Classes Start July 8th  for Belmont and Every Saturday for Somerton Swimming. FIT Dog and Conditioning Level 1 Starts June 22nd, Level 4 Conditioning Starts June 29th.

CFVT

Classes

Service Dog Trainer

Areas of Expertise

CFVT offers a wide variety of training classes for obedience, rally, as well as canine conditioning, FIT dog, trick, water therapy, and dock dog. All dogs and their owners are welcome to train with us! We help purebred and the beloved mixed breed, from the house pet to the show dog. There are many activities for the beginner to advance, in which all dogs and their owners can participate.

Multi Class | $85.00 

Must have a basic obedience class to take this class. Each week is a different class: Rally, Canine Conditioning or Fit Dog, Trick, and Obedience. This is a fun class to check how well you’re communicating with your dog and what you and your dog like. This is a 4-week class. 

 

Novice Trick  | $85.00 

Trick training builds confidence, improves obedience and manners, strengthens the bond between you and your animal, and is a great form of physical and mental exercise. AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record. DMWYD titles are for all animals, Earn your Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced, Expert, Master, and Champion Trick Titles CFVT! Testing is available during all our Tricks Classes. Novice Tricks is a 4-week Class, All other levels are a 6-week class.  View Trick Video 

Out in Public with Your Dog & CGCU | $125.00

Each week we will meet in the public to work on skills. Some of the places we will see are pet stores, feed stores, department stores, public buildings, building supply stores, and eateries. Dogs and handlers learn how to navigate stores with out touching or bumping into things, eat in public places with out begging, touching people, and being in the road. Dogs are also asked to to obedience skills in the public. At the end of this class you have confidence to take your dog to any place you want to go.       View CGCU Video 

 

 
 

S.T.A.R (Socialization Training Activity Responsible owner) Puppy Class  | $125.00

(puppies under 6 months) are for socialization and an introduction to obedience.  This gives the owner and young puppy a good beginning.  In this class, we work on manners and basic obedience.  We also work on prevention of problem behaviors. This is a 6-week class with the option of testing for AKC STAR Puppy.       View STAR Puppy Video 

 

Basic Obedience & CGC (Canine Good Citizen) | $125.00

beginner’s obedience classes are for dogs over the age of 6 months. We teach you and your dog to communicate with each other. We focus on skills that help your dog to become a good citizen and pleasure to live with. Some of the skills that we focus on: sit, down, heel, sit for petting, examination, and more. This is a 6-week class with the option of the AKC GCG test.    View CGC Video 

 

Beginner Novice Obedience CGC or CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced) | $125.00

or Perfecting obedience skills. This class follows Basic Obedience and builds on skills learned in that class. You and your dog will also learn how to do, recalls with distance, longer sit stays, down stays, sharpen heeling, walking patterns, and place. Skills and knowledge needed to perform in Rally, and for the Canine Good Citizen and Advanced CGC test. These skills will help you when you’re out in public with your dog or in a show ring. This is a 6 week class with the option of the AKC CGC or CGCA test.

 

Novice Obedience & CGCA  (Canine Good Citizen Advanced) | $125.00

or Perfecting obedience skills. This class follows Beginner Novice Obedience and builds on skills learned in that class. You and your dog will also learn how to do fronts & finishes, recalls, longer sit stays, down stays, sharpen heeling and attention skills. Skills and knowledge needed to perform in Rally, and for the Canine Good Citizen test. These skills will help you when you’re out in public with your dog or in a show ring. This is a 6 week class with the option of the AKC CGCA test.        View CGCA Video 

 

Advanced Obedience | $125.00

or Perfecting obedience skills. This class follows Novice Obedience and builds on skills learned in that class. You and your dog will also learn how to do Recall over blind jumps & Dumb-bell retrieval and holds,  Skills and knowledge needed to perform in AKC and UKC obedience. These skills will help you when you’re out in public with your dog or in a show ring. This is a 6 week class must take Novice obedience first.     View the Dumbbell       

 

Off Lead | $135.00

Off-leash dog training is a challenging undertaking and a serious responsibility. When your dog is off leash, you don’t have the same level of control as you do when she’s on leash. The risk of her running off is higher, and you can’t keep her close by your side when you encounter other people, dogs, or wild animals. At CFVT we will help you reach this goal.       View Off Lead Video 

 

Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced  Rally,  | $125.00

 Rally is all about teamwork. You and our dog navigate a course together, side-by-side, at your own pace. You move him through a course with signs where he performs different exercises. Signs include various turns and commands such as sit, down, stay, ect.  This helps improve your handling skills and communication skills. We help with AKC Virtual Rally! Must take Novice Obedience Class first.                                                                                            View Novice Rally Video 

 

Canine Conditioning or AKC FIT Dog  | $125.00

Canine conditioning is important for all dogs, but particularly for our canine athletes. Through specific exercises we can improve body awareness, flexibility, balance, speed, mobility and muscular strength – which overall improves our dog’s performance and reduces their risk of injury. AKC or DMWYD Trick Dog titles are official AKC FIT Dog or DMWYD Canine Conditioning titles listed on the dog’s title record. Earn your Level 1-3 FIT Dog, and Level 1-4 Canine Conditioning Titles with CFVT! This is a 6-week class and must take Basic Obedience first..       

