Summer Skills

Summer Skills

School's out and training is heating up! Get out of the heat and learn something new with one of our short, skills-focused classes. Class size is limited to 5 students to make sure everyone gets lots of instructor feedback and will include homework to do between sessions. Dogs must not be reactive and must be current on vaccinations to participate. If you're a new client here, please attend an orientation before your class starts!

Leash Manners

Learn to love walks as much as your dog does! This four-week class will use games and fun exercises to troubleshoot your dog's leash skills, whether he pulls, lags behind, or just forgets you're also on his walk! We'll work together to make sure you're getting the most out of your miles.

Cost: $120/4 weeks

Rocket Recalls

Wish your dog would come when you call him- the first time, every time? This is a four week class to build your dog's recall! We'll play recall games, add distractions, and discuss things you can do in your day-to-day life that will keep his skills sharp.

Cost: $120/4 weeks

Fido Fitness

Has your dog been working on that summer six-pack but just can't quite meet his goal? This 4-week class is designed to work on your dog's core and body awareness! Learn stretches, tricks, and exercises to keep him in tip-top shape all year.

Cost: $120/4 weeks

Eyes On Me!

Whether you're training for competition or for a well-behaved pet, it's always nice to get (and keep!) your dog's attention! This four-week class is built to help build your dog's focus and engagement, as well as his enthusiasm for training! Learn how to tell if your dog is actually listening, how to become more interesting than the environment, and how to set realistic expectations for your dog.

Cost: $120/4 weeks

TACOS Tuesday

This class focuses on the process of training instead of the end goal! We'll look at the main components of clear communication in training- Targeting, Attention, Cues, Offering, and Settling. Instead of focusing on specific goal behaviors, we will show you HOW to get behaviors, HOW to use cues, and HOW to set your dog up for success so you can approach your own training needs confidently!

Cost: $120/4 weeks

Brainy Training

Like TACOS Tuesday, this class emphasizes the human side of the leash! We'll work on shaping new behaviors and strengthening our marker & reward skills to build confident, creative dogs who aren't afraid to problem solve. By encouraging your dog to think about what is being asked, behaviors and attention get stronger! This class is also a great confidence booster for timid dogs.

Cost: $120/4 weeks

Cooperative Care

Make vet visits fun again! Learn how to make baths, nail trims, and handling in general something your dog enjoys. This class in particular relies on doing your homework to see results- there's only so much that we can do in the facility. These skills are crucial for dogs of any age, but will especially benefit puppies as they continue to grow and learn!

Cost: $60/2 weeks

Jumpers Anonymous

Do you have an overly enthusiastic greeter on your hands? Learn management strategies and develop a training plan to keep all four paws on the ground, no matter how exciting it is that you just got home!

Cost: $60/2 weeks

Perfecting Playtime

Just like people, some dogs are born to play! Whether it's fetching, tugging, or chasing, most dogs have at least one favorite toy or play style. This two-week class focuses on making you just as important to playtime as the toys! We'll work on the mechanics of tugging, keeping our dogs under threshold during play, and adapting our play styles to match our dogs where they are.

Cost: $60/2 weeks

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Learn to love walks as much as your dog does! This four-week class will use games and fun exercises to troubleshoot your dog's leash skills, whether he pulls, lags behind, or just forgets you're also on his walk! We'll work together to make sure you're getting the most out of your miles.

Cost: $120/4 weeks



Wish your dog would come when you call him- the first time, every time? This is a four week class to build your dog's recall! We'll play recall games, add distractions, and discuss things you can do in your day-to-day life that will keep his skills sharp.

Cost: $120/4 weeks



Has your dog been working on that summer six-pack but just can't quite meet his goal? This 4-week class is designed to work on your dog's core and body awareness! Learn stretches, tricks, and exercises to keep him in tip-top shape all year.

Cost:$120/4 weeks



Whether you're training for competition or for a well-behaved pet, it's always nice to get (and keep!) your dog's attention! This four-week class is built to help build your dog's focus and engagement, as well as his enthusiasm for training! Learn how to tell if your dog is actually listening, how to become more interesting than the environment, and how to set realistic expectations for your dog.

Cost: $120/4 weeks



This class focuses on the process of training instead of the end goal! We'll look at the main components of clear communication in training- Targeting, Attention, Cues, Offering, and Settling. Instead of focusing on specific goal behaviors, we will show you HOW to get behaviors, HOW to use cues, and HOW to set your dog up for success so you can approach your own training needs confidently!

Cost: $120/4 weeks



Like TACOS Tuesday, this class emphasizes the human side of the leash! We'll work on shaping new behaviors and strengthening our marker & reward skills to build confident, creative dogs who aren't afraid to problem solve. By encouraging your dog to think about what is being asked, behaviors and attention get stronger! This class is also a great confidence booster for timid dogs.

Cost $120/4 weeks



Make vet visits fun again! Learn how to make baths, nail trims, and handling in general something your dog enjoys. This class in particular relies on doing your homework to see results- there's only so much that we can do in the facility. These skills are crucial for dogs of any age, but will especially benefit puppies as they continue to grow and learn!

Cost: $60/2 weeks



Do you have an overly enthusiastic greeter on your hands? Learn management strategies and develop a training plan to keep all four paws on the ground, no matter how exciting it is that you just got home!

Cost: $60/2 weeks



Just like people, some dogs are born to play! Whether it's fetching, tugging, or chasing, most dogs have at least one favorite toy or play style. This two-week class focuses on making you just as important to playtime as the toys! We'll work on the mechanics of tugging, keeping our dogs under threshold during play, and adapting our play styles to match our dogs where they are.

Cost $60/2 weeks


Don't see the class you had your eye on? Don't worry!

We're constantly adding new classes to the schedule and do our best to schedule 2-3 weeks prior to the start date. Let us know which class(es) you're interested in and we'll let you know when we have them posted.

Hungry for more training?

Check out some of our other classes! We offer year-round courses in pet manners, agility, rally, and more! We also offer private lessons in any of those areas if you prefer more personalized instruction.