Training Fun Fridays

Workshops! Activities!
Learning for dogs of all Ages!

Finding it hard to fit training into your busy schedule?

Looking for new ways to bond and have fun with your dog? Our mix of 1 hour workshops will encourage you to both brush up on your skills and learn something new! You pick the days and workshops that fit your dog best!

Training Activities Schedule

Friday, October 2 
Instructor: Chris A.

1:30 – 2:30pm – BRUSH UP BEGINNER SKILLS – $10

Need some help learning and practicing basic cues?  This is a great opportunity to work with your dog on a few basic skills while having fun in a group class environment. The focus of the workshop will be on the skills of sit, down, attention & come.

3:00 – 4:00pm – CAPTURING & SHAPING – $10

Every moment you spend with your dog is a learning opportunity.  Recognizing and rewarding desired behaviors using capturing and shaping can enhance learning.  Incorporating these skills into your day to day activities will help set your dog up for success and create a strong bond and a love of learning.

5:00 – 6:00pm – BEGINNER TRICKS – $10

Looking for a way to wow fellow pup parents at the park? We’re here to teach you several tricks so you can do just that! From Novice to Advanced tricks, you’ll leave here with the know-how of several tricks to keep practicing at home. Spins, weaves, paws up, you’ll come away from this session with new tricks that are sure to impress and help you bond with your dog.      

6:30 – 7:30pm – BRUSH UP BEGINNER SKILLS – $10

Need some help learning and practicing basic cues?  This is a great opportunity to work with your dog on a few basic skills while having fun in a group class environment. The focus of the workshop will be on the skills of sit, down, attention & come.

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Friday, October 9 
Instructor: Laura B.

2:00 – 3:00pm – POSITIVE GROOMING & NAIL TRIMS – $10

Interested in making your dog more comfortable for nails trims? Have you wondered what the difference is between a nail clip and a grind? Will your dog let you check and clean their ears to keep the risk of infection down? Does your dog let you handle, wipe and trim their feet? These things help keep your dog healthy, fit and happy, especially if done regularly. We’ll give you tips and tricks to help your dog have a good experience.

3:30 – 4:30 – BEGINNER TRICKS – $10

Looking for a way to wow fellow pup parents at the park? We’re here to teach you several tricks so you can do just that! From Novice to Advanced tricks, you’ll leave here with the know-how of several tricks to keep practicing at home. Spins, weaves, paws up, you’ll come away from this session with new tricks that are sure to impress and help you bond with your dog.      

5:00 – 6:00pm – TRICKS USING PROPS (K9 Can) – PARKOUR – $10

Want a dog that looks at things with confidence and a can-do attitude? In this mini class we’ll teach you ways to help coach your dog through items that might challenge their mental limits. Your dog will learn to think and prevail through situations that that might encounter in everyday life.

6:15 – 7:15pm – OBEDIENCE BRUSH UP – LEVEL 2 – $10

Have a dog that has already completed classes or one you’re thinking about taking classes with? This is a great place to start! Meet our trainers, get a taste of our teaching methods, and let your dog work in a different environment. Practice keeping their focus, working on basic skills, proofing distractions, practice some of the things you’ll encounter in the AKC CGC test, and more in this obedience brush up.

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Friday, October 16 
Instructor: Pamela G.

1:30 – 2:30pm – WHAT IS RALLY OBEDIENCE? – $10

Get a taste of what Rally Obedience is all about.  This workshop introduces you and your dog to the basic skills and exercises needed to get started in this fun sport.  A solid foundation of sit, down, stay and heeling is encouraged.  Come out and give it a try!!

3:00 – 4:00 – OBEDIENCE BRUSH UP – LEVEL 2 – $10

Have a dog that has already completed classes or one you’re thinking about taking classes with? This is a great place to start! Meet our trainers, get a taste of our teaching methods, and let your dog work in a different environment. Practice keeping their focus, working on basic skills, proofing distractions, practice some of the things you’ll encounter in the AKC CGC test, and more in this obedience brush up.

