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Interested in upcoming Workshops?

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Not sure what class to take?  Use this button for a flowchart of classes.   

Current proof of vaccines  and negative fecal will need to be submitted to our office before the first session.   

Welcome to our registration page.  Please use this page for booking your spot in classes and events. 

Once you've selected your class please be sure to complete all the forms using the link associated with the class.  If you are unable to upload your vaccination records, don't panic!  Simply email them to us before the start of your class or lesson.

 

Group Classes

