Wag 'N Woofs

Training

Dog Training

 

Training

Training Room

Individual Training

From Puppy Socialization through Canine Good Citizen testing and Therapy Dog prep, Wag ‘n Woofs provides positive reinforcement training for you and your furry family member! Please email training@wagnwoofs.com to register for a class.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Is your dog too distracted in a group setting? Do you only see certain behaviors when your dog is at home? Do you need training more personalized to your dog’s needs? A private lesson is the perfect choice! Lessons are scheduled at your convenience in the location of your choice, and can cover any behaviors you’d like to work on including:

  • Basic obedience

  • Crate and potty training

  • Leash manners

  • Behavior evaluations

  • Dog or people aggression

  • Puppy and new dog consultations (we can help you get your new pup started off on the right paw!)

Rates

Private lessons: $175/for the initial consultation and lesson (typically lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours)

Follow up lessons: $110/hour

Have a friend, family member, or neighbor that is looking to work with their dog on the same things you are? Ask about Semi-Private Lessons! All the fun and flexibility of one-on-one lessons, with the cost of the hour(s) shared amongst your group. Group size may be limited, depending on the training goals of the group participants. We can teach a whole 6 week, neighborhood obedience class right in your very own cul-de-sac! 

All Private and Semi-Private Lessons can be scheduled to take place in your home, at our facility, or at other locations. 


GROUP CLASSES

Group training classes take place at Wag ‘n Woofs, and participating in group classes requires:

  • Your dog does not disrupt class with constant barking or vocalizations (unless this is the focus of the class!)

  • Your dog be on leash and under your control at all times

  • Your dog be up-to-date on rabies and distemper/parvo prior to the start of class. Bordetella is not a requirement for class attendance, though it is highly encouraged.

  • One dog per handler (however one dog may have multiple handlers, we welcome everyone to attend class that is involved with training your dog)

If any of these criteria cannot be met, please call Wag ‘n Woofs directly to discuss our other options including our private lessons before entering a group class.

Please send us an email if you would like to enroll in any classes, sign up for private lessons, or have any questions! 

 

 
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Puppy Class Options

PUPPY Socialization

For puppies between the age of 8-16 weeks.

Take full advantage of your puppy’s prime socialization window! In this 45 minute class, your puppy will have the opportunity to play with other puppies, experience new sounds, interact with new people, walk on new surfaces, and be introduced to the basics of sit, down, come, and settling on a mat. Additional topics such as crate/confinement training, potty training, socialization outside of class, and helping puppy be comfortable with grooming and veterinary care will also be discussed.

This is an Open Enrollment Class, meaning you and your puppy start class as soon as space opens! No waiting 7+ weeks to enroll! Class passes are purchased in 4 week packs and are valid for four consecutive class weeks. Puppies must be 16 weeks or under on their first night of class.

Class size is limited to 7 puppies, a 4 week pass costs 75.00.

Mondays @ 4:45pm with trainer Jen *Spaces available for start date as early as Oct 21st*

Mondays @ 5:45pm with trainer Jen *Spaces available for start date as early as Oct 28th*

Scheduled Puppy Socialization dates: Oct 21, 28 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec 2, 9, 16 Jan 6, 13, 20, 27

Connected Puppy

For puppies between the ages of 12 weeks – 7 months

Some puppies need a little extra help learning how to be comfortable, confident, and in control of themselves in social situations. If your puppy has trouble relaxing, focusing, and handling themselves around other dogs or people (they seem nervous, stressed, try to hide, bark, whine, lunge, or snap), then this is the place to start! In this class, you and your puppy will work on introducing the sit, down, and come cues as well as working on impulse control, relaxing on a mat, and leash walking skills. You will also spend lots of time working on confidence building exercises, behavior modification activities to help your puppy not obsess over meeting everyone they see, and engagement games to help them learn to offer attention to you around distractions.

