Puppy & Beginning Obedience Class
Our beginning and puppy classes use positive, motivational methods to teach you how to build a solid relationship with your dog and to avoid common behavior problems (or how to eliminate problems that are already cropping up). You will begin teaching your dog a reliable recall, sit, down, stay, heel, and loose leash walking. Behavior information and questions and answers are included in each class. These 7 week classes will be starting soon. For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Puppy/Beginning Class Schedule.
Intermediate and Intermediate II Obedience Classes
The Intermediate classes move past the beginning level to increase and enhance the skills already learned. Students will practice more precision work and learn how to move from luring to reward-based training. These classes continue working on socialization, obedience, behavior and incorporate new exercises. These 6 week classes will start soon. For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Class Schedule.
Advanced I & II Obedience Classes
These classes are for students who want to continue learning new skills for a family companion who is a pleasure to live with. Students interested in competition obedience will get a great start here. Exercises go beyond Novice level obedience to Open jumping, retrieving, drop on recall, etc. Utility exercises such as the moving stand & signal exercise are even incorporated into the classes. These 6 week classes start soon. For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Class Schedule.
The Rally class teaches the exercises involved in all levels of Rally competition. From serpentines & spirals in Novice to pivots & offset figure 8 in Advanced through the Excellent moving stand and sit-stay, you will learn how to prepare your dog for competition. A new Rally course is set up every week for practice. These 6 week classes start soon. For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Class Schedule.
Rally classes are also offered at San Mateo Pet Supply in Redwood City. This class allows you to train and practice at a time of day when most trials are held. Print a registration form here here.
So you still haven't found the class that "speaks" to you? This may be the perfect setting. Keep up on basic obedience skills, Canine Good Citizen test preparation, socialization and teach your dog new things like tricks and an introduction to agility. Your dog needs good obedience skills through Intermediate II level and must not be aggressive to enter this class. These 6 week classes start soon. For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Class Schedule.
Looking for entirely different? Try Nosework - the sport that teaches your dog to find a target odor using his sense of smell. Training begins in a training "lab" where you teach your dog to find a high-value, hidden treat or toy paired with a target odor. Soon the dog is searching for the odor alone since they realize it means the treat is coming. Many of our students, who have just started training in this fun sport are already moving outside the "lab" to exterior and vehicle searches!
For a schedule, location and registration form go to 2017 Class Schedule or call 650-364-3706.
Nosework classes are now also offered on Thursday morning at San Mateo Pet Supply. Call 650-364-3706 for more information or print a registration form here.
Novice, Utility and Open Classes
Beginner Novice and Open classes are offered at San Mateo Pet Supply in Redwood City. Work on your dog's specific problems with individual attention in these small, outdoor classes. Wednesday evening classes are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Call 650-364-3706 for start times and registration form or print your registration form here.