Good Manners training for dogs of all ages!

Good Manners Level 1

Cost: $299 Length: 7 weeks

IF your dog overreacts (barking, lunging towards, etc.) to other dogs on leash, you may be better suited for our Reactive Rover class (Scroll down to the bottom of the page!)

Upcoming Sessions:

Sunday 10/17/2021 at 9:15am with Victoria Montgomery

Sunday 10/31/2021 at 9:15am with Kara Firnrohr, CPDT-KA

Wednesday 11/3/2021 at 7:45pm with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA

Saturday 12/11/2021 at 10:30am with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA

Monday 12/13/2021 at 6:30pm with Victoria Montgomery

NO DOGS WEEK 1 – this is our HUMAN ONLY orientation!
Cost includes the following training supplies:

  • Freedom No-Pull (front connect) Harness
  • Training Clicker
  • Drag line 4″ indoor training leash
  • Treat apron
  • Orientation packet and supplemental information
  • and PAWS training manual PDF

We will discuss our Tools for Success. Positive reinforcement and clicker training will be discussed, as well as our manage and/or train philosophy. We will also discuss problem behaviors jumping up, counter surfing, barking, and over-excitement (over-arousal.)

Training classes will cover and elaborate on “click for calm”, incompatible behaviors, attention work including name game and eye contact, basic cues like sit, down, stand, touch, stay and recall. More complex behaviors like mat work, loose leash walking, greeting behaviors and impulse control behaviors like wait or back off, and leave it are started.

After Good Manners 1 – we recommend helping your dog solidify their skills in continued training classes such as Good Manners 2!

Good Manners Level 2

Cost: $225 Length: 6 weeks

Upcoming Sessions:

Wednesday 9/22/2021 at 6:30pm with Kara Firnrohr, CPDT-KA

Saturday 10/16/2021 at 1:00pm with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA

Monday 10/25/2021 at 6:30pm with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA

Monday 11/15/2021 at 6:30pm with Jackie Kelleher, CVT CPDT-KA

Saturday 12/11/2021 at 1:00pm with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA

Sunday 12/12/2021 at 9:15am with Victoria Montomgery

This class is for graduates of GM 1 and PK 2 or in-home dog training. This 6 week good manners training class focuses on continued obedience training with higher levels of the three D’s of behavior (distance, duration, and distractions). Practice your greeting skills, both human--dog, and dog-dog, leash walking skills, come when called and stay exercises, as well as leave it practice!

Reactive Rover

Cost: $360 Length: 7 weeks

Training Equipment such as a Freedom No Pull Harness or Head Halter will be required, at an additional cost. These things are discussed in our Week 1 Human ONLY Orientation class. Week 1 may run 60-90 minutes long. Dogs attend week 2-7, and each week will be 50-60 minutes.

Does the thought of taking your dog for a walk stress you out? Does your dog’s barking and lunging at other dogs cause you frustration and embarrassment? Our Reactive Rover: Foundations class will help give you the skills necessary to improve your dog's reactive behavior! This class is all on-leash, and focuses on building calm with dogs at a distance. All of our classes are kept supportive and safe, to help you learn skills and strategies needed when bringing your dog out in the real world!

Upcoming Sessions:

Sunday 10/24/2021 at 1:30pm with Janice Gifford, CPDT-KA, and Victoria Montgomery