Obedience + Manners
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Course descriptions and tuition information:
In this 6 week course, you and your puppy will learn about proper socialization, basic foundation skills (sit, down, come, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, stay, and more!), how to implement structure, address problem behaviors (jumping, mouthing, biting, chewing, housebreaking, and more) and learn about puppy grooming health and so much more. This class includes off-leash play and we will teach them a few tricks too! If you have a puppy, this class will start you and your puppy off on the right paw! This is also a Puppy AKC STAR class which is open to all dogs and your puppy can earn a medal from the AKC (whether he or she is a purebred or not) by passing the STAR test (optional in this class). Show the world you have a STAR puppy!
This 6 week course is open to any age or breed, however, dogs must have completed all vaccinations and know sit, down, sit-stay, down-stay, come and loose leash walking reliably. An obedience class and/or AKC STAR class is recommended prior to this class. The CGC certification shows your dog is a polite pup in public. And it is now a recognized title to place on your dog! Class includes testing (week # 6 of class).
In this 6 week course we work on obedience and how to apply obedience to real life, address problematic issues like jumping, nipping, stealing, counter surfing, etc. plus work with you on specific problems you may be encountering with your dog. We will cover sit, down, stay, recall, loose leash walking, drop it, leave it, and even some tricks. We will teach you how to introduce distance distraction and duration to the skills your dog learns to help solidify those cues.
Note: The first week of class is 2 hours long with no dogs (this is the human training). Then the remaining 5 classes are with dogs for one hour. This class is perfect for dogs age 5 months and older (and no dog is too old!).
This 6 week course will really solidify the basic obedience commands. We will work with the 3 “D’s” of dog training, adding distance, duration, and distraction to all of the basic obedience cues you have worked on. Some of this class may be held outdoors. A beginner obedience class (from here or elsewhere) and a solid understanding of the basic obedience cues is a pre-requisite to this class.
This 6 week course is basic obedience and good manners off leash!
Prerequisite: Dogs must have taken an obedience class from The Canine Campus or other training facility.
This 6 week class tests your dog’s obedience skills at a different location every week! Some in the city, some in the country. We will add the distraction from both (as well as being outside) to make your dog a well rounded canine citizen.
Is your dog barky? Do they jump over everyone? Do they steal things? Maybe they are demanding? All of these issues are a result of poor impulse control. This 6-week class helps to teach your dog impulse control, something dogs aren't naturally good at. Their frontal lobe is the least advanced part of their brain and one of the functions of the frontal lobe is impulse control. In this class, your dog will learn how to have better self-control & patience through the work we do. The more you practice working on impulse control the better your dog will be all the way around!
Take your dog’s impulse control to the next level! We will work on Impulse control exercises in increasingly distracting areas by taking our impulse control training on the road. We will practice outside and increase the challenge level to help take your dog’s self-control to the next level.
This is a 3-week course held in a variety of environments and will work on teaching your dog to follow commands and focus on you while ignoring distraction. This will make it easier for you to take your dog with you in public.
Recalls can save your dog’s life! This is quite possibly the most important command you can teach your dog! This class will focus on teaching your dog an emergency recall. By doing this systematic process, you will naturally improve your everyday “come” command and create a word that sends your dog running back to you! We will work both inside and outside. This 3-week class will teach you and your dog how to have a solid recall in SPITE of distractions! This class is limited to 6 students.
Tired of your dog dragging you down the street? This 4-week course focuses solely on teaching your dog how to walk loosely on leash and not pull you! We will also discuss appropriate products to use to teach this
Note: no chokers, prongs or electronic collars permitted at our facility — but you don’t need them! The number one complaint of owners is that they can’t walk their dog without feeling like their arm is being pulled off! Having a dog that walks nicely by you makes for a pleasant walking experience. This class will involve mainly outside work (so dress appropriately) as well as off-site walking at a local park to give owners real life practice. You will be walking the entire class so be prepared for lots of exercise! Class is limited to 6 students. Please note that class times are held earlier in the morning or later in the evening due to the heat during the summer months and classes may get pushed out due to weather.
AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc. While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.
To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:
- Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC.
- Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog’s number. For more information on getting an AKC number, click here.