Please visit our Schedule page for class availability. To register for class call Laura at (603) 895-0358 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or register by mail by completing and mailing the registration form
The AKC S.T.A.R.sm Puppy Program:
"S.T.A.R." stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner, all of the things a puppy needs to have a good life. To get started, owners enroll in our puppy basic training class that is six weeks long and instructed by Barb Burri, an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Classes will include valuable training tips for puppy owners not only on how to housetrain, but also lessons on practical life skills such as come when called, sit, down & intro to loose leash walking. The program is open to all dogs, pure bred or mixed. Puppies can begin training as soon as they have the necessary vaccines and they can enroll in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy at any point up until their first birthday.
Dr. Mary Burch, AKC CGC Director says "Early training and socialization along with teaching the owner the necessary skills is the key to having a well-behaved, well-adjusted dog and ensuring that dogs donít end up in shelters because of behavior problems."
At the end of the training course, the CGC Evaluator will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing, the AKC will reward these responsible owners who have taken the time to train and socialize their new puppies by enrolling them in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. They will receive an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package which includes: A certificate suitable for framing, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy medal, AKC Puppy Handbook, discounted enrollment in AKC Companion Animal Recovery, and a subscription to the AKC's monthly e-mail newsletter that includes training tips.
This program is a natural pre-curser to any future training classes including, obedience, rally and agility!!!
Agility is a fun team sport where dog and handler navigate thru a course of obstacles. The Beginner Agility class introduces you to all of the obstacles: tire jump, seesaw, dog walk, bar jump, broad jump, tunnel, A-frame and weave poles. The Competition classes focus on handler skills, precision contacts, speed, and prepare you for competition.
Rally Obedience is the latest new dog sport offered by the AKC and APTD. It is a blend of agility and obedience. Dog and handler navigate thru a numbered course of signs indicating different obedience exercises to perform. This class is geared to teaching you all the exercises in a Rally Obedience course which include normal, fast and slow pace, finish left and right, halt sit and down, various turns, call front, spiral, figure 8, and serpentine.
Have fun and bond closer with your canine best friend while simultaneously improve attention, social skills & basic manners with the use of games and introductory agility exercises. This class is appropriate for puppies as well as adult dogs. Learn: come when called, working with distractions, sit, down, and some beginner agility obstacles. K9 Combo is a great primer for future training such as Rally Obedience, Competition Obedience, Canine Good Citizens and Agility.
Manners AND MORE!!!
Everyone enjoys having a well behaved dog! This class is appropriate for dogs of all ages who need to brush up on manners. Meeting and greeting with 4 paws on the floor, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, sitting when asked; these are among the tasks that will be taught and practiced in this class. Several class sessions will include "taking it to the streets", real world practice in being a Fabulous Fido in the world at large!
Introduction to Competition Obedience:
For those who want to continue training beyond the Basic Manners class, Introduction to Competition Obedience class will build upon the skills your dog has just acquired as well as preparing the handler and dog team for competition. Areas covered include heeling on and off leash, sit and down stays, stand for exam, figure 8 heeling, recall and finish. All of the components to earn an obedience title.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC):
The goal of the Canine Good Citizen classes is to teach 10 practical, everyday tasks that you and your canine friend will be asked to perform at a CGC evaluation. Areas to be covered include: meet a friendly stranger, walk politely on leash through a small crowd, sit, stay, come when called, and 3 minutes of alone time. Upon completion of this class you will be prepared to take the CGC evaluation.
We offer a CGC evaluation periodically right here at Bo-Gee training facility.