshop may be for you. Come work with your dog in a controlled, supportive environment with a small group of dog owners who understand your emotions because they share them. read more
Finding Your Dog's Inner Lassie; How Dogs Think and Learn
Find Your Dog’s Inner Lassie; How Dogs Think and Learn:This freetwo-hour seminar is open to all who are interested in learning more about how dogs’ brains work, and why positive-reinforcement training is the premier way to influence your dog’s behavior. This seminar is required for anyone who wants to take our classes, but you don’t need to take a class to come – the seminar is open to everyone, and it's FREE. Includes a demonstration of teaching several new behaviors to a novice dog, using the clicker-training method.
If you know you want to sign up for a specific Manners 101 class, then please register under that class. Do not register here. Register here if you plan to attend the free seminar and/or not sure about attending classes yet.
Prerequisite: None. Humans only, do not bring your dog.
March Inner Lassie, Thursday Night Starts Mar 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm Cost: 0.00 Register April Inner Lassie, Monday Night Starts Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm Cost: 0.00 Register May Inner Lassie, Thursday Night Starts May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm Cost: 0.00 Register June Inner Lassie, Monday Night Starts Jun 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm Cost: 0.00 Register
Puppy Social:Puppy Social is puppy playtime, plus introduction to novel sights, sounds and smells, and interaction with other humans. Benefits are: a well-socialized puppy is much more comfortable in her world for her entire life, and as a result far less likely to ever become fearful and/or bite. (Of course, all dogs will bite with enough provocation; socialization shortens the list of things a dog might consider adequate provocation for biting.) You will have the time of your life watching your pup play with her pals, while at the same time doing one of the best things you can to ensure she has a long and happy life. You can register and start your 3 week session anytime there are openings, as long as your puppy is within the appropriate age group and there is room in the class. For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months. $30 for 3 weeks or $10 for 3 weeks when taking puppy 101 at same time. Use Coupon Code GM2(can repeat until 6 months old). Maximum 10 puppies.
Puppy Manners, 101
Puppy Manners 101: Puppies learn so easily! This is the best time to start teaching your baby dog the behaviors you want him to do for you for the rest of your lives together. Install “Sit” as his default behavior (the thing he does when he doesn’t know what to do); teach him to happily trade his chews and toys to prevent resource guarding; reinforce polite leash walking before he’s big and strong enough to pull you down the sidewalk; and teach him many more important good manners behaviors while his puppy brain is still young and impressionable. He’ll love training with you, and he’ll absorb his lessons like a sponge. Better to teach him the right stuff early than to let him learn the wrong stuff on his own! For puppies 8-20 weeks. $150 for 6 weeksplus required free seminar:Finding Your Dog’s Inner Lassie.Maximum 6 puppies per class (This class can be taken concurrently with Puppy Social)
March Puppy Manners, Thursday Night Starts Mar 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm Cost: 150.00 Register FULLApril Puppy Manners, Monday Night Starts Apr 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cost: 150.00 FULLMay Puppy Manners, Thursday Night Starts May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm Cost: 150.00 June Puppy Manners, Monday Night Starts Jun 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cost: 150.00 Register
Adult Dog Manners, 101
Adult Dog Manners 101:If you and your dog missed out on Puppy Manners 101, we have good news – it’s not too late! You can teach old dogs new tricks, and it’s usually only a little more challenging than teaching a puppy. The two of you will learn sit, down, wait, trade, leave-it, walk politely on leash, and many more that are important for a dog to know in order to be a well-behaved canine citizen. Training improves communication between you and your dog, strengthens your relationship, and increases the odds that he will be a well-loved member of your family for the rest of his life. For dogs 20 weeks or older. (No dog is too old!) $150 for 6 weeks plus required free seminar:Finding Your Dog’s Inner Lassie.Maximum 6 dogs.
FULLMarch Adult Manners, Thursday Night Starts Mar 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cost: 150.00 April Adult Manners, Monday Night Starts Apr 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm Cost: 150.00 Register FULLApril Adult Manners, Monday Night Starts Apr 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cost: 150.00 FULLMay Adult Manners, Thursday Night Starts May 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm Cost: 150.00 FULLJune Adult Manners, Monday Night Starts Jun 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm Cost: 150.00
Real Life Skills
Real Life Skills:Real life is just one big training game! Take the lessons you and your dog learned in your Manners 101 class and apply them to real life situations in this useful and exciting class. Practice sitting at a table, eating, or watch a video, while your dog lies quietly on his bed; have him sit politely at your side while you greet another dog owner as you pass each other; ask him to wait calmly at the door until invited to leave; pass by tempting objects on the floor without having him grab them; and many more. This class makes real life with your dog easier – and more fun! Prerequisite: Puppy or Adult Good Manners 101 (or equivalent). $150 for 6 weeks. Maximum 6 dogs.
March Real Life Class, Wednesday Night Starts Mar 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm Cost: 150.00 Register
Super Dog Class
Super Dog Class:Explore the world of training beyond the basic necessities. She can jump through hoops and over your arm, file her own nails, ride a skateboard, respond to hand signals, run to you past piles of treats when you call him – and more. If you and your dog are above average – or want to be – this is the class for you to hone your training skills and learn new training techniques – including the art of “shaping.” Prerequisite: Real Life Skills (or equivalent). $150 for 6 weeks. Maximum 6 dogs.
March Super Dog Class, Wednesday Night Starts Mar 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm Cost: 150.00 Register
Nose Games:Every dog’s nose is 10,000 to 100,000 times stronger than the human nose. Learn how to work and play with your dog’s marvelous sense of smell; watch him find hidden treats and toys – even hidden humans! Your dog will love you for this one… Prerequisite: Real Life Skills (or equivalent). $150
FULLNose Games For Dogs Starts Mar 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm Cost: 150.00