Classes

Competition Classes

Agility Class



Agility helps to build confidence and reinforces off-leash control. In our 12,000 square foot yard, your dog will learn to jump hurdles, go through tunnels, weave polls, and climb platforms. During cold or inclement weather, class is held in the our warehouse next door. Basic Obedience is a prerequisite for this class. Advanced and intermediate drop-in classes run Monday evenings year-round, beginner classes are seasonal.
  • Beginners - 6 weeks, $100
  • 10 visit punchcard - $130 and FREE session once full
  • Drop-ins - $13
Flyball Class



Flyball is a high-speed racing game between two teams of four dogs and handlers. Each dog is released on a line and runs 50 feet over four jumps to a spring-loaded box to retrieve a ball. The dog then catches the ball and returns to the handler.Classes are held in our sports building next door (warehouse behind Star Automotive). Advanced and intermediate drop-in classes run year round, beginner classes are seasonal.
  • Beginners - 6 weeks, $100
  • 10 visit punchcard - $130 and FREE session once full
  • Drop-ins - $13
Barn Hunt Class



This sport was originally developed for terriers and "Earth Dogs" who were bred to eradicate vermin, as a way to demonstrate their working drive without actually harming any rodents. Pet rats are hidden in protective tubes in a maze of straw. Dog and handler must correctly locate and identify which tubes contain rats, go throuh a straw bale tunnel, and climb on at least one bale. Note: This sport involves live pet rats, who are not harmed or stressed during the game. No participant is required to touch or directly handle the rats, but because their safety and care is a top priority, those with rodent phobias may not wish to participate (you may be asked to hold a tube with a rat in it while a dog completes its course).
  • Instinct - 4 weeks, $60
  • Novice - 4 weeks, $60
Conformation Class



This group-based instruction class prepares you and your dog for the conformation ring. It will help teach your dog to stack and to hold still while being examined, as well as proper gating. Drop-in class runs year round in our sports building next door (warehouse behind Star Automotive) on Friday mornings.
  • Drop-in - $10 per handler
Competition Obedience Class



This group-based instruction class prepares you and your dog for the competitive obedience ring. Held in conjunction with the conformation class. See AKC.org for obedience rules and regulations. Drop-in class runs year round in our sports building next door (warehouse behind Star Automotive) on Friday mornings.
  • Drop-in - $10 per handler

Special Classes

Service Dog Class



This class assists in the specialized training required by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) for each service dog, and helps prepare dog and handler to pass the Urban CGC test. Because each service dog has unique goals, this class is best prefaced with a private lesson. Basic Obedience is also a prerequisite for this class. For more information on service dog requirements, click here.
  • Call for more information - $30 per handler
Therapy Dog Class



The therapy dog class prepares dogs to visit nursing homes, libraries, and hospitals, as well as take their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog International (TDI) tests. Classes are held in spring and fall; TDI test will be offered at the end. You do not need to take the class to take the test; test registration is separate from class registration.
  • class - 6 weeks, $80
  • test - $10
  • annual membership fee to TDI applies if dog passes the test

Obedience Classes

A.K.C. STAR Puppy Class



This class is for puppies from 8 weeks to 4 months of age. This class is based on the principles of the AKC STAR Puppy program. Puppies and owners will begin the first steps of basic obedience, develop good practices to prevent behavior problems later in life, and prepare for the CGC test. STAR Puppy test will be taken during class. This class is based on positive reinforcement training (“Clicker Training”).
  • seasonal class - 8 weeks (6 in summer), $100
Basic Obedience Class



This class is for dogs from 5 months of age or older. Your dog will learn “sit”, “down”, “come”, “stay”, “heel”, “leave-it”, no jumping, wait at doors, and practice eye contact/ focus training. This class uses positive reinforcement training (“Clicker Training”). C.G.C. test will be offered during the last week of class.
  • seasonal class - 8 weeks (6 in summer), $100
Small-Medium Dog Obedience Class



This class is designed for small dogs. Basic obedience such as sit, heeling, wait, focus training, down, and stay will be covered. For small dogs, we use positive reinforcement training along with a touch stick to make learning easier.
  • seasonal class - 8 weeks (6 in summer), $100
Advanced Obedience Class



This group-based instruction class focusses on the advanced CGC tests, the Urban and Community Canine. Unlike competitive obedience, which focusses on precision comands, this class is for the dog who has good general obedience skills, but needs more work on behaving around others and/or coping with being out in public. Drop-in class runs year round in our sports building next door (warehouse behind Star Automotive) on Monday evenings.
  • Drop-in - $10 per handler
Private Lessons

If your dog has a specific problem not covered in classes, classes are full, or you are unable to attend classes, private one-on-one lessons are available by appointment. The trainer will meet with you and your dog to discuss your situation and how best to modify the undesirable behavior, or to teach a desired one.
  • Private lessons (With Amanda or Kristine):
    • Consultation (first visit) - $45
    • Per hour (repeat visit) - $30
    • 8 visit package - $200

  • Private or Semi-Private Lessons with our apprentice trainer:
    • Per Hour - $20
    • 4 visit package - $60

  • In-Home Visit (Kristine):
    • Consultation - $60
    • Per Hour - $35
    • 8 visit package - $240
    • Mileage Fee for out-of-area