This seven week class is designed specifically for puppies and covers basic skills such as sit, down, coming when called, name recognition, taking treats gently, sitting politely for petting, and relinquishing objects. (Please note: Week #1 is orientation, dogs are welcome on Week #2)
Upon completion of puppy kindergarten, you are ready to take the next step in training by further developing your puppy’s skills. This class will expand on name recognition and attention and further strengthen skills such as recall, polite greeting, sit, down, stay with duration and distraction, loose leash walking skills and much more.
In this class you will learn how to teach your dog fun things to do by shaping and capturing behaviors that you can turn into fun tricks and entertainment for all to watch. (Testing for the AKC Trick Dog Novice level will be available at the end of this class).
This class introduces the handler to the sport of Rally Obedience. The handler and dog team will learn the foundations skills needed for Rally such as heeling, pivoting, and line ups. This class prepares the dog-handler team for the Rally Novice class.
In this 5 week class we will review the foundations needed for a reliable recall and will focus on outdoor recalls where your dog will proof his skills in a variety of distracting environments. Week 1 is orientation, dogs are welcome on week 2.
In this class you will learn the value of knowing how to motivate your dog and how to use that motivation to increase focus and attention through play. The small class size (4 dogs) also makes this a fantastic opportunity to build confidence in shy dogs.
This six week class is a continuation of our All About Tricks class. Please call to register for this class - 505-286-7948
Come learn tricks, games, and agility activities you can do at home right in your back yard. No special equipment needed just your imagination, and some yummy treats for your canine friend. This is a 4 week class that meets once a week for 1 hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Fitness and conditioning is important throughout the life of our dogs. This is true whether our dogs are avid hikers, compete in sports, or simply enjoy keeping the couch warm. In this 5 week class you and your dog will learn a variety of strengthening and stretching exercises and activities that can be done at home using the objects and items found in your natural environment. (Note: Week 1 is orientation, dogs are welcome on week 2.)
Fitness and conditioning is important throughout the life of our dogs. This is true whether our dogs are avid hikers, compete in sports, or simply enjoy keeping the couch warm. In this 5 week class you and your dog will learn a variety of strengthening and stretching exercises and activities that can be done at home using the objects and items found in your natural environment. (Note: Week 1 is orientation, dogs are welcome on week 2. Also, there will be no class on September 25th).
This is the first class where target odor is introduced. Dogs will begin searching in various types of luggage and containers both indoors and outdoors. Vehicle searches will also be introduced. This 6 week class builds upon foundation concepts introduced in the introductory class.
K9 Nose Work is a sport based on the dog’s innate ability to use his natural sense of smell. This activity burns up both physical and mental energy, something the guardians of a smart, active dog will appreciate. This 90 minute intro class runs for 6 weeks. Join us and get started in this fun sport!
This course is designed for dog & handler teams just getting started in the fun sport of Rally Obedience. In this six week course you will learn all the Rally Novice level signs and learn to negotiate a course with 10-15 stations, heeling from station to station and performing the designated exercise. This class will prepare the handler and dog team for competition in the Rally Obedience ring or simply provide a unique opportunity to have fun with your dog. (Note: There will be no class on September 24th)
Having trouble with some of your dog's behaviors or basic skills, need to do some problem solving to neaten up your dog's stay or recall, or is your dog still jumping? This class will provide individual attention to each owner and dog team as we trouble shoot and solve the conundrums that sometimes come along with our canine companions. Each will identify the skill or behaviors they want to work on and we'll come up with the training plan. This is a 5- week class (orientation without dogs on week 1) and is limited to 4 participants.
Completion of a Basic Social Skills class within the last year is strongly recommended.
This class will explore the 4 elements used in NACSW competitions: Containers, Interiors, Exteriors & Vehicles. At least two of the classes will be offsite and outdoors. The pre-requisite for this class is the Intro to Nose Work class. (Note: There will be no class on May 15th)