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The Manners Flextime Program: Obedience for the Family Dog
Our Manners Program offers 5 levels of skills training for your dog with built in flexibility for your schedule and a pace option for successful training of any dog. Join our experienced staff for a class and learn how to teach your dog basic polite behaviors. Move up through the levels and earn your dogs AKC Canine Good Citizen Title, prepare for Therapy Dog testing or continue to Lev 4 and earn your dog's AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen Title. NEW Manners 5 Urban Canine is on the road, meeting off site to complete the AKC Urban Canine Testing. All classes offer one free repeat at no additional cost if class is repeated in the immediate next session. Orientation for Manners 1 is now online! A course code will be sent upon registration.
Class cost is $175 starting 11/1 and meets for an hour a week for 6 weeks.
DATES LISTED ARE START DATES
Manners 1 Flex-Time
Skills: Coming when called, relax on your mat, walking with a loose leash, Leaving things alone, Sit/Down/Stay, Focus & Attention, stop jumping! Introduction and training on how to use a marker system to teach your dog anything!
At Palmer: Mon 12/14 6 pm , Tues 11/10 6 pm, Wed 7:15 pm 11/11, Sat 12/12 9 am, Sun 11/1 12:15 pm-FULL
At Plainfield Resort: Mon 6 pm 12/14, Thurs 6 pm 11/19, Sat 10:15 am 11/7
We are closed Thursday 11/26 & Thurs 12/24 & 12/25
Manners 2: Advanced Obedience-developing reliability in basic skills
Skills: Doorbell cues go to your mat, off leash recalls, stay even though . . ., using leave it, introducing Heel, supervised separation, loose leash walking past people/dogs, greetings without jumping
At Palmer: Mon 11/238:15 pm, Wed 4 pm, Sun 11/1 11 am
At Plainfield Resort: Sat 11/21 11:30 am, Mon 2:45 pm 11/9
Manners 3: Earning the Canine Good Citizen Title-CGC test included in week 6 of the class
Skills: Stay at 20 feet, Recall at 15 feet, Sit/Stay for greeting a person/dog, heeling & loose leash walking in the real world, supervised separation, using Place behavior, recalls away from deer, squirrels, etc, grooming
At Palmer Tues 11/17 7:15 pm, Sun 12/6 10 am
At Plainfield Resort: Sat 11/21 11:30 am (will include M4 students for group work)
Manners 4: Advanced Canine Good Citizen-testing included in week 6.
Skills: Stays by other dogs, perfecting heel and loose leash walking, door etiquette, super polite greetings, Come away from anything, greeting dogs on leash, Therapy Dog skills (polite petting, head on lap/bed, accustom to hospital equipment)
Plainfield Resort: Sat 11/21 11:30 am (will include M3 students for group work)
Manners 5: Urban Canine Good Citizen
more info coming soon!