This program was developed
by Jan Manning and is unique to the Northwest.
It is a group class that teaches obedience, communication,
relationship development and problem solving for
companion dogs. This is an accelerated learning
class consisting of 5 weekly sessions with a total
of about 10 hours of structured class time. We
use natural communication techniques balanced
with lots of positive reinforcement.
Dogs learn fast
because this approach is so unique. With Leadership
Class, you are your dog's teacher. We teach you
how to think, communicate and even act a little
more like a dog. Learning about each other becomes
fun and you gain a greater appreciation and respect
for each other.
The result: you
and your dog become a team, bonded more strongly
than you ever imagined possible.
Your dog will learn
these "life lessons" above all else:
- Pay attention
to the leader (safety, survival, security)
- Show respect
to the leader
- Exercise self
Most behavior problems (jumping
up, pulling on the leash, hyperactivity, etc.)
will be rectified as you work through the class.
In addition, your dog will learn to walk attentively
on a loose leash, to sit and stay, to lie down
and stay, to come when called and to "curb"
As part of the
Leadership Class, you will also learn Canine First
Membership: Your dog may repeat Leadership
Class for the rest of his life at no extra charge.
He may make up missed classes, attend refresher
classes with you, come with various family members
and even with new owners if you choose to re-home
Obedience & Competition Class
This newest form of AKC obedience competition
is taking the country by storm. Rally Obedience,
or "Rally O", is informal and encourages
praise and positive interaction between dog and
owner, making it fun and exciting for all involved.
The course is timed. The team that completes the
course with the best performance and fastest time
wins. All others who complete the course in reasonable
time earn qualifying ribbons towards and AKC Rally
Title. Call for schedule details.
If your schedule does not
allow you to attend group classes, if you need
immediate help and classes are full or if your
dog has behavioral issues that would be better
addressed in an individual setting, you can schedule
private lessons. Fees are at the discretion of the trainer.
Have questions? Contact us today!