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Below you will find a calendar of our classes currently being offered for the upcoming training sessions. This page is updated frequently as our class offerings rotate based on the time of year. To learn more about a particular class and to register, click on the class titles in the calendar below.

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Reactive Rover

Do you have a Reactive Rover on leash? Does your dog bark, lunge, whine, or stress when seeing other dogs, strangers, or both? This class is for you!

Reactive Rover provides owners with critical handling skills so they they are well equipped to deal with challenges that may arise in their communities, and provides dogs with the life skills that they need to exist comfortably and thoughtfully in environments that previous provoked anxiety and heightened arousal levels and reactivity.

Students will learn to create positive feedback loops where there were only negative ones. Your dog will learn that the wide, wide world is still an unpredictable place but that he/she can rely on you to keep them safe. They will develop a new behavioral repertoire to meet that unpredictability, and that will take the second-guessing out of everything you do with your dog.

Trick Dog Classes

Young or senior, pure bred or mixed breed, any dog will enjoy trick training!  Trick training is one of the best ways to build a fun, engaging, loving relationship with your dog.  Dogs of any age and breed(s) can participate in tricks.  During classes, a variety of reward based training methods will be used to elicit behaviours.  Trick training not only builds your relationship, it provides much needed mental stimulation and can increase your dog’s confidence and self-esteem. 

As a Certified Trick Dog Trainer, Jenn will help you learn over tricks (including Spin, Take A Bow, Say Your Prayers, Hoop Jump, Soccer, Crawl and many more!) that you can practice anywhere and anytime.  Help your dog learn to focus in all situations, build a strong bond with your dog or just impress your friends.  All tricks can be modified to you or your dog’s specific needs, skills or personality which will increase his/her success and fun!  

Upon completing the Novice Trick Dog Class, dogs and handlers can qualify for their NTD (Novice Trick Dog) title from the international Do More With Your Dog organization.  Jenn will witness your title and submit all the paperwork and payment for you!  All you have to do it sit back and enjoy the wonderful tricks your dog has learned, while waiting for your title certification to arrive in the mail.  

Once a dog has completed the Novice Trick Dog class or received their Novice Trick Dog title they are able to join our Intermediate Trick Dog class to work toward earning their ITD (Intermediate Trick Dog) title! Subsequently, dogs who achieve their Intermediate Trick Title are eligible for Advanced Trick Dog class as well.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.

The Benefits of Training

Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.

How It Works

When you complete this course (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

You’ll attend class for at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC

AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource

Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite, a 24-hour recovery service

Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

Jenn Frankavitz is an AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

To attend AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class, puppies must be 3-12 months of age, have a minimum of two sets of vaccinations, be in good health and free of contagious illnesses.

Canine Good Citizen Prep

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing nationally recognized program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

The Benefits of Training

The AKC CGC Program provides an excellent foundation for training in other fun activities such as Rally, Obedience, and Agility and results in a well-mannered dog who is a joy to live with. Some therapy dog groups require passing the CGC Test as a prerequisite, some insurance companies recommend CGC training, and an increasing number of apartments and condos are requiring CGC training for resident dogs.

The AKC CGC Prep Course is a 6 week class which includes the cost of the CGC Evaluation at the end of the course. Skills covered include accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for grooming, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit, down, stay, come when called, calm greetings toward other dogs, reaction to distractions and supervised separation.

Jenn Frankavitz is an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator.

AKC Community Canine

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program For dogs who have earned their CGC titles.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC.

THE SETTING

All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a “crowd” of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

REQUIREMENTS

To earn the AKC Community Canine title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

  1. Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award or title on record at AKC.
  2. Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog’s number. For more information on getting an AKC number, see: http://images.akc.org/cgc/number.pdf

Canine Life And Social Skills (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Levels)

C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills) is an educational program designed to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. The mission of C.L.A.S.S. is to promote positive relationships through positive training methods. This approach both develops and safeguards harmonious relationships by maintaining trust with our pet dogs.
You and your dog can earn your Bachelor’s (B.A.), Master’s (M.A.), or Doctorate (Ph.D.) by registering and participating in a C.L.A.S.S. evaluation. Successfully completing each C.L.A.S.S. level is like earning an academic degree in real-life skills with your dog.

The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. For example, at the B.A. level, we allow the use of treats as rewards after the completion of an exercise, and some of the “real life” skills that are assessed are waiting at the door, drop it, and settle.

In the M.A. level, dogs are asked to walk past several dogs of different sizes, breeds and genders, to wait in the car before exiting, and to allow the student to handle various parts of their body among other tasks.

In the Ph.D. level, students must carry everyday objects such as a cardboard box or paper sack while walking their dogs on a loose leash, ask their dogs to back up, and have their dog demonstrate table manners during a simulated dinner session. among other tasks.

The cost of this course is inclusive of the C.L.A.S.S. Evaluation. Jenn Frankavitz, CPDT-KA is a certificated C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator.