Group Classes

Group Classes are a fun and affordable way to learn new skills, brush up on skills, socialize your dog and work around distractions.  If you don't see a subject / class you are interested in let us know we will try to add it to the schedule. 

All Group classes require pre-registration.

Pricing:

Puppy Training and Socialization- $150

The goal of this fun introductory puppy training program is to both socialize your puppy and take advantage of the rapidly closing socialization window. We will show you the proper positive-reinforcement training techniques to ensure a confident, nicely mannered puppy. We will cover watch/attention, touch /target, sit, down, stay, walking on a loose leash and come (coming when called) and much more. You will see how quickly your puppy responds and learns.  Puppy classes are for breeds of any size. Puppy playtime is included, separated into groups by size, temperament and play styles.  Puppy Class Information: Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks. Cost $150 

  • Eligibility: Puppies no older than 8 months at time of first class.

  • Puppies must be up to date on vaccinations and free of any signs or symptoms of illness.


Beyond the Basics (Puppy Level 2)- $150

Are you and your puppy looking forward to having more fun together? Do you need to brush up on some of the skills you learned in your basic dog training class? A dog with training and manners is easier to live with and more fun to take out and about. This six-week class is for dogs who have taken Basics Manners or Puppy Training & Socialization or already know some basic manners like sit, stay, down, and come. (if your not sure reach out and we will advise you on the best class for you and your dog.)

This dog training class, taught in a fun format, challenges you and your dog to think outside-the-box. Students will improve basic behaviors already learned, striving for more reliability and consistency, faster sits and downs, more difficult stays, consistent loose leash walking and faster, more focused recalls. We will also be covering some new useful behaviors and providing continued socialization opportunities. This class is NOT appropriate for dogs who cannot interact with other dogs and humans safely.

This class is a fun way to prepare for the Canine Good Citizen Test. 

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.

  • Eligibility: Puppies over 6 months to 1 year of age who are friendly with other dogs & people, and can do a sit, down and basic stay. 

Prerequisites: Puppy Training & Socialization group class,  Basics Manners group class, or permission from the instructor.


Adult Basic Manners- $175

Basic Manners (Dogs and puppies over 6 months of age) (6 weeks)
This dog training class focuses on giving you the basics to train your dog through positive reinforcement. Focus is on teaching basic dog obedience commands such as watch/attention, touch / target.  sit, down, stay (sit and down), come when called, loose-leash walking, off, and "leave-it" and much more.  You and your dog will love learning in this fast paced fun program.  All while building a bond between you both. 

The methods used in this class include the use of treats, praise, toys and fun to help the dogs (and owners) learn in the fastest and most positive way possible. Class sizes are small, and folks really get to know each other and their dogs in our friendly, indoor dog training school.  Classes are open to dogs of any size or breed. 

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks. 

  • Eligibility: Any dog over 6 months old and friendly to people and other dogs.

  • Puppies or dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and free of any signs or symptoms of illness.


Canine Good Citizen Preparation Classes / Therapy Dog Test Preparation- $175

The advanced dog training techniques in this six-week class include the every-day good manners we all want our dogs to have. We cover all the areas of good behavior covered in the Canine Good Citizen test offered by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Any dog, mixed breed, hybrid, designer or All-American, can earn a CGC certificate! 

The exercises taught in this class are wonderful basic manners which will work well in everyday life. For example, your dog should stay quietly by your side while you hold a conversation with another person. Allow greeting by a friendly stranger, come when called and walk on a loose leash.  Sounds great, right?

Some apartment buildings will only allow dogs with this certification and some homeowners insurance companies will give discounts on policies when the dog has successfully earned the CGC title.

We build on the skills your dog already has without pressure. Testing is offered at the end of class by a Certified AKC CGC evaluator.  

Class Information

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.

  • Eligibility: Beyond the Basics (or any 2nd level obedience class) or instructor approval, friendly to other dogs & people.

  • Dogs must be 1 year of age or older to take the Canine Good Citizen test but can attend the class at 6 months of age or older. Puppies can take the AKC Puppy Star test and retest for the CGC at no charge when they are 1 year old. 

  • Puppies or dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and free of any signs or symptoms of illness.


Out & About- $120

Because life happens outside the training room. 

Let's take the skills you have learned and take them to the next level. Life happens outside the training classroom.  Get you dog some much needed physical and mental exercise that just can't be done in the classroom. 

This class will take place over 4 weeks in a variety of dog friendly locations.  We will learn loose leash walking skills, practice and proof basic skills like sit, stay, down, come, leave it and of course more LEASH WALKING with real life distractions in real places. I often hear "my dog does great in class but on the street he ignores me". This class will address that and teach you and your dog skills to make your walks more fun for both of you.

This class is only for dogs who are friendly to people and other dogs and have basic skills. Pre registration is required. Vaccination records must be sent prior to the first class.  
The cost for this class is $120 for all 4 sessions. 

 If you are unsure if this class is the right choice contact me and lets talk about it. 

The class will be held each week in a different locations in Nassau County, NY.

The first class will meet in the parking lot behind Puppy Park in East Rockaway. For directions go to https://goo.gl/maps/irt5PmD6m6r

The second class will meet at Hempstead Lake State Park for directions go to  https://goo.gl/maps/GvLKgSeL2kn

The third and fourth class sites rotate locally depending on class size and site availability, but is always fun. 

 
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