Spring Training Classes

Foundations for Fun

Foundations for Fun is $125 and includes five sessions with your dog, training handouts, email support and membership in a private Foundations for Fun Facebook group with video tutorials.

Foundations for Fun is not your standard, basic obedience class. Don’t worry, we will cover the basics like sit, come when called, how to walk nicely on a leash and others but the focus will be on equipping you with the underlying skills needed to begin teaching your dog things you can use outside of the classroom in the real world.

Classes will be from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Sundays.  The next two series of classes will be:

March 1, 8 (no class on 15th), 22, 29 and April 5th.

and

April 19, 26, May 3, 10 & 17.

Listen Up

Listen Up is $25 and includes a set of pre-class video and written exercises sent via email and one, in-person session with your dog. 

Is your dog a good dog who just needs a little help learning how to pay attention? In this one-hour seminar/group class, we will cover skills you can use to teach your dog to focus.  Before we can teach the dogs we live with anything else, we have to have their attention! This class is great for newcomers, but is also good for anyone wanting to brush up on the basics.

Listen Up will be held Wednesday, February 19 from 7pm-8pm. 

Settle Down

Settle Down is $100 and includes video support, handouts and four, in-person sessions with your dog. 

How would you like it if your dog could go chill out on her special place while you cook dinner?  What about while guests enter the house? Or maybe it would be helpful to you if your dog would settle while you worked on the computer?  Once your dog knows a nice “settle on mat” behavior, the possibilities are endless!  In this four-week class, we will work on teaching you and your dog skills you can use to get started on this useful skill. If you have completed Foundations for Fun, and already started teaching this behavior, this class is a great next step, but this class is also suitable for newcomers.

Settle Down will be held on Wednesdays, February 26, March 4, 11, and 18 from  7pm-8pm. 

Come Here

Come Here is $75 and includes video support, handouts, and three, in-person sessions with your dog.

Would you like to teach your dog to come running when you call her?  Then Come Here is the class for you!  This class will help  you build a rock solid recall, or take your recall to the next level. This class is perfect for newcomers, or anyone wanting to work on a new recall.

Come Here will be held on Wednesdays, April 1, 8 and 15 from 7pm-8pm.

Let’s Go

Does your furry friend get excited when you ask her if she wants to go for a walk?  Maybe more excited than you would like?  Do you have a hard time walking with your dog because she’s always pulling and/or getting distracted by things?  If so, this may be just the class for you!  This four-session course will focus on teaching you skills you can use to teach your dog to focus on you and walk politely on a leash even when there are exciting things happening around them.  This class is best for dogs and people who are excited and happy to go on walks and maybe need just a little help directing some of their enthusiasm.  If your dog repeatedly lunges, barks, growls or otherwise displays behaviors that are overly reactive, this class won’t be the best place for your team to learn and private sessions would be a better fit.   If you have been through Foundations for Fun and already started teaching this behavior, this class is a great next step, but this class is also great for newcomers!

Let’s Go is $100 and includes video support, handouts and four, in-person sessions with your dog. 

Let’s Go will be held on Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, (no class 27) and June 3rd. 

Class sizes are kept intentionally small to allow for personalized attention so don’t wait to register!  Scroll down to enroll.  

Are you ready to start having more fun with your dog?  Here’s how it works…..

  1.  To register, follow  this link and select  the service of your choice from the drop-down menu.
  2. Drop Your Jaws Dog Training will email you a confirmation email within two business days (if you do not receive an email within 48 hours, make sure to check your junk mail).  The email will contain a little more information about classes including any supplies you will need,  and information for how to pay online.

Dogs participating in group classes need to be at least sixteen weeks old and fully up to date on vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Bordetella and you must provide documentation from your veterinarian of your dog’s vaccinations prior to starting class.

Group classes are great for lots of dogs but they are not the best fit for all dogs. If you or your dog react in an overly excited way to other dogs or people, or have a known history of acting aggressively, please do not sign up for a group class. Just a few examples of what I mean by “overly excited” would be repeated barking, lunging or growling. Some dogs do better in private sessions at least to start. If you are unsure about which training option is right for you, contact me and I’m happy to talk with you about it. For the safety of clients and their dogs, dogs who are displaying aggressive or overly reactive behaviors are not allowed in class.

Drop Your Jaws Dog Training is excited to be offering these classes and seminars at Deer Creek Doggie Day Camp!  You must register for classes through Drop Your Jaws Dog Training via the link provided above, but make sure to visit Deer Creek Doggie Day Camp’s website to learn about all the services they offer!