Specialty Classes

Class: Discovering Dog Agility

Dog Agility is a fun, fast-paced sport where dogs navigate a physical obstacle course with the handler setting the pace and leading the way, and showing the dog the path to the next obstacle. If you want to test your dog’s physical prowess and grow your relationship and communication skills, this is the sport for you! 

In this class your dog will get to learn how to navigate obstacles like tunnels, hurdles, tire jumps, weave poles, teeter-totters and more!
 
This class is a 5-week course of 45-minute sessions. Perfect for exercising your dog’s body and brain. If your dog doesn’t know basic obedience, please consider taking the puppy or adult basics class first.
  • Discovering Dog Agility $300

    Five weeks, 5 sessions, 5 dog capacity

Class: Urban Herding

Urban herding is a fun sport that merges dog’s love of balls, with their herding and chasing instincts. It culminates in a sport where your dog uses its nose to push and herd yoga balls into a goal, just like herding dogs move livestock into a pen. Unleash your dog’s brainpower and instincts and grow your communication skills through herding!
 
In this class, you and your dog will get to learn the necessary commands to be able to direct them to different locations of the herd, work at a distance away from you, push with their nose, and how to control the ball in a way they can push it towards you.
 
This class is a 5-week course of 45-minute sessions. Perfect for exercising your dog’s body and brain without overdoing it. This is a low-impact sport that doesn’t require the owner running, and is easy on the dog’s joints to be safe for dogs young and old. The basics puppy or adult class, or equivalent, is a prerequisite for this course.
  • Urban herding $300

    Five weeks, 5 sessions, 5 dog capacity

Class: Confidence Building

This 4-week class is specifically designed for dogs that are timid, nervous, unsure of themselves, and need a confidence boost. 

Maybe you have an under-socialized corona puppy, or an adopted dog that is overcoming trauma, or a dog that doesn’t have great self-esteem; they all need some help to blossom into the dog they could be! Each week you will learn how to better support your pup through “scary” situations in a way that will help them realize that the world is a safer place than they think and that once scary things can actually be fun! 

The goal of the class is to empower you and your dog to navigate the world together with teamwork and confidence. We will tackle the triggers of sights, sounds, and physical stimuli that your pup is unsure of. Life shouldn’t be lived in fear; let’s get your dog out there and enjoying the world! 

  • Confidence Building $300

    Four weeks, 4 sessions

Class: Leash Walking

Walks with our dogs can be a pleasant way to add exercise and enrichment to your normal routine. However, having a dog who is miserable to walk can cause you to feel embarrassed, frustrated, exhausted, or even potentially injured. So, if you do not like walking your dog, then this workshop is for you! We will focus on getting you comfortable with walking management tools, attention skills, reinforcing polite walking behavior, and what to do if your dog forges ahead of you.

We will cover the following:

  • The art of the walk
  • Leash walking management 
  • Loose leash walking skills
  • Confidence building for you and your dog
  • When and how to reward your dog
  • Redirection and attention skills
  • Perfecting your “Heel”

Materials needed include:

  • A front clipping harness (i.e., Freedom harness or Easy Walk)
  • Plenty of awesome treats
    A favorite toy if your dog prefers toys to treats
  • A standard 4 or 6-foot leash with a loop handle, NO retractable leashes are allowed
  • Optional but recommended; a clicker and treat pouch
  • Leash Walking $150

    Three weeks, 3 sessions

Class: Dump the Jump

When puppies jump up for attention it might seem cute, but it’s much less adorable when they’re fully grown and leaping at your face. Not only can their nails scratch or damage clothing and property, it can be dangerous when they can also knock children or adults over in their excitement. Small and medium dogs are just as guilty when they become a tripping hazard or embarrass you when they get their muddy paws all over someone’s clothing.
 
Fortunately, stopping a dog from jumping on you or other people is easier than you might think! With this one-hour class, our District Dogs dog trainer will set you and your dog up for success to DUMP the JUMP! We will work on different impulse control exercises positively teaching your dog that there are better options than jumping. We will work on the following behaviors: 
  • Dump the Jump $60

    One session, 6 dog capacity

Class: Nipping / Mouthing

Dogs do everything with their mouths — they don’t have hands!  However, some dogs use their mouths a little more than others, and often inappropriately.  Mouth and bite inhibition is extremely important to teach puppies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have older dogs learn how to be gentle with their mouths as well.  
 
In this one hour class, we’ll review common motivations and situations where mouthing and nipping is likely to occur, such as: taking food and toys politely, mouthing/nipping parts of humans in play, as well as leash biting and inappropriate chewing. 
  • Nipping / mouthing $60

    One session, 6 dog capacity

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