Covid Precautions Policy:
Classes will be outdoors as much as the weather permits and masks are optional. However, when classes are indoors, masks are mandatory for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
What do you need for class?
PUPPY KINDERGARTEN (for pups 8-20 weeks)
Get your puppy off to a good start with Puppy Kindergarten. Your pup will learn basic obedience, such as sit, down, stay, recalls, leave-it and loose leash walking. More importantly, your new best friend will be able to socialize with other puppies the same age. We will discuss housebreaking, chewing, nipping and all the ups and downs of puppy parenthood. 6 weeks, $180
LAST MINUTE OPENING-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 10:30!
Schedule: Monday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Puppy 2: Curbing Adolescent Antics (for Teenage Dogs 5- 18months)
Do you find yourself saying, "My puppy used to be so cute", now your little pup is an adolescent who loves to jump, pull on leash and doesn't listen to you. This class is for you!
We will address all issues involving self control: curbing jumping when greeting people, leave it, stay, recalls and walking on a loose leash. 6 weeks, $180
Schedule: Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Basic Manners- Level 1
Whether you and your dog are just starting out in life together or you need an old dog to learn new tricks, this class teaches the fundamentals of obedience. We concentrate on the basics: sit, down, stay, recall, walking on a loose leash and polite greetings. 5 weeks, $155
Start Date: TBD
Manners = Level 2
Does your dog have Basic Skills but you are ready to take your training to theNext Level?
We solidify the skills you learned in Basic Manners or Puppy 2. We will work on solid greetings, loose leash walking with distractions, polite greetings, bomb proof stays and more!
5 weeks, $155
Start Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Note: No Class November 6th CLASS IS FULL
Canine Good Citizen
The Canine Good Citizen Program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. It's a 5 week training program and a 10-step test, showing they can be polite to strangers and other dogs, come when called, stay, walk on leash and be left with a stranger. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
This is an Advanced Class and your dog should demonstrate Basic Manners and Manners 2 skills. This class will help refine them in order to take the CGC Test on the 5th week.
It is the first step toward becoming a Therapy Dog and a Competition Obedience career. In addition, some homeowner owner insurance policies may require the certification.
5 weeks, $155 Start Date: TBD
SPORTS & FUN!
4 sports in 4 weeks: Agility, Frisbee Disc, Tricks and Scentwork!
Dog sports can be great for exercise and building a partnership between you and your pooch. This course is not for those who want to compete professionally, but for those who want to have a good time! Your dog should be able to perform basic obedience and attention. 4 weeks, $125
Please note: since this is a specialty class, there will be no make up class available if you miss a week.
Start Date: Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Sorry-class is full!
Agility for FUN!
Want to have some fun with your dog? Agility is a great for exercise and building a partnership between you and your pooch. This course is not for those who want to compete professionally, but for those who want to have a good time! Your dog should be able to perform basic obedience and attention. Class size is limited.
NOTE: This a specialty class and make up classes are not possible if you miss a class.
Start Date: Saturday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m.
CLASS IS FULL
Intro to Scent Work
Inspired by working detection dogs, Scent Work (also known as Nosework) is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
Scent Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.
Start Date: Monday, January 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Group Walks with other dogs at different locations in the South Shore. We will practice Loose Leash Walking, Recalls, Stays and Polite Greetings! This class is for dogs who have graduated from a Basic Manners, Puppy Class or who have already worked privately with Donna. This is not a class for reactive dogs.
You must register by 6:00 p.m. the night before a scheduled walk.
Next walk: Saturday, September 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Walk is one hour at Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Nosework 2: Intro to Odor
Now that your dog is proficient at searching for food in containers, we will pair the food with scent of Birch. We will also expand our search areas away from containers. 4 weeks, $125
Start Date: TBD
Whether you want to learn to teach your dog to ride a skateboard, play dead or just jump through a hoop, this class is full of new and fun things for dogs and handlers. You can also earn your AKC Trick Dog Title! Follow this link for details on the title: http://images.akc.org/pdf/trick_dog_novice.pdf
5 weeks, $155
Start Date: TBD
Donna believes small dogs have big potential! Sometimes the wee ones can be shy or feel stressed in class or with larger pups. This class will combine aspects of basic obedience, socialization and agility to bring out the BEST in your Little Champion! Open to all ages under 25 pounds. 5 weeks, $155
Start Date: TBD
Make Up Policy: If you miss a
class, we will do our best to schedule you to attend another
class on a different day (IF there
is the same class running) or in a
subsequent session. Due to limited class size (because of social distance rules) it may not be possible to accommodate a make up session.
Refund Policy: No refunds
after the attendance of the first