Great Beginnings

COURSE OVERVIEW
Learn how to help your dog learn in a positive way! Great beginnings is a 6-week series class designed to strengthen your relationship with your dog. The skills taught will help you start building training skills, teach manners, and help solve some every day dog behavior challenges. We will work on clicker mechanics, capturing and shaping behaviors. We will play fun games to keep your dogs engaged! This class is great for any dog.

This class teaches the foundations of training, which makes it a great class for owners who are new to clicker training (or any training, for that matter!) and for dogs that are getting settled in a new home and could use help building a positive association with training. Skills taught in this class will help you and your dog in everyday life, obedience training, trick training, agility and so much more!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, a soft mat or rug, long-lasting chews or stuffed Kongs and plenty of small, soft treats for your dog.

IF YOUR DOG BARKS, GROWLS, OR IS AGGRESSIVE TO PEOPLE OR DOGS, YOUR DOG IS NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR GROUP CLASSES.

FEE: $150.00

REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form

CLASS DATES / TIMES:
Session A: April 24th– May 29th
Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm

SCHEDULE:
WEEK 1 – Orientation (NO DOGS)
WEEK 2 – Capturing & Shaping Games, Targeting
WEEK 3 – Capturing & Shaping Games, Targeting, Handling
WEEK 4 – Handling, Adding Cues
WEEK 5 – Handling, Adding Duration, Distraction and Distance
WEEK 6 – Review of all behaviors

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:
Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:

  • Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.

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