Group classes are fun for the whole family!

Dog Gone Smart offers many different types of classes for dogs of all breeds & ages

 

OR- Email our Training Director jaimee@doggonesmart.com and she can help you pick the best training course for you and your dog!   

 

 

 

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Schedules for Upcoming Classes 

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Dog Gone Smart’s Class makeup policy is simple and easy:

 

If you are registered in a class, and miss any of the classes on your schedule you are welcome to make it up at your convenience in another class of the same level and week. Just give us a call to make sure the class you'd like to attend is running.

Puppy classes may be joined mid-session. Registration during class must be done through the front desk.

Puppy Kindergarten (For Puppies 8 - 16 Weeks Old)

Everything you'll need to know about having a puppy! An introductory class for you and your puppy. You learn about the puppy’s developmental stages while your pup socializes with other pups in a safe supervised environment.  Puppy topics such as housebreaking, mouthing, chewing, jumping, barking etc. will be covered.  And your puppy will learn some new useful behaviors such as intro to leash walking!

Foundations PART 1-Elementary School (For Dogs 4 Months & Older)

Manners and Obedience A first obedience course:  Your dog learns to SIT and  lay DOWN, reliably.  We teach COME so your dog responds! Polite walking on leash, greetings and household manners are covered. Stopping unwanted Behaviors such as JUMPING and excessive BARKING. Class environment great for practice!  You will learn our training philosophy and techniques. We teach you how to become a loving and effective leader and how to create a joyful bonding experience for the whole family.

Foundations PART 2-Middle School

Apply the skills learned in Foundation 1 to real-life situations.  Your dog learns to sit-stay and down-stay reliably, walk and wait in a crowd, greet strangers politely, go to his bed on command and stay there, and come instantly in an emergency reliably. Focus is on the 3 D's, adding Distance, Duration and Distraction!

If you think you are ready to skip Foundation 1 and go right into Foundation 2, please fill out this form for permission

Intermediate-High School

CGC Intermediate Obedience is where you will prepare your dog to pass the CGC (Canine Good Citizen Test)! Hand signals are introduced.  Distractions and distance are applied to the stays. We perfect leash-walking, and the recall.  More attention is given to stopping new unwanted behaviors. 

Advanced-College

This class is for those who are preparing to compete with their dogs in the AKC novice obedience competition. 

Outdoor Distraction

Classes are held outdoors at different locations each week to practice and proof your dog with distractions.  Sit-stay and down-stay exercises, leash-walking, and recalls are the focus of the class. Pre-requisite: Intermediate 1 or permission from the instructor

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Rally-O

Rally-O combines characteristics of sports car racing, dog agility, and traditional obedience into a new fun sport.  It includes 12-20 performance stations where dogs have to follow specific directions at each station.

Intro to Odor

Intro to Odor Class (limit 6 dogs!): K9 Nose Work® is a new dog sport developed by a team of professional dog trainers that worked with certified search and rescue teams and drug detection dogs. In this intermediate-level course dogs will be introduced to search for the first target odor which is birch (a natural essential oil). Dogs will also be challenged with more complex search patterns and locations. They will be introduced to the 4 elements of Nose Work: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle, and Containers.Prerequisite: Nose Work 1 Class or previous beginner Nose Work class required. Dogs and puppies of all ages are welcome!                       

Nose Work®

Introduction to Nose Work: K9 Nose Work® is a new dog sport developed by a team of professional dog trainers that originally trained search & rescue teams. This beginner-level course is designed to provide all dogs with a fun outlet to use their natural (sniffing) abilities. If your dog has a nose, they can participate! K9 Nose Work is great fun, builds confidence, gives your dog an opportunity to utilize their mental & physical energy through active problem solving and helps to build a stronger relationship.  No obedience training required. FMI please visit http://www.nacsw.net/

Continuing Odor

In this advanced-level course dogs will learn to search more off lead in a safe environment using birch essential oil. Owner will learn to narrate and identify their dog’s behavior when odor is detected. Dogs and handlers will be challenged with more complex search patterns and locations. Continuation of the 4 elements of Nose Work: Interior, Exterior, Vehicle, and Containers. Great preparation for optional Odor Recognition Test (O.R.T.) certification.Prerequisite: Intro to Odor Class or equivalent. Dogs and puppies of all ages are welcome!

Tricks-Circus School!

Teach your dog to bow, wave, roll over, and much more! Lots of fun – bring the kids! 

Puppy Agility

Designed especially for "young whipper snappers".  This course is a great way to build confidence in your pup!  The class teaches attention, teamwork skills (for both you and the pup!), and safe and appropriate ground work for agility.  Pups should have a nice temperament and a willingness to learn and have fun.  Highly recommended for toy breeds or any size breed or mix of pup. This class if for puppies under one year old.  The equipment will be scaled down for pups.  It will also teach you to deepen your relationship with your dog that will be useful in obedience, agility or as a loving member of your household.

Therapy

Become a Pet Assisted Animal Therapy team with your dog and volunteer in hospitals and nursing homes. Special commands such as leave it, back up, look, and touch will be taught. Regulations regarding therapy dogs and medical terminology will be covered. Class Requirements & Information

Canine Good Citizen

Prepare your dog to receive certification from the AKC by passing the Canine Good Citizen test. This program promotes responsible dog ownership by encouraging you to teach your dog basic good manners.

Clicker Training with Your Dog

Using a clicker introduces you to a new technology - one that makes training easier. With a clicker and the positive reinforcement that goes with it, your dog learns quickly, remembers well and is enthusiastic about the process.

Flyball

This is an exciting sport for dogs who love tennis balls!  In Flyball a dog jumps over hurdles, strikes a box, and out pops a tennis ball!  The dog catches the ball in his mouth and jumps back over the hurdles carrying the ball and returns it to his owner. Sometimes this is played as a relay race. Lots of fun and excitement!

Freestyle

Canine Freestyle is a fun sport that is a mixture of obedience, tricks and dance that allows for creative interaction between dogs and their owners.  Choreographed performances are organized with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and his handler.  

Fun and Games

Keep your dog mentally stimulated! Come and play musical chairs, relay races, tic-tac-toe, Simon Says and more with your dog!  Sharpen your obedience skills while having fun! Bring the kids.

Hiking

Bond with your dog in the great outdoors. This class will help establish your leadership role, perfect your leash walking skills and learn basic trail etiquette. Explore a new trail every week – swimming will be available at several locations.

Instinct and Behavior

With Chris Onthank - For individuals who want to better understand dogs, their behavior and how they think. Learn what motivates the canine and how to apply different training techniques to teach new behaviors and alter old ones. Recommended for anyone who wants to volunteer at a local shelter. 

Tracking

Teach your dog to follow human scent. If you enjoy the outdoors and playing with your dog, tracking may be for you. This course covers the basics of air scenting, trailing, track laying and reading your dog.

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