Building on Basics
February 23 @ 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
This class meets for 6 weeks on Saturday afternoons from February 23rd through March 30th.
This class aims to improve the skill set your dog gained in Basic Good Manners and/or Puppy Kindergarten while giving you a few new skills as well. The lessons in this class should help tire your dog out, improve impulse control, and improve focus among distractions. If you have an out-of-control adolescent dog, this is the class for you.
Class material includes: Leash walking skills, building speed and enthusiasm on the recall, settle position, play and stay exercises (controlling the level of arousal in your dog), speak and shush (turn barking on and off), drop it, better stay (adding distractions and building distance), better response to leave it (advancing to the dropped leave it), playing tug, adding duration to look and increasing offered attention on you. Play and games are incorporated into this class as part of relationship building exercises. Cost: $170. Register online.
Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Good Manners. We welcome students who did basic training at other facilities to join our program in this class. A basic understanding of marker-reward training will be needed and material can be sent to you prior to class to help bring you up to speed. Please make a note asking for it on the registration form.