Fear-Free, Science Based Positive Reinforcement Training
Next Group Class will begin Saturday, October 23, 2021. This will be our last class of 2021.
Private sessions available weekdays at our air conditioned studio.
Group Classes meet on Saturdays at 9:00 at our training studio in 29 Palms. You must be pre-registered, be sure to contact us. All of our classes include our custom Confidence Course and real life experiences such as wheelchairs, umbrellas, strollers. Puppy skills for veterinary visits, family gatherings and problem solving. Adult skills include patio dining, farmers markets, street fairs and problem solving.
AKC STAR Puppy The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a great starting place for loving dog owners who want to take the time to take their puppies through a basic training class that includes much needed socialization and experiences in a safe environment. $150 for the six week class*. Includes how to use the new skills to handle a vet visit and enjoy family outings.
Our Life Skills (basics) class includes not just the AKC Canine Good Citizen test at graduation but the skills needed for real life and being good neighbors. Learn how to use the basic skills such as sit, down, wait/stay, leave it, station and focus to enjoy taking your dog with you to places that are dog friendly such as patio dining, street fairs and farmers markets. $150 for the six week class*. (CGC testing available without the class, ask us for details).
AKC Community Canine is a 10-step test of community social skills that go beyond the CGC and includes public access skills. $180 for the six week class*, CGC prerequisite. (Testing available without the class). Field Trip to use their new skills at a local pet friendly store.
Beyond the Basics Let's have some fun! This exciting and energetic class will meet 2x per month on Sundays at 9:00. This is for the dog who already knows his basics and you want to do more. Each month will focus on a new advanced skill along with a fun trick. In September this class will include teaching our dogs to play soccer. $60 per month, fee is due at registration. Spots are limited and you must be pre-registered. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are part of an organization or group of friends that would like to set up classes on a different day or location please contact us for details. We have held weekly classes by invitation at community centers, parks, back yards and senior centers.
Virtual Sessions via Zoom and Private Sessions available weekdays for the following:
Basics Obedience: Confidently handle your dog in real life: Sit, down, stay, wait, leave it, recall, place and leash work. $35 per session*.
Problem Solving: Expand on the basics for specific challenges such as jumping and door darting. $40 per session*.
Behavior Sessions improve how you and your dog face life by helping fearful, reactive and anxious dogs. Evaluations required before setting up an individualized program for you and your dog. These programs typically require a 6, 8 or 10 session plan and plans are priced accordingly. Evaluation is $45 and applied towards the cost of your plan.
We are a Fear Free training facility. We are focused on the welfare of your dog and your relationship with your dog. Experienced, educated and certified, using science based techniques to teach the skills your dog needs without punishment and teach the you how to ask for and get the dog to offer these skills. Because punishment does not fix but instead suppresses behaviors escalation can occur. Punishment and fear does not teach the dog the wanted behaviors. This can lead to frustration for both you and your dog and suppressed behaviors may actually reoccur in more dramatic and dangerous ways.
Service Dog Training: We work with you to train your own service dog. Dogs must meet specific requirements including age, health, temperament and task suitability. Owner Trainers must be able to commit the time and effort required for training, maintain a training log and provide for the dog's health and welfare.
*We work hard to keep our pricing reasonable so that our services are available to a broader base of clients. Being a retired military family we understand the unique challenges that are faced, both monetary and time wise, in a military community. Prices are subject to change.
Thank you for your continued support and trust in us.
-Ronda Warywoda, CPDT-Ka, UW-AAB
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