Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Beginning Group Classes
What makes our Group Classes Training Program successful?
Indoor Climate-Controlled Classroom
Small Student-to-Teacher Ratio - We limit our classes to ten dogs with family members (6 years and older).
Child-Friendly - We understand that your child participation in learning training skills enhance the whole family dynamic.
Reward-Based System - Easy to implement and does not require force and fear of punishment to get results.
Repeating a Class (Basic Companion class only) - Upon completing a class, you will receive a $10 certificate for any future class.
Play Groups - Our Puppy Start class includes a socialization time for friendly puppies.
We use humane, effective Positive Reinforcement training methods that make training enjoyable for you and your pup!
PUPPY START: 2 to 4.5 months old
PUPPY START CLASS is designed to maximize the learning process for puppies at the age when they are most influenced by their environmental and social experiences.
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Common puppy issues like chewing, nipping and jumping
  • Attention, Sit, Down, Come-When-Called
  • Calmly accepting handling
  • Socialization with dogs and people, exposure to novel objects, sights and sounds
VACCINATIONS:
  • We require proof of your puppy's vaccinations. You can upload a copy through our client portal or bring a paper copy to the first class with you.
  • Puppies can start class one week after receiving their first set of vaccinations.
PRICE: $165        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes
BASIC COMPANION: 5 months old and up
BASIC COMPANION CLASS focuses on skills essential for a happy, well-behaved dog.
AGE: 5 months and up (or completion of Puppy Start Class)
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Attention to Name
  • Sit, Sit-at-Side and Down
  • Come When Called
  • Walk on Loose Leash
  • Waiting at the Door
  • Fading Food Rewards    
PRICE: $165        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes

OTHER FUN CLASSES: 

INTRO TO NOSE WORK
Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work are:
  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches
  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog
  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so that reactive dogs can enjoy the activity as well
  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches
  • Stronger bonds between dog & handler are created as the handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon her dog 
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PRICE: $140LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)
INTRO TO ODOR & CONTINUING NOSE WORK
In these classes we will introduce dogs to hunting for target odors. Search areas will expand and handler skills of observation and search area navigation will be developed.

PREREQUISITE: K9 Nose Work level 1 (or comparable experience)
Working dogs & handlers must have completed Intro to Nose Work and/or been actively training for at least six weeks.

PRICE: $140 LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)