Class schedule / descriptions/ registration
We are open for our board n’ train programs and virtual puppy training.
Virtual Puppy Training program
- 4 virtual lessons
- 2 bonus lessons at training center when restrictions lifted
- Access to our private Facebook puppy group for additional videos and tips
- Emailed puppy packet and lesson notes
Contact program director to get started: KatrinaAheadofthepack@gmail.com 845-235-0078
June 2020- As long as restrictions lifted
Obedience Classes will be held outside weather permitted
Wednesday June 10th
6:00-7:00 pm Obedience Essentials– Resume session-Full
Friday June 12 th
6:00-7:00 pm Skills N’ Drills
7:15-8:15 pm Surviving Puppy hood
Sunday June 14 th
10:00- 11:00 am Surviving Puppy hood
11:45-12:45 pm Beginner Agility– Resume session-Full
1:00- 2:00 pm Agility– 2 spots open
2:15-3:15 pm Obedience Essentials
3:30- 4:30 pm Surviving Puppy hood -Resume- Full
Monday June 15 th
6:00-7:00 pm Beginner Agility
7:15-8:15 pm Agility Resume– Full
*Once payment for class is received, your spot in that class will be reserved.
Additional class schedule in progress. Stay tuned !
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Ultimate Puppy Package includes:
Puppy Play n’ Learn , Puppy Skills n’ Drills , Beginner Agility
3 sessions, 6 weeks each for a special one time payment of $430-
( $ 95- Savings )
Our Obedience classes are $180- per 6 week session.
Our Agility classes are $165- per 6 week session. ( Limited to 4-5 students)
GROUP CLASS POLICIES:
We hope that you can come to all the classes. We understand that things come up and that every family may not be able to commit to all weeks of the session. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer partial refunds. If you miss an Agility class, a make-up is allowed by dropping into a different class that has an available opening within three weeks. Agility Class make-up sessions are a courtesy we offer our students, and are not guaranteed due to the potential for lack of available class openings.
Private lessons are a great way to jump start your dog’s training whether for agility or obedience. You and your dog will get one on one attention without the added distractions of other dogs while in a new setting for the first time.
PRIVATE LESSON POLICIES: There is a fee of 50% cost of lesson for less than 24-hour cancellation notice. No-Shows will be charged the full cost of the lesson. Please CALL if you are unable to attend your lesson.
Stay tuned for other exciting classes!!
*None of our classes are the same . We don’t follow a set training protocol. We tailor our classes to fit the needs of the current owners/ dogs enrolled.
Puppy Play n’ Learn /Surviving puppy hood -includes S.T.A.R. Puppy/ Enrichment
ages 9 weeks to 18 weeks
Puppies will learn important life skills ( sit, down, come, leave it, drop it, go to your bed and much more in addition to crucial social skills with other puppies and people in a proper and safe environment.
S.T.A.R. Puppy is a brand new program from the AKC designed to get your puppy off to a good start and on the road to becoming a Canine Good Citizen. It’s a fact that what your puppy learns during the first eight to sixteen weeks of age is going to play a major role in what kind of adult dog you will have. This hands-on course covers all the basics, including socialization, feeding, house training, basic obedience, handling, problem prevention and the keys to communicating with your new best friend! We will then put your puppy’s skills to the test. Must attend all 6 classes to be eligible for AKC S.T.A.R test . For more information on the S.T.A.R Puppy Program, visit akc.org/starpuppy.
Puppy Enrichment / Confidence included in Puppy Play n’ Learn class Enrichment is designed to expose pups to a variety of things such as new textures, sounds and movement that sometimes worry or scare dogs. It will boost their confidence while burning lots of mental and physical energy.
Our puppy enrichment consists of different stations that will work on varies skills such as:
-Balance and coordination
-Pre-recorded noise and sound CD will be played for the prevention of sound phobias
Socialization with other puppies and free play at the end with compatible pups
Puppy Skills n’ Drills up to 10 months
This class will build on skills learned in Puppy Play n’ Learn. We will work perfecting skills with adding distractions, groups sit-stays and down-stays are started, as well as begin working on Canine Good Citizen skills and more. ( Prerequisite : Puppy Play n’ Learn or entry evaluation)
Well Mannered Dog Essentials is our basic obedience class for ages 4 .5 months and older
In this class, you and your dog will work on basic on-leash obedience. Look, leave it , recalls, sit, down, drop it,leave it, ( go to your bed )place, start of leash walking and more!
( **This class is for dogs needing to learn the above skills. Dog who already know these skills but have“selective hearing” should enroll in a obedience program . In our obedience programs, we work 100 % one on one to fix these problems.
Intermediate Obedience Class ( Canine Good Citizen test is offered on the last class )
In this class, you and your dog will learn Intermediate real life, on leash behaviors with distance and distraction.
Canine Good Citizen Class The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge. Visit AKC.org
In this class we will focus more on obedience reliability with distraction with heeling, gaining distance and duration with skills such as sit/down/place. etc
Therapy Dog Prep Class TBA
Age requirement: 1 yr+ , dog should have a intermediate level of obedience and should be comfortable working around other dogs.
This will be a 5 week Prep Class. First class- Orientation ( no dogs )
Before getting started, you should know what we are looking for in a TDI Dog:
A Therapy Dog is born, not made. Yes, one can teach a dog mannerly behavior, but one cannot change a dog’s inherent temperament. When a dog is put under stress, poor or marginal temperament will surface. Therefore: What are we looking for?
A Therapy Dog must have an outstanding temperament. This means that the dog should be outgoing and friendly to all people; men, women, and children. The dog should be tolerant of other dogs (of both genders) and non-aggressive toward other pets. Before you consider having your dog evaluated, you should ask yourself if your dog has these qualities.
This class is for dogs and owners that would like to enhance their relationship while having fun. Tricks are a great way to stimulate your dogs mind and entertain a crowd.
You can now earn your dogs – AKC Trick Dog Title. Title testing will be held on last class.
Started in 2005, AKC Rally is a fun family sport and participation increases each year. It’s a perfect starting point for those who are new to canine sports as AKC Rally provides a challenging introduction to all AKC Companion Events for dogs and handlers to strengthen their skills.
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