Training Classes

Pet-Agree training provides you and your dog with the foundation of obedience that will transform your pet into a respectful family member. This foundation provides you with the knowledge to handle behavior problem that may occur, as well as teach your dog what you expect of them.  You will be taught to be the dominant figure in your dog’s life, not just a playmate. 

Any dog can be a great dog! All it takes is a little training and a great attitude.

For Those Considering a Beginners Dog Training Class An Important Announcement

Having run dog-training classes for a great many years, I can say with certainty that group classes usually are not the best way for inexperienced owners to train a “green” dog. I am not speaking here about socialization classes for young puppies (I think they fill a very important role) rather I am thinking about those older puppies/dogs that have already become difficult for the average family to live in harmony with.

The combined needs of teaching your dog the various obedience exercises, while attempting to establish your leadership, is far more difficult in a room full of out-of-control dogs and inexperienced owners. Further, classes often do not address many of the behavior problems people are having with their dog. It is far better to first establish a foundation of basic exercises, attention and respect in individual lessons before joining a group class. Once those ingredients are established, classes can then have something to offer.

According to recent surveys, dog owners (that had little to no foundation or prior knowledge of handling dogs) who began with private lessons and then joined group classes got much better and faster results than those who started in a group class setting.

Working in private followed by group classes is by far the best way you can train your dog. This process does in fact, cost a bit more - but it is well worth it.

 

Private intimate Training Sessions One on One

We have found your commitment to two introductory sessions is a great way to start addressing your concerns to set a plan to achieve your end goal. Additional one on one sessions can be set up.

The Family Dog  Class Package (basic obedience)

Addressing many of the difficult behaviors of some of our breeds, the Family Dog will help to build that strong relationship where a dog and their master is a single working unit.  Starting with basic commands such as sit, down, having an extended stay, the class also expands to include fun tricks and outdoor manners that every dog should have.  Feel safe enough to take your dog anywhere and expect the behavior you were asking for. 

 

Canine Good Citizen Class Package(CGC) 

The standard of a well trained dog is the Canine Good Citizen will train you and your dog to meet this exacting standard.  Adopted by other countries around the world, the AKC CGC is the considered the Gold standard for the family pet.  You and your dog will learn the 10 activities to earning a CGC title.  Yes, even mixed breed dogs can have titles.  Join us for fun, frolic, and building the partnership that will solidify your family dog's behavior that is always appropriate and wanted.  At the end of the class you will have the option to be evaluated for your CGC title. Evaluation (test) fee not included.

 

Therapy Dog  Class Package (T.D.I.)

This class is to prepare your dog to work through the challenging environments that a therapy dog may be exposed to during a working visit.  More than just skills to pass the certification, this class will create disruptions that will allow your dog and you to move smoothly through environments and be the best at their job.  Therapy Dog International (TDI) is a registry for dogs who want to do therapy work.  At the end of the class you have the option of  being evaluated for your TDI test.

Canine Good Citizen  (CGC) Testing

We are a facility which can conduct private and group testing.

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All Training is Scheduled 

Privet Sessions: Sunday 1pm - 6pm and week nights 6:30 pm - 8 pm       

Classes: Tuesday nights at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  

( pre-registration and pre-payment is required )   

 


PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS: Registration Form

Any age pet private in home or one on one intimate individual session/s (in the facility). Two sessions is required before any class attendance.

Private in your home training: 

*Many behavior issues are solved with just two in home sessions. All in-home sessions are 1 1/2 to 2 hours long but it can go longer depending on the situation. There is no additional charge if the session goes longer. Our prices are set by the sessions, not an hourly rate.

**All Sessions are  1/2 to 1 hour long but it can go longer depending on the situation. Our prices are set by the sessions, not an hourly rate.

Intimate Session Options: Registration Form

Sessions are 1/2 hour long  cost $25.00 and are scheduled

One session  - This one on one is to address any one specific concern you have regarding your pet. Each session is tailored to your specific dog situation. There is no limit to what you can request as we deal with all types of behavior concerns. The amount of sessions needed will be determined by the dog's ability and the amount of time you put in to practice.

Two sessions – Each session is tailored to your specific dog and situation. The first session always includes leash walking (Heel) with Sit and self control/patience. You can then choose based on your needs what else will be covered such as reactivity to other dogs, jumping, excessive barking or additional commands such as stay or come etc(Typically on one to two commands can be taught per session). There is no limit to what you can request as we deal with all types of behavior concerns. The amount of sessions needed will be determined by the dog's ability and the amount of time you put in to practice.

Four Sessions - Covers the above two sessions plus additional commands and more reliability. Heel, Sit, automatic Sit, Stay Down, and Come. In many cases dogs are very reliable on leash with medium levels of distractions.

Six Sessions - Everything listed in two sessions and four sessions and four sessions, plus introduction to off leash- or fully off leash depending on the dogs ability. ( A remote collar must be used for off leash training, sold separately and can be provided for purchase by the facility)

 

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE and The Family Dog: Registration Form

(4 months and older) 5 weekly group sessions

It’s never too late to start training your dog.  

You will learn to modify your dog’s behavior through positive re-enforcement and form the foundation you will rely on to make your dog a well-behaved member of your family.  

Emphasis is on: stay commands, controlled walking on leash, no jumping, learning the come command and problem solving.

*All classes are limited in size to ensure individual attention.*

Classes require pre-registration and pre-payment to ensure class size

 

ADVANCED OBEDIENCE, C.G.C. and Therapy Dog: Registration Form                                                                                                                               (6 - 12 months and older) 5 weekly group sessions

Must be a graduate of Pet-Agree Training Beginner or Puppy Kindergarten class

This class is designed to pick up where beginner and puppy kindergarten classes left off - reinforcement and fine tuning of commands that were learned in these classes are further defined. More advance training in this class, including off-leash commands are covered. 

Details of this class are discussed upon graduation of beginner and puppy kindergarten classes.

Classes require pre-registration and pre-payment to ensure class size.