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Puppy Kindergarten - For puppies 8-18 weeks when the course begins
Work on socialization skills while spending some quality bonding time with your puppy in a safe environment while you and your puppy learn how to communicate with each other. Our professional trainers will show you how to teach your newest family member the important basics such as sit, down, come, and loose leash walking as well as give you tips on housetraining, household manners, puppy mouthing and more!
Basic for Puppy Grads - For puppies that have graduated from our Puppy Kindergarten course
You’ve laid the foundation for your puppy in our Puppy Kindergarten course but continuing education is the key to ensuring that your puppy builds on those skills. This course is a continuation of your early puppy training and will help you to continue training using the most innovative reward-based training techniques. Behaviors taught are sit, down, stay, come with distractions, wait, leave-it, how to walk nicely on a leash, sit for petting, go to place and more!
Playful Pups - for puppies that are currently enrolled in our Puppy Kindergarten or Petite Puppy course
A great opportunity to supplement your puppy's socialization in a controlled environment. Supervised indoor play sessions for puppies under 5 months of age who are currently enrolled in our Puppy Kindergarten or Petite Puppy classes.
Puppy Agility - For dogs less than one year of age
This course is geared to the dog/handler team whose long-term goal is to compete in agility or just have fun. This is a fun foundation course designed to introduce puppies and their parents to the basic concepts needed in the sport. Learning how to play, asking for attention, teaching targets, and discovering basic coordination, are among the topics covered.
Basic Training - For dogs that are 5 months or older when the course begins
This is an 8 week basic training course where you and your dog will build a solid foundation of behavioral skills. Because this is a group class, your dog will become better able to work around distractions. With our coaching, you will become better at communicating with your dog effectively. The skills taught are: sit, down, stay, here, wait, leave-it, and release. Basic training is for all dogs; for the total beginner or for dogs who have already had some training.
Petite Pals - Specifically designed for dogs 30 lbs. or less
In this course, your dog will be learning skills such as sit, down, come, loose leash walking, wait, leave it, back up, and sit for petting while in the company of similar-sized peers.
Nosework Introduction - For any student that has completed one of Puppy, Basic or Petite classes
This 6-week course will introduce you to this new, exciting, detection-style sport. This course is designed to develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise. It's a great way for any dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
Agility Beginner - Dog and handler must be firm in all basic pet training commands, graduated an advanced pet training course and the dog must be 12 months or older
This course covers equipment, targeting concepts, and basic handling skills. This is a foundation course and will require homework to ensure the dog's long term success.
Rompin Rovers - Please call for information or to register, please call (973) 377-0116
Supervised outdoor play sessions for medium to large sized dogs (35lbs or more), will give your dog the opportunity to get plenty of exercise with other well socialized dogs in a safe, supervised environment. Dogs must be 6 months of age or older and enrolled in, or completed, our Basic for Puppy Grads or Basic pet training course. All potential candidates must be evaluated first. Please call for more information at (973) 377-0116.
BEYOND THE BASICS
Around Town - 4-week mini-course is for dogs that have graduated from a Basic or Petite Pals course
Each week, your instructor will take you on a field trip around town (weather permitting) to help you and your dog become more proficient with the exercises that you learned in our basic course, and prepares your dog to be the polite companion you're proud to take out in public. The course will be customized to the needs of each student to help you and your dog achieve success.
Off Leash Wonders - Is open to any dog that has completed our Basic or Petite Pals course
This class expands upon basic cues such as coming when called and wait, but it takes them to a higher level. You will learn emergency cues and new behaviors that are geared to be effective even if your dog gets loose. Stopping your dog if he is running away from you, signaling your dog to go into a down from a distance, and asking your dog to come to you while ignoring distractions are just a few of the skills that you will learn in this class. Preparing for safety in the real world is emphasized.
Great Outdoors - Open to any dog that has completed our Off Leash Wonders course
This is an outdoor class that focuses on building reliability when out and about, and at greater distances than were practiced inside. Behaviors such as coming when called and leave-it are taken to new heights when they are practiced on our 13 acre Woodland Avenue property. We work in safe, fenced in areas and with 15-30 ft. long lines.
Nosework Intermediate - For those students that have successfully completed the Nosework Introduction course
This 6-week course is geared to those students that have successfully completed the Nosework Introduction course. This is the next level in this new, exciting, detection-style sport. It is designed to further develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise. More difficult searches both inside and outside will be worked in this class.
Nosework Introduction to Odor - For students that have successfully completed the Nosework Intermediate course
In this class, odor (birch, anis or clove) will be introduced and paired with food or toys to prepare your dog to search independently for odor and to compete in canine nosework.
Nosework Odor & Continuing - For those students that have successfully completed the Nosework Intermediate course
Introduce and use odor and is designed to further develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys, food and exercise. Exterior searches, vehicle searches and more difficult interior searches will be worked in the Continuing courses.
Agility Advanced Beginner - Participants should be working at the Advanced level or higher
ocus will be on building confidence while moving most equipment up to regulation height. Basic handling skills and small sequences will be presented.F