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 – for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months
Puppy Class II – for puppies 6 months to 1 year

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. Recommend 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.

HEAD START Program

Instructor: Mike Barber
Cost: $20 per session
Pre- Registration required contact Mike Barber by texting (810) 247-5006

Companion Dog Training Club is offering a unique opportunity to help you get a better start on dog training. The Head Start program will help trainers and dogs be more prepared to enter a training class or add extra training for dogs who are entered in classes but need additional help with pulling, barking and reactions to other dogs or people.

This program is being offered Tuesday evenings 8:00-9:00 pm at a cost of $20.00 per session. Many issues can be improved or eliminated with just one session. The sessions are for dogs 1 year of age or older and for trainers who are enrolled in our classes but need extra guidance or trainers who want to enroll in classes but need extra help before starting group classes.

Trick Dogs/ Freestyle Classes

Is your dog smart as a whip with a repertoire of tricks? Would you like to teach your dog new or more tricks? AKC is now offering titles for dogs who can do tricks! This class will prepare you for the trick dog testing and, in the process, enhance your relationship with your dog.

Freestyle takes tricks the next level. You will learn to develop routines set to music to show off your dog’s trick abilities, and have the opportunity to enter competitions.

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. This is a walk-in class, $10 per week.

The Confident Dog

Is your dog a little fearful when exposed to new situations? Does a ringing doorbell upset him/her? Does the prospect of a car ride upset him/her? This may be the class for you. For whatever reasons, some dogs lack confidence and need a little help becoming happy and healthy pets. This class is designed to address these issues.

Class sizes are limited, and pre-registration is required.

Therapy Dog Classes/ Canine Good Citizen

Have you ever thought about you and your dog visiting assisted care facilities, school reading programs, hospitals or many other areas where spending a little time with you and your dog would brighten someone’s day. If so, your dog completing the “Canine Good Citizen” program and receiving Therapy Dog Certification might be for you.

In this class you will learn the skills required for successful completion of the Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Certification and will culminate at the end of class for taking the tests administered by certified evaluators, to see if you have successfully completed the programs.

PREREQUISITE
Successful completion of Advanced Beginners Class

Class sizes are limited, and pre-registration is required.

Come Visit the Companion Dog Training Club

3440 Torrey Road Flint, MI 48507

(810) 515-0401