This is the starting point for any dog joining our manners program. This class covers all of the critical foundation behaviors like down, stay, coming when called, and loose leash walking, and remaining calm around dogs and people. Great for dogs new to training or dogs who need a refresher.
*For dogs 6 months and older.
This is level 2 of our manners training program and is a fun-filled class that takes your dog’s training to the next level. Hone your dog’s loose leash walking skills, teach your dog how to appropriately request the things they want, and solidify your dog’s self-control around the things they cannot have.
*Pre-req Basic Manners or trainer approval.
Canine Good Citizen
This advanced level class will prepare you and your dog to take the Canine Good Citizen test, by focusing on skills such as waiting calmly at your side, working around distractions, and politely interacting with new people.
*Pre-req Intermediate Manners or trainer approval.
This class is for puppies 4 months and under and helps you take advantage of those critical periods for socialization. Class covers socialization with other puppies, people, handling for vetting, loving new sounds, sights, and novel objects. This is a must for any puppy still within this very important and impactful time.
*For puppies 8-16 weeks. If your puppy will be over 16 weeks at the start of class, opt for Puppy Manners course.
This 6-week class covers those critical foundation behaviors, such as sit, down, wait, and coming when called. In this class, your puppy will get to learn, grow, and build their training skills in a fun environment, all while building a strong, trusting relationship with you along the way.
*For puppies 6 months and under.
This class uses fun games and exercises that will help your nervous dog gain confidence and overcome their fears. In this class, you will learn how you can change your dog’s emotional responses towards scary things and will give you the tools to prevent future fears from developing in the first place.
Ferndale Field Trips: Out & About Manners
This advanced level class is for dogs who already have the basics down and are now looking to apply their training skills for use in public spaces, such as pet stores or while resting on patios. Meeting at a different Ferndale park or small business each week, we’ll cruise around Ferndale, guiding you through a series of fun and engaging exercises designed to build focus, confidence, and calmness in public spaces. Dogs *must* have recent training experience and be non-reactive to dogs and people in public.
Ready to get your game face on?! You will have a blast learning how to challenge your dog’s mind and body with new, creative forms of enrichment and fun, recess-style games. Tricks, nosework, exercise – this class has it all!
Intro to Agility
Intro to Agility class for a fun way to build your dog’s engagement with you! This course is designed for beginners, with a focus on basic handling skills and obstacle work. It is a great option for increasing your dog’s confidence and helping them interact with their environment thoughtfully and intentionally, while gaining confidence and learning to love the sport all along the way!
-Mondays @ 6p: Oct 9-30th
Agility Level 2
Agility level 2 takes what you learned in Agility 1 and brings it all together, taking them to the next level. This class continues to provide fun, meaningful engagementfor your dog while further building their confidence on agility obstacles and courses.
*Pre-req: Intro to Agility
-Mondays @ 7:30p: Oct 9-30
Focus on a specific skill or behavior in our drop-in classes. Great for newbies as well as those wanting to proof or practice their current skills in more distracting environments.
FOUR ON THE FLOOR
Practice remaining calm and not jumping when excited
LOOSE LEASH WALKING
Teach, practice, and maintain loose leash walking skills
Increase reliability and motivation to come when called
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