Dog Training - Class Types

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Start Right Puppy

For: Puppies 4 weeks - 5 months old.
Duration: 6 week course.
Price: $150
Get your puppy started on the right paw. This class covers key learning stages to help nurture a positive, up-beat personality in your pup. Socialization and exposure to obstacles and challenges allow your puppy to take on new experiences in a positive and controlled environment. Learn how to get and keep your puppy's attention, start them in basic obedience, calm them down, and teach them good manners & doggie etiquette.

Common puppy problems such as housebreaking, rough play, barking, jumping up, chewing, biting, recalls, and many other topics are addressed in this class. This is NOT an obedience class but will touch upon methods used to start your puppy learning commands.

First-time puppy owners and new adoptees/rescues are encouraged to sign up for our Head Start Program.

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, fixed-length leash of 4-6 feet (we do not recommend flexi/retractable leashes), 2-3 flavors of soft training treats, comfortable footwear.

 

Obedience I: Family Manners

For: Dogs 5 months or older.
Duration: 6 week course.
Price: $150
Foundation skills for every dog and their people. Whether your long term goal is a well-behaved family companion or a competition dog, your foundation must be strong! Basic skills include loose-leash walking; sit, down & stay; coming when called; controlled walking as well as common household skills such as leave it, go to bed, front door manners, etc...

First-time dog owners, owners new adoptees/rescues, or dogs with specific behavioral issues are encouraged to sign up for our Head Start Program.

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, 4' or 6' leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes, choke chains or choke leads). 2 - 3 flavors of small, soft training treats, comfortable footwear (no heels or sandals).

 

Obedience II: Canine Good Citizen

For: Dogs that have completed Obedience I or have been evaluated by a trainer for this level.
Duration: 6 week course.
Price: $150
Building on the skills taught in Obedience I with an increased level of competency. Distance with recalls and stays; working with crowds and distractions; prep work for public appearances. This class is highly recommended for any owners looking to do Therapy Dog work/visits or owners looking to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, 4' or 6' leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes, choke chains or choke leads). 2 - 3 flavors of small, soft training treats, comfortable footwear (no heels or sandals).

 

Intro to Agility

For: Dogs 5 months or older. Great for dogs that need an energy-outlet or owners looking to get into competitive agility. No pre-requisite but a good sit-stay is very helpful!
Duration: 6 week course.
Price: $150
Introduce your family pet to the fun and exciting sport of Dog Agility! Our systematic approach is perfect for beginners looking for an engaging energy outlet for their dogs and provides a perfect continuation for dogs that have completed our Obedience I course. We use modified Agility equipment (approximately half the size of competition equipment) and break down the obstacles on-leash to make it easy for owner and dog to learn their way through to full course. Obstacles include: jumps, hoops, tunnels, weave poles, A-frames, tables, teeter-totters, dog-walks, and more! Interested in Competition Agility? Ask about our Advance Agility lessons!

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, 4' or 6' leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes, choke chains or choke leads). 2 - 3 flavors of small, soft training treats, treat-pouch (highly recommended), comfortable footwear (no heels or sandals), bottled water for yourself (you'll be active and moving about!).

Want to try Agility for FREE? Register now for the Try-Agility classes running on Saturday June 18th at our Barking BBQ: 610-437-9978

 

Private Lessons

For: Dogs of all ages and breeds.
Duration: Scheduled at your convenience.
Price: $150 for 2 one-hour private lessons.

Work on issues specific to your situation. New puppy or adopted dog owners can benefit from getting a Head Start on training before joining a group class. Bad habits such as jumping up, barking, chasing, nipping, rough play, fear & aggression, stealing/chewing, housebreaking, leash pulling and more can be addressed in private lessons. Great for owners with busy schedules that can't make the scheduled group classes.

Package deals for owners requiring more than 2 - call for consultation: 610-437-9978

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, 4' or 6' leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes, choke chains or choke leads). 2 - 3 flavors of small, soft training treats, comfortable footwear (no heels or sandals).


Head Start Program

For: Dogs of all ages and breeds.
Duration: 2 Private Lessons & one 6-Week Group Class
Price: $260 (save $40 on your group class!)

For owners wanting to start right away or need a little extra help getting started before joining a group class. Help your dog get a head start on his training and be two steps ahead of everyone else! Great for dogs that need extra attention outside of group sessions.

You will need: Veterinary record of vaccinations. Regular collar, 4' or 6' leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes, choke chains or choke leads). 2 - 3 flavors of small, soft training treats, comfortable footwear (no heels or sandals).

 

In-Home Training
For specific training situations that cannot be replicated in our classroom.
Please call for a consultation: 610-437-9978

 

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All our dog training classes, both group and private, take place in our Dog Training room at our Allentown location: 1635 Airport Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

We require veterinary certificate proof of rabies for all dogs 5 months and older enrolled in training. Puppies under 5 months of age do not require rabies vaccination to enroll in class, but are encouraged to have had at least one round of all other puppy vaccinations.

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