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Basic Classes (16 weeks - 16 yrs old)

Basic Training - $210 - Check the Schedule page for dates.

This 7 week class is intended to build the foundation you’ll use to communicate with your dog. Dogs 4 months and older (never too old) are welcome. This course lasts 7 weeks and includes one class of orientation without your dog and 6 weeks of instruction with you and your dog. For each class, you’ll be provided homework and tip sheets that will help you remember and practice each lesson. Dogs that need basic training or dogs (and owners) that need more consistency with the basics are the target audience.  The class size is limited to 8 dogs so everyone can receive individual attention. You’ll learn:

 

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Walking on a loose leash

  • Good greetings

  • Stay

  • Recall (Come)

 

This class also includes voluntary playtime where the dogs can interact under close supervision to build those much needed social skills.

 

Puppy Lessons (8-12 weeks old)

Puppy Private ($85) and Semi-Private Lessons ($60)-

By appointment - taught at our house in Leonardtown. Lessons at your home are also availble ($125)

Check the Schedule page for dates or send an email if interested.

 

These sessions are for puppies between 10 weeks and 3 months of age. The goal is socialization, the introduction of basic training, and tips for long-term training plans.

The private sessions cover the following and can be done in 2-4 one hr sessions at $85 each.  If I can pull together 2-3 puppies, the lessons are $60 each. 

It all depends on the puppy and what the owners need. We can discuss any and all issues the owner may be having so the sessions is very flexible.

 

Class 1. Playtime / Socialization / Manners (jumping, chewing, general problem solving) / Q&A (Housebreaking, separation anxiety, introducing to new things, etc)

Class 2. Playtime / Socialization / Introduction to Sit-Stay - Down-Stay / Q&A

Class 3. Playtime / Socialization / Come / Q&A

Class 4. Playtime / Socialization / Walking on a loose leash / Q&A

Private Lessons & Consultation

Private Lessons and Consultations 
$85 / hour at our home 
$125 / hour at your home or a location of your choice

 

For more personal attention or for dogs that need a more relaxed setting (fearful, aggressive, not socialized), we offer private sessions at your home or at our home. Anything we offer in a class, we can offer privately, including socialization and playtime with our dogs!

 

We offer problem-solving advice for a wide range of issues. This includes aggression toward strangers or other dogs, separation anxiety, housebreaking, introduction of a new baby or dog to the household and much more. The same structure we provide in the group lessons for basic and intermediate obedience is also offered in this setting. Most clients find they can complete the normal training series in 3-4 lessons with one-on-one instruction.

Intermediate / CGC Classes

Intermediate Obedience (Includes Canine Good Citizen –CGC- Training and Evaluation) -$210

This 7 week class is held on an as needed basis.

Check the Schedule page for dates or send an email if interested.

 

This class is for dogs and owners that have solid performance of the basic commands and want to go that extra step. The class runs 7 weeks and ends with the CGC exam given at the last session. This class is limited to 6-7 dogs so that we have plenty of time to work individually and as a group. We practice the normal exercises with more distractions while adding the CGC exercises:

 

  • Meeting a stranger

  • Meeting a new dog

  • Walking through a crowd on a loose leash

  • Accepting grooming

  • Heeling

  • Supervised separation

  • Sit/Down/Stay/Come