We will be offering group classes again starting in April 2016. If you are interested in private lessons (where I come to your home to train with you one-on-one, or you come to our facility to train one-on-one), or if you would like us to do a board and train with your dog (your dog stays here a minimum of two weeks for intensive obedience training), take a look at our Services page.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
We offer CGC testing at any time, but will offer
testing on a regular basis at the end of each
month during our level 4 class. If you are interested
in having your dog tested now, or if you'd like to begin
training privately for the test, please contact us.
To learn more about CGC testing, please
Therapy Dog Testing
We also offer certification for therapy dogs. If this
interests you please contact us and we can discuss
if your dog is ready for testing. Requirements include
a health certificate for the dog, background check for
the handler, and of course passing a rigorous test.
Group Classes Explained (Levels Style)
Our classes are a little different from traditional group
classes. Our classes are in a levels style. We offer
different levels at different times on each Saturday.
This means that if you have to miss a class, you
don't miss out on valuable information as you can
simply come back to the same level next time.
Another advantage is that you and your dog can
advance at your own pace, and you may begin class
at any time rather than having to wait several weeks
for a new 6 week class to begin, Our classse are
All classes are held on Saturday afternoons. An
orientation class (owners only, no dogs) must be
attended prior to starting classes.
Orientation/Sign Up - 1:00pm
Level 1 - 2:00pm
Level 2 - 2:45pm
Level 3 - 3:30pm
Level 4 - 4:15pm
Single classes - $20
4 classes - $75
8 classes - $120
16 classes - $208
Why Title Your Dog??
Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as anything in the world can remain. And though the dog herself doesn't know or care that her achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count. A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
In addition, a title says that you love your dog. That you loved to spend time with her because she was a good dog and that you believed in her enough to give her yet another chance when she (or you!) failed and in the end your faith was justified. A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few. That in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.
And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after a name. An obedience (agility, flyball, herding, tracking, lure coursing, conformation) title is nothing less than the true love and respect, given and received and recorded permanently.
by Sandy Mowery