Beginner Classes

Star Puppy

This class is for young puppies with short attention spans. The emphasis is on making learning fun for both the owner and the puppy. Socialization, confidence building and impulse control are priorities for a young dog. We will work on the basics, such as heeling without pulling, understanding the sit and down positions, coming when called, leave it and so much more.  We even take the puppy's on a field trip! This is a 6 week class. You can expect weekly homework and results are more dramatic if you can spend at least 10 minutes a day working with your puppy.

Manners 1

This is a great beginning class for puppies over 8 months of age and any adult dog needing the basics. Are you are tired of repeating commands? Does your dog only listen if you have food? Are you embarrassed to take your dog into public?  IF this is YOU, you won't want to miss this class!  We cover all the basics, from understanding heel position and walking without pulling, passing other people and dogs under control and coming when called.  If you are ready to have a relationship of mutual respect and understanding,  this is the class for you. Class is 4 weeks long.

Trick Dog

This is a fun 4 week class designed to help you and your dog build confidence, learn lots of new tricks and have the opportunity at the end to get the new AKC Trick Dog title. Your dog does not need to be purebred to get this title!

Barn Hunt

This is a fun 4 week class to introduce the Barn Hunt concepts and hunting techniques. Students will have the option to schedle additional practice sessions during the week. Your dog does not need to be purebred to get this title!

Fun With Nose Work

We will introduce your dog to the fun game of finding different scents. I have yet to meet a dog who doesn't love this game! We will begin with boxes and treats and then add scent and other obstacles all in 4 short weeks! Let your dog take the lead on this one and show where the stuff is hidden. Great for dogs that don't play well with others, dog's that need to build confidence or just need something different to do. Come learn all about your dog's most fundamental ability. Class size is strictly limited to 5 dog/handler teams and fills up quickly. 

Conditioning & Confidence Building

This is for dogs of all ages. If you have a canine athlete, a couch potato or a new puppy that hasn't quite figured out where to put its feet, this class is for you. You and your dog will learn body awareness, how to prevent injury and gain confidence, stamina and build core strength while you have a great time! 

Competition Foundations

This class is for people interested in building a solid working foundation for competition. Pace will be slower to set good foundations for each behavior. No experience necessary. Focus will be on teaching perfection through games and play. Must have a desire to train the dog for competitive level obedience and rally behaviors. Class is 4 weeks long.