DOG TRAINING CLASSES OFFERED ALL YEAR LONG
We offer puppy socialization,
obedience, rally and conformation handling classes
in our training building which is heated and air conditioned.
Ring size is 30 foot by 42 foot with rubber flooring.
Observation/crating area is 8 by 30.
Attached outdoor fenced exercise area with
running water. Obedience jumps available for use
CLASS SCHEDULE (effective January 7, 2013)
We will be closed the last week of May 2013 and will reopen the
following week. Currently enrolled students will be able to use
the building that week on request.
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Class lessons: $10. per hour
You may purchase 10 classes for $90. and use
at your convenience anytime within a year
NEVER PAY FOR CLASSES YOU DON'T TAKE!
Puppy STAR- Socialization for your puppy age 3 months and up including the
AKC puppy S.T.A.R. program and testing.
Family Dog - Basic manners training, sit, down, stay, off and come when called
Graduate Puppy - Preparation for CGC testing
Beginner Rally & Obedience - Basic obedience moves, sit, down, stay, front, come,
stand. Learn novice rally signs. On lead with some off lead preparation
Novice/Advanced Rally Obedience - For those comfortable with the Novice signs and
ready for Advanced and Excellent work and Novcie Obedience.
Novice/ Open Competition Obedience - For those planning to
compete in AKC or UKC obedience trials. We start right out with fundamentals
to prepare for long term success.
Ring Rehearsal - RIng run throughs in a show type setting to practice
for the real thing. Individulaized with obedience or rally run throughs - your choice.
Conformation - Ring time for conformation puppies and adults.
Open Floor Time - Monday and Wednesday evening, come train from 8:30 p.m.
until 10:00 p.m. for only $5. Friday 8:00 p.m. till 9:30. No instruction, but shared ideas
and someone to call your heeling pattern, act as judge etc.
Private consult: $20. per hour during non-regular class times.
Semi Private - $30. Two to three people sharing an hour lesson in our building.
Just find one or two friends and arrange for lessons at any time including
Building floor use: $5. per hour per person - not
guaranteed you will be the only person training. If you plan to
use the building to train and are already registered with us,
simply send an e-mail or Facebook message letting us know
you will be coming by. We will make sure the building is open and
heat is up. Simply sign in on the board and put your payment
in the envelope provided.
Or $60. per month for unlimited use of building for training (per person)
Building open and available 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days per week.
Building use limited to when no classes or events are scheduled.
Payment is by the calendar month. Must be paid by the
1st day of the month. If you pay for a month of building use, you can
drop in to classes for half price during that month. (space permitting)
Group Rental of Building: $25. per hour Limited to 8 handler/dog combination
(may have additional spectators)
We believe in positive reinforcement and the use of conditioned reinforcers
in training dogs. The training experience should be a positive one for
both the dog and the owner.
Liz is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
and has studied under Ian Dunbar DVM Ph.D.
as well as Adele Yunck of Northfield Dog Training.
Liz writes peer reviewed articles on dog care and training
for eXtension as a member of the Companion Animal Community of Practice.
She is also an AKC Rally judge.
OUR CURRENT DOGS
Currently working in obedience and rally are
Boston, Treasure, Phantom, Alaska (Pomeranian) and Indi (Aussie).
Boston finished her Rally Excellent (RE) title with a 1st place in the
Excellent B class. She also has her RAE title (it takes 10 double qualifying scores)
In obedience Boston has a Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title with
all placements. Treasure has an RE and CD. Two of her CD legs were
with first place wins in Novice B.
The CDX title requires heel free (off leash)
figure 8 off leash, drop on recall, retrieve on flat, retrieve over a high
jump, broad jump and then a three minute sit stay and a five minute
down stay with the handler out of sight!
Solid Gold Bearied Treasure CD RE
Above are Liz and Treasure in the rally ring at the SCA national specialty.
Treasure has excelled in rally with placements for every leg.
Click on the picture above to see a video of her running a Rally Novice B course
in which she was 2nd place with a score of 99. .
Below is Boston after competing in her first rally trial which was
in Kentucky at the SCA National in October 2005.
Ch. Starbucks Solid Gold T-Party CDX RAE
Alaska the Pomeranian has an RA and a CD.
His picture is linked to a video of him at at rally trial in Kalamazoo Michigan.
Dreamweaver Northern Lights CD RA
Phantom the Samoyed earned his Rally Novice title in three shows at the
2012 Kalamazoo Havest Cluster. He is
Solid Gold Music of the Night RN
Coming soon, Indi the Aussie will be in the rally and obedience ring.
Countrywoods Nvus Jazz Finale CGC