Building relationships, one positive pooch at a time!
All of our classes are taught by highly trained and certified instructors using positive, force-free methods. We keep class sizes small to insure you receive lots of one on one attention from the instructors.
We will show you how to communicate with your pooch using reliable feedback for quick responses to your cues using a method called Clicker Training. This uses a tool called a clicker that makes a unique sound to let your dog know a reward is coming. It has been scientifically proven time and time again to be an effective way to communicate to your dog when they did something right. It is also used widely in marine mammals, zoos, and in TV and movies.
Our instructors are also always reading, and attending classes and seminars, to further our understanding of learning theory and behavior modification to provide the best training possible for you and your dog.
Get a FREE day of daycare with any class graduation certificate - even from other trainers!
Puppies 8 - 18 weeks of age
Wednesdays @ 7 pm
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Our Puppy Preschool class is designed for very young puppies so that they can have many positive experiences while young and grow up to be well adjusted dogs into adulthood. You will learn how to introduce your puppy to novel stimuli and get him or her off on the right foot for their life with humans. Puppies will play together while learning how to play nicely and not bite too hard.
Puppies in this age range are in a window of opportunity to introduce them to new experiences. They are like a sponge at this age, where everything is new and exciting. As your puppy’s new parents, it is your job to ensure these new experiences are positive and enjoyable for a happy pooch down the road.
Each week we have a different theme built around socializing your new puppy to various experiences such as vacuum cleaners, strange people, thunder, and going to the vet. Each of these experiences will prepare them for common life events that they might find scary.
Each week we'll introduce a new experience as well as cover the basics of puppy parenting (such as potty training, and dealing with naughty behavior). This is a great introduction to Basic Behavior.
Dogs 5 months and older
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Mondays @ 7 pm
Our Basic Behavior class is divided into 4 main parts: socialization, basic commands, discussion, and relaxation/handling. Throughout the course, your dog will learn how to meet and greet other dogs and humans appropriately and learn all the basic commands to be a well behaved pup. We cover sit, down, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, and much more. Each week we will talk about common issues concerning new pooch parents; potty training, dealing with naughty behaviors, reliable recalls, etc. We also teach you how to give your pooch a mini exam, while relaxing your pup. This is the first step in any veterinary or grooming experience.
Beyond Basic Behavior
CGC S.T.A.R. Puppy • Canine Good Citizen
Includes Canine Good Citizen
Tuesdays @ 7 pm
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Completion of Basic Behavior
or Instructor Approval
Does your dog need some extra help heeling? Or can’t seem to stay for long periods of time? Our Beyond Basic Behavior class expands on skills covered in Basic Behavior. In this custom-designed class we only work on the skills you want more help with! Whether that's getting help getting a great recall, getting a rock solid stay, or learning new techniques that will prove useful down the road - this class is for you!
This class is great for any dog currently attending daycare at Positive Pooches, has attended a basic class elsewhere, and would like more training help and the perfect prep for the summertime Public Pooch class! You will have an opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test at graduation!
Public Pooch • Agility For Fun
Beyond Basic Behavior and Instructor Approval
Available only during the Summer
Public Pooch takes place out and about the city. Not only will you and your dog have great practical experience in different places full of distractions, but you’ll learn fun places to take your canine companion. Each class will choose locations where they’d like to practice their dog’s public skills.
Agility For Fun teaches your dog the basics of agility without the stress of competition. Our focus is on teaching body conditioning and awareness using a variety of agility obstacles.
These classes can be taken as many times as you’d like.
They are different every time you take it!
Fun With Fido Series
Novice • Intermediate • Advanced • Expert
$175, each level
Includes cost of Trick Dog Title
8 weeks, each level
Thursdays @ 7 pm - Novice
Thursdays @ 8:15 pm - Int.
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Ever wanted to teach your dog how to do any trick imaginable? In this series you’ll learn the basics for teaching an infinite number of tricks (as well as learn most of the common tricks such as “beg” and “play dead”). Your dog will be begging you to come back each week to this class!
The most fun you'll have with your dog! Each week we'll play a new game, and learn some new tricks. Turn your pooch into a star (even if the audience is just family). Learning new things keeps our dogs and us young. We'll stretch the body and the mind (don't worry, it’s not hard).
At the end of each level, you can use what you learned in class to earn Trick Dog Titles for your dog! Show off to all your friends just how special we already know your dog is!
Canine Camp Day Training
2 weeks, 3x a week
Enrollment in daycare
We offer two different Canine Camp packages to choose from:
Premier Puppy Package: For puppies 10-20 weeks old.
Includes optional free enrollment in Puppy Preschool group socialization classes on Wednesday evenings. We will cover basic behaviors such as sit, come, down, and stay. We will focus on body handling and socialization. Potty training help is also included.
Beyond Basics Bundle: For all ages.
We will cover all the basics including sit, come, down, stay, etc. We will focus on loose leash walking and other behaviors specific to you and your dog. Extra behaviors can be added if there is time such as tricks, nail trims, or agility. This could be in lieu of or supplementary to Basic Behavior group class.
Both include daycare 3 times a week for 2 weeks as well as 6-12 one-on-one sessions with Carol and her training team. While in daycare, the rest of the team will be reinforcing the good behaviors learned during the one-on-one sessions. When finished with the 6 sessions, we will have a final transfer session to show you everything we covered and answer further questions. A final bath is included in all programs
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