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.

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Clearing Up Communication Between Humans and Animals!

By nature, dogs are predators and often chase things smaller than them including cats. However, this doesn’t mean that dogs and cats are not able to live in harmony. Take puppies/dogs to obedience classes to learn basic commands such as “Sit, Stay, and Down”. Teach your dog a STRONG “Leave It” cue.

Keep your dog on a leash at all times until they understand the boundaries of cats or farm animals.  

Novice Tricks
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 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. Must take Basic Obedience first.
Intermediate and Advanced Tricks

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 Trick Titles CFVT! Testing is available during all our Trick classes. Novice Tricks is a 4-week Class, All other levels are a 6-week class. Must take Basic Obedience first. 

Puppy plus STAR Puppy Test

(Puppies under 6 months) Class 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. 

Basic Obedience & CGC

Beginner’s obedience classes are for dogs over the age of 6 months. We teach you and your dog to communicate. 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. 

Beginner Novice Obedience & CGC

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 Advanced test. These skills will help you when you’re out in public with your dog or in a show ring. 

Out in public with your dog and CGCU

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. 

Novice Rally

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 on lead. 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! 

Intermediate Rally

In Intermediate, you are introduced to turns after halts.  If your dog knows how to sit at halt, and how to heel with you regardless of the direction of travel, these skills are on lead and easy-peasy!  You will see the Halt About Turn Forward and Halt U Turn Forward signs. Pivots are another new skill introduced in the Intermediate level. We help with AKC Virtual Rally!

Private Dock and Swimming with Trainer

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. 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. 

Barn Hunt

What is Barn Hunt? Are you ready to play a fun game with your dog? Barn Hunt may be just the thing for you! A barn hunt event is a fun game some dog owners play using rats, hay bales, and tunnels to test your dog’s agility and skill. There are several levels to play. Need help building drive and learning the sport we can help with that.

Aggression Issues

 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.

Intro to Agility

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.  

Temperament Test

Any one wanting to go to a AKC sanctioned event for the ATT test your dog has to be one year old or older the day of the test. The ATT tests how a dog reacts to a variety of stimuli. Desirable traits are that the dog will be emotionally stable, inquisitive, cooperative, appropriately social for its breed, biddable and demonstrates the ability to recover from a startling situation in a reasonable amount of time. Undesirable traits are fear, shyness, lack of cooperation and an inability to recover from unfamiliar or unexpected situations. Examples of undesirable behaviors include being afraid of friendly strangers or unfamiliar stimuli, obsessive barking, and aggression. In the ATT, dogs are tested in 6 categories of stimuli that include: Social, Auditory, Visual, Tactile, Proprioceptive (motion), and Unexpected stimulus. For more rules and regulations go to akc.org .

Farm Dog
AKC Farm Dog is open to all breeds of dogs, this test involves your dog performing a series of 12 exercises that are typical for a farm environment such as being in close proximity to livestock (who are always penned to avoid any altercations); jumping and staying on hay/straw bales; walking on unusual terrain; and jumping over logs. There is no herding involved. Instead, the goal is to assess his aptitude as a working farm dog by exhibiting self-control, confidence and trust with you or his handler. This test is open to all breeds. Your dog must be at least 9 months of age and have an AKC number. Dogs must wear a secure fitting, flat collar during the test. dogs may attempt each test element no more than two times. Dogs must be on a loose lead with no corrections and show no signs of aggression. Dogs must qualify under two different judges in order to be rewarded the FDC suffix.