Our small class size allows for individual attention, class is limited to 6 dogs. This class covers all the basic good manners that your dog needs to know to be a well-mannered member of the family: sit, down, stand, look, touch, wait, stay, come, leave it, trade, polite greeting and loose leash walking. It includes an orientation night discussion which covers: the science of how dogs learn, why we do not need to punish incorrect responses while training, nutrition, mental exercise for your dog, and clicker training basics. The course is 6 weeks long. $155
This class covers things that are useful skills to have as part of your dog’s Basic Manners training: More time to work on Leash Walking, building stronger Recall, Settle position, Jazz Up and Settle Down exercises (controlling the level of arousal in your dog), Speak and Shush (turn barking on and off), Trade /Drop It, Better Stays – adding distractions, Better Leave It – advancing to the dropped Leave It, Gotcha – desensitizing your dog to collar grabs, Playing Tug, adding Duration to attention exercises and increasing offered attention. Play and Games are incorporated into this class as part of relationship building exercises. 6 weeks $155
Each case is evaluated individually to determine whether the lesson should take place in your home or at our facility and how many lessons might be needed. Follow-up support is always included.
Basic Good Manners and Puppy Training can also be taught in private lessons.
Prices available upon request. Discounts for multiple sessions offered.
Reactive Rover is for dogs who, while on a leash, will bark and lunge at other dogs. This is a common problem called Leash Reactivity. Leash reactive dogs may put on huge displays of aggression, often leaving owners feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Walking the dog becomes stressful, if not impossible. Reactive Rover Class offers a calm, controlled and supportive environment in which both the owner’s and the dog’s needs will be addressed. Reactive Rover focuses on improving an owner’s confidence in their ability to handle their dog around other dogs. Additionally, a significant amount of time is spent working to change the dog’s emotions which are the underlying cause of this behavior. As part of the class you’ll be invited to join an online group where you can connect with other owners of reactive dogs.
Class begins with an orientation night, which will be an in-depth discussion about leash reactivity so you can better understand you dog’s behavior. You’ll learn how clicker training works and why science-based, positive reinforcement training methods are the best way to treat this behavior. You’ll be sent home with a clicker and homework assignments to get to work on right away.
Class time is spent two ways: On Tuesday evenings, you’ll address the root of your dog’s reactivity in counter-conditioning and desensitization sessions. These sessions include work with a neutral dog. On Thursday evenings, you’ll learn management tools to help you get out of trouble fast when walking your dog.
Class size is limited to three, possibly four dogs at most. This class meets 10 times over 6 weeks. $285
The Therapy Dog Class is designed to help you become a certified therapy team with your dog through the organization Love on a Leash (LOAL). You will take 8 weeks of classes, gaining skills to work in the field, which can culminate in taking the LOAL Control Evaluation. After passing the evaluation, you and your dog will complete 10 therapy dog visits that are supervised by a certified LOAL member.
Dogs who do therapy work must naturally love the attention of people. They enjoy petting and handling. They are physically calm and emotionally stable.
To take this class your dog must: be at least 1 year old (many dogs will make wonderful therapy animals later in life but need time to mature), have been yours for at least 6 months, have passed a Basic Good Manners class (which does not necessarily have to have taken place at Pampered Pets) and be friendly to people and other dogs. Class is 8 weeks long and is $295 (price excludes $15 LOAL evaluation fee).