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Adolescent & Adult Dog Classes

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It's always a great time to train!

Whether you’re aware of it or not, training is always happening! Every owner starts training their dog from the minute he arrives home and training continues throughout the dog’s life. Sometimes, without the proper education, owners teach their dogs the exact behavior they were trying to avoid.

Dog-Gone Fun will  show you how to communicate with your dog in a positive way. Our classes will show you how to have fun with your dog while you teach him manners and boundaries, allowing him to become an enjoyable part of your life – wherever life takes you.

Our adolescent and adult dog classes include:

  • Obedience Classes—3 Levels

  • Canine Good Citizen

  • Really Reliable Recall

  • Out and About

Levels Obedience Classes

Start the training program anytime! Dog-Gone Fun offers a training program that is flexible for the modern family lifestyle. Group training classes are designed so that you and your dog can work at your own pace. Classes are divided into 3 skill levels. The same skill level class is offered multiple times a week to accommodate your busy schedule. You are welcome to attend class twice weekly at your skill level and below. Please note additional class options may be added to accommodate additional students. Tuition is sold in blocks of time. 

Orientation Pre-requisite: All handlers begin the levels program with a mandatory orientation session. This session is held without dogs and is offered every 3 weeks to insure you can start your membership as soon as possible. Memberships are limited. Required: payment and the registration form before the start of the orientation session.

Next orientation scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Classes will begin the week of Oct. 22.  

Class Details:

  • Cost: $260 for 6 weeks of unlimited classes

  • Class Size: 5 dogs, max

  • Class Length: 45-minute classes

  • Additional details: With regular attendance and practice at home, most dogs will be fluent through level 2 by the end of the 6 week period. If you would like to continue with the program, you can extend your membership in 3 or 6 week increments.

Levels Overview

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LEVEL 1—Introduction and Foundation Skills
Dogs need to be five months or older. Focus work and introduction of the common obedience commands of sit, down, loose leash walking, leave it and name recognition. 

  • Mondays from 5:30-6:15 pm

  • Saturdays from 9:00-9:45 am

If Class participants exceed space on regular training days (Monday and Saturday), other class options will be available such as the following: Sundays at 6:00 pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays at noon and Fridays at 7:00 pm

LEVEL 2  

Building upon obedience commands of loose leash walking and leave it while introducing coming when called and stays. Begin the impulse control exercises including proper human greetings. We also introduce the four D’s of training: Distance, Duration, Different Environment and Delivery of Reward.

  • Mondays from 6:30-7:15 pm 

  • Saturdays from 10:00-10:45 am

If Class participants exceed space on regular training days (Monday and Saturday), other class options will be available such as the following: Sundays at 6:00 pm, Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 7:00 pm

 

LEVEL 3
In level three continue to hone in and perfect all the skills learned so far by playing games, continuing to build heeling patterns and add more distractions from everyday life.  The Canine Good Citizen test is introduced.

  • Mondays from 6:30-7:15 pm 

  • Saturdays from 11:00-11:45 am

If Class participants exceed space on regular training days (Monday and Saturday), other class options will be available such as the following Sundays at 6:00 pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays at noon and Fridays at 7:00 pm

Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test is designed to recognize owners who have demonstrated responsible ownership and training their canine companion for good manners. This prep class will help you review and practice for the 10 exercises that make up the Canine Good Citizen Test

 

This class is best suited for dogs that are already familiar with the CGC exercises and can already perform basic obedience skills. Dogs should be comfortable in the presence of unfamiliar people and dogs.

The CGC test will be held during the last class of the session.

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Class Details

  • Cost: $100 includes $10 CGC test fee

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max

  • Class Length: 45-minute classes for 4 consecutive weeks

  • Prerequisite: Dog-Gone Fun obedience Level 2, or equivalent obedience class elsewhere.

Starting Saturday, October 14 (Skip Oct 28 & Nov 11)

Test held on November 18

  • Class Time:  12:00-12:45 pm

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore

Really Reliable Recall Class

Does your dog come every time you call or ignore you? Can you call your dog away from distractions or when you are in new locations? The Really Reliable Recall class will give you the skills you need to work on, to get a reliable recall. The goal is to have a reliable recall anywhere, even in new places when your dog is distracted. Classes will be outside, so dress accordingly.

Using the Really Reliable Recall method is fun, easy to train and works for dogs of all ages.

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Class Details

  • Cost: $120

  • Class Size: 6 dogs, max

  • Class Length: 45-minute classes for 4 consecutive weeks

  • Prerequisites: 

    • Dog-Gone Fun Obedience Level 2, or equivalent class elsewhere

    • Must be able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger

    • Both a 4-6′ leash and a 30-40′ leash will be needed for class

Starting Saturday, TBD

  • Class Time: TBD

  • Instructors: Cheri Moore

Out and About Class

After doing all your homework in obedience classes, it is time to take it on the road. All the skills learned in Levels Obedience Classes will be practiced in real life situations. We learn proper public etiquette as well as skills to handle unexpected situations. Class runs for 4 weeks and each week is held in a different outside public location.

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Class Details

  • Cost: $100

  • Class Size: 4 dogs, max

  • Class Length: 45-minute classes for 4 consecutive weeks (weather permitting)

  • Prerequisite: Dog-Gone Fun Obedience Level 3, or equivalent class elsewhere

No classes scheduled at this time- check back soon!

  • Class Time: TBD

  • Locations: TBD each week

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore

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