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​Advanced Manners

This is a 6-week course that meets once a week for 45 minutes per class. The fee is $105.00


The Advanced Manners Class is a combination of the Canine Good Citizen exercises and exercises that Kaye feels are needed for social advancement for you and your dog.

The 10 parts of the Canine Good Citizen test are as follows:

  • Sit for greeting
  • Sit for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Sit and down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Out for a walk on a loose leash
  • Walking in a crowd
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Supervised separation

By passing all 10 activities you will earn a Canine Good Citizen Certificate issued by the American Kennel Club.

In addition to the CGC certification, Kaye will teach you how to teach your dog "new" tricks along with everyday activities that will enhance your relationship with your dog.

  • Impulse control exercises
  • Speaking "dog"
  • Human words-- are they really understood?
  • Games for dogs and people


 

 


Special Puppy/Beginner Jump Start Class

     This is a special 4 week program due to the holiday season.  This is for puppies and dogs of all ages and that have never taken an obedience class before.  What will be learned?

     Sit, down, come, stay, health care, nipping, jumping up, appropriate greeting behaviors, basic problem solving, a few fun games and as always according to the needs of students there is always more.



 Agility

Small dog and puppy agility is for dogs and puppies under 35 pounds.  Agility is a great way for dogs and their people to play together.  Over, under, around, and thru--tunnels, dog walks, a-frames, weave poles, tables, jumps, tires, teeter, and ladders Ho Ho.  What fun, come join Kaye on Saturday mornings and have more fun and laughs than you could ever imagine.  Tired dogs are good dogs!!!


Nonsense Class

     The Nonsense class is a you never know what you will be learning kind of class.  My students have spent as long as 7 years in a Nonsense Class just having fun with their dogs.  As a matter of fact my daytime nonsense class took a 3 year break and are back with their new young dogs starting over again.  What fun this class is, everything from sampling competition exercises on a fun level, dancing, tricks, teaching our dogs to work to our body language.  Anything I can think of to keep people and their dogs having a good time learning.  Fee for the class is $ 80.00 for a six week session.  


​​Beginner Rally

Beginner Rally is a fun class for the student who want to enjoy building a teamwork relationship with their dog.  In Beginner Rally all levels of signs for AKC Rally are introduced in a fun and playful manner.  Beginner Rally is the same as Rally for Competition except geared towards the individual dog owner who just wants to have fun with their dog. Fee $90.00


Advanced/Excellent Rally 

There are 3 levels in Rally Training.  The first level is Novice, the second level is Advanced and the third level is Excellent.  The Advanced and Excellent exercises are the feature of this 6 week course. Pre-requisite is 2 sessions of Beginner Rally first then onto Advanced/Excellent classes. Fee $90.00


Show Handling Class

     This is a drop-in class that meets once a week for 45 minuter per class.  The fee is $10.00 


Conformation Handling is a drop-in class that teaches you and your dog how to perform in the show ring. Whether you are an experienced handler or a novice handler, Kaye will help you improve your performance as well as your dog’s performance in the ring. Kaye is a problem-solver for show dogs, both for the breed ring and the obedience ring. She will help you get you through the toughest of problems.

Beginning Manners

     This is a 6- week course that meets once a week for 45 minutes per class.  The fee is $105.00

This course is a step up from the Puppy Manners Class. If you completed a Puppy Manners course, this is your next step in learning. If you have a puppy that is over 4 months old and has never attended a training class before, then this is a great class for your puppy also. In the Beginning Manneres Course your puppy/dog will learn the following:
• Sit
• Down
• Stand
• Stay
• Impulse control exercises
• Stay for distractions
• Walking at your side
• Leave it
• Greeting friendly strangers
• Coming when called
• Problem solving
• And much more
• Games games games for exercise and fun
• AKC S.T.A.R Puppy certificate can be earned by completing this 6-week course.
(For more information about the S.T.A.R Puppy certification, visit AKC.org.)

All puppies and dogs over 4 months of age are welcome to join this class




Class Descriptions

Canine Good Citizen

Community Canine

Urban Canine

     The above classes are scheduled on an as needed basis.  A fall Canine Good Citizen test is scheduled for December and a Community Canine and Urban Canine are Scheduled to start in October.  Please check the class schedule for dates, fee, and time

All classes are taught using the most up-to-date positive and motivational methods along with a clear understanding of how dogs learn.


The focus is on building a strong relationship based on leadership, trust, understanding, and fun.


Puppy Manners

     This is a 6-week course that meets once a week for 45 minutes per class. The fee is $105.00  This class is for puppies 10 weeks of age to 16 months of age.


Early learning for both the puppy and the puppy’s human parent is the best way to create a relationship that will last the lifetime of your new best friend. In the Puppy Manners Course it is important that you and your puppy learn the following:
• Socialization with people and dogs
• A lesson on how pups learn
• Housetraining secrets
• What to do about mouthing and puppy                     nipping
• Appropriate discipline
• Appropriate toys
• Tug-o-war
• What to do when your pup is fearful
• Growth stages of your puppy and how to handle
each stage
• Playing appropriate games with your puppy
• Words sit, down, look, leave it, give
• Puppy leash training
• Crate training, yes or no
• A fun-filled class with all the information you          
                            need to start your puppy off in the right direction
• AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificates can be earned by
completing this 4-week course.
  (For more information about S.T.A.R. Puppy               certification, visit AKC.org.)