Obedience ClassesIt's important to remember that obedience classes and other recommended dog activities are just as much for the owner, as they are for the dog.
An experienced instructor will not only teach your dog how to respond to commands, but also teach you how to treat, react and respond to your dog. Obedience classes are essential to building the dog-handler bond.
They also offer extensive socialization oppurtunities. Socialization is is very important for every dog and owner, as it teaches your dog how to handle himself in different situations.
Classes are limited space and pre-registration is recommended to assure a place in the next class. Advanced classes will be scheduled as time advances and classes are requested.
Times / Fees
*Wednesday nights at 7pm
*Classes are 8 weeks
*Fees are $125.00
AKC Canine Good CitizenshipIs a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a patch from the American Kennel Club.
Pet owners who feel that their dog is ready for the exam may take it for the $10. fee without the classes. Go to the AKC web site for more info and what will be tested.
Many people are not aware that many insurance companies that may restrict a certain breed will give special concideration to dogs that have completed and passed a C.G.C course. Call or email for more info and class starting date.
A course will be offered in the near future and will be taught by Fred Davis.
Times / Fees
* Days TBA
* Classes are 6 weeks total with the 6th week being the certification
* Fees are $100.00 for classes / $10.00 for the certification exam
Dog Service / Assistance ClassesA service dog is a type of assistance dog, specifically trained to help people who have disabilities other than visual or hearing impairment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) defines "service dog" under its broader definition of "service animal". "Service Animal" (ADA Subsection 36.104): "Any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding people with impaired vision, alerting people with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items."
This class is designed to help persons with disabilities to train their own dog to assist them in areas they may need. Dogs are taught many forms of assistace from picking up items that their owner may need assistance with, support while getting in and out of a chair or sitting position, to opening doors with many differant types of door handles. These are only a few of the things these dogs are taught and each is geared toward the indivdules needs.
Times / Fees
* Wednesdays at 7pm
* There is not set limit as to the number of weeks. The amount of training will depend on the level the owner xxwishes to obtain and the pace they can work at.
* Fees: call 413.323.1152 for more info