Flex Group Classes


Flex Group Classes

Introducing Flex Classes! 

Flexible Attendance Group Training Classes

Classes are based on particular topics like coming when called, loose leash walking, polite greetings, etc. Whatever skill level you and your dog are at, there will be lots of great information in each class for you.  The more classes you attend, the stronger your dog’s skills will be. We increase the difficulty level for dogs that already know the basics.

The classes are designed for you to repeat.  We keep class size small with multiple instructors so we can work with you individually at your level. You also get to focus on the skills that matter to you. If your dog’s recall is great, but loose leash walking needs work, then just keep attending our Leash Manners class. There’s no need to spend time working on topics that don’t interest you.

You can start right away instead of waiting for a particular start date.

You purchase a Flex Class Pass that allows you to attend classes on your schedule.

Have more than one dog? Split your Flex pass between multiple dogs.

Classes must meet a minimum of 3 teams for the class to take place.  You must pre-register for a class 48 hours in advance. Classes can be held inside AND outside class, please dress appropriately.  Proof of current vaccines are required. 

Group classes are not suitable for dogs who react by barking, lunging, and or growling at people or other dogs. Contact us if you have any questions.

Private lessons are also available at our facility - call for pricing



Scroll  down to see: Flex Class Packages and Description of Classes


Flex Class Packages:  3 - month expiration date


4 Flex Classes - $160 (plus tax)

6 Flex Classes - $225 (plus tax)

8 Flex Classes - $285 (plus tax)




Classes Offered:  

Walk With Me: Do you struggle with your dog pulling you on leash?  This loose-leash walking class will focus on walking nicely next to you during a walk, walking ahead of you and not pulling during a walk, building confidence during the walk while passing people, dogs, and an assortment of different distractions. We will work on skills to refine and strengthen loose leash walking and overall build your bond and communication with your dog while out and about with them.  


Graceful Greetings: Do you have a dog that likes to jump when greeting you, your guests, or strangers on the sidewalk? Do you need help managing your dog’s over-excited energy appropriately? This class will help you and your enthusiastic greeter learn the skills to greet politely. Be prepared for lots of real life setups in this class.This class focuses on the skills needed for successful greetings, including approaching and leaving people, holding still for petting, being approached by a stranger, door manners and more.


Mind Your Manners: This class will work on impulse control and focus. This class is designed for dogs that are good with dogs and people, but have trouble focusing or have issues with impulse control in exciting environments.  When we talk about “impulse control issues,” it means the failure to resist a temptation, an urge or an impulse. Impulse control training involves teaching your dog skills to build self-control.

In this class, we will introduce exercises to teach and reinforce leave it (to ignore something of interest), wait/stay and attention/focus — all skills which are essential for a dog to harness control of their impulses.

 

Urban Life Skills: This class is held outdoors in a public setting at various locations.   You will learn and test practical skills in the real world, and have fun!  We will work on how to be polite in public by working on loose leash walking, polite greetings, calmness and settling in new places, stays, focus around distractions, building confidence, etc.  

Dogs that enroll must be friendly toward people and accept being around other dogs.  

This class is weather permitting.


Rock ~ Solid ~ Recalls:  Does your dog sometimes come when called or seem to have selective hearing? Do you have to chase your dog around to get her to come in from the yard every morning?
This class is jam packed with games for teaching your dog to pay attention and come when called - the first time you call her.

A reliable recall may be the most important skill your dog can learn.  It could save your dog's life!


Tricks & Games: Trick training is a great way to bond, practice your training mechanics, and keep your dog’s brain thinking. This class will teach fun tricks like: nose and paw targets, crawl, spin, sit pretty, shake, high five, roll over, ring a bell, back up, put your toys away, etc.  Not only will we be working on tricks in this class we'll also throw in some fun games to play with your dog. We will challenge them mentally and physically with a variety of enrichment activities. For extra bragging rights, your dog may be ready to earn a Trick Dog title!


CGC (Canine Good Citizen) & Therapy Dog prep Class: 

Our CGC / Therapy Dog Prep class prepares your dog to become a "Canine Good Citizen" and or a Therapy Dog. 

The Canine Good Citizen® Test is testing your dog in 10 everyday situations, proofing the dog's obedience, non-aggressiveness and non-fearfulness. It's an excellent way to show your community that you are a responsible dog owner.

We will work on things like:

  • ENTRY TABLE (Simulated as a Hospital Reception Desk) 
  • Entering a Door to Visit a Facility
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Visiting with a Patient
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking Through a Crowd - Getting Around People
  • Sit/Stay and Down/Stay on Command
  • Staying in Place
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog - Meeting Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distraction and Unusual Situations
  • Reaction to Children
  • Supervised Separation
  • Acclimation to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, strollers, etc.
  • Leave it  on Command