Our Training Program
The foundation of our training philosophy is the premise that dogs and humans should live side by side in a cooperative relationship, that dogs are sentient beings and that we can and will train dogs in a gentle, kind way.
We believe that positive reinforcement and humane management are the most powerful teachers of all. We strive to develop a partnership effect in every one of our student teams through the instruments of modern behavioral science and positive training techniques.
Our guiding principles are:
- A two-way relationship should be the end-product of training.
- Dogs need effective and benevolent leadership.
- The training relationship should enrich the lives of both dogs and people.
Basic Classes are for dogs and handlers new to training, or in need of basic skills. These classes help create a solid bond between a dog and their people, develops the dog’s responsiveness, and targets common challenges.
- Puppy Kindergarten
- Basic Skills
- Dogs With Attitude
- Outwitting Your Dog
- See Spot Stick
Beyond Basics includes intermediate and advanced classes, and are for dogs and their people accomplished in basic skills and want to take it to the next level.
- Intermediate Skills
- Advanced Skills
- Come To Me
- Let’s Just Walk
- Voice Control
Certification classes are for dogs and handlers interested in obtaining certifications or titles.
- Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
- Community Canine (CGCA)
- Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU)
- Trick Title Evaluation
- Trick Title 2 Evaluation
Our qualified evaluators and offer tests for various certifications and titles.
- AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
- AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)
- AKC Canine Good Citizen Urban (CGCU)
- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
- AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
- AKC Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)
- AKC Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
- AKC Trick Dog Performer (TKP)
Tricks and Sports are specialty classes that teach dogs and guardians skills for a variety of applications, including tricks, search skills, precision team behaviors, and those in competitions or working for titles.
- Scent Work
- Tricks & Performance
Seminars and workshops are intended for humans only, and provide education, information, or practice on a wide range of topics.
- Crate Training
- Dogs & Babies
- Lease Crazies
- Scent Work
We offer 1-on-1 private training to evaluate, troubleshoot and address behavior problems—often a result of partial training. By learning our positive methods and creating a tailored program, we can improve the reliability of a dog’s behavior.
1-on-1 private training is by appointment only. Please contact us to inquire.
Perfect presentation of theory…
It only took about three months for her to show great progress…
[They] focus on positive training methods, which makes class fun for both you and your dog.
We’re already looking ahead to another class for Bobby…
This… has saved her emotionally and physically I’m sure.
My dogs get so excited every time we pull up to the building…
Thank you for a stellar class.
Kaiya can now stay in place for 12 feet away….