 View Canine Conditioning & AKC Fit Dog Video 

 

Intermediate and Advanced Tricks | $125

Trick Dog training builds confidence, improves obedience and manners, strengthens the bond between you and your dog, and is a great form of physical and mental exercise. AKC or DMWYD Trick Dog titles are official AKC or DMWYD titles listed on the dog’s title record. Earn your Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Trick Dog Titles with CFVT! Testing is available during all our Tricks Classes. Novice Tricks is a 4-week Class, All other levels are a 6-week class. Must take Basic Obedience first.            View Trick Video 

 

Farm Dog and Temperament | $125.00

This class is a mix of both tests, going over all the elements for the AKC exam.  Each element is gone over thoroughly and we work on relaxing the dogs to the elements of this test. Benefits to this class is dogs are not  stressed and scared at new sounds, people, farm animals, and objects under their feet. This is a 6-week class.        View Temperament Test      View Farm Dog Video 

 

Into to Agility | $135.00

This class focuses on working on the flat (meaning boards are on the ground, beginning of handling no jumps). Teaching skills necessary for the dog learn how to turn their bodies properly to negotiate turns safely and correctly. Learning come to hand exercises to teach the dogs not to cut in front or behind the handler. Dogs under 1 year of age will not be jumping. Jumps will eventually be introduced as class continues for dogs of jumping age. Preparing the dog for jumping and teaching the skills necessary to jump successfully. Class will work on targeting for contacts and obstacles. Introduction to tunnels and weave pole entry’s. Dogs will not be on regulation contact equipment unless it is lowered. This is a 6 week class.       View Into to Agility Video 

Aggression Issues | $80.00 per session 

CFVT requires assessment of the dog before beginning sessions. There is a 4 session minimum requirement for aggressive dogs. CFVT works with owner and dog to reach the goal of  joining a group classes. Working with Owners: When dealing with aggressive dogs, I start by working with the owners, explaining how to establish themselves as the pack leader and to understand the animal in their dog. This is a crucial part of rehabilitating your dog and overcoming dog problems: changing your behavior. If you revert to your old ways, so will your dog. Breed and Dog Aggression: I deal with a lot of dog behavior cases, and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble. The difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the bigger breeds can cause proportionately bigger damage.       View Video 

 

Private Obedience or Rally | $80.00 per session

Private dog training for dog shows offers personalized attention to both the dog and the owner, ensuring optimal performance in the competitive arena. Tailored sessions cater to the specific needs of each dog, focusing on obedience, rally, and presentation skills. Expert trainers employ positive reinforcement techniques to instill desired behaviors and refine existing ones. With individualized instruction, dogs develop confidence and precision in their movements, mastering show routines with finesse. Owners benefit from hands-on guidance, learning effective handling techniques and strategies to showcase their canine companions’ strengths. Through private training, dogs and owners alike are primed for success in the exhilarating world of dog shows. 

 

Private Dock and Swimming with Trainer | $65.00 per session (Booking Every Saturday)

We offer private use of the facility where you can reserve minute sessions and bring your pooch to the dock to practice your dock diving skills. Not a “dock diver”? That’s OK! You can use our facility to simply have fun with your dog in the pool, to exercise your dog, to swim or to even work on rehabilitation from an injury. Private dog training for dog swimming and dock dog competitions provides tailored instruction to enhance canine swimming skills and dock diving performance. Personalized sessions focus on building confidence, improving technique, and increasing distance and height jumps. Expert trainers employ positive reinforcement methods to encourage dogs to embrace water activities enthusiastically. Owners receive hands-on guidance to refine handling techniques and optimize their dog’s performance. Through individualized attention, dogs develop proficiency in swimming and dock diving, achieving greater success and enjoyment in competitions. Private training ensures dogs and owners are prepared to excel in the thrilling world of aquatic canine sports. This session is with help from our trainers. All new clients are required to do one introduction session prior to using the pool without a trainer. This is so we can introduce you and your dog to the facility and the pool. We will review the facility rules and expectations during your appointment. No additional non household dogs are permitted during new client orientation.              View Dock Video 

 

Private Dock and Swimming | $45.00 per session 

Private dog swimming and dock dog training without a professional trainer involves dedicated owner involvement to foster their canine’s aquatic skills. Owners guide dogs through swimming exercises and dock diving practices, focusing on building confidence and refining techniques. Patience and encouragement are key as dogs learn to navigate water obstacles independently. Owners utilize resources such as online tutorials and community forums to gain insights and tips for improving their dog’s performance. Through consistent practice and positive reinforcement, dogs develop proficiency in swimming and dock diving, forging a strong bond with their owners along the way. Together, they embark on an exciting journey of aquatic adventures.  Requirements: must take a introduction session before you can use this option. If you do not require assistance and are just looking to swim or practice on your own, choose the this option at check out.  

Group Walks | Free to the Public

CFVT is the first AKC FIT Dog Club for Barnesville and St. Clairsville Ohio. We are a local group which meet and accomplish certain fitness goals together with dogs. CFVT is promoting health and fitness for dogs and their owners. What better way to spend time, bond with your dog, and get fit. In the fitness walks and classes, dogs and owners may participate at their own individual skill level. CFVT will be holding group walks on the weekends or evenings. All walks are free to the public unless we join a benefit or a walk for cause. Then you would pay that group or organization directly. Follow the link to our calendar for dates, times, location, distance, and difficulty. Calendar  All forms can be found on our links Page to record you walks.

FIT Dog Classes | $125

CFVT is the first AKC FIT Dog Club for Barnesville and St. Clairsville Ohio. We are a local group which meet and accomplish certain fitness goals together with dogs. CFVT is promoting health and fitness for dogs and their owners. What better way to spend time, bond with your dog, and get fit. In the fitness walks and classes, dogs and owners may participate at their own individual skill level. We offer FIT Dog level 1, FIT Dog Level 2, and FIT Dog Level 3 Dog Classes that are 6-weeks long offered every new session. The classes are points that you can use to receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold official title with AKC. All forms for FIT Dog Titles can be found on our links page.