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Beginner/Basic Dog Obedience Skills

with Dawn Grondin

Mar
1

March 1st, 2023

$135 More Info

 For Dogs over 1 year.The emphasis for this class is on basic obedience introduction and on the handler’s skills. This class will prepare teams for the AKC Canine Good citizen test. A wide range of skills will be modeled and practiced: behaving in a crowd, polite leash manners, respectfully working around other dogs, greeting people politely, staying in place, recalls, leaving distractions alone, managing unexpected distraction alone, managing unexpected noises/actions, supervised separation from the handler, and fun splinter/shadow skills to keep your dog’s mind engaged and happy. The instructor will provide demonstrations and several alternative ways to get your dog to be successful in the skill areas.Treats will be used as rewards and not lures as well as gradually faded out to performing without it. Training is a process and with due consistency will go smoothly and well. EMphasis on the handler dog relationship is a priority, positive reinforcement, and building a safe, secure bond.  Six weeks

Instructor: Dawn Grondin

When: Wednesdays March 1-April 5 Where: Crescent Park School, Bethel

Time: 6:30-7:15 pm Tuition: $135

**Both classes taught by AKC approved Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Instructor has trained many dogs to pass the CGC and therapy dog tests. All dogs for both classes must have current vaccinations (kennel cough highly recommended), proof of rabies vaccination and town license for dogs over 6 months. 

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Basic Puppy Skills

with Dawn Grondin

Mar
1

March 1st, 2023

$135 More Info

Young puppies will be introduced to positive play and basic social skill development. Skills will include name recognition, come when called, sit, down, and stay. During the class, puppies will participate in short small group off leash play. Beginning leash walking will be practiced. The goal of this class is to model for handlers how to be the best human dog to meet their puppy’s needs and set the foundation for all other canine good citizen skills. Emphasis on the handler’s confidence and patience while training the dog and building a positive, secure relationship with your dog. Class suitable for one handler at a time. No children or handlers as spectators allowed. Instructions for the night of the class as well as iItems to bring to training will be sent as class date approaches.  For puppies 12 weeks old or less. Class is 6 weeks. 

Instructor: Dawn Grondin

When: Wednesdays March 1-April 5 Where: Crescent Park School, Bethel

Time: 5:30-6:15 pm Tuition: $135