Specialized Dog Training Classes

Calm and Control Dog Tricks Total Recall Walk THIS Way Musical Freestyle

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Calm & Control

Control Unleashed

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 $115 (discounted for advance payment); classes for returning students are $110.  We accept Visa and Mastercard via phone for your convenience.
  • Approximate class size: 6-7

Calm & Control I:

  • Thursday (7/13) at 7:30 pm with Erica

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

 

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Calm & Control II:

 

  • Wednesday (2/22) at 6:15 pm with Erica

Prerequisite: Calm & Control I.

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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! Check out some of the tricks you can learn in Tricks II by viewing   Sarah and her Mini Schnauzer, Bismarck in Bismarck's Trick Video on YouTube.

    Class Information & Cost:
  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $115 for six week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $130 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $110.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8
  • Eligibility: Training Basics or Puppy Preschool class & 6 months.

Tricks I: 

  • Tuesday (8/1) at 6:15pm with Desi

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 Tricks II: 

  • Thursday (6/22) at 6:15pm with Erica
Eligibility: Dog Tricks I.

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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. Eligibility: Any Pup-A-Razzi group class and basic obedience skills.

Total Recall Classes

    Class Information & Cost:
  • Class sessions are one hour per week for four weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $77 if paid at least one week in advance or $87 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $75.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8  
  • Tuesday (8/8) at 7:30pm
 

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Walk THIS Way

Loose Leash Walking

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. Eligibility: Any Pup-A-Razzi class.

Walk THIS Way Classes

    Class Information & Cost:
  • Class sessions are one hour per week for four weeks unless noted.
  • The cost is $77 if paid at least one week in advance or $87 if paid the week the class begins.
  • Classes for returning students are $75.
  • Class size is approximately 6-8  

Walk THIS Way

  • Monday (8/7) at 7:00pm with Jana

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Musical Freestyle

Canine Musical Freestyle is a growing dog sport that uses imagination, a good sense of humor, and a little dancing. It is fun and good exercise! You will get an introduction to basic freestyle elements like: weaving, turns, spins, bows, waves, heeling on the right & left. It is great in combination with the Dog Tricks classes. Eligibility: Must get along well with other dogs and basic obedience including: good heel, attention, recall skills. Clicker training is a bonus.  

Musical Freestyle Classes

Class Information & Cost:

  • Class sessions are one hour per week for six weeks unless noted.
  • Class size - maximum 6 dog/human teams
  • The cost is $115 for six week classes if paid at least one week in advance or $130 if paid the week the class begins. Classes for returning students are $110.
  •  Rally Freestyle Elements

    "Rally-FrEe is a unique sport combining trick behaviors of Canine Musical Freestyle with the structure and format of Rally-Obedience. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally-Obedience style course. Rally-FrEe encourages the use of positive-reinforcement training methods that strengthen teamwork and fosters a reciprocal learning process between dog and handler."

    Prerequisites: Must have; Competition Obedience Class, Rally Obedience Class, Musical Freestyle Class OR instructor okay. Dogs must be able to work with other dogs and humans. Dogs should be under verbal control and able to work on and off leash. Reactive dogs are not permitted to attend this class.

     

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    Please note:  Class fees are non-refundable.  Classes are to be attended as scheduled.