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Current Class Offerings

Below you will find a list 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 register, click on the link below the class description.

All students must be up to date on age-appropriate vaccines and fecal testing.

Puppy Social Hour

Puppy Social Hour is a drop-off Saturday open play session for puppies. Social hour is an excellent small-group option for socializing your puppies while supervised by certified positive reinforcement trainers!

Puppies must be up to date on 2 rounds of Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella (given 2 weeks prior), and a parasite-free fecal test within the last 6 months to attend.

Young Puppy Social Hour (8 Weeks to 6 Months): 10AM-11AM

Older Puppy Social Hour (6 Months to 12 Months): 11AM-12PM

Puppy Kindergarten - Tuesdays 7PM or Saturdays 1PM

Pop in to our open enrollment courses at any point in the curriculum! Open enrollment means that you can start at any point in the class. Our Puppy Kindergarten class is broken down in to real-life scenarios (Living Room, Kitchen, Vet, Outside Stroll, Grooming, and Cafe). Upon enrollment in this course, students will watch a virtual session prior to starting their in-person group classes. Students should complete all 6 sessions sequentially for best results.

Students will learn to train and communicate effectively with their dogs in various scenarios. Skills learned in this course include: settle on mat, desensitization to noises, sit, down, come when called, preventing resource guarding, handling skills, sit and down stay, loose leash walking, and much more!

An optional in-home session is recommended to compliment this course, and proof all of your behaviors on the environment that matters most: your home! This consultation can be added as an option during registration.

Basic Manners - Tuesdays 6PM or Saturdays 12PM

Pop in to our open enrollment courses at any point in the curriculum! Open enrollment means that you can start at any point in the class. Our Basic Manners class is broken down in to real-life scenarios (Meet and Greet, Home Office, Neighborhood Walk, Company for Coffee, Trip To Park, and Dinner Time). Upon enrollment in this course, students will watch a virtual session prior to starting their in-person group classes. Students should complete all  6 sessions sequentially for best results.

Students will learn to train and communicate effectively with their dogs in various scenarios. Skills learned in this course include: settle on mat, meet and greets, sit, no jumping, dog greetings, down, sit and down stays, leave it, come when called, and loose leash walking!

An optional in-home session is recommended to compliment this course, and proof all of your behaviors on the environment that matters most: your home! This consultation can be added as an option during registration.

Reactive Rover - Beginning 9/13/2021

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.

Control Unleashed: Reactive To Relaxed (Impulse Control)

Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed Exercises. Control Unleashed is a continuing training program designed to help dogs learn to relax, focus, and work reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations.

Despite the program title, Control Unleashed is a vigorous and fun curriculum taught while your dog is on-leash in our training center. The games and exercises in this program are designed to help you achieve your goal of transforming your dog into a focused and confident companion that can work around lots of other distractions, especially other dogs.

With an emphasis on handler focus, impulse control and coming when called in the presence of common distractions, this class is a must for those planning to participate in dog sports like agility, but also for any handler of a young, easily distracted, impulsive or insecure dog.

WHO NEEDS CONTROL UNLEASHED®?

  • Dog that are easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating.
  • Dogs who have completed our Reactive Rover course and are capable of remaining under threshold in the presence of other dogs.
  • Dogs that are easily aroused.
  • Dogs that are anxious or stressed and shut down.
  • Dog that are unable to control their impulses when excited.
THESE SKILLS CAN CHANGE YOUR DOG’S LIFE!

A Note to Reactive Dog Owners:

  • This class is not a replacement for our Reactive Rover course.
  • If your dog barks aggressively at other dogs or people then this is not the right class, our Reactive Rover course would be a better choice.  It’s always our goal at Four Leggers for each and every dog and person to be in a class designed for maximum learning for that individual dog’s needs.
  • Not sure if this is the right class for you? Call us!  We can ask a few questions that will help you choose the right class for you and your dog.

Minimum Pre-requisites:

  • Control Unleashed class is not a replacement for Basic Obedience and is not a basic course.
  • All dogs who participate in Control Unleashed should be able to perform, at a minimum, reliable Name Response, decent loose leash skills, Sit, Down.
  • Handlers should be familiar with marker training either a Clicker or a verbal marker (ie: Yes)

Reliability For Reactive Rover

Designed for our Reactive Rover graduates, this class takes your training to the next level! Can you navigate through tight spaces with your reactive dog? Can your dog cope with distractions while in the presence of a trigger? This class will teach you how to do just that and much more!

 

Minimum Pre-requisites:

  • Students MUST have completed Reactive Rover. It is recommended that students also have completed Control Unleashed.
  • Students should be able to keep their dogs under threshold in the presence of triggers reliably.
  • Handlers should be familiar with marker training either a Clicker or a verbal marker (ie: Yes)