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Intermediate Level Obedience Classes

 

Starting Dates

 
Intermediate Companion Dog    
For grads of Puppy classes, Companion Dog Level 1, or equivalent. Students work on heel, long down-stay, sit & down from a distance, come with distractions, voice control and basic command response.  

* Thursday, March 27th at 7:45pm-8:45pm

* Wednesday, May 14th at 6:15pm-7:15pm Family Style

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"This was a great class with lots of personalized attention."
- Intermediate Class Client
   
     
Basic Agility    
Beginner level course, Dogs must have first completed basic obedience, though not necessarily with PHS/SPCA; 1hr 15 min sessions  

TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer

     
Intermediate Agility    
Instructor Permission Required. 5 weeks course; 1hr 15 min sessions  

TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer

     
Continuing Agility    
5 week course; 1hr 15min sessions  

TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer


Mini-Sessions

 

Dates

3 Day Mini-Session: K9 Nose Work  

 

Our 3-week K9 Nose Work class is a great, small-commitment option for dog owners. Inspired by professional detection dogs, Nose Work provides a fun opportunity for the instinctive hunting and scenting abilities of all dogs, from puppies to older dogs, and shy to confident and energetic types. Our mini-session is an easy, low-impact activity for owners, yet helps burn your dog’s mental and physical energy. You’ll teach your dog fun games that you can play at home and on rainy days, even in small living spaces.

  * Mondays, April 21st, April 28th & May 5th
at 6-7:30pm
     
2 Day Mini-Session: Loose Leash Walking  

 

Training your dog on loose leash walking! Learn how to improve your leash handling skills and better your dog’s basic knowledge of leash manners.
 

* Thursday, May 15th & 22nd at 7:45pm-8:45pm

* Monday, July 14th & 21st at 6:15pm-7:15pm

     
2 Day Mini-Session: Recall - Teaching "Come"  

* Saturday, May 17th & 24th at 1:15pm-2:15pm

* Monday, July 14th & 21st at 7:30pm-8:30pm

"I liked learning the different ways to keep my dog exciting about coming to me."
- Recall Mini-Session Client
   
     
2 Day Mini-Session: Good Manners & Games  

* Saturday, May 17th & 24th at 12 noon-1pm

"The most valuable part of the class was teaching my dog how to meet people, wait at doors, and take or leave something."
- Good Manners Mini-Session Client
   
     
Mini-Session: Puppy Ghostbusters (2-6 months)    
After taking this class, your puppy will fear nothing! Proper socialization is just as crucial for your pup as basic obedience. In this socialization/training course, puppies are exposed to different life situations and novel objects from vacuum cleaners, doorways, strollers, muzzles, canes to even kids, the elderly and maybe a man in uniform. Of course, we’ll also offer supervised play time and random sounds played on a CD. The course is a mini-session where each day the trainer will cover ways to socialize and show owners how proper introduction paired with positive experiences lead to well-rounded, confident adult dogs.  

* 3-Day Mini Session: Sundays, March 9th, 16th & 23rd at 9:15am

     
3 Day Mini-Session: Training for Kids   TBD
"It was fun to play hide-and-seek."
- Training for Kids Mini-Session Client
   
     
Working Dogs    
Let’s Give Them a Job! Teach ways to entice your dog to complete a job, focusing their energy into an appropriate outlet.   * 3-Day Mini Session: Sundays, March 9th, 16th & 23rd at 10:30am-11:30am

Specialty Classes

 

Starting Dates

 
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)    
Certification program for dogs with consistent, good manners. Class to include: greeting friendly strangers, walking on loose leash, walking through a crowd and staying in place. Dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Designed for dogs that have graduated from a beginner group course at PHS/SPCA or another training facility.  

* Saturday, August 16th at 12 noon-1pm


     
The Bark & Lunge Club    

A class for dogs who pull, lunge, bark and/or whine when seeing other dogs on leash. Enrollees must be altered and up to date with vaccinations. Due to the nature of dogs in this class, this is not appropriate for children.

“The most valuable thing was learning how to get my dog to “watch me,” and other tools for distracting my dog and defusing potentially bad interactions.”
- Bark and Lunge Club Client

 

* Thursday, March 27th at 6:30pm-7:30pm

* Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm-7:30pm (no class on 11/27)


     
Intermediate Bark & Lunge Club  

 

    * Intermediate: Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Working Dogs

 

 

Let’s give them a job! Teach your dog ways to complete a job, focusing their energy into an appropriate outlet.  

* 3-Day Mini Session: Sundays, March 9th, 16th & 23rd at 10:30am-11:30am

     
Training for Bully Breeds   space

For dogs at least 6 months old who are Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, or mixes of these breeds. Owners/handlers will work on basic doggie manners, cover breed-specific issues and challenge obedience at a higher level of difficulty.

Zeus a Pit Bull sits pretty for a treat in the play yard

 

* Tuesday May 20th and 27th at 6:15-7:15pm


 

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