Courses Classes & Courses
Puppy Partner Class
Puppy partners is a new spin on the traditional "Puppy Kindergarten". Puppy partners are scheduled similarly to 1:1 consults for puppies <25 weeks. A partner is assigned depending on the availability of an age/size appropriate classmate. If partners are a good match, arranging future classes & playdates are a possibility further discussed at the initial session's tail end. Puppy classes include chqdogs' puppy lessons eBook to expand on lessons reviewed in class, plus some we might not have time to cover.
Take positive reinforcement to the next level with clicker training and earn trick titles from the American Kennel Club. Initial manners training encouraged before advancing to tricks. Trick title online evaluations also available via remote consults. Click here to watch a video of novice dog tricks.
Drink With Your Dog™
This seasonal 4 week course takes place outdoors at a dog friendly brewery. Manners one is a prerequisite and students must be dog & people tolerant. Enjoy a pint while gently guiding your dog on advanced manners including calm greetings, settling under the table, leash walking around distractions and polite ordering.
Intro to Nose Work
(with Wait Time Perks!)
An introduction to the new exciting sport/activity of Nose Work. This is when dogs get to be dogs with the primary goal to have fun! We focus on building their natural hunting skills. Each week we add more challenging puzzles which in turn builds confidence – all using boxes, rewards and the amazing ability of your dog’s nose.
While students wait for their turn to find hides, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Carly Davis coaches students on an emergency recall (coming when called) cue that will stand out as boldly someone in a wedding gown that your dog won't ignore! To enroll, contact Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI), Gina Baker of the Nose Work Connection.
Doggie Manners One
Beginning manners skills include wellness, enrichment, prevention, communication, positive reinforcement, sit, wait, down, stay, release, loose leash walking, settling on a mat around distractions, leave it and coming when called. Starting with 1:1 consults is recommended for shy or reactive dogs.
Doggie Manners One is full through Summer 2022 and is accepting waitlist inquiries for Fall '22.