Group Training

 


Yips to Licks! Puppy Socialization14440802_10108294519598170_570125454777141249_n

Socialization helps your puppy become acclimated to all types of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive manner. These classes not only help your puppy begin to understand basic commands but also exposes them to other dogs and people. This class blends socialization and preliminary obedience to prepare your puppy for the next level. 

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More importantly, it starts you and your puppy off on the right path to a good bond.

Age:  puppies 8 weeks to 6 months
Prerequisite: none


Sit, Stay, Ok! Basic Obedience
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This class covers sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking and a variety of other exercises.  Your dog will learn to work through distractions and you learn how to teach good behavior in the real world. Each week includes homework with skills to work on before the next class.
Age:  dogs 6 months and older
Prerequisite: none


Waggin Good Time! Canine Good Citizen Class

This is offered after the completion of basic obedience and an assessment of the dog’s readiness. The goal is to put evAKC_CGC_EvaluatorLogo_large.181123720_stderything you’ve learned and prepare you for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certification. The CGC program is designed to encourage good dog manners at home and in the community. 

Class covers: Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, loose-leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit, down, stay, coming when called, calm reaction to other dogs and to distractions, and supervised separation. Click here to learn more about the CGC!
Age:  6 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience


You’re a GOOD dog! Advanced Obedience

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This class is designed for dogs who are working on furthering their foundation. Exercises will be conducted in a variety of areas to work on proofing and distractions. Off-leash stays, recalls and heeling are worked 
extensively to ensure your dog is solid. New exercises such as jumping and holding objects will be added. At this level, the expectations 
are that you are working with your dog every day at least 20 minutes to strengthen your training.

Age:  10 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience


Dogs on the Cat Walk! FUNdamentels of Showing

So your dog already knows how to sit and stay. There’s still so much more to learn! These enrichment classes are designed to help you keep your dog busy and active, but most of all, the focus is FUN! Great for all dogs who need more mental stimulation. For those looking to compete, this class is designed to help learn the foundations of better movement, bond and drive with your dog.

These classes are conducted with games and fun, interactive activities you can continue to play with your dog at home.
Age:  6 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience


Young Dog, Old Dog, Trick Dog! Tricks Class

You probably don’t realize it but you have already taught your dog to do lots of tricks! Sit, down, stand, stay or come? Those are just like tricks! Teaching behaviors and tricks are often interchangeable.  Teaching and learning tricks also encourages a great bond with your dog. Whether luring, capturing or shaping the behavior, you will be astonished at how quickly your dog will catch on! Tricks that are covered in the class include:

  • Shake (both paws)
  • Circle & Spin
  • Rollover
  • Weave (between legs or polls)
  • Return (sit between legs)
  • Bark on cue (“Speak”)
  • Back Up
  • Crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 5 feet)
  • Find it (find treat hidden under cup)
  • Get your ___________. (Leash, brush, name of toy)
  • Hand signals (down, sit, or come)
  • High five
  • Paws up (2 front paws on low stool or step)
  • Touch it (hand or target stick)

Tricks learned will be determined prior to class starting. The number of tricks depends on the work you and your dog put in at home!

Tricks are also taught so that you can work on getting your AKC Trick Title! Click here for more information.
Age:  6 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience

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Dogalates! Core & Strength

Just like humans dogs can benefit from building core strength, balance and stability. We all care about our dogs and this will help with many aspects of their health. It can help dogs of any age, from puppy development to the senior dog that has lost strength and stability from age related weakness.

This class also is a workout for the human! Workout with your dog!

**Safety is priority** BLOF has balance and stability exercises for all dogs and will ensure that safety comes first! All exercises for humans can be modified 

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: None

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