Students should expect this class to not allow for group playtime or physical interaction between the puppies. There may be opportunities for 1-1 interaction between puppies in class occasionally if age, size, and demeanor allows, but expect this to be individual, on-leash exercises and activities focused on socializing your puppy to new situations without the pressure of physical interaction. We will, however, be regularly discussing what comfortable, appropriate interactions look like between dogs of all ages and offer many resources to help you monitor and manage any dog-dog interactions you set up for your puppy outside of class.

This is an Open Enrollment Class, meaning you and your puppy start class as soon as space opens! No waiting 7+ weeks to enroll! Class passes are purchased in 4 week packs, are valid for four consecutive class weeks and may be renewed until your puppy is ready to move on to the next level, or until they are 7 months old

Class size is limited to 5 puppies, is one hour in length, a 4 week pass costs 75.00.

Saturdays @ 2:15p with trainer Jen *Spaces available for start date as early as November 2nd*

Scheduled Connected Puppy class dates: Oct 19 Nov 2, 9, 23 Dec 7, 14, 21


Adolescent and Adult Class Options

BEGINNER Manners

Does your dog need to learn some of the basics? Has it been a while since you’ve taken an obedience class? Beginner Class may be the right option for you! Dogs from 16 weeks to 12+ years old are all welcome in class and will learn important behaviors every dog needs like sit, down, leave it, come, and stay, along with useful skills such as impulse control and being comfortable with grooming and veterinary procedures. Gradually start working with distractions to proof behaviors, so your dog can respond to you under a variety of circumstances. This fun course is designed to equip you and your dog with skills you’ll use every day! 

Class runs for 6 weeks, is one hour in length, is limited to 7 dogs, and costs 110.00

Wednesdays, Starting Oct 30th @ 4:45p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11* ~1 Space Remaining~

~~FULL~~ Wednesdays, Starting Oct 30th @ 6:00p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11*

Mondays, Starting Nov 18th @ 6:45p with trainer Jen Class meets *Nov 18, 25 Dec 2, 9, 16, 23* ~1 Space Remaining~


Beyond the Basics

For graduates of our Beginner Manners class, or equivalent from another school, this class will help you and your dog take your skills to the next level. This level 2 manners class involves working around more difficult distractions, learning some new tricks, and continuing to develop your dog’s good manners and listening skills. This course is also a good option for those looking to prepare for the Canine Good Citizen prep/test days.

Class runs for 6 weeks, is one hour in length, is limited to 7 dogs, and costs 110.00

Mondays, Starting Nov 18th @ 8:00p with trainer Jen Class meets *Nov 18, 25 Dec 2, 9, 16, 23* ~4 Spaces Remaining~


Rockin’ Recalls

A fast, reliable recall can keep your pup out of harms way! This 3 week mini-course focuses solely on helping your dog learn that ‘COME’ is the absolute best thing you could possibly ask them to do. We’ll work through a number of games and activities to make sure that you and your dog have a solid foundation to build on after class is finished. Dogs of all ages are welcome in class. No previous training required.

Class runs for 3 weeks, is one hour in length, is limited to 5 dogs, and costs 85.00

~~FULL~~ Fridays, Starting October 18th @ 6:15p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 18, 25 Nov 1*


CANINE GOOD CITIZEN Practice and test

Is your dog ready to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test? https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/

Come for a prep session the week before testing, and feel prepared for the big day! Be able to tell landlords, friends, and family that your dog is a Canine Good Citizen. Don't think your dog is ready for testing? That's ok! We welcome all dogs and handlers that have completed basic obedience classes and are working towards their CGC title. Join us for the practice and experience! 

Class meets for 1 week of prep and 1 week of testing, is limited to 6 dogs, and costs 50.00. 

