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Private Lessons and Day Training

Private lessons are 60 minute, tailored training sessions for you and your dog.  We can work on basic training, behavioral concerns, sports skills, and more. 

Day Training is an opportunity for your dog to learn during Daycare or Boarding.  We must have a previous history with your dog prior to booking. 

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Training

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Age Based Training

$200 for 6 weeks 

Our group classes require the owner to be present with the dog. We have a minimum of 5 dogs per class and a maximum of 8 dogs per class. Age appropriate vaccines and negative "fecal float" within 1 year are required.

Puppy Kindergarten

For puppies 9-20 weeks of age

Next session starts February 4th and 7th

This class is an introduction and discussion focusing on:

  • Equipment (collar, leash, harness)

  • Basics of leash walking

  • How to improve the communication and relationship with your dog

  • Sit/down/wait

  • Start of recall

  • Discussion of handling and proper socialization

  • Body awareness/sensory development

  • Introduction to nose work

Teen Woof

For puppies 5-12 months of age

Next session starts February 6th

This class focuses on:

  • Equipment (collar, leash, harness)

  • Improved leash walking

  • How to improve the communication and relationship with your dog

  • Longer duration sit/down/wait

  • Harder recalls

  • Discussion of handling and proper socialization

  • Body awareness/sensory development,  & the developing mind of your teenage dog

  • Introduction to nose work

Adult Basic

For dogs 1+ years of age

This class focuses on:

  • Equipment (collar, leash, harness)

  • Improving upon the foundation of established communication with your dog with a focus on your dog’s individual challenges at this time.

  • Improved leash walking

  • Longer duration sit/down/wait

  • Harder recalls

  • Discussion of handling and proper socialization

  • Body awareness/sensory development

  • Nose work

Nose Work

$200 for 6 weeks 

Intro to Nose Work

For dogs new to nose-work and 6 months or older

Next session starts February 7th

Introductory Nose work is the foundation of teaching dogs of all ages to start learning searching behavior.  This class is designed around the principles of the sport of Nose Work, and is the foundation of dog professionals like SAR, detection work, truffle hunting, etc. It is also great for:

  • Therapeutic nose work

  • Improved Bonding

  • Great for dogs in need of Interactive Brain work

  • Convalescing dogs healing from injury, surgery, or simply aging animals

Nose Work 2.0 - Intro to Odor

For dogs 10 months or older.

Next session starts February 4th 

**  Must have previous nose-work experience with CPC or other instructors

This class focuses on advancing the searching skills.  Consistent searching behavior is necessary to get the most out of this class.  In this class we will introduce odor and work on recognizing behavior changes associated with a dog learning to work odor.  We will also work on improving handler skills. 

This course is appropriate for teams looking to dive deeper into nose work or working toward entering competitions.

Nose Work 3.0 - Competition readiness

For dogs 12 months or older.

Next session starts February 4th 

**  Must have previous nose-work experience with CPC, or other instructors, or have passed an ORT or other nose work title.

This class focuses on advancing the searching skills.  Consistent searching behavior for odor is necessary to get the most out of this class.  In this class we will work on ensuring proficiency at all three odors in unique and challenging search environments.  Our goal is to help the team understand that searching can occur in a variety of location with a variety of distractions. Of site trips may be included. 

This course is appropriate for teams who are competing or would like to compete in Scent Work competitions.

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Drop-In Classes

Check homepage below for schedule or follow us on Facebook.
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Drop-In Barn Hunt

Coming Soon - Barn Hunt capitalizes on your dog’s innate desire to hunt for things and a great way for them to get their desire for hunting met in a safe and fun way!  Barn Hunt is a dog sport where pet rats are housed safely in specially-made tubes for the dogs to find, and alert the handler where they are.  This is a fantastic mental and physical outlet for dogs of all kinds!  Rats are always kept safe and we work with dogs to ensure they do not haze the rats.

Drop-In Rally!

This Class is for owners looking for a fun challenge with their dog.  Whether new to the dog sport of Rally or getting ready for a competition, we set up courses and working stations for you to work on your skills in a trial like, encouraging environment.  

Drop-In Sniff ‘n Go

Need a place to test your nose-work dog?  Getting ready for a trial or working on a particular skill?  We’d love to be your go-to location for practice!  We will set up a variety of hides in all the elements and you can come test, train, work with your dog.  The environment will be similar to a trial environment for practice purposes.   

Conformation/Show Handling

This Class is for owners of Purebred dogs preparing for the AKC and UKC show ring and includes:

  • Breed specific tips

  • Tackling individual concerns

  • Discussing the show process

  • Q&A discussions about the wonderful world of dog shows! 

Conformation/Show Handling

$20

Need a place to test your nose-work dog?  Getting ready for a trial or working on a particular skill?  We’d love to be your go-to location for practice!  We will set up a variety of hides in all the elements and you can come test, train, work with your dog.  The environment will be similar to a trial environment for practice purposes.   

Specialty Classes

Canine Fitness / Intro to Dog Sports

For dogs 6 months and older

$210 for 6 weeks

In this class, we will work on age appropriate exercises for flexibility, strength, and body awareness which includes everything from casual weekend warrior dogs to the canine athlete.  Live locally here in the Gorge?  This class will be beneficial to help your dog live the Gorge lifestyle and is a fun class for all, to increase the bond with you and your canine partner and help protect them from injury while living an active lifestyle.  

 We focus on:

  • Warm-up/cool down routines

  • Stretching & strengthening exercises

  • Individual focused exercises for your canine  

  • 30 minutes of exposure to a new dog sport each week         

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Trick Dog Class - Beginner

For dogs 6 months and older
$210 for 6 weeks

Next session starts February 8th

In this class, we will be working on having fun with your dog while teaching improved reliability of basic commands and some amusing and enriching tricks for your dog and you!

  • Pre-Requisite: Must be good on a leash and be able to gain focus in a distracted environment. 

 We focus on:

  • Tricks needed to earn a Trick Dog Novice Title through AKC. 

  • Teaching fun behaviors that improve bonding and work your dog's brain. 

  • Working on improved focus and body awareness through tricks.       

Recall Class

$200 for 6 weeks

Next session starts February 6th

This course is focused on improving your dog's recall.  A good and safe recall is the foundation for allowing your dog more freedom.  

We will work from low distraction to high distraction with a variety of games, exercises, skills for you and your dog to learn that quick recall

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Cafe, Community, and Winery Class

$210 for 6 weeks

This is an advanced skills class. Dogs should already be able to walk nicely on a leash and are generally appropriate in public (sitting calmly, allowing dogs and people to pass by, etc). This class will work on distracted skills, longer stays, calm behavior in busy environments. Field trips are part of this class.  
 

  • Pre-requisite - knowledge of your dog or 30 minute private lesson with instructors to demonstrate required skills. 

Canine Good Citizen 

$225 for 6 weeks

This class focuses on passing the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  The class includes the prep course and testing for the AKC CGC test.  

We work on building skills for proper obedience and good public social skills.  

Test items: 
Accepting a friendly stranger

Sitting politely for petting

Accepting Grooming

Loose Leash Walking 

Walking through a crowd

Sit and down on cue and stay

Come when called

Reaction to another dog

Reaction to distraction

Supervised separation

Next session starts February 4th 

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Other Training

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Board and Train

$1025/week

All-inclusive boarding from 1-4 weeks with daily focused training based on your individual dog needs.

We can focus on some or all of the following:

  • Behavioral modification

  • Sport specific work

  • Injury rehabilitation.

  • At the end of your dog's stay - we will schedule & work with you, the owner(s), to transfer the skills that your pup has learned during their stay. 

Upcoming Class Schedule

July - August Session  

Classes 7/7 - 8/11 

 

Sunday: 

9am – Intro To Nose Work                                       

10:15am – Intro to Odor                             

11:30am – Teen Woof  (First Class mandatory without dogs)                               

1:30pm – Canine Good Citizen                                  

 

Tuesday

5:15pm – Focus class (30 minutes)

 

Wednesday

1pm – puppy Kindergarten (First Class mandatory without dogs)               

4:30 – Rotating drop in class - 

              7/17 - Sniff and Go - MUST be on odor

              7/24 - Tricks for Treats - learn new tricks

              7/31 - Sniff and Go

              8/7 - Intro to Rally 

 

Thursday 

5pm – Puppy Kindergarten (first class Mandatory)

Next Series will Start 9/8/2024 and may run until 10/20/2024 with 1 week break.  (See Upcoming Class Page for schedule)

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