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...where our passion is Belgian Malinois!

Class Descriptions

Puppy Kindergarten (PK):

The class emphasis is building a confident, well adjusted companion. The class is held to the standards required to aid puppies and owners to pass the AKC STAR Puppy Program. Graduating puppies from this class will earn the AKC Star Puppy Award. The STAR Puppy Program is a new program created by AKC.

For more information, please check here: http://www.akc.org/starpuppy/

This class covers basic puppy care (feeding, housetraining, grooming skills); puppy problems (nipping, chewing, digging, etc); proper socialization (with other people, dogs, surfaces, and objects); basic puppy training (building focus, sit, down, stand, come, and walking on a loose leash); calming techniques and more!

Maximum puppy age for this class is 6 months. Puppies must have received atleast 1st vaccinations (please bring vet record to first class). The class is 45 minutes, once a week, for 7 weeks.

Basic Manners:

This class builds the foundation for older puppies and adults to be obedient, well-mannered companions. Issues addressed are problem behaviors, being a firm leader, basic training, and calming techniques along with training basics. Puppies 4+ months and adults of all ages. Classes are 1 hour sessions once a week for 7 weeks.


Advanced Manners:

This class continues the work begun in Basic Manners. A Canine Good Citizen test is offered on the last night of class. Class is 1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks.


Community Canine Class:

This class continues the work that you have started. The Community Canine (CGCA) test is offered on the last night of class. Class is 1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks. Dogs must have passed the CGC test and have it on file with the AKC to take the CGCA test. For more information on the Community Canine Test: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-community-canine/test-items/

 

Urban Canine Class:

This class prepares for the Urban Canine Good Citizen. The class is 1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks. Dogs must have passed the CGC test and have it on file with the AKC to take the Urban CGC test. The Urban CGC test will be offered on the last night of class.

 

APDT C.L.A.S.S. Program Classes:

Bachelor's (B.A.) Level Classes are starting in January!

 

For more info: http://www.mydoghasclass.com/about/what-is-class/

 

Manners Levels 1 - 5:

We have modified our class structure to meet the needs of our students! We now offer Levels Training, so that your training experience is customized to your needs! You will remain at the same level until the level is mastered. (To learn about the advantages of Levels Training, contact us!).

These classes build the foundation for your older puppy or adult dog to be an obedient, well-mannered companion. Issues Addressed: problem behaviors; being a firm leader; basic training (building focus, come) and calming techniques.

Puppies 8+ months and adult dogs of all ages are welcome! Must bring vet record to first class. Each class is 30 minutes and meets once a week.

Upon graduation of Level 5 your dog will be able to:

*Sit, Down, Stand.

*Come when called from 20 feet. 

*Walk on a loose leash - making left, right, and about turns. Walk in circles.

*Sit & Down Stay from 10 feet for 1 minute.

*Accept Supervised Separation from handler for 3 minutes (handler out of sight, dog will remain on a leash that will be held by the instructor.)

The Canine Good Citizen Test is offered periodically.

 

Advanced Manners Levels 6-10: 

These classes are for those interested in progressing further with their obedience skills. Each class is 30 minutes and meets once a week.

Upon graduation of Level 10 your dog will be able to:

*Heel on leash - making left, right, and about turns. Heel in circles. Heel slow, fast, and normal.

*Sit, Down, and Stand from random positions.

*Sit-Stay for 1 minute at 50 feet. Stand-Stay for 1 minute at 6 feet. Down-Stay for 3 minutes at 50 feet.

*Formal Recall from 40 feet with distractions.

*Know "Front" as a position. Formal Finish Left and Right. Stand for Exam.

A Community Canine Test is Offered periodically to dogs that are AKC registered or listed and have a CGC award/title on file with AKC.

 

AKC Rally:

This class is for those interested in AKC style Rally. All 3 levels will be scheduled (as the need arises) to teach the various stations/exercises needed to compete in Rally competition.

Rally competition exists for mixed and purebred dogs! Of course, you are welcome to enter the class just to give you and your dog something new and fun to do!

The class is 1 hour, once a week, for 7 weeks. 


Intro to Clicker Training:

This class is an introductory class designed to give students basic lessons in clicker training. The clicker will be used to shape desired behaviors, which may vary from dog to dog. From basic shaping lessons to putting the behavior on cue, intro to clicker will provide a firm foundation for clicker work. The class is 1 hour, once a week, for 5 weeks.   

 

Private Sessions:

Private Sessions can cover any of the above topics. The first behavior consultation is designed to gather information about your dog's behavior and training needs and to create a written plan for achieving the goals that you have for your dog. Private sessions can be purchased for $25/30 minutes. Or as a 7 session package (each visit lasts 30-45 minutes) for $150.

 

Additional Services:

Puppy Temperament Testing - Can be done using either the Volhards or PAWS Working Test (or both). Cost is $5 per puppy, per test if the puppies are brought to us for the testing. Cost is $5 per puppy, per test plus an additional small fee depending on location, if we come to you for testing. It is important to have puppy temperament testing done by unbiased third party with  the breeder away from the test area (even if just in another room) for results to be accurate.   

Dog/Puppy Adoption Decision - Let me help match your family with a dog/puppy that will be a good fit for your family & lifestyle!

Class Schedule:

Classes are being held at Pampered Paws Pet Spa in St. Robert, MO!

1154 Suite A Old Rt 66 St Robert MO 65584

Mondays:

APDT CLASS - BA Level @ 6pm

January 11 - Feb. 22, 2016

BA Level @ 5pm, MA Level @ 6pm

March 7 - April 18, 2016

 

Wednesdays:

Basics with Kids @ 6pm

January 13 - Feb. 24, 2016

 Tuesdays:

Puppy Kindergarten @ 5pm

Basic Manners  @ 6pm

Advanced Manners  @ 7pm

January 12 - Feb. 23, 2016

March 8 - April 19, 2016

 

Wednesdays:

Basic Tricks @ 6pm

March 9 - April 20, 2016

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