ALL TRAINING CLASSES ARE OPEN TO BOTH MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS
Basic Manners: Puppy (dogs 6 months old and younger)
This is a puppy only class designed to help teach your new puppy basic manners and skills. Your puppy will learn what sit, down and stand mean and how to walk nicely on a leash. We will also teach attention exercises, touch, wait, leave it and coming when called. You will learn how your voice and body language can affect your puppy and the importance of getting your puppy used to being touched and handled. Puppies must be a minimum of 9 weeks old and have received the vaccinations appropriate for their age. They do not need to be vaccinated for rabies if under 4 months.
Basic Manners (dogs all ages)
This class is designed for dog’s of all ages who have had no previous formal training. You will work as a team with your dog on basic commands and manners, which will begin to pave the way for a well-behaved family dog. Sit, down, stay, touch, wait, leave it, attention exercises, coming when called and polite leash walking will be taught.
Socialization and Confidence Building: Puppy (6 months old and younger)
This class is designed to help expose puppies to the unique things one might encounter in the real world in a controlled setting to help them learn that not all things are scary. We will also be working on confidence building by using tunnels, wobble boards, and textured surfaces among other things.
Socialization and Confidence Building (dogs all ages)
For dogs any age. This class is designed to help expose dogs to the unique things one might encounter in the real world in a controlled setting to help them learn that not all things are scary. We will also be working on confidence building by using tunnels, wobble boards, and textured surfaces among other things.
Life Skills (Prerequisite: Basic Manners)
This class will continue to work on your dog’s basic manners and necessary life skills. Sitting politely for petting, polite leash walking, coming when called, as well as other fundamental life skills, will be the main focus of this class.
Canine Good Citizen Prep Class (Prerequisite: Life Skills)
The Canine Good Citizen program is based on the concept that all dogs should have enough basic training to be under control at home and in public. This test of your dog’s manners and training is not a competition and does not require that you and your dog perform with precision. After completing this course, you and your dog will be ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test, which is offered twice yearly at the Winnegamie Dog Club. The class will train the behaviors evaluated in the test, including walking politely on a leash, reacting appropriately to another dog, coming when called, supervised separation, and sitting politely for petting. More information on the Canine Good Citizen test can be viewed on the WDC website at the following link: https://winnegamiedogclub.com/classes/obedience/canine-good-citizen-test/
Trick Dog Class (Prerequisite: Basic Manners)
If you and your dog are bored or not quite ready for more advanced classes, but still want to build your relationship, this class is for you! This novice trick dog class is for beginner handlers & dogs looking to have some fun learning together! We will review the basics like watch me, sit, and down. Then we will build on those behaviors and learn tricks like rollover, spin circles, shake hands, and more. But it’s not just about the tricks. Handlers & dogs will also learn about reward-based training and different ways to teach a behavior. We will be using clickers, which will be available at the club for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own.