Puppy Classes

Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old and have 2 DHPP vaccinations. Proof of shots are required. These classes are designed to help socialize your puppy and to teach you the skills you need to train your dog to sit, down, stand, heel on leash, and to come when called. Most classes are limited to 12 dogs per class and pre-registration is required. Class sessions are six weeks long. Successful completion of one six- week puppy class makes your dog eligible to participate in the AKC Star Puppy title program.

Puppy Class I  
Puppy Class II – previous Puppy Class I required

Beginners Obedience Classes

These classes are designed for dogs that have completed our puppy classes or for dogs over 12 months of age that have not had a prior obedience class. The Beginners Obedience Class improves your training skills and emphasize the basic commands to make your dog a better companion.

Advanced Beginners Class

More emphasis will be placed on attention exercises and heeling leash work, recalls, sit stays, and down stays. This course refines the skills learned and polishes the handling skills of the owners. Higher levels of distractions are added for proofing your dog’s performance.

PREREQUISITE
Successful Completion of the Beginners Obedience Class

Agility

Agility classes have several different levels:

Beginning I Agility – class introduces the dog and handler to each of the individual obstacles used in an agility course and how to execute them correctly and safely. Proper jumping technique is covered and brief 2-3 obstacle sequencing started in later week classes. Appropriate for young and/or inexperienced dogs with height of obstacles lowered. Required prior basic obedience training.

Beginning II Agility – this class builds on the foundation of the Beginning I class. The objective is to build confidence in both the dog and handler by developing the pair’s communication and understanding of handling and obstacle skills to shape them into a team. 6-8 obstacle sequencing offered. This level class may be taken as often as necessary to solidify team skills.

Intermediate/Advance Agility – class is designed to continue team and skill building in preparation for entering competition. Longer sequences offered as encountered in competition. Obstacles presented at regulation height.

PREREQUISITE
Successful completion of Advanced Beginners Class with consistent heeling on leash.

Cooperative Care/Canine Fitness

This class will help give you skills for AKC Get Fit Level 1 certificate and prepare you for the Cooperative Care Level 1 Certificate.  Foundation fun fitness class that will engage the dog and owner in fitness related exercises using lures, capture and shaping.  Simple fitness exercises to stimulate the dog’s brain and body, helping to eliminate behavior issues, curb boredom and anxiety while getting the muscles into shape.  One of the absolute best things you can do for your dog is to help make the care necessary for his health and well-being as stress free and familiar as possible.  This class will also provide skills that will help your dog learn to participate in and tolerate (or even enjoy!) the most common vet and grooming procedures.  By developing trust, clear communication, and a strong reinforcement history, your dog will become comfortable doing nearly anything you ask!

PREREQUISITE:
For all ages but must have foundation skills: will sit, down, come, stay and walk on a leash with some reliability
Class sizes are limited, and pre-registration is required.

Novice (competition)

This class is for those who wish to compete in AKC obedience trials. Emphasis is on dog and handler teamwork and ring procedures.

PREREQUISITE
Successful Completion of the Advanced Beginners Class

Open

This class is for those who wish to compete for the Companion Dog Excellent title.

PREREQUISITE
Must be capable of performing the competitive Novice exercises.

Utility

This class is for those who wish to compete for the Utility Dog title.

PREREQUISITE
Must be capable of performing the competitive Open exercises.

Rally

Rally is a team sport. You and your dog learn to navigate various stations on a course of 10-20 different signs. All levels of Rally can participate in this class.

PREREQUISITE
Successful completion of Advanced Beginners Class with consistent heeling on leash.

Nose/Scent Work Class

Nose/Scent Work is a fairly new and fast-growing competitive dog sport. Dogs are encouraged to develop their natural hunt drive using different scents hidden in various containers. Containers vary from a small box to a vehicle and even outdoors. This sport allows dogs to do what dogs do naturally by refining the natural scenting abilities of the dog.

Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required.

Conformation

This class is to prepare you and your dog for showing in the breed ring.  Due to Covid no walk-ins allowed, pre-registration is required.   4 weeks @ $40.  Tiered price schedule.   $13 walk in

Contact information nheinrichlira@outlook.com

STAR Puppy

This Puppy program focuses on all the things every puppy and owner need to have a great start together. STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner.  At the end of the class, puppies will be given the opportunity to pass the AKC STAR Puppy Test.

Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old and have 2 DHPP vaccinations. Proof of shots are required.

Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required.

Come Visit the Companion Dog Training Club

3440 Torrey Road Flint, MI 48507