OBEDIENCE TRAINING AT THE DOG LOFT
All of our obedience classes are a weekly, hour long session, for six weeks!
Please bring your dog's proof of vaccinations with you to your first class!
*All classes (except Canine Good Neighbor) are $125 +TX
CGN is $135 +TX & includes one test fee and graduation certificate from CKC
*For puppies 6 months and under
Every WEDNESDAY, come spend some time with your pup and watch them learn to socialize! Learn more about puppy behavior and how to properly introduce them to other pups with the help of one of our trained supervisors!
ALL BREEDS & SIZES WELCOME!
$12 per session; $10 if enrolled in Puppy Head Start
*All puppies must have their second round of shots to attend
Drop ins welcome or call ahead! Each puppy needs to fill out a registration form prior to their first session!
PUPPY HEAD START
This class is designed specifically to help your pup get a “Head Start” in the real world. That means we will help build that confidence and bring forth that positive attitude. Your pup will learn basic manners, be exposed to new sights, sounds, and surfaces, as well as discussions on all those common issues related to raising a pup will be had!
*This class is for puppies under 6 months old*
*Puppies need to have their second set of vaccines in order to attend class*
START DATES: TBD
So you just went out and got yourself a new best friend, or you just want to brush up on your dogs basic obedience skills- this is the class for you! In Level One you and your dog will learn everyday basic life skills. It’s an introductory course designed to help deal with behaviors like how to properly walk on a leash and greet people politely. Sit, stay, come, down, impulse control exercises, and how to properly examine your pooch is all covered in this class plus more!
*This class is for 6 months and older*
START DATES: TBD
This class is for graduates of Level One Obedience. It is designed to pick up where you left off in Level One. You will work on expanding and developing the skills you learned in Level One. Off-lead work, working under increasing levels of distraction, automatic sits and heeling, as well as more challenging recalls are focused on.
*This class requires your dog to graduate from Level One Obedience*
CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOR
The Canine Good Neighbor Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, ensure that one of our most favored companions is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbors can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.
This class is $135.00+tx which includes 1 Test Fee ; Drop In Fee is $20.00/per session
For those who do not sign up for the class but are still wanting to take the test, the fee is $30.00+tx
Rally Obedience is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect. Dog and handler use directional signs to go through a numbered course within an allotted time.
*This class requires your dog to know basic commands*
START DATES: TBA
BEGINNER RALLY OBEDIENCE
MEET OUR TRAINERS
I started training dogs when I was very young and have been involved in training and showing for over 40 years. I have owned many dogs and understand the necessity of a well trained dog. Some of the breeds I have owned and raised are Dobermans, Siberian Huskies, Chinese Crested, and I have owned Rottweilers for many years. I have been teaching for over 35 years. When I first started out in dog shows I was 19 and have shown many dogs to their championship. This included many Best of Breeds, multiple Group Placings and multiple Best In Shows. I am very active in Rally Obedience and have gotten many High In Class at the Novice, Advanced and Excellent Level. I also have received titles in competitive Obedience. Some of the most fun I have had training is getting 3 Herding Titles on one of my Rottweilers. I hope I can be of help to any and all students who attend my classes.
My interest in training dogs started when I was just a pup myself. I grew up next door to a couple of very impressive Rottweilers that were trained by hand signals, a large Doberman across the lane, and our home which was never without a dog. I could usually be found rolling around the front yard, with one of these dogs by my side. As I grew up, I realized the importance of well trained dogs (and owners). My love and interest in overall canine health and well being also grew. I am now the proud “Mama” of 2 Rottweilers, which I have trained and shown to their championships. They both have obedience titles, a herding title, as well as many Rally Obedience titles. They are both my babies and my world really does revolve around my dogs! I am also a Canadian Kennel Club certified evaluator for CGN, as well as St Johns Ambulance Pet CPR. Every class I teach is a great source of pride on Graduation Day! It is my pleasure to watch every new dog and owner progress through the stages of becoming a canine good neighbor!