Companion Dog School

Offering a variety of training levels for you and your companion as well as breed and behavior counselling.

 

Puppy Kindergarten
This class is for puppies between the ages of 8 weeks and 4 months. A great class for the new dog owner as well as the old pro.

Beginning socialization skills with other dogs and other people are stressed in this class to set the foundation fur further training.

Topics covered include:

Feeding Do's and Don'ts
Development Stages
Housetraining
Vet Care

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Beginning leash and collar work include:

Walking on a leash
Down, Stay, Sit

This class is taught with praise and reward methods ... NOT correction.

This class is 6 weeks in duration and the cost is $110 per dog.

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REQUIREMENTS:
8 weeks to 4 months of age
Distemper and Bordetella
Buckle Collar
Leather or Nylon leash (NOT a "Flexi")
Treats


Middle School
This class serves as the next step beyond Puppy Kindergarten. It is for dogs who have completed Puppy Kindergarten.


We concentrate on focusing attention in preparation for Basic Class. We incorporate some agility equipment into our sessions to help build confidence and add a twist to the learning process. We still have socialization time with other dogs and people at this level.

We continue working on the skills of:
Down, Sit, Stay, Come

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We also address those annoying habits such as:
Nuisance barking
Digging
Chewing
Jumping Up

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We will offer some new insight as to WHY these are happening along with some suggestions on modifying the behavior.

The class is 6 weeks in duration and the cost is $110 per dog.

REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of Puppy Kindergarten and 4 to 6 months of age
Distemper, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccination
Buckle Collar
Leather or Nylon Leash (NOT a "Flexi")
Treats



Basic Obedience
As the name implies, this is a course of Basic Obedience skills for dogs 6 months or older. (If the dog can still walk, it is NOT too old to learn!)


All training at this level is done on a leash.

We teach you to teach your dog the following:

Walk at Heel
Automatic Sit from Heel
Down, Sit, Stay with Distractions
Come When Called

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The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test is offered the night of graduation and incorporates all skills learned in class. This is a $5 to $20 value if you test at AKC events.

Our instructor is certified by the AKCas an evaluator for this test.

A certificate is issued upon successful graduation.

The class utilizes a combination of praise/reward and FAIR correction as training methods.

The class is 8 weeks in duration and the cost is $125 per dog.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 6 months of age
Leather of nylon leash (6')
Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella Vaccination
Slip Collar (Choke Chain)

Graduate School
OK ... you finished Basic Obedience ... what comes next?

Graduate School helps you polish the exercises you have learned and adds "proofing" ... getting the dog proficient with MANY more distractions.

We also work on hand signals and start you toward "off leash".

If you are considering competing at the beginning level of AKC Obedience (C.D.), this class will help you acquire the skills necesary.

The class is 8 weeks in duration and the cost is $125 per dog.

REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of Basic Obedience
Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella vaccination
Slip Collar (Choke Chain)
Leather of Nylon Leash (6')

Rally-Style Obedience
This class teaches the fundamentals of the very popular and exciting AKC event Rally Obedience.

You and your dog work through a course of obedience exercises by following the signs. We discuss the moves required and actually run a course each week.

When you finish this class, you have the fundamentals to compete at the beginning levels at AKC events.

The class is 6 weeks in duration and is $95 per dog.

REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of Basic Class
Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella, Collar, and Leash

Fun and Games with Dogs
A 6 week course that is what it says it is: FUN & GAMES!!

We Play:
Musical Dog, Tic-Tac-Dog, Red Light-Green-Light.

We will have the tunnel, weave poles, pause table, under and over jumps, and more...

We work on "crawl" and "under." PRIZES EVERY WEEK!!!

Our goal is for you and your dog to participate in a really FUN way and with LOTS of activity to stimulate both of you as you learn new skills.

The class will run for 6 weeks at a cost of $95. Due to the amount of activity and supervision needed, we will need a good idea of the number attending before the first night. Therefore we are asking you to pre-register with a $20 deposit and application.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST NIGHT:
Puppy Class or Higher, Flat or Slip Collar, Leash, Treats, Current Distemper, Rabies, and Bordetella.


Breed Counseling

Let us work with you and your family to help you find the RIGHT breed of dog before you have a potential disaster.

With our combined years of working with multiple breeds, we can help evaluate your lifestyle and point you in the right direction.

We can also offer suggestions on breeders to contact for the breed(s) you choose.


Behavior Counseling
Having trouble understanding why your dog is doing what it's doing?

Schedule a counseling session with us to talk over the problem. We may suggest an in-home observation and behavior modiciation sessions to work with you and your pet.

To Enroll, Call
Howl-a-Day Inn: 419-423-4695
Pineview: 419-278-7145
www.pineview-kennels.com