Basic obedience and a whole lot more.....

The Happy Retriever

  (774) 233-0640

 

Group Classes

Puppies 101:

Our puppy class is structured for large breed dogs under 4 months of age and small breed dogs under 6 months of age with a goal of producing good natured, well mannered adult dogs. From 7 to 20 weeks of age, your puppy's brain is a sponge soaking up life lessons and habits that will form the foundation of his/her personality and long term habits. Raising and training a confident, friendly and well mannered life long companion deserves more than just a 7 week commitment to class. We want to make sure your early training and socialization stays through your dogs adolescence by showing you how to effortlessly integrate it into your ongoing daily routine. During this program we will introduce puppies to custom, low-impact agility obstacles to help build confidence and socilazation to mulitple surfaces.  A benefit if you plan on going further with agility courses.  Sound therapy is also used each class to make thunderstorms, FUN and fireworks, FUN!  Detail on our 7 week program is listed below.  Minimum of 3 dogs and maximum of 6 dogs.  All classes are 45 minutes in duration with 2 trainers. Price includes weekly treats, study materials, treat pouch and A.K.C. STAR puppy test.

Behavioral issues covered:

Housetraining tips

Crate training tips

Bite inhibition

Food bowl exercises

Play interaction

Socialization  to people and dogs

Socialization to sounds

Socialization to things

Basic commands introduced:

Engagement

Release word (FREE)

Place

Loose leash walk/Lets go/Focused Attention walk

Sit/Holding Sit

Handling Exam

Down/Long Term Down

Stay

Recall (come) command

 

Puppies 102:

Detail on our 4 week program is listed below.  Puppies must be over the age of 20 weeks and graduated Puppies 101 to participate.  Minimum of 2 dogs and maximum of 4 dogs.  All classes are 45 minutes in duration with 2 trainers. Training equipment is included in the price.

Basic commands taught:

Loose leash walk/Lets go

Place

Sit/Holding Sit

Release word (FREE)

Heel w/AutoSit

Down/Long Term Down

Recall (come) command


Elementary School:

Detail on our 5 week program is listed below.  Dogs must be over the age of 6 months with no prior training with us to participate.  Minimum of 2 dogs and maximum of 4 dogs.  All classes are 45 minutes in duration with 2 trainers. Training equipment is included in the price.

Basic commands taught:

Loose leash walk/Lets go

Place

Sit/Holding Sit

Release word (FREE)

Heel w/AutoSit

Down/Long Term Down

Recall (come) command

Intro to Long Line work



Now Offering:  A Reactive dog class for certain dogs that do not know how to interact or react when encountering another dog on a walk.  The criteria will follow the same guidelines as our Elementary School but will only enroll 2-3 dogs per class with 2 trainers.  We will be working the dogs in the center and outside in the plaza.  Each week we will introduce a new dog into the “pack” so we can teach the owners how to handle and correct a behavior in every situation. 


ALL group classes are set as needed based on the minimum requirements.  We do not offer rolling or rotating classes as they are not efficient or practical.  If you are interested in enrolling in one of the classes listed above, please feel free to contact us via the contact form, email or phone.  Thank you!

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