5:00 – 6:00pm – BEGINNER RALLY – $10 

Have you participated in Rally before but are a little rusty?  This is a great way to get back into the game and have fun with your dog!  A basic knowledge of Rally or a strong foundation of obedience skills including sit, down, stay and heeling are encouraged.

6:30 – 7:30pm – ENRICHMENT FUN & NOSE GAMES – $10

Does your dog have a ton of energy?  Is your dog shy, have physical limitations or just getting older?  Adding mental & physical stimulation into your dog’s life can increase confidence and reduce boredom.  It’s also a really great way to have fun with your dog! Participation can be with or without your dog depending on your dog’s comfort level in a group class environment.

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Friday, October 23
Instructor: Pamela G.

1:30 – 2:30pm – ENRICHMENT FUN & NOSE GAMES – $10

Does your dog have a ton of energy?  Is your dog shy, have physical limitations or just getting older?  Adding mental & physical stimulation into your dog’s life can increase confidence and reduce boredom.  It’s also a really great way to have fun with your dog! Participation can be with or without your dog depending on your dog’s comfort level in a group class environment.

3:00 – 4:00 – OBEDIENCE BRUSH UP – LEVEL 2 – $10

Have a dog that has already completed classes or one you’re thinking about taking classes with? This is a great place to start! Meet our trainers, get a taste of our teaching methods, and let your dog work in a different environment. Practice keeping their focus, working on basic skills, proofing distractions, practice some of the things you’ll encounter in the AKC CGC test, and more in this obedience brush up.

5:00 – 6:00pm – CAPTURING & SHAPING – $10

Every moment you spend with your dog is a learning opportunity.  Recognizing and rewarding desired behaviors using capturing and shaping can enhance learning.  Incorporating these skills into your day to day activities will help set your dog up for success and create a strong bond and a love of learning. 

6:30 – 7:30pm – ADVANCED RALLY – $10

Have some experience with Rally Obedience.  Join us for an opportunity to practice, brush up on your skills or learn something new.  The course will include some more advanced behaviors.  A strong foundation of basic Rally skills needed to participate.

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Friday, October 30
Instructor: Melinda K.

1:30 – 2:30pm – UNDERSTANDING & REDUCING ANXIETY IN YOUR DOG (People Only) – $10

Is your dog anxious or are you uncertain of how to read your dog’s body language to determine their comfort level? Are you unaware of how to help your dog cope with their anxiety? Let us teach you how to read your dog’s body language and offer techniques to help your dog feel more confident and relaxed day to day.

3:00 – 4:00 – BEGGING FOR FOOD, COUNTER SURFING & EXCESSIVE BARKING (People Only) – $10

Does your dog beg, drool and try to steal your food? Or maybe your dog gets over excited and barks for attention? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could trust that your dog didn’t wreck your perfectly planned family day? In this workshop we’ll help you get a grasp as to why your dog begs and counter surfs and what to do to curb that behavior and we’ll also help you tone the volume down on that excessive barking.

5:00 – 6:00pm – SENIOR DOG TRAINING / BEHAVIOR / FITNESS – $10

Old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Surprise they truly can! This class will help you learn how to teach your dog as a senior to still be obedient and to feel comfortable in their golden years! Did you indulge in adopting a precious senior and need some guidance? With this wonderful class your senior pup can learn to adapt and live out his or her golden years with peace and comfort. Seniors are so precious!

6:30 – 7:15pm – OBEDIENCE BRUSH UP – LEVEL 3  – $10
7:30 – 8:15pm – CGC TEST – additional $15 non-refundable fee

Do you want to brush up on your standard obedience cues? Interested in taking the CGC test and nervous your dog won’t pass? Join us as we help you refresh your skills and stay after to take your CGC test. Trust me you won’t regret it! **Participation in the CGC Test requires an additional non-refundable $15 fee.

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