Very small classes ensure plenty of individual attention. Some classes include the introduction of Agility obstacles to build confidence and teamwork.
Puppy Play & Train
Calling New Puppy Owners! Puppy Play & Train is a 2 hour session for puppies under 20 weeks. Along with supervised play time, puppies are introduced to some of the foundation exercises while people learn how to manage their puppies for successful housebreaking, socialization and bad-habit prevention.See the schedule and register here!
"I've been a breeder, trainer and exhibitor of Labrador Retrievers for over 20 years. The Family Manners class is simply THE BEST basic class I've ever taken!" Gail F., Newtown
Family Manners is a 6 week
class for puppies and dogs over 12 weeks. People learn how to establish
leadership positvely and how to manage their dog for success. Dogs learn
polite behavior like walking nicely on leash and not jumping on or mouthing
people and the basic obedience commands(sit, down, stand, stay, come,
leave it and settle). If you have an out of control adolescent, this
is the class for you! See the schedule and
is not your average 'march you around in a circle for an hour' class.
The instructors really take time with each person to make sure they
understand each exercsie." Paula, Milford
Intermediate is a 6 week class for dogs who have completed Family Manners or its equivalent. This challenging class keeps dogs and people busy by presenting them with a variety of distractions and teaching them the new skills needed for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and therapy dog work. See the schedule and register here!
Advanced/ Intro to Agility
Advanced/Intro to Agility is a 6 week class for those who want to get the most from their dogs. Off lead work and "Outward Hound" field trips build on the skills from the Intermediate class for increased reliability, while more challenging distractions and agility obstacles build confidence and teamwork. Includes lifetime membership to Outward Hound . See the schedule and register here!
Special Classes and seminars are offered on a rotating basis, depending on demand. Therapy Dog, Competition Basics and Small Dog Basics are just a few of the special sessions available.
Outward Hound (seasonal) is a drop in (by reservation) class for members and graduates of the Advanced class. Classes will meet at various locations (hiking, dog parks, pet stores) for a "real world" training experience.
Competition Obedience is a drop-in class that teaches and proofs all of the Novice, Open and Utility exercises for competing in AKC obedience trials. (Prerequisite: Advanced class)
For the teams that love training and want to do more the Mixer class gives them a chance to practice Advanced obedience and Agility skills, along with working on the requirements for The Companion Dog and Rally Novice obedience titles. Spring through Fall, tracking is also intoduced.