342 Union Street Westfield, Ma 01085
ph: (413) 572 - 4936
The following 4 week mini classes are being offered for dog/handler teams that have completed at least a basic level course.. Cost for all classes is $125.00 and most classes will fill with 4 - 6 dogs. Please copy and paste the registration form below and send it back to us to reserve a spot in the class of your choice.
POLITE POOCH: This class will focus on exercises designed to improve skills when out and about from your home including polite on leash pass by's with other dogs, appropriate on leash meet and greets with visitors, touching/handling skills with new people, and comfort and social acceptance of environmental stimuli ( wheelchair, stroller, skateboard, etc). Class times:
- Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 5:30 - 6:15 pm with Anne
- Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 7:00 - 7:45 with Missy (FULL)
- Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 9:30 - 10:15 am with Missy
- Monday, November 27, 2023 from 5:30 - 6:15 pm with Missy
COURAGEOUS CANINE: Is your dog easily frightened by new people or new situations? Is he afraid to approach everyday items in his environment? Are other dogs a bit scary for her? Would you like to be able to help your dog build confidence and understand his/her worries a bit better? The courageous canine class is designed to develop foundation skills that will help you safely manage and support your fearful dog. Class time:
HOUSEHOLD HELPERS: Want to work on your at home skills with your dog? Let us help you continue to improve some of your basic skills plus introduce some new ones including: Find your mat with increased duration and distractions, door knock/doorbell response training, functional stays, increased Leave It proficiency, husbandry skils and "Thank You/Drop It" cues.
- Monday, November 13, 2023 from 9:30 - 10:15 am with Missy
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 7:00 - 7:45 pm with Missy (FULL)
SHAPING SKILLS: Shaping is a training technique that trains a dog to do something in small stages rather than all at once. You teach the dog to perform a new behavior by breaking it down into smaller parts. Have your ever wondered about "clicker training"? Or how to get complex behaviors like having your dog bring you a tissue when you sneeze? Shaping is a great way to fine tune your training relationship with your dog while you create behaviors from scratch using your dog's natural ability to learn.
Class Time: TBD
DANCING WITH YOUR DOG: Learn how to take the skills you have learned (while acquiring some new ones) and turn them into a choreographed routine set to music. A fun, relaxed, entertaining way to spend time with your dog while building confidence in you and your dog as a working team. No previous dancing experience necessary from either end of the leash!!
Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 10:30 - 11:15 Am with Missy
MINI RALLY: Want to improve your sign reading skills for Rally Obedience? Want to practice the necessary skills with short courses that allow for multiple repeat runs
CGC BRUSH UP CLASS: Did you take the CGC test but struggled with a few of the exercises? The 4 week brush up class will focus on the more challenging exercises for most dogs including the dog to dog meet and greet, the stranger approach, and the grooming exercise. Other exercises will be reviewed as determined by the dogs attending.
Next class: TBA
Next class time:
- Thursday, August 31, 2023 from 12:00 - 12:45 pm with Jim
- Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 9:00 - 10:00 am with Jim
- Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 9:15 - 10:00 am with Jim
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