Basic Obedience class
Obedience is the key to a balanced relationship with your canine friend built on trust and respect. Our Good Dog Academy classes are 6 weeks in length for each class and are just $95 ($75 for shelter adoptees). Classes are available to all healthy dogs aged 4 months and older with proof of core vaccinations (distemper, bordatella, and rabies) who have a clean history of no bites requiring medical intervention. The trainer matches your dog's personality and your training goals to find the best fit for fido.
Other Training Classes:
The Puppy Connection
Socialization and effective management are key to helping you create a wonderful adult companion dog out of the adorable bundle of fuzz you picked out of the litter of puppies. As such, the DRHS offers a puppy socialization and training class that focuses on problem prevention, problem solving, management, and of course, socialization. Puppy classes are available to all healthy puppies aged 8 weeks to 4 months with proof of current vaccinations (distemper, bordatella, and rabies if old enough). Puppy classes meet every Saturday at 1 to 2:30 at the Kennedy Mall location and are just $35 (or free for all puppies adopted at the shelter). We offer rolling enrollment, so you and your puppy can join any week you're available (just bring your vaccine record along and pay at the first class).
Many common behavior problems escalate if not addressed properly in the beginning. Hundreds of juvenile dogs are surrendered every year for behavior issues that could easily have been prevented or taken care of if addressed as a youngster. This class aims to give you the tools necessary to raise a well-adjusted dog. Activities include lots of fun socialization opportunities, problem prevention, and problem solving, as well as much more. Set your puppy up for success throughout their lives with this beginning class!
Private Lessons: $30 per lesson
Private lessons in your home or at the shelter can be scheduled to accomodate those wanting individualized training or whose schedules prevent them oining a group class. These lessons can cover anything including behavior issues such as chewing, housebreaking, or greeting visitors inappropriately to seperation anxiety, various kinds of aggression, and more.
Residency Program: (call for an individualized quote)
If time constraints or vacation plans prevent you the opporutnity to attend obedience classes, our residency program may be just the thing for you. Board your dog with us while we do the training for you. This program includes video updates so you can see exactly what is going on, as well as a consultation at the end to show you what your dog has learned as well as to train you with the skills you need to keep up with the training.
Agility Club: ($5 per session)
Want to introduce your dog to basic agility and socialize him/her at the same time? We've got a nice selection of agility equipment that you are welcome to use every Tuesday at 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Cost is $5 per session and you can come any Tuesday you are available. You must present proof of current vaccinations (distemper, bordatella, and rabies) to participate. Dogs must also have a clean history of no dog bites. Sessions are held indoors October to April.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing: (held as needed, cost is $10)
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test was developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a way to reward well behaved dogs who are well-mannered both at home and in the community. There are 10 testing items to pass including loose leash walking, sit, down, coming when called, accepting friendly strangers, and supervised separation. For more information, visit the CGC website at http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm.
Every Saturday @ 1:00 PM
Cost is FREE for adopted dogs and $35 for every one else.
6 week obedience course
Starts 4/4/13 @ 5:15
Every Thursday @ 5:15
Starts 4/25/13 @6:30 Every Thursday @ 6:30
Basic Obedience 6 week course. Starts 5/23/13 @ 5:15. Every Thursday @ 5:15 Cost is $75 for adopted dogs, $95 for everyone else. Dogs must be current on Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies.
Call 563-582-6766 to enroll today!
BA, NK9 graduate,
over 10 yrs professional experience.
Obedience demo dog
Jeb is CGC certified.