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Class Descriptions


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

The Puppy Kindergarten class is very important for all puppies to work on socialization skills around other dogs and people. The puppies get to play with other puppies and to interact with strangers. House manners and common behavior issues (e.g., housetraining, jumping on people, etc. ) are covered. This class gets you and your dog off to a wonderful start of building a great relationship and training foundation with your dog. 

Dogs should be between 10 weeks and 4 1/2 months of age.

BEGINNER 1

The Beginner 1 class teaches all of the basic obedience skills your dog needs (e.g., come when called, sit, down, stay, wait at the door). House manners and common behavior issues (e.g., housetraining, jumping on people, etc. ) are covered.

Dogs should be 5 months or older with no prior training, or dog should be a Puppy Kindergarten class graduate.

BEGINNER 2 / Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

The Beginner 2/CGC class continues the leanings from the Beginner 1 class, focusing on distance control and working around increasing distractions. You will be very surprised how much you and your dog benefit from this class. Among other things, you will be able to call your dog around distractions, have your dog do an “emergency” down when away from you, and ask for a down/stay with increasing distractions and distance from your dog. Additionally, this class will teach you the exercises needed to earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title. You will be tested for the CGC title on the last day of class. Weather permitting; some of the classes may be conducted outside the building and around Eatontown.

 Dog needs to have graduated from a Beginner 1 class

THERAPY / Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) - COMBINED

This class prepares your dog to pass a standardized therapy dog test which will enable you to volunteer wherever therapy dogs are welcomed.  Therapy dogs are traditionally found in hospitals & rehabilitative facilities as well as in hospice & nursing homes. Additionally, libraries and schools encourage visiting therapy dog teams which educate children about pet care and safety and offer the opportunity of participating in the National Kids Read Program. This class will also teach you the exercises needed to earn the NEW AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) title. To earn this title, the dog must have first earned a CGC title. Actual CGCA and therapy dog testing will be conducted on the last day of class.

Dog needs to have graduated from a Beginner 2 class.

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