Specialized Dog Training

Calm and Control | Dog Tricks | Total Recall | Walk This Way | Musical Freestyle

Please note: Tuition maybe transferable, but is not refundable.


Fun with Fitness

Fun with Fitness – Level One

Dogs recognize all the same health benefits of physical activity as humans do – increased performance, decreased risk of injury, lowered stress levels, better sleep habits and a healthier mind and body. This class is designed to teach the foundation skills needed for canine fitness, with focus on proper form and safety.  

This class is appropriate for healthy dogs with no significant prior injuries or ongoing conditions.  It does not address any physical therapy or rehabilitation cases.  

This class is NOT appropriate for:

  • dogs recovering from injuries
  • dogs that are morbidly obese
  • dog in pain
  • puppies under 18 months or whose growth plates have not closed

Pre-requisites:

  • Puppy Preschool, Training Basics or equivalent (in other words, this is not an appropriate first class for students and/or their dogs)
  • Dogs should understand the “training game” and be able to focus during a group class
  • Students should understand basic training concepts, such as lure & reward

This is a 5 week course.  Class price is 140.00

Fun with Fitness Class Times

 

Most exercises in this class will be done “on the flat” with minimal equipment required.  Instructor can help you obtain equipment if desired, but suggestions for household substitutions will also be given.

Calm & Control

This class based on Leslie McDevit’s popular book called Control Unleashed will help dogs learn how to relax and focus in over-stimulating or stressful situations. Dogs who are easily distracted, or are not able to comfortably work around other dogs should attend. Pet dog owners will also benefit by learning better communication methods and skills to help your dog succeed in everyday life. Eligibility: Basic obedience skills. Note: Not appropriate for aggressive dogs.

 

Calm & Control Classes

Class Information & Cost:

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • This is a popular class and usually has a wait list. To insure your spot in the class, we have had to institute a new policy for Calm and Control classes.
  • Tuition must be paid 7 days in advance of the first class meeting in order to hold a place in this class.
  • Classes for new students are $157 (discounted for advance payment $141); classes for returning students are $135.  We accept Visa and Mastercard via phone for your convenience.
  • Approximate class size: 6-7

Tuition must be paid 7 days in advance of the first class meeting in order to hold a place in this class.

Calm and Control I Class Times


Who needs Calm & Control Class?

  • Dogs that are uncomfortable or unable to work around other dogs
  • Dog that are easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating
  • Dogs that are reactive or easily aroused
  • Dogs that are anxious or stressed and shut down
  • Dog that are unable to control their impulses when excited

Who should NOT attend Calm & Control Class?

  • Aggressive dogs
  • Dogs with a bite histories (have used biting as a successful method of achieving a desired affect)

Note: Students participating in class should be serious about practicing at home with your dog between classes to get the most out of your class experience (a minimum of four, 15-minute long sessions each week between class is recommended).


Dog Tricks

Have a super-talented pooch who yearns to learn? Does he need a star on his door? Teaching tricks is fun, great mental exercise and a great way to use that extra energy. This class is devoted to learning new tricks and teaching games to your dog to improve their behavior and strengthen your relationship. And it is fun for both owners and dogs! Eligibility: Any Pup-A-Razzi class. Classes include: Tricks I & II.

 

Dog Tricks Classes

Dog Tricks classes consist of six sessions, one hour per week. Tricks I includes basic training methods and foundation tricks including: Sit Pretty, Bow, Paw/Shake, Bang, Roll Over, Circle/Round, Spin/Twist/Dance, Carry, Paw Target, Nose Target, and Crawl.

Tricks II (Advanced Tricks) builds from the foundation set in Tricks I. This is a great class for those interested in dabbling in theater, commercials, TV or movies…or just to wow your friends and neighbors! 

Class Information & Cost:

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $141 for six week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $157 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $135.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8
  • Eligibility: Training Basics or Puppy Preschool class & 6 months.


Tricks II Class Times

Trick Dog Testing

 


Total Recall

This training class is designed to improve your dog’s recall skills. We explore the reasons your dog might choose to ignore you/not come when called. You will get multiple methods to fix this issue. Ideal for dogs needing work on recall as well as those interested in hunting, agility, obedience, or other sports.
This class runs four weeks, one hour per week.

 

Total Recall Classes

Class Information & Cost:

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for four weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $94 if paid at least one week in advance or $105 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $92.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8

Total Recall Class Times

  • Tuesday 10/19/2021 07:30 PM ***FULL***
  • Instructor: Lucas & Dezi

Walk THIS Way

This four-session, one-hour focused lesson is devoted to teaching your dog how to walk on a loose leash using fun exercises and practical tips. It is also a great class for owners who want to train good on-leash behavior to puppies. 

 

Walk THIS Way Classes

Class Information & Cost:

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for four weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $94 if paid at least one week in advance or $105 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $92.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8

Walk this Way Class Times

  • Tuesday 10/19/2021 06:15 PM ***FULL***
  • Instructor: Lucas & Dezi

 

Stunt Dog is live trick dog performance!

Do you and your dog need a new challenge? Want to get some ring experience in a friendly, low-pressure environment?  Just want something fun to do with your canine pal?

Stunt Dog titles are awarded through live ring trials through the Do More With Your Dog organization. It is a structured rule-set where every competitor follows the same 9 exercises (except for the Champion level, which allows creativity). Stunt Dog titles are also recognized by AKC.

We will cover the rules, skills, tips and tricks needed to successfully complete the four Foundation levels of Stunt Dog competition.  Then you’ll be ready to join us for the first Northwest Stunt Dog Trial held here at Pup-a-Razzi in October!

This is a beginning level class, no experience is required.  However, previous Trick Dog classes and titles through Do More With Your Dog are helpful.

  • Class sessions are one hour to one and a half hours per week for four weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $85 for four week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $96 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $83.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8