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This class will teach you how to teach your dog almost anything. It will focus on learning skills that form the building blocks for behavior. These skills will set you and your puppy up for a life of mutual respect and communication. For dogs 8 weeks to six months old.
Please bring your puppy to class on a soft buckle collar or front clip harness, a six foot leather or nylon leash. No retractable or chain leashes allowed. No prong/pinch collars allowed. Bring 2-3 quart bags of soft, small, easily eaten treats such as hot dogs, cheese or chicken.

Thursdays 8:45-9:30 p.m. Eight weeks: 8/15-10/3

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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Control Unleashed®: The Puppy Program

Puppies who are not taught certain skills right away can develop severe behavior problems in adulthood. This 7-week class (based on the book "Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program” by Leslie McDevitt) is all about teaching those critical skills. From calmness to impulse control, this class is designed to provide you and your puppy with a solid foundation of skills to set you up for success.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Address nipping and jumping
  • Build relaxation and calmness
  • Train and support appropriate greetings with people
  • Reduce fear, anxiety, and over-excitement around other dogs
  • Promote attention to handler in new environments
  • Train a default safety leave it behavior
  • Support focus around distractions

Before the first class, you will receive a pre-recorded lecture (via email). You must watch this lecture before the first class, as it will cover important concepts (in place of an in-class lecture), which will maximize training time.

You will need the following:

  • Control Unleashed® book
  • Balance harness (by Blue-9 online)
  • 6-ft leash
  • Portable mat (e.g., Mutt Mat online)
  • Treat bag (e.g. Rapid Rewards on Amazon)
  • 2-3 quart bags of soft, small treats (chicken, hot dogs, cheese)

 Puppies under 6 months only. Clickers will be provided. No retractable or chain leashes allowed, no prong/pinch/choke/shock collars allowed.)

Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 am. 7 weeks: 8/24-10/12* *no class 8/31

Price: $160.00
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This class focuses on pattern games and the tools to give your dog the skills to cope with the world. We will also cover effective socialization using a deliberate focused method. This class is great for handling your over-excited pup, your shy pup, or as a preventive tool for reactivity. All dogs will have their own working stations.

Please bring your dog to class on a soft buckle collar or front clip harness, a six foot leather or nylon leash. No retractable or chain leashes allowed. No prong/pinch collars allowed. Bring 2-3 quart bags of soft, small, easily eaten treats such as hot dogs, cheese or chicken. Bring an inexpensive, portable mat and the book Reactive to Relaxed by Leslie McDevitt. (For dogs 6 month- 1 year - other ages accepted based on availability in class and instructor approval). 

Thursdays 7:45-8:30 p.m. Eight weeks: 8/15-10/3

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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Behavior Adjustment Training® 2.0 for Puppies

Dogs are everywhere! How do you teach your puppy not to become overexcited, fearful, or anxious or when they see a dog? In this course (based on the book “Behavior Adjustment Training®2.0” by Grisha Stewart), we simulate real-world situations where your puppy can build calmness and confidence when surrounded by other dogs and people. Starting outdoors at a distance, you will learn how to apply strategies that support your puppy to ignore other dogs, even at close-range! (Although not required, this course is a nice follow-up to the Control Unleashed course.)

In this course, we will work outdoors and you will learn how to:

  • Identify, prevent, and address early signs of anxiety and aggression
  • Support your puppy to make appropriate choices independently
  • Create your own B.A.T. setups to practice outside of class
  • Apply skills from Control Unleashed into the real world

You will need the following:

  • BAT 2.0® book
  • Treat bag (e.g. Rapid Rewards on Amazon)
  • Balance harness (by Blue-9 online)
  • 20-25ft long biothane leash (can be purchased at Annabelle’s for a 15% discount)
  • 2-3 quart bags of soft, small treats (chicken, hot dogs, cheese)

No puppies at the first class, as we will be learning important concepts, building leash-handling skills, and practicing with experienced demo dogs.

(Puppies under 9 months only. No retractable or chain leashes allowed, no prong/pinch/choke/shock collars allowed.)

Saturdays, 10:15-11:15 am. 5 weeks: 10/19-11/16

Price: $115.00
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This class is for puppies 10-24 weeks old and focuses on several key aspects of puppyhood: proper socialization, basic obedience, manners, and more. Raise your puppy to be the dog you want through positive, clear, effective communication.  

Fridays, 6-7 p.m. Six weeks: 9/6-10/11

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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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.

Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Six weeks: 9/18-10/23

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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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 $25 per class.

Tuesdays 6-7 pm.  Six Weeks: 8/20-9/24

OR DROP IN FOR $25 PER CLASS! You can sign up for a drop in class online - select "single drop-in class" option on check-out.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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