Charm school for your dog!
Humans 16+; Dogs 6+ months*
Do you wish your dog were more courteous? Or better behaved in public? Learn how to teach your dog good manners using the power of positive reinforcement and games you’ll both enjoy. We’ll work on polite greetings, loose leash walking, being handled, and meeting strangers, with an emphasis on self-control, patience and cooperation. Prepare your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, learn how to address problem behaviors and teach a few cute tricks along the way.
This class is for dogs who are rude, not for those who are aggressive or fearful. Dogs will sometimes be working near each other, so you must be able to physically control your dog on leash and get its attention with food. By arrangement, this class can be configured to include dogs who don’t do well around others.
*Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations.
Bring to Class: Treats, a buckle collar and a 6-foot leash are required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Toys will be used.
Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park, outdoors and nearby locations
Instructor: Victoria Farrington took her unruly terrier to a seminar in 1995 and became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of positive reinforcement dog training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs, small facilities and as private lessons. She wrote for and later became editor of The Clicker Journal, earning the respect of the field’s top professional dog trainers. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Min 2/Max 4
Tue | Jan 15-Feb 19 | 10–11am | $100
Sat | Jan 19-Feb 23 | 10–11am | $100
Tue | Mar 12–Apr 16 | 10–11am | $100
Sat | Mar 16-Apr 20 | 10–11am | $100
Fee is per dog. An advanced session may be added from 1:30-3:00pm. Check back here for updates.