Good Dog! Manners
Everyone wants a polite companion they can take out and about and introduce to friends and family. After six lessons in our “Good Dog!” manners program, dogs will be well on their way to the responsive and reliable companion you’ve always wanted. During the six week course, your dog will receive basic obedience training such as sit, down, staying in place, loose leash walking, wait at the door, leave it, coming when called and go to place.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. This program will help your puppy, purebred or mixed breed, become a well-behaved and healthy member of your family and the community. Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Ownership are what every puppy needs in order to have a good life and this training program will help you every step of the way! Puppies who graduate from S.T.A.R. classes have the foundation to be successful in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and succeed in more advanced activities such as obedience, agility, rally and therapy dog work. includes an introduction to basic obedience, housebreaking, crate training, socialization, and responsible dog ownership.
AKC Canine Good Citizen
The prerequisite for this class is at least one session of Good Dog! Manners, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy or a pre-session evaluation.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that emphasizes responsible dog ownership for owners and good manners in the public for dogs. Dog and handler teams will practice greeting people politely, walking nicely with distractions, sit and down stay at a distance, and much more! All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a CGC ribbon, a certificate from the American Kennel Club and earn the CGC title.
AKC Community Canine
The prerequisite for this class is to have obtained the Canine Good Citizen title.
Dogs passing the AKC Community Canine test will earn the “CGCA” (advanced CGC) title and “CGCA” may be listed after the dog’s name.
AKC Community Canine expands on CGC skills and lays the beginning foundation for obedience, rally and therapy dog work.
While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s abilities in a natural setting. For example, rather than the test being administered in a ring, certain elements will involve the dog walking through a real crowd, whether at a dog show or on a busy sidewalk in the community.
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine requires a 10-step test that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title.
AKC, UKC, & ASCA Competitive Obedience & Rally
We offer private lessons in all levels of Obedience and Rally from Beginner Novice through Utility. We believe competition obedience is all about performing with your dog as a team! We work with you one-on-one to help coach you in the art and skill of competitive obedience training and give you the tools you need to surpass your training goals. Relationship building games, precision heeling, retrieve training, proper ring etiquette and advanced attention skills are all important features of our competition lessons.
Agility Intro and Foundation Training
The prerequisite for this class is at least one session of Good Dog! Manners lessons or the Canine Good Citizen title.
These training lessons introduce you and your dog to weave poles, basic jump sequences, handling techniques, targeting and more. These fun lessons will give your dog a great mental and physical workout. Along with basic agility skills, this class will also give you the foundations to succeed in any dog-sport class.