As our nation's animal shelters suffer from overcrowding and more cities enact anti-dog legislation, good canine citizenship is becoming increasingly important. Because of this, we take dog training very seriously.
Classes meet once a week. We recommend working your dog 40 minutes a day.
We encourage you to visit a class any time prior to registration!
For additional information please call 520-795-4325, evenings.
We look forward to again serving Tucson and the surrounding communities.
Thank you for your continued support!
AKC Citizenship Class $85.00 / 6 Weeks (*plus equipment*)I
This 6 week class prepares your dog for the AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test. This class covers basic skills required to pass the CGC test. -- Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, accepting grooming, walking on a loose lead, walking through a crowd, sity and down on command and staying in place, come when called, reaction to another dog, reaction to distractions, and supervised separation. Week 6 of this class is the CGC evaluation. For more information see: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-ggod-citizen/training-testing. Class is offered twice a year and is limited to 20 dogs. $85.00 includes CGC Evaluation.
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Required equipment: 6' nylon or leather leash and training (choke) collar.
AKC Star Puppy Class
This 6 week class is for puppies 3-5 months old. This is a puppy preschool program to reach puppies how to learn. It helps to form good habits during the critical imprint/socialization period. Class will reinforce good behavior patterns and cover handling skills, housebreaking, socialization, safe exposure to new experiences, bite inhibition, basic obedience, health care, grooming, nutrition and more. Dogs and handlers who pass all items on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. For more information see: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-start-puppy/ Class is offered twice a year and is linited to 15 puppies. $85 includes S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation.
No prerequisite to be in this class.
Required equipment: 6' nylon or leather leash, training (choke) or flat buckle collar, and 2' x 3' mat or towel.
Basic Rally Class $85.00/6 Week Class (*Prerequisite --Basic Obedience Class) (required equipment: 6' nylon or leather leash and training choke collar)
Rally is a newer dog sport that provides a stimulating experience and allows dogs and handlers to move through a course at their own pace following a set of signs that display the obedience task to be done. This 6 week clas will cover the first 36 exercises that would be used in an AKC Rally Novice course, techniques to perform each exercise, how to run a course and basic training tips. The instructor will cover rules and regulations that apply to rally competition. Novice Rally courses will be set up for practice. All students will receive a printed copy of Rally signs. Class is limited to 10 dogs.
NOVICE CLASS $110.00 / 8 Weeks (*plus equipment*)
For beginner dogs of all ages (minimum age is 4 months). Covers heeling, sitting, sit-stay, down-stay, coming when called, and OFF LEASH CONTROL! Our 8-week course solves problems such as running away, jumping fences, digging, chewing, and jumping on people. Recommended reading: The Koehler Method of Dog Training by W. R. Koehler. Special offer: FREE 15-foot longe line ($10.00 value) with PAID PRE-REGISTRATION for Novice (received 3 days before class starting date!). Mail to 2555 W. Zinnia OR deliver in person to 2509 W. Zinnia (Kennel Comfort Pet Motel). Our first class orientation/lecture/homework assignment is held WITHOUT DOGS. You may want to bring a chair. Check Class Dates for registration times.
OPEN CLASS $125.00 / 12 Weeks (*plus equipment*)
For dogs that have completed Novice. The course covers retrieving, jumping, polishing Novice exercises and much more. There is a 15-dog MINIMUM for class. Check registration times under Class Dates. BRING YOUR DOG. Additional equipment required. Dumbbells will be for sale. Orders for jumps will be taken. First class WITH DOGS.
Utility Class $125 / 12 Weeks (*plus equipment*)
For dogs that have completed Open. The course covers signal exercises, scent discrimination, the directed retrieve, the moving stand and examination, the directed jump, and polishing. There is a 10 dog minimum for this class. Check registration times under class dates. BRING YOUR DOG TO FIRST CLASS. Additional equipment required.
Obedience training develops a bond with your dog as well as prevents or solves behavior problems!