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Dog Training Services in Perry County

Group Classes

Group classes help you develop your dog's skills in a setting with other people and dogs. Offered at various times throughout the year.

Puppy Kindergarten

For puppies up to 16 weeks old (no prerequisite)

Puppy class provides lots of opportunities to introduce puppies to new experiences in a positive way, helps them develop resilience for the future, and guard against the development of unwanted behaviors. Puppies and handlers learn to learn together! (Optional: earn AKC STAR Puppy award. Must attend 6 of the 7 sessions.)

Basic Manners

For dogs 4 months and older (no prerequisite)

Foundational class for older puppies and and any age dog, focusing on skills that help you and your dog live harmoniously together. Sit, down, stay, recall, and loose-leash walking are covered. 6 sessions.

Canine Life and Social Skills

Prerequisite: Proof of completion of a foundation skills class before taking BA level. Proof of completion of BA level before taking MA level, and proof of MA completion before taking PhD level.

Each level of this class class builds upon foundational behaviors to develop advanced skills with real-life applications. These classes are designed to help you incorporate your dog into life beyond your home!

Canine Good Citizen Prep

Prerequisite: proof of successful completion of a foundation skills class, or for Advanced CGC, proof of CGC on file.

This class covers all of the 10 test items on the AKC Canine Good Citizen (or Advanced CGC) test to help you prepare for the test. 4 skill-building sessions plus testing. 

AKC FIT Dog

Prerequisite: proof of successful completion of a foundation skills class, and for Level 2 proof of completion of Level 1, for Level 3 proof of completion of Level 2.

The three levels of AKC FIT Dog classes focus on fun and fitness. Skills help dogs develop flexibility, stamina, and strength. These classes are for healthy adult dogs. Each class can apply toward your dog's AKC FIT Dog titling. 

Tricks

Prerequisite: successful completion of a foundation skills class like Basic Manners.

Dogs of any age can learn new tricks! Tricks are a fun way for you and your dog to connect, and a great way to provide mental and physical stimulation for your dog. Evaluation of tricks toward AKC Tricks titles is optional. Access Novice Tricks videos for 3 months by purchasing a pricing plan.

Are you ready to schedule training for your dog? We offer group training classes such as puppy kindergarten, basic manners, a range of advanced manners classes, and AKC FIT Dog and Canine Good Citiizen classes. Private training with you and your dog is available in your home or online! We are happy to support Perry County and the surrounding areas in all their dog training needs!

Topic Sessions

These classes are intended to develop a single skill. Offered at various times throughout the year.

Loose-Leash Walking

Four focused weekly sessions to develop loose-leash walking skills. 

This class is offered in three levels: Novice (foundation skills), Intermediate (build on skills and add in distractions), and Advanced (practice in new environments and locations).

Four-on-the-Floor

No prerequisite

Three weekly sessions to learn techniques for keeping all four paws on the floor at challenging times (such as when visitors arrive). 

Recalls

Prerequisite: proof of successful completion of a foundation skills class

The recall is, arguably, the most important skill your dog should know. It can save your dog's life! So why is it so hard to train? And how do we ensure that our dogs consistently come when called? This 4-week session resets your recalls and gives you the key to getting positive results.

Private Training

Work on the training skills that are most important to you in your home with a trainer, or have a trainer work directly with your dog. To book a multi-session package at a discount, select the single session option and choose pricing options. Multi-session packages require you to sign up/log in. You do not need to wait for a confirmation email to log in.

Note: a fee will be added for distances over 20 miles from my address in Duncannon, PA.

In-Home Training 

After initial consultation and training plan, work with the trainer in a one-hour in-home private session on the skill(s) you've identified as most pressing. ($100 within 20 miles of 1 Shaker Ln, Duncannon)

Purchase a bundle of 3 one-hour in-home private sessions ($285 within 20 miles of 1 Shaker Ln, Duncannon)

Purchase a bundle of 5 one-hour in-home private sessions ($465 within 20 miles of 1 Shaker Ln, Duncannon)

Online Training

Work on the training issues that mean the most to you in private Zoom sessions. I will work with you and your dog (and family members as applicable) via Zoom providing you with training techniques and coaching to train your dog on the issues that are most important to you.  1-hour session(s). ($80)

Purchase a bundle of 5 one-hour in-home private sessions ($372)

Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email.

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