About our Training Classes

All pets enrolled must be free of parasites and have proof of vaccination submitted before the first day of class either in person, email (info@athomevet.care) or by Fax (850)-210-0027. Visit our Calendar to view upcoming classes or contact us to inquire about upcoming and ongoing classes. Please download and complete the training registration form before the first day of class.
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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!

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Basic Obedience is a 6-week series class designed to teach your dog the basic obedience skills necessary for living peacefully with us and for participation in dog sports like agility, competitive obedience, rally, and canine freestyle. We will work on attention, sit, down, stay, heel, and coming when called. We will play fun games to keep your dogs engaged!

This class teaches the foundations of obedience 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 a refresher on their manners (or who may not have had any training previously).

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Join us for this fast-paced combination of basic obedience, socialization, and confidence-building exercises.

We could all use a little help with our manners, right? This 6-week puppy class for dogs less than 6 months old covers the essentials of family life, house training, crate training, puppy biting, basic leash skills and simple obedience cues like sit, down, come, stay, no jumping and watch me. The classes are fun and help build your pup’s confidence while socializing it to different dogs and people. We incorporate games and lots of fun into these classes. Be proud of your well-mannered furry family member. This class is taught by an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator so puppies who attend all six classes are eligible for the AKC STAR Puppy Certificate. NO MAKE UP CLASSES will be offered — please plan to attend all six classes if you are interested in obtaining the certificate.

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Reactive Rover is a course designed to help owners with reactive dogs (dogs that react negatively to other dogs and/or people exhibiting behaviors such as growling, barking, lunging, shaking, or shutting down in the presence of such stimuli) learn better management and handling skills based on Emma Parson’s highly acclaimed book, Click to Calm; Healing the Aggressive Dog.

The course is also intended to help re-condition the dogs response to such stimuli to help create a positive association through scientifically-proven clicker training methods. Because of the sensitive nature of this course, the dogs must be evaluated prior to enrollment and must strictly adhere to all required safety protocol.

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Whether you want to try your hand (paw!) at the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test or simply want to take your dogs’ skills to the next level, the CGC class might be just the thing you are looking for. The purpose of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program is to ensure that our favorite companion, the dog, can be a respected member of the community because they are trained to act mannerly in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The relationship building and training that leads to achieving your dog’s CGC also provide an excellent foundation for enjoying other activities like therapy work, rally, obedience, and agility with your dog.

This class will coach you in teaching your dog the manners to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test. You will be encouraged to go on weekly outings outside of class to practice with and socialize your dog. The cost for the test is included in the class registration and will be held at the conclusion of the course. All dogs who successfully complete the CGC test can receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club and are automatically recorded in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Archive.

Prerequisites

Has completed Basic Manners/Obedience or with permission from the instructor.

At least 5 months old on the first day of class. Small breed puppies less than 5 months old should enroll in our Puppy Great Start class or STAR Puppy class.

Must be safe around other dogs and allow petting by friendly strangers.

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Our Intermediate Obedience group dog training class is a 6-week class designed for those students who have already graduated from a Basic Obedience class, or who have successfully achieved a solid foundation of basic manners training on their own and/or through private dog training lessons. This group dog training class focuses on refining hand signals, improving responsiveness to verbal cues, increasing responsiveness to cues at a distance, creating a more reliable recall (come when called), stay, impulse control, and leave it, and teaching ‘go to your place’ and settle. This course will help fine tune and improve upon your previous training, as well as allow you an opportunity for troubleshooting behavior issues common to dog parents.

This class is for dogs 5.5 months or older and for dogs of any size, breed, or mix.

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Wow your friends with awesome tricks that you and your dog learn together in our Novice Tricks class! Now, you and your dog can train together as you strive toward a goal— a trick dog title!

This versatile title allows you to pick and choose tricks based upon your mutual strengths. To earn the AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN) title, your dog will perform 10 skills from the Novice list. If your dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record, they can do 5 novice tricks (CGC +5) to earn the novice title.

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Would you like a fun class that develops team work and communication skills between you and your pup? Tricks is a delightful way to engage your dog mentally and physically. If you would like to earn titles for your dog as well, this class does it all!!

The American Kennel Club now recognizes the sport of trick training. Treats are allowed while you earn your title. This class will cover 10 tricks you can use to earn your AKC Intermediate Trick Dog Title and entertain and impress your family and friends!

Every dog will find 10 tricks needed for the title in the curriculum. Your dog doesn’t fetch? No problem! There are plenty of other tricks your dog can do. All dogs must have the AKC Novice Trick Dog Title prior to participation.

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House Manners is a 6-week series class to start building skills, manners, and help solve some regular dog behavior challenges. Not only will your dog be a joy to have around, but more fun, as well. We will work on attention, sit, down, wait, settle, polite leash walking, leave it, targeting and coming when called. We will play fun games to keep your dogs engaged!

This class teaches the foundations of obedience 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 a refresher on their manners (or who may not have had any training previously), and help them bond with their new family.

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This is a 6 week class that introduces your dog to agility training and the equipment that is used to do so. Dogs of any age can participate in the class but should be energetic and active. We will introduce the jumps, weave poles, the tunnels, walking planks, and the a frame. It’s a step by step class that will teach your dog mental exercise, and it is something that you will enjoy doing.

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Don’t lose out working with your dog as a team for beginning, medium, and advanced obedience skill play. Rally consists of 10-15 stations where you and your dog perform an obedience skill. It could be a “sit-stay.” It could be an “about turn.” Or it could be a “halt-sit-down.” You will also learn new and more advanced  obedience skills during the class. This is a fun interactive training class. Your dog will utilize obedience skills learned previously in a fun way. They will also learn new obedience skills.

Course Overview

Would you like a fun class that develops team work and communication skills between you and your pup? Tricks is a delightful way to engage your dog mentally and physically. If you would like to earn titles for your dog as well, this class does it all!!

The American Kennel Club now recognizes the sport of trick training. Treats are allowed while you earn your title. This class will cover 10 tricks you can use to earn your AKC Intermediate Trick Dog Title and entertain and impress your family and friends!

Every dog will find 10 tricks needed for the title in the curriculum. Your dog doesn’t fetch? No problem! There are plenty of other tricks your dog can do. All dogs must have the AKC Novice Trick Dog Title prior to participation.

Some of our graduates

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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