Fridays, Starting October 25th @ 5:00p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 25th for prep and Nov 1st for testing* ~3 Spaces Remaining~

Saturdays, Starting November 23rd @ 1:00p with trainer Jen *Class meets Nov 23rd for prep and Dec 7th for testing* ~5 Spaces Remaining~


Therapy Dog Prep

For dog and handler teams preparing for therapy dog work, this class will help you get ready to take your certification test with the organization of your choice (note- class does NOT include testing, but we will help you hook up with one of the local testing groups!). We'll cover everything from obedience skills to handler specific topics that will help keep your visits fun and low stress for you, your dog, and the people  you are visiting. It's recommended that you and your dog have already earned the AKC Canine Good Citizen Award (we have a class for that too!), but it is not a requirement to attend Therapy Dog Class. Your dog will, however, need to have good loose leash manners and a decent understanding of the 'stay' behavior. Don't think your dog is ready for testing quite yet? Perfect! This class can be repeated as much as needed and will provide you with the tools and experiences needed to test in the future. 

Class runs for 6 weeks, is one hour in length, is limited to 6 dogs, and costs 150.00

Please Note: Our Therapy Dog Prep class often has a waiting list that is 2+ classes long. When we schedule new class sessions, we notify the folks at the top of the waiting list and continue to work our way down the list until the class is at capacity. Most of the time, when we post new class sessions on our website they are immediately posted as being FULL simply because we have enough students waiting to take the class to fill it up. Being placed on the waiting list is the best way to guarantee yourself a future space in class!

~~FULL~~ Saturdays, Starting Dec 7th @ 1:00p with trainer Jen *Class meets Dec 7, 14, 21 Jan 4, 11, 18*


FREAK ON A LEASH Foundations

For dogs 6+ months old.

Do you have a dog that has a meltdown when they see another dog or person? Freak on a Leash class is designed to prevent and modify “freak out” behaviors like barking/lunging/growling at other animals or people. Class topics include impulse control, leash handling skills, basic behavior modification techniques, mat work, and much more. This class is also appropriate for dogs that may be shy and fearful, or dogs that have a hard time working in larger group class settings. All dogs that struggle in public or social situations are encouraged to apply! After successful completion of class, recommendations are given regarding good next steps to help you and your dog continue to practice your new skills, depending on what your dog’s individual issues and abilities are at that time. 

Class runs for 6 weeks, is limited to 4 dogs, and costs 200.00. Please plan to bring your dog on a Gentle Leader head collar or a front-clip style harness.  

~~FULL~~ Saturdays, Starting Oct 5th @ 10:30a with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 5, 19 Nov 2, 9, 23 Dec 7*

~~FULL~~ Saturdays, Starting Oct 5th @ 11:45a with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 5, 19 Nov 2, 9, 23 Dec 7*

~~FULL~~ Wednesdays, Starting Oct 30th @ 7:15p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11*

Wednesdays, Starting Oct 30th @ 8:30p with trainer Jen *Class meets Oct 30 Nov 6, 13, 20 Dec 4, 11* ~2 Spaces Remaining~

Saturdays, Starting Dec 14th @ 10:30a with trainer Jen *Class meets Dec 14, 21 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25* ~4 Spaces Remaining~

Saturdays, Starting Dec 14th @ 10:30a with trainer Jen *Class meets Dec 14, 21 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25* ~4 Spaces Remaining~


Freak on a Leash Continuing Education

Our Freak on a Leash Continuing Education option is open to dogs that have successfully graduated our Freak on a Leash Foundations class (attended at least 5 of the 6 weeks of your class session), and have permission from the instructor.

This discounted, private lesson program helps you to continue honing your new skills and provides you the opportunity for guided practice with your dog in more day-to-day environments. Each lesson location will be chosen by the instructor based on you and your dog’s goals, skill set, and level of training. Topics for each of these sessions is limited to advancing the skills covered in your Foundations class. If you are looking to work on new or different issues from these, you will want to book a standard private lesson.

Session times are available weekly on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays and must be scheduled in advance. Email us at training@wagnwoofs.com to discuss options.

Pricing: Each lesson is 1hr in length

Single Lesson- 75.00 *Must be used within 1 month of purchase date

Three Lessons- 210.00 *Must be used within 2 months of purchase date

Five Lessons- 325.00 *Must be used within 3 months of purchase date