Semi-Private Manners Classes

Group Classes are not currently being offered. 
Please contact Miss Behavior for a referral to a trusted colleague

Group classes are ideal for socializing, learning how to work with your dog around distraction, and laying the foundation for many basic manners. 

These classes have just 3-5 dogs, leaving more one-on-one time for you. 

Upcoming Classes
Class Name Time Start Date Age/Level Cost
Puppy Social   TBD

TBD

  12-20 weeks old     $15 

Learn Your Manners

Puppy or Adult

  Saturdays:

10am: Puppies <5 months 

11am: Dogs >5 months 

TBD
5 weeks

12wks+/Level 1 $120
Beyond The Basics Thursdays 6:30p

TBD

4months+/Level 2 $120
Tricks n Games TBD

TBD 

4 weeks

12wks+/any level $99

 Upcoming Workshops

Welcome Home Baby
TBD

Working spot w/dog*: $35 
Human only: $25

 

 Class Descriptions

 

Puppy Social

 

Approximately 50 minutes long 

$10

 

Puppy Dress Up

This one day class is geared towards puppies who need to be socialized, follow proper house training and crate training rules, and stop nipping and chewing on everything!

  • House/Crate Training
  • Handling/no biting
  • Proper Socializing
  • ...plus plenty of opportunity to answer all your puppy questions!

Please note: This is a one week class, meant to give you an opportunity to socialize your puppy and get answers to the most common puppy questions. If you are looking for a longer class, you will want to take the Puppy Learn Your Manners

Vaccine Requirements:

Puppies under 16 weeks old: 

  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • 2 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended! 

Puppies over 16 weeks old: 

  • Rabies Vaccine 
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • All 3 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended!

You will be required to show proof of vaccines

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Learn Your Manners

5 weeks long, 50 minutes per week
$120
Level 1 Manners for dogs over 12 weeks old

 

Next Class: TBD

10am for Puppies under 6mos 

11am for dogs over 6mos 

 

Learn Your Manners

This class is great not only for dogs who need to learn the basics, but also for dogs who have learned some of the basics at home but need work on their listening skills around distraction! Some behavior we cover include, but are not limited to:

Wait for Permission

 

  • Lie Down
  • Come when called
  • Stay
  • Leave it/Don't touch it
  • Wait for permission
  • No Jumping
  • Leash Manners
  • Settle
  • Share

 Please keep in mind that because this class is for puppies/dogs 12 weeks +, there is only very controlled socialization (which will be important to learn!) Free play will be encouraged for puppies separately. Exceptions to this may be made upon meeting the dogs/puppies and evaluating their temperaments.

Vaccine Requirements:

Puppies under 16 weeks old: 

  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • 2 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended! 

Dogs over 16 weeks old: 

  • Rabies Vaccine 
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • All 3 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended!

You will be required to show proof of vaccines prior to beginning the first class

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Beyond the Basics

5 weeks long, 50 minutes per week 
$120 
Level 2 Manners for dogs who have graduated from Learn Your Manners (or are pre-approved*)

Next Class: Thursdays 6:30pm

TBD

*Please contact me if you have taken a class with another trainer. Only a limited number of trainers receive pre-approval because of similar teaching style and training methods

 Beyond the Basics

Taking what you learned in level 1 manners and adding the 4 D's:

  • Distraction
  • stayDistance
  • Duration of Time
  • Difficulty

... plus new behaviors such as:

  • Heel
  • Cues at a distance
  • "Stop"
  • Meet and Greets (other dogs and people)
  • Go to Bed/Go to your place
  • Advanced Leave It, Come, and Stay

If you plan to try for the Canine Good Citizen Title, then this class would be a great one for you and your dog!

Vaccine Requirements:

Dogs over 16 weeks old: 

  • Rabies Vaccine 
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended!

You will be required to show proof of vaccines prior to beginning the first class

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Tricks N Games

4 weeks long, 50 minutes per week 
Any Level, dogs over 12 weeks old

 

Next Class: Starting in Spring 2013. Stay tuned!

 

 Fletcher - highfive   If you want to improve your dogs manners and listening skills but want to go beyond the usual obedience-style, then this class may be for you!

Teaching your dog through tricks and games will improve your relationship with him, teaching him that working with you can be fun and rewarding. It really tires out your dog mentally. Not enough mental work is often the reason why dog's get themselves into trouble, making bad choices.

This class will also give you some really great perspective on how your dog learns and processes new information. Remember that obedience cues and tricks are the same thing: a cue that gets linked to a behavior. It's just our change of attitude that makes all the difference. We don't laugh when our dog lays down for us, but we do laugh and have fun when our dog plays dead. And if our dog doesn't play dead, we don't blame him like we would if he doesn't lay down because we told him to. Because our attitude is different, the dog's response is different.

Come learn how to take that "trick-training" and apply it to practical scenarios as well!

 

Vaccine Requirements:

Puppies under 16 weeks old: 

  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • 2-3 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended! 

Dogs over 16 weeks old: 

  • Rabies Vaccine 
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) 
  • All 3 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo) 
  • Lyme vaccine highly recommended!

You will be required to show proof of vaccines prior to beginning the first class

 

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Welcome Home Baby

Next workshop TBD, contact me with interest

Working Spot w/dog*: $35
Non-working spot (no dog): $25

Are you expecting a 2-legged child and want to be sure your 4-legged kid(s) are prepared? Come to this workshop and learn some essential behaviors to teach your dog BEFORE bringing your baby home! 

Tackling behaviors such as:

  • Back Up (teaching your dog to respect your personal space)
  • Go lie down/settle
  • Desensitization to Baby Sounds
  • Leave it
  • Discussion of other proper ways to prepare your dog for this wonderful new addition (and making sure he/she finds it as wonderful as you do!) 

*Pre-approval and proof of Rabies, DHP, and Kennel Cough required

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Policies

Please read these policies carefully before sending in your registration
Vaccination Policy:
For puppies under 16 weeks old,
you must show proof of Kennel Cough (Bordatella), at least 2 Rounds of DHP (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo), and the Lyme vaccine is highly recommended but not required

For dogs over 16 weeks old,
you must show proof of the Rabies Vaccine, Kennel Cough (Bordatella), and the DHP vaccine (Distemper/Parvo/Hepatitis Combo). Also, Lyme vaccine is highly recommended but not required
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Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds:

Payment Policy:
Registering does not guarantee placement. Final confirmation of placement will be emailed to you, once space in class is confirmed and payment is processed.

Cancellation Policy:
If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to class start, all fees are non-refundable. If you choose to cancel prior to the 7 day mark of class, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee

Missed Classes:
At this time, due to scheduling limitations, there are no make-ups available if you miss a class. You will be forced to forfeit that class. If you miss 2+ classes or if the instructor feels that you have not done the work from your one missed class, you will also be forfeiting your graduation diploma and will not be eligible for the next class level. There are no refunds for missed classes
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Group Class Waiver:

I understand that by attending dog obedience or agility classes I may be putting myself, my family, my dog and/or any guests who may also attend, in a situation not without risk. Some of the dogs that I/we may be exposed to could be hard to handle and could cause injury even when handled with the utmost care. I will assume all risk of any injury or damage resulting from the actions of any dog including my own while in a class, on the grounds of The Barn or any surrounding area or when attending any training function. I understand that I am responsible for furnishing written proof of current Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough vaccinations. I understand that any time my dog is in contact with other animals it may expose him/her to minimal risk of communicable disease. I hereby waive and release the instructors, The Barn, their agents and employees from any and all liability for injury, damage or illness that I or my dog may incur while attending the training classes.
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