Services available:   
  
     
Basic Dog Training

Puppy Program

In Home Training

Aggression

Shyness and Fear

AKC Canine Good Citize

Rally Obedience

...and more     
    



  Next Sessions Start
Week of April 3
Week of May 1 & 8


* Downloadable Class Flyer *

   See Class Requirements (below)
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Puppy Kindergarten (4 week course)
For Puppies 9 to 14 weeks of age at start of class
See side bar for topics

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:20 pm ....................................................... Modesto
Begins April 5                               The Barn at Beckwith Vet Hospital
3232 Beckwith Ct       


 Puppy - Tweens* (4 week course)
        For Puppies 12 to 22 weeks at start of class See sidebar for topics 
*Instructor: Sarah Mesenhimer Johnson

Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm .............................................................. Modesto
      Begins April 3                         near Albers/Hwy 132/Yosemite Ave  


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Beginning Obedience (7 week class)

Monday 6:30 - 7:20 pm ............................................................... Turlock
Begins May 1                                        Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
900 N. Broadway, Bld E5        

     


Wednesday 6:30 - 7:20 pm ...................................................... Modesto
Begins May 3                                                            3232 Beckwith Ct.




Canine Good Citizen Class and Test (6 week class)
Intermediate Class

Monday 7:30 - 8:30 pm ............................................................... Turlock
Begins May 8                                        Stanislaus County Fairgrounds
900 N. Broadway, Bld E5      
     




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Continuing Nose Work 
*Drop-ins may be available for NW students

Contact Instructor for times ..........................................Various locations
Ongoing 


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CLASS REQUIREMENTS
For all classes other than Puppy Classes:
Proof of Vaccinations (3 year interval accepted)      
           

  • Puppy Classes - Proof of veterinary visit & vaccinations (completed or in progress).
Puppies must be in your home at least a week before attending class.

*Puppy Kindergarten - Ages 9-14 weeks at start of session
*Puppy - Tweens - Ages 12-24 weeks at start of session

  • Beginners, Intro to Nose Work - Dogs 5 months or older

  • Intro to Odor, Continuing K9 Nose Work Previous enrollment in Nose Work

  • Canine Camp, Rally, AKC Obedience, CGC, Intermediate - Beginner skills needed

  • Coming When Called, Tricks - Beginner skills preferred, or consent of instructor

  • Drop In Obedience - Previous Intermediate level class & consent of instructor
                 

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Register in advance, by mail or PayPal. Puppies may be registered by phone.                    

See Registration and Fees page 

            

                  

            

            

            


               
Puppy Program - Kindergarten

Weekly Topics


 1New Puppy Basics:      
     - Housetraining & Crate Use
     - "Give" command
     - Appropriate Play                

 2. How to Create a Tolerant, Easy to 
     Handle Dog:         
     - Body Handling
     - Grooming & Care 
     - Preventing Resource Guarding         

 3. How to Prevent Bad Habits:         
     - Mouthing & Chewing
     - Digging
     - Introducing the Leash               

 4. Basic Comands
     - Sit, Down, & Come


      Training Tools:     


4 - 6 Foot Leash              
      - Prefer leather
      - Pups ok with nylon
      - NO flexi/retractable leads
      - NO chain leads

Soft treats
      - string cheese
      - diced chicken or hot dogs
      - diced/microwaved Braunschweiger  

Bait Bag
      - (optional) for carrying treats

Collars
      - all dogs in classes should wear a
          flat buckle collar

Comfortable footwear
      - for the handler

Training Collars & Harnesses
      - available to try and for sale     

     
Puppy Program - Tweens
      
Weekly Topics        
   1. Using Rewards Propery
- Using Rewards Properly
- Body Handling
- Sit, Down & Come

   2. Establishing Leadership
- Attention/Focus, Leave It
- Fetch/Tug, Find It
- Leadership
- Collar Grabs

   3. Teaching Impulse Control
- "Wait" Command
- Take Treats/Toys Politely
- Crate Use
- Backaway

   4. Activities for Your Tween 
- Confidence Building Games
- Motor Skill Development
          
Donna Soderstrom, CPDT, CNWI
GOOD DOG
Dog Training