Classes We Offer
Class sizes are small to allow for individual attention
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Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience and Manners, Advanced Puppy/Basic Classes
Competitive Obedience Classes
A strong foundation is key to future success in scentwork so we are offering Level One in a “drop in” class format. Dogs will progress at their own pace so that their understanding is solid before moving on to Level Two.
We use “clicker training” in this class. Students unfamiliar with “clicker training” will also learn how to use this training tool. Students not wishing to use a “clicker” will be instructed in the use of a “verbal marker”. Students will be provided with a Birch Scent Aid for practicing at home.
When your dog is able to pass an AKC Novice Container search, finding Birch hidden in one of ten boxes, you will be ready to move on to a Level Two class and receive scent aids for the three other scents used in trials (anise, clove, and cypress.) Most dogs are ready to pass a Novice test in 7-8 weeks. Classes are 30 minutes long. Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten/ Basic Training and Manners, or permission from instructor.
All sorts of hides (and some games) will be presented to dogs and handlers to hone their skills, test their abilities, and have FUN working whacky searches. Field trips will be part of each session whenever possible. Prerequisite: Scentwork Level 2 and permission from instructor.
In this class we’ll teach the dog a variety of tricks each week building on what was learned the previous weeks. Come join the fun! Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten/ Basic Training and Manners, or permission from instructor.