Most of our classes fill three weeks before the starting date. Pre-registration is required, along with proof of vaccinations. Vaccines that are required are a full distemper combination, a rabies (if six months old or older), and an additional vaccine that's not routinely done by most vets, the kennel cough vaccine. (a photo copy of your receipt from your vet will do).
GRAMMAR class is a six week course that runs one hour per week. This class is for dogs that are four months of age and older, for Dogs that are NOT AGGRESSIVE towards other dogs or people... Perfect for the Kindergarten graduate or a first time attendee. Some people might refer to this as a "basic" class. The goal of this class is to create a foundation to build from with your dogs training. When you graduate from Grammar School class (Beginner Basic training) you should have a dog you feel comfortable with when taking him 'out into the world'. Grammar gives you the training techniques that help you have a well behaved dog at your relatives, neighbors, friends or just walking in the park. This class is not 'show dog training' but REAL LIFE training with your four legged family member. Grammar School is a 'Beginners' Basic class for all first time dog attendees OR the natural next step for the Kindergarten Puppy graduate.
As with all our classes, this class is limited to eight dogs per class. A group large enough to simulate a distracting environment, yet small enough so as to maximize on the individual attention.
Covered in class;
Again, this class is geared to teach you how to train your dog. After all, you are the one who lives with your pet.
Our techniques for training vary depending on your abilities and your dogs. There is no one way to train your dog. We focus on positive reinforcement (praise, rewards, food, toys etc.) along with properly timed, appropriate correction. The tools used here are a six foot cotton web or leather lead, a nylon slip collar (required-see registration form), possibly a gentle leader, treats, toys and an 'up attitude'.
Our goal as your instructor is to show you how fun training can be! We'd like to spark an interest in you to do more with your dog advancing into the High School level or perhaps going as far as Graduate School such as our Canine Good Citizen Class, Therapy Dog Class, Nose Work or maybe becoming our next shining star in one or our various Competition classes!!
Check the page for up and coming class dates. Then go to the Registration page. Registration forms can be filled out and sent to the Right Paw on line, along with the class fee of $195.00 and the option to send a copy of the dog's vaccinations.
Refund policy; Refunds are given with a 24-hour notice of drop out prior to the first class. If you paid with a credit card there will be a $15.00 processing fee included in the refund.
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*owner/ Darlynn Tracy-Oberg