Feisty FIDOs™

If your dog has a bone to pick with other dogs (as a result of fear or otherwise), the Basic pet class is not a conducive environment for him to learn in. Feisty FIDOs™ is a three-part course created and designed specifically by St. Hubert’s for dogs that have “issues” with other dogs.

NOTE: Handlers must be at least 16 years of age or older.  Anyone under 18 must have an adult present during all classes.  Children under the age of 16 may be permitted to attend the Feisty Fido™ class but is solely the discretion of the instructor.

Level I

This is a specialty 8 - week course run by 2 training and behavior modification instructors. You will learn how to better read your dog's body language and body postures, in addition to learning proper handling skills. You will become familiar with behavior modification techniques like desensitization and counter-conditioning while simultaneously teaching your dog skills to avoid conflict and pay more attention to you. We will also teach you how to get out of tough situations with your dog.  All dogs will be conditioned to wearing a muzzle due to the nature of the course, and you may be required to condition your dog to accept other special training equipment that will aid you in the behavior modification process (some special equipment included).

This classes will meet for 1 hour each week for 8 weeks and is limited to 6 dogs.

Level II                                        

This 6-week course will be held outdoors at our Madison shelter located at 575 Woodland Ave. In the Level II class, St. Hubert's training and behavior modification instructors help you solidify skills with additional distractions outside. The class is designed to increase your dog's ability to tolerate the presence of other dogs while outside and to teach you how to respond to surprising or unexpected situations you may encounter while walking your dog. We also focus on building your confidence in leash-handling and show you how to practice the skills you need to reduce your dog's problematic behavior. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED FEISTY FIDO's LEVEL 1, OR MUST HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO JOIN FROM ONE OF OUR PRIVATE TRAINERS. Discounts are not available for this course. 

This 6-week course is limited to 8 dogs.

 

Level III     

This 6-week course will be held outdoors at our Madison shelter located at 575 Woodland Ave. In this course, St. Hubert's training and behavior modification instructors will continue your Level 2 training in a real-life environment while working to ensure your dog's reliability with additional stimuli and distance. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED FEISTY FIDO's LEVEL 2 OR MUST HAVE BEEN APPROVED TO JOIN FROM ONE OF OUR PRIVATE TRAINERS. 

This 6-week course is limited to 6 dogs.

Agility

This 8-week class is open to dogs that are human and/or dog reactive or handlers that just want a class where other dogs won't be in the ring at the same time. Class is limited to 6 dogs. Dogs should be able to perform all or most obstacles independently. Each team will work at their own level. Handler should have knowledge of how to work with a reactive dog using positive methods only. A crate MUST be brought to each class. Cost is $179.

Nosework                         

This 6-week course will introduce you to a new, exciting, detection-style sport. Nosework is designed to channel your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and eagerness to work for rewards. It’s a great way for any dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Dogs are sniffing it up! Dogs that have trouble around other dogs learn how to relax around other dogs by participating in stimulating searches. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED Feisty FIDOs LEVEL 1.

PLEASE NOTE: All dogs are crated during this class when they are not physically working. All owners must bring a crate, 30 ft long line, treats and Snoot Loop or Gentle Leader Head Halter for their dogs.

Class is limited to 6 dogs .If your dog has a bone to pick with other dogs (as a result of fear or otherwise), the Basic pet class is not a conducive environment for him to learn in. Feisty FIDOs™ is a three-part course created and designed specifically by St. Hubert’s for dogs that have “issues” with other dogs.

NOTE: Handlers must be at least 16 years of age or older.  Anyone under 18 must have an adult present during all classes.  All family members are welcome to attend and observe the class.

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