Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spring Class Update


Canine Good Citizen Class - Tuesday’s at 9:30 am
This is a 6 week class which runs from 3/7 - 4/11.  The class teaches the skills needed to pass the AKC CGC test, a 10 part, Pass/Fail test that demonstrates you and your dog’s good citizen skills.  Details of the test are here http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/training-testing/.  The test will be administered to those participants who wish to be tested on the last day of class.  Class may include field trips in and around West Concord to hone skills.

Master Puppy Class - Thursday’s at 11:00 am
This is a rolling admission class and will be available from 3/2 - 6/1 (last start date will be 4/27), 6 weeks is $160.  This class builds on the skills learned in Puppy K and Graduate Puppy, it is open to any who have completed those classes or demonstrated solid foundational skills (sit, down, stay, come, wait, leash skills).  We will be taking daily excursions through West Concord and occasional field trips to Concord Center to practice greeting skills, leash work, impulse control and basics in real world settings.  

Adventure Class - Monday’s and Friday’s at 9:30 am
Back by popular demand this 6 week off leash class will be held in two sessions.  6 weeks $160.
Session I
Monday’s 3/3 - 4/14
Friday’s 3/6 - 4/10
Session II
Monday’s 4/24 - 6/5
Friday’s  4/28 - 6/2
This class is an off leash class, held at local area conservation lands.  The class runs for 6 weeks, and is held RAIN/SNOW or SHINE, there will be no makeup classes.  The goals of each class depend largely on the makeup of the class and generally focuses on off leash recall and distance commands, but can include sniff it games, reinforcement of ‘leave it’ skills, leash skills, impulse control exercises and more.  Pre-requisite - Puppy K and Graduate Puppy.  Dogs MUST be good with other dogs and must already have a 60-70% recall.  An assessment consult will be required for dogs that have no prior involvement in my programs.

TBD - Tuesday’s at 9:30am  
Do you have a class you wish I would teach?  I have an open class time on Tuesday mornings from 4/25 to 5/30.  If there’s something you’d like to see offered (or offered again), let me know!  If there is enough interest I will put it on the books!


Puppy Kindergarten Classes  Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday at 11am
This is a rolling admission class, 6 classes are $160.  The class is for puppies under 6 months of age and teaches the basic manners all dogs need including sit, down, stay, come, leash work, greetings as well as several other toolbox skills for daily management.

Graduate Puppy Classes  Tuesday or Wednesday at 12:30pm, Thursday’s at 9:30am
This is a rolling admission class, 6 classes are $160.  The class is for dog’s/puppies who have completed a Puppy K class either at PPDT or elsewhere.  This is a fun, game based, experiential class where we practice the basics skills learned in Puppy K with increased distractions. New skills taught include, go to mat and leave it.

Wag it Games  Wednesday’s at 9:30am

This is a rolling admission class, 6 classes are $160. This class is a fun class for any dog that has a good command of the basics skills (Graduate Puppy is recommended as a pre-requisite for this class).  The program is a pet friendly version of Agility, AKC Rally and Nose Work skills and promises to be challenging as well as fun and engaging for you and your dog.  Great for building your dog’s ability to work with you in a distracting environment.