Obedience

 

Obedience

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In this class, puppies ages 15 -24 weeks will continue with the socialization and learning from Pawsitive Puppy! Puppies will work on more focused behaviors, impulse control games, appropriate door manners, loose leash heeling, longer sits, stays, downs, recalls as well as increasing good manners.  We will also discuss how to deal with the ever changing stages your puppy is going through and how to keep bad habits from forming.

Pre-Requisite: Pawsitive Puppy! or similar class. Bring a lot of of very small, soft easy to swallow high value food/treats and your dog’s favorite toy. (Roasted chicken, beef, turkey, cheese work great! Please bring more than one kind for picky puppies).  6-10 foot leashes (no flexis). Class size limited to 8.

Saturdays, 9-10 am. Six weeks: 8/5-9/30* *no class 8/12, 8/26, 9/23

Price: $120.00
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Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed by Grisha Stewart to rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. BAT® 2.0 helps animals gain confidence and social skills. BAT is a natural method that creates an emotionally safe interaction with minimal intrusion. BAT is especially useful when the “triggers” for frustration, aggression, or fear are living beings, for example when dogs bark at or bite other dogs or people. CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO TEN.

  • BAT gives animals maximum control of safety and other significant events in their lives.
  • BAT arranges safe scenarios where animals can socialize naturally and interact with triggers in socially acceptable ways. 

You will learn:

  • How to encourage or shape a "replacement behavior" that provides your dog with the same function as the unwanted behavior.
  • Why it's important to keep your dog calm in the presence of a trigger while teaching him to make good choices.
  • Practical ways to keep your dog from being pushed into a reactive state in and around your home and on walks. 

Thursdays 6/15-8/31. 6:30-7:30 pm 12 weeks: $240
Thursdays 6/15-8/31. 7:45-8:45 pm 12 weeks: $240

No dogs the first night of class. Please have a 15-20 ft. long line for your dog
and a Freedom Walk or similar front attachment harness. Bring the long line to the first class.

Price: $240.00
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This class is all about "The Walk"! Choosing and fitting equipment that will best fit YOUR dog. Learn how to get started and how to take it on the road. Learn tricks and techniques to handle those pesky street distractions, keeping reactions to a minimum while maintaining a loose leash and bonding with your dog. Class size is limited.

Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Six weeks: 8/8-9/12

Price: $120.00
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For puppies 10-20 weeks of age. This class begins the important process of training and socialization. Topics include household manners, preventing and managing problem behaviors and basic obedience exercises. Class size limited.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Six weeks: 7/24-8/28

Price: $120.00
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Rally is a fun sport for all levels of dogs and handlers that is comprised of a variety of signs set in a course. Each dog and handler performs the described task on each sign making their way through the course. This six week class will teach a variety of behaviors such as loose leash walking, fronts, pivots,jumps,leaving distractions and more. A basic obedience course is required for this class. Please bring to class a bag of small, soft, easily eaten training treats for your dog. For best results bring small pieces of cheese or meat.

Saturdays 4:30-5:15 pm. Eight weeks: 7/1-8/19. Or, drop in for $18

Price: $120.00
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Do you have an anxious dog? Or a reactive dog that barks or lunges at anything new it encounters?  So did I...But not anymore! Learn the techniques I used to move my dog, Arrow from Reactive to Calm or to help your shy pup go from frightened to confident. Experience with the appropriate use of a clicker or handler attendance in the first hour of “Beginning Clicker” is a requirement for this class. Class size is limited.

Tuesdays 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 8/8-9/12

Price: $120.00
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This course will cover the basics to get you started on a trusting, respectful and fulfilling relationship with your new puppy. Each class will include teaching a new basic obedience behavior, like “sit”, down, “don’t pull” and “come” with the scientifically proven training method of Clicker Training. Each class will also include “Puppy Do’s and Don’ts” to answer your specific questions, problems and concerns.  And of course, each week your puppy will get to PLAY and socialize. And you, as a “Puppy Parent” will learn what to look for in puppy play, what’s appropriate, what’s not, when to step in and when to let it roll. For puppies 8-20 weeks. All puppies must be current with vaccinations appropriate for their age. Bring lots of YOUR puppy’s favorite soft treats. Class size is limited. Drop in also available for $22 per class.

Wednesdays 6-7 pm: 8/9-9/13

OR DROP IN FOR $22 PER CLASS! You can sign up for a drop in class online - select "single drop-in class" option on check-out.

Price: $120.00
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Carol Hein-Creger of the Canine Training Center presents this class for all dogs 5 months and older who have not had structured training. Topics include household manners, preventing and managing behavior issues and basic obedience exercises, including sit, stay, down, come, and walking on a leash without pulling. Class size is limited.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Mondays, 7-8 pm. Six weeks: 7/24-8/28
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm. Six weeks: 7/26-8/30

Price: $120.00
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Dawn Archer Pizzoferrato, ABCDT uses scientifically proven "clicker training" and "free shaping" used to teach your dog all the basics plus other fun, useful behaviors. Learn how to become a benevolent leader to manage and prevent unwanted behaviors. This is an especially great class for first time owners or newly adopted shelter/rescue dogs. No corrections used as you build a bond of trust and respect. For dogs of all ages. Class size is limited. NO DOGS FIRST CLASS.

Wednesdays 7-8 pm: Six weeks: 8/9-9/13

Price: $120.00
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Find out what it means to your dog! Does your dog understand some basic commands but fail to respond to them on a regular basis? Do distractions rank higher than you do when calling your dog? This class will teach you how to gain your dog's respect and responsiveness without the outdated forceful methods of years ago. Gain control by becoming the owner your dog WANTS to listen to while strengthening the bond you share with your dog. This class is highly recommended for all dog owners. Class size limited.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Mondays, 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 7/24-8/28

Price: $120.00
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Dawn Pizzoferrato, ABCDT introduces the Canine Good Citizen behaviors! This includes advanced loose leash walking, greeting a stranger, walking through a crowd, polite behavior around other dogs, and much more. For dogs of all ages. Prerequisite: Doggie Do Good Beginner Obedience or equivalent. CGC test given on last night of class.

Wednesdays 8-9 pm. Six weeks: 8/9-9/13

Price: $120.00
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Is your dog reactive or easily aroused around other dogs and people?  Is he easily distracted or does he have a hard time controlling his impulses when excited?  This course is designed by Carol Hein-Creger of the Canine Training Center to help your dog learn how to relax, focus and work on leash reliably in stimulating or stressful situations. Class size is limited to 8.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 7/26-8/30 *NO DOGS FIRST CLASS*

Price: $120.00
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The Control Unleashed® class is for fearful/reactive dogs. This six week class will teach the dog and handler skills to cope with stressful situations,giving the dogs the ability to stay calm when faced with the triggers that cause inappropriate reactions. This class is limited. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO HOLD CLASS SPOT.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15 pm. Eight weeks:  4/4-5/23; 6/6-7/25; 8/1-9/19; 10/24-12/12

Price: $120.00
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