Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in ANY class.
Please understand that all classes are not in session at all times, with the exception of Puppy Kindergarten which is ongoing.
Basic Manners, Agility, and Nose Work classes are scheduled when the minimum number of students needed for a particular class is met. Class days and times vary.
All HDT instructors use positive reinforcement instead of correction. Training methods are based in Behavioral Science and are backed by research. Dogs trained positively become brave and cooperative learners.
All classes are taught by volunteers and schedules are subject to change.
The critical period of social acquisition for a puppy is between 8-16 weeks of age. We offer our Puppy Kindergarten by appointment only at this time. Each week there will be different stations presented, with different things for the puppies to explore and experience. Our instructors will teach guardians how to begin teaching desirable behaviors, like sit, down, come, wait, focus, and intro to the leash. We are positive reinforcement trainers so the pups will receive lots of small treats to help with the learning process.
Cost $65 for 3 weeks, 1 class per week.
You will need:
- 6′ leash
- vaccination records (puppy must have had at least one set of shots at least 7 days prior to attending)
- Something to put treats in (treat pouch, sweatshirt, work apron)
- Favorite treats (although we do provide treats as part of your class fee)
We recommend that if you have just adopted your puppy, that you wait a week before attending the first class, so your puppy has a chance to settle in with you before coming to class.
Instructors: Sue Post/Casey Moss
This class builds on what is learned in Puppy Kindergarten and is geared towards training for dog sports; includes an introduction into CGC, Rally, and Trick Dog.
Cost $130 for 6 weeks. Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten
Instructor: Irene Meyer
Classes focus on relationships; using positive reinforcement to build toward cooperative learners. while training.
INTRO TO TRAINING – Cost $162 for 6 weeks, dog must be at least 5 months old
INTRO TO TRAINING – Cost $108 for 4 weeks, dogs must be at least 5 months old
FOUNDATION BEHAVIORS – Cost $27 each for: Recall, Loose Leash Walking 1, Loose Leash Walking 2, Jumping Up, Leave it/Trade it, and Focus
Equipment: Collar, no pull harness or head halter; 6 foot training leash; rewards pouch; training rewards; special project for dog to enjoy during down time. Clickers will be provided for those who would like to use one (highly recommended).
These classes are for dogs that are not aggressive or fearful.
Instructor: Pat Moss
Rally Obedience Teamwork
Rally is all about teamwork. You and your dog navigate a course together, side by side, from sign to sign where you perform the required skills, with the dog under control.
K9 Nose Work
A fun and easy sport where your pet dog learns to apply scent detection skills. The hunt starts by searching for their favorite food or toy and moving on to target odors of birch, anise, and clove.
INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK – Cost: $108 for 4 weeks, max 6 dogs. Dogs must be 6 months old.
ELEMENTS – Cost $87 for 4 weeks. Prerequisite: Intro to NW
INTRO TO ODOR – Cost $130 for 6 weeks, max 6 dogs Prerequisite: Intro to NW. Dogs must be 10 months old.
CONTINUING K9 NOSE WORK – Cost $11 a class. Prerequisite: Intro to NW, Intro to Odor, and Elements.
PUPPY K9 NOSE WORK Introduce your adolescent dog to nose work and start using the training skills you learned in Puppy K. This fun sport will help your dog learn self control, settle, ‘wait’ in the car, recall and much more……..all while allowing them to hunt. Cost $108 for 4 weeks, max 4 dogs. For puppies 4-6 months of age.
FUN MATCHES – Cost $11 for any level NW dog.
Instructors: Pat Boone/Danielle Wythe/Becky Lyon/Carol Kerkvliet/Claire Almond
A dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.
FOUNDATIONS – Cost $130 for 6 weeks. Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Intro to training/Focus.
NOVICE – Cost $130 for 6 weeks. Prerequisite: Agility Foundations
RUN THROUGHS – Cost $81 for 6 weeks.
ADVANCED RUN THROUGHS – Cost $81 for 6 weeks, drop in
Instructors: Irene Meyer/Casey Moss