Classes

We offer a variety of classes to suit the needs of every dog, at every training level. All classes are upbeat and positive. Here’s a brief descrption of each of our classes offered. If you have any specific questions or aren’t sure which class is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us!Register Now


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

For all Puppies ages 7-17 Weeks. Emphasis on good manners, socialization, basic training and safety.


MIDDLE SCHOOL(known as Good Manners I at Central Vermont Humane Society)

For all of you dogs of any age who missed Kindergarten (older than 16 weeks). An introduction to all of the basics above, plus extra tutoring for those “perfectly normal” doggie habits humans might find undesirable.

HIGH SCHOOL(known as Good Manners II at Central Vermont Humane Society)

For the “Graduates” of either Kindergarten or Middle School

COME HERE! YES, I MEAN NOW!

This 4 week class is specifically designed to teach dogs to COME when they are called, RELIABLY! This is the only topic that is covered in class. The ONLY prerequisite is that your dog gets along well with other dogs, as they will be running free, off leash


CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

[Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. This class will prepare you for the evaluation and reinforce all of the skills needed for succesfully passing the evaluation. For more detailed information on the Canine Good Citizen program and it's benfits, visit the CGC section of the American Kennel Club's website at www.akc.org

REACTIVE ROVER

Have you stopped taking your dog for walks or out in public because of what happens when they see another dog or person? Does he or she become unmanageable….barking, growling, lunging and frantic to the point where you want to run away in embarrassment? Have you stopped inviting friends over because your dog has no impulse control with guests coming into the house? If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, there IS help! We will give you the tools to help your dog remain calm, focused and appropriate. With a lots of practice and patience your dog will learn to practice more self-control, look at another dog or stranger without reacting, and find a more desirable behavior you can practice that’s fun and MUCH more appropriate.


ZONES TRAINING(Offered only at The Crate Escape! and The Crate Escape, Too!)

After attending a FREE orientation, you and your dog can join this muli-level DROP IN class at any time! All ages of dogs and all levels of obedience are welcome. This is a PERFECT class for people on the go with busy schedules who STILL want to commit to doing some training with their dogs and having some FUN!

TOPICS INCLUDE: Greeting Strangers Politely ~ Walking Nicely On Leash ~ Sit ~ Lie Down ~ Come When Called—EVERY TIME ~ Waiting Until Asked To Move ~ Leave It ~ Socializing With Other Dogs and a whole lot MORE!

 

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