Group Training Classes

Family Manners Cal

PLEASE NOTE: We are now allowing 2 people per dog in each class.   >>Read our Covid-19 Guidelines

 

Our Group Training Classes begin with our Introduction to Adult Dog Training Package, where you will be given personal attention and a great way to begin your training!

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Start by purchasing an Introduction to Adult Dog Training Package. The package includes:

  1. Training Workshop (for humans only!) - this workshop is offered 2 times a month and is a fun, 2 hour class that will introduce you to basic training skills for the "humans" in the family.
  2. A One-on-One Training Session with your trainer: This session will be at our training center and will be scheduled after you attend the Training Workshop. It will give you and your dog the chance to meet your trainer, become accustomed to the training room, and review your dog's basic training skills. Your trainer will also decide which class you move to next.
  3. A training equipment kit that includes a no-pull harness, training line, treat pouch, and clicker.
  4. ONE of the Beginner Training* options listed below (you and your trainer will discuss the appropriate option for your dog in your One-on-One Training Session):
    • Family Manners
      Our beginner group class for your adult dog! You will learn the basics in a positive training environment: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Stand, Leave It, Walking Nicely on a leash. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks**.  
    • 2 Private Lessons
      For dogs who are not quite ready for a group setting, this allows them to get one-on-one attention and helps them become more comfortable with the training area.

*Please plan to start your beginner class option within 30 days of attending the Training Workshop.

**Consider your schedule carefully before starting/purchasing a class as no refunds will be given after the class begins. Private make up sessions for missed classes may be scheduled for an additional fee.

At Canine Coach, Inc. we do not promote, condone, or permit the use of correction-based training tools for the dogs enrolled in our training programs. This includes the use of choke collars, prong collars, shock collars (including for invisible fence) and bark collars.

COST: $300

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES

These classes are a continuation of your intro training, and delve deeper into specific training skills for you and your dog.

Intermediate/Life Skill Classes Offered
Most classes meet once a week for 4 weeks and cost $110, except as noted in description below.
  • Leash Manners
    In this class dogs will master walking on a loose leash in highly distracting environments. Heel will be introduced, with proper position, attention and automatic sit. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Impulse Control
    This 4-week class will teach your dog some welcome self-control! Teaching your dog to have self-control can be useful in many situations and helps your dog wait patiently for things that he really wants: food, squirrels, food, rabbits, food, toys... you get the point.(Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Positions and Stay
    This 4-week class will add distance, distraction and duration (stay) to perfect the sit and down introduced in Family Manners. In addition, dogs will learn Stand, and an emergency Sit or Down. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Reliable Recall
    This 4-week class will perfect coming when called from greater distances, and with greater distractions. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Tricks
    In this 4-week class we'll explore tricks from silly to practical! You'll come away with a beginning foundation of how to introduce new behaviors into your dog's growing repertoire. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Heel
    The next step after Leash Manners, you will learn more advanced skills on heel. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners and Leash Manners)
  • Polite Greetings
    In this 4-week class dogs will learn to greet people without jumping up, and to wait for permission before greeting other dogs on leash. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners and Leash Manners and Impulse Control)
  • Mat and Boundary Training
    This class teaches dogs to respect boundaries and to wait for permission before passing through doors or gates. In addition, dogs will learn to go to a mat or bed on cue, especially helpful during meals, and when greeting a visitor at the front door. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners and Positions and Stay)
  • Intro to Nosework
    This is a 4-week course where you and your dog will learn the basics of nose work by teaching your dog to find a specific scent among boxes and objects; learning your dog’s body language when he finds a scent; and stimulating your dog’s natural ability to search with his nose. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)
  • Rally Games
    This class will meet once a week for 6 weeks (Cost $165) and be held outside (or online in the case of inclement weather). You and your dog navigate a course together, side-by-side, at your own pace. You move your pup through a course with signs where he/she performs different exercises that include various turns and commands such as sit, down, stay, etc. It will sharpen your dog’s obedience skills and behavior – at home and in public. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners)

Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 smaller class size restrictions, all seminars, workshops & group classes are currently restricted to only one owner per dog being able to attend.

At Canine Coach, Inc. we do not promote, condone, or permit the use of correction-based training tools for the dogs enrolled in our training programs. This includes the use of choke collars, prong collars, shock collars (including for invisible fence) and bark collars.

Advanced Classes Offered

  • Tails About Town (4 weekly lessons)
    You will choose what you want to work on in this class. Whether it is going to the dog park, or to a friends barbecue, taking a walk downtown or going to an outdoor mall... we will help you and your dog work on whatever you feel is important. (Prerequisites: Puppy Kindergarten or Family Manners, and Leash Manners and Reliable Recall and Impulse Control)
  • Canine Good Citizen
    This class meets at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations, to prepare dogs and their handlers for the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Test. (Prerequisites: Most of the intermediate classes should be taken for this class/test)
Cost: $150 for each class

Proof of current vaccinations is required before you begin attending classes. See our vaccination requirements HERE

If you have a question or need assistance, please contact us at info@yourcaninecoach.com or (719) 200-2636