Classes & Workshops

NOTE: Most of our classes are held at

A Loyal Companion Canine Swim and Recreation Center

Please click  here to see the Class List or to Register

Class Descriptions:

Puppy Play, Socialization

Every Wednesday evening from 6-7 PM.

This is FREE to attend and will allow the puppies to be social and continue to develop proper play etiquette. 

Designed for puppies 10 – 24 weeks. Dogs are pack animals that were meant to live in groups: they are not solitary animals and do not enjoy spending hours alone. The root of many behavior problems lies in a lack of stimulation and energy outlets. Without adequate socialization your dog may become fearful and is likely to develop two of the most serious and hard to resolve problems, biting and fighting. Even if you have other dogs at home, your puppy needs to learn to interact with other dogs outside of their environment.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

(Prerequisite – Informational Class or previous client of Oh Behave!) 

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.

Basic Obedience –

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00

(Prerequisite – Informational Class or previous client of Oh Behave!) 

Foundation work:  Name Game & Watch Me

Commands taught are:  Wait, Loose Leash Walking, Sit, Leave It, Come & Down

Intermediate –

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00

(Prerequisite – Basic Class, Private or previous client of Oh Behave! or Equivalent)

More in-depth for those who have dogs who have graduated from a basic class or who have had individual training.

We will be adding in distractions and increasing the time and distance for Down, Sit, Come & Leave It and teaching Place/Spot.

Advanced – 

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00

(Prerequisite – Intermediate Class, Private or previous client of Oh Behave! or Equivalent)

We will continue to add in distractions, distance and time with Down & Sit.  Additionally we will move towards off leash. Increase Distance/Drop Leash

Introducing and teaching: The Emergency Recall, Go Around, Down – From the side/heel position, Sit – From the side/heel position and adding in some light distractions with the Emergency Recall as appropriate.

Games 101 –

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00

Playing games with your dog is a great way for your dog to learn valuable skills. It is also a fun way to build a solid, trusting relationship. Because dogs learn nearly all of their behaviors and social skills from play, games are a great way to teach them how to be well mannered and balanced dogs.

Tricks – Level 1 & 2

Length of Each Class – 4 weeks $149.00

Ready for a new challenge? You and your dog will learn approximately a variety of tricks in this fun and engaging class.  Enjoy learning all the elements necessary to master multi-step tricks like Say Your Prayers, Spin, Roll Over, Jump through a Hoop, Take a Bow, Roll out the Carpet and more. We teach approximately 8 tricks in both Tricks 1 and Trick 2 class. Basic obedience required.

Puppy Games 1 –

Length of Each Class – 4 weeks $149.00

Puppies learn best through play so we’ve developed this course to bring out the fun in learning. You and your puppy will learn 10-12 new games you can play at home and on your walk to encourage their natural curiosity to explore with their nose, paws and ears.
Open to puppies 9 months and younger.

Therapy Dog Class –

A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas and to people with learning difficulties.

One of the most rewarding things I have ever done with my dog is Therapy Dog work.

AKC Canine Good Citizen –

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00 

(Prerequisite – Basic Obedience, Intermediate and Advanced Class or equivalent.  Private or previous client of Oh Behave! or Equivalent)

The AKC Canine Good Citizen helps your dog develop good manners, while forming a closer bond between you and your faithful companion. Through training and conditioning, your dog builds stronger social skills—making him a wonderful member of the family. By being more relaxed in public places and in the presence of other dogs, your family pet will be a welcomed part of the community.

AKC Community Canine

Length of Class – 4 weeks $149.00 

(Prerequisite – Basic Obedience, Intermediate and Advanced Class or equivalent.  Private or previous client of Oh Behave! or Equivalent)

The AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. Dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test earn the official AKC Community Canine title that is designated by the letters “CGCA” (Advanced CGC) on the dog’s title record.

Whereas Canine Good Citizen test are most often tested in a ring and situations are simulated (e.g. 3 helpers serve  as a “crowd”), the AKC Community Canine test is done in real situations including at shows, classes and in the community.

Age Requirements for Dogs:  There is no age limit for dogs taking the AKC Community Canine test.  However, before taking the test, dogs must have a Canine Good Citizen test on record at AKC.

Confidence Building Class Level 1 –

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

(Prerequisite Basic Obedience, Private or Equivalent) 
Signs that your dog lacks confidence include – Shy or fearful behavior, moving away, hiding, or trembling when a stranger approaches.  Additional signs also include freezing, fighting, jumping up or seeking attention, urinating, panting, drooling, excessive shedding, and refusing to make eye contact. Growling, barking, and other aggressive actions can also be triggered by fear.

There are many things that can cause a dog stress or lack of confidence. Leaving their mother dog too early, underdeveloped socialization, lack of socialization at an early age, traumatic events during fear impact periods. These dogs have difficulty self soothing or self calming.

Our Confidence Building Class was designed with these dogs needs in mind. We put together specific tasks and exercises to teach fearful dogs the proper skills needed to remain calm and handle their environment.

Confidence Building Class Level 2 –

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

(Prerequisite Confidence Building Class Level 1

Continued work on building your dogs confidence adding in additional exercise, distractions and new experiences. We continue to challenge each dog by closing the working level.

C.L.A.S.S. or Canine Life and Social Skills

This is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. C.L.A.S.S. is a three level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.

Developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and everyone in the community!

The three levels of the program are named after human university degree programs: the B.A. for Dogs™ (Bachelor’s Level), the M.A. for Dogs™ (Master’s Level), and the Ph.D. for Dogs™ (Doctorate Level).

The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. For example, at the B.A. level, we allow the use of treats as rewards after the completion of an exercise, and some of the “real life” skills that are assessed are waiting at the door, drop it, and settle.

In the M.A. level, dogs are asked to walk past several dogs of different sizes, breeds and genders, to wait in the car before exiting, and to allow the student to handle various parts of their body.

And in the Ph.D. level, students must carry everyday objects such as a cardboard box or paper sack while walking their dogs on a loose leash, ask their dogs to back up, and have their dog demonstrate table manners during a simulated dinner session. Each level also allows for two “bonus rounds” that students may elect to try or not with their dog.

Bachelor’s Level (BA) – 

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

BA Evaluation Description Link: http://www.mydoghasclass.com/docs/general/ba_test_desc.pdf

Master’s Level (MA) – 

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

MA Evaluation Description Link: http://www.mydoghasclass.com/docs/general/ma_test_desc.pdf

Doctorate Level (PhD) – 

Length of Class – 6 weeks $225.00

PhD Evaluation Description Link: http://www.mydoghasclass.com/docs/general/phd_test_desc.pdf

 

Drop In Classes – Busy schedule? Having trouble committing to a lengthy group class? Need work on one or two obedience skills?

Each of the classes listed below are 45 minutes in length and are offered at different times and dates.  Pick the class that is right for you, no matter where your dog is in mastering each skill we are prepared to help you reach your goals. Schedule the class, pay online and show up ready to work on the appropriate skill taught. Class is limited to a maximum of 6 students.  

Leash Work

Recall

Sit & Off (no jumping)

Down & Settle

Wait & Leave It

Emergency Recall

Go Place/Spot 

Tricks

 

Workshops:

Pet First Aid

Canine Communication

Dog Safety

Rattlesnake Avoidance 

 

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