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Canines 1 to 200 years old

Group Classes

We utilize respected learning theory that addresses both human and canine learners! Our Canine Educators understand how both you and your dog learn. We understand that different dogs have varied motivation. We know that some class participants are new to the joy of learning with their dog, and others are seasoned dog enthusiasts who are seeking to add to their extensive knowledge base.  Classes and are designed to be fun AND cognitively stimulating for everyone. With small classes, we provide plenty of time for demonstration, practice and discussion. We vary our teaching activities to include games and problem-solving procedures. We focus on teaching humans and their canine family members how to effectively communicate with one another and the results are happy people and dogs who leave each class with new skills. 


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This class lays the foundation work for a positive and interactive future relationship with your canine pal. It also can serve as a refresher course for dogs needing a little touch up work. Learn how to motivate your dog to sit, down, watch you, walk on a loose leash, go to a bed, stay, wait and recall to you! Your dog will love this positive approach to training and you will be overjoyed with the relationship you develop with your dog. This class is best followed with Advanced Basic or focus workshops such as Walk This Way and Recall Rodeo.  Basic classes are typically held on Tuesdays or Sundays. 4 weeks, $215



Continue on and perfect the manner skills your dog just learned in the Basics class!     Beyond Basic is a unique class designed to take you and your dog to the next level in the development of real-world ready basic skills and teamwork.  This class uses super fun interactive games and activities to nourish relationship, boost communication and inspire cooperation, all while engaging in effective, stimulating and practical dog training.   Participation in Beyond Basic will help dogs develop greater fluency with their response to your cues, contribute to building confidence and optimism through the use novel objects and props, and give you opportunities to try new things in a safe, supportive and playful environment.  Beyond Basic is also a wonderful way to enrich and fine tune dog and handler teamwork for therapy dog  teams, dog sports or other activities you want to share with your dog.Your dog will continue to excel each session, you will become a solid dog trainer as you gain more communication skills and understanding of the canine brain!  Typically we will meet once a week for four weeks, $215



If your dog won’t come to you when called, then round him up and join us for a Recall Rodeo Workshop.  your dogs will be eager to get the chance to work on recall skills as they participate in learning activities to motivate a perfect recall! Using jumps, tunnels, chasing objects and finding hidden objects and people you and your dog will enjoy working on your recall skills. This class is great for dogs of all ages and sizes. Puppies, adolescent, adult and senior dogs will be able to participate successfully Four weeks, 50 minutes $215


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Great Fun for adult dogs over 18 months of age!

Learn the basics of dog agility, engage in team work along side your canine best friend!  By linking obstacles together like jumps, tunnels, weave poles, wobble boards and pause tables, you can strengthen your relationship with your dog, gain confidence -- and work on his listening skills!  This is not a competition class, but a fun alternative that you can learn to do at home with your dog!  4 weeks, $215


Black Dog

This class focuses on helping dogs with reactivity on leash or other adverse behaviors that are a result of over stimulation, lack of confidence, and  This 5 week, 90 minute class lays the foundation for working with your dog positively and safely in a dog rich environment.  Small classes and two certified instructors help owners learn the tools and practice skills in a safe environment.  Owners and Dogs learn desensitization techniques and counter-conditioning methods to teach dogs that situations that were once anxiety-provoking are now paired with positive things like treats or a favorite toy.  5 weeks, 90 minutes, $325


Akita on a Leash

For many folks sharing their lives with dogs, walking is the most common source of exercise and stimulation in their dog’s life. And yet, comfortable, connected and cooperative loose-leash walking can be a rather complex and often challenging activity to master for both you and your dog. Pulling? Balking?  The world is full of exciting distractions and curious attractions, tempting your dog to investigate or to react in a doggy fashion that may not be compatible with his human’s vision of the perfect walk. You will learn how to turn loose-leash walking struggles into strengths, developing skills and concepts that boost your relationship as you transform walking the dog into walking WITH – Walking in (Total) Harmony!  four weeks, 50 minutes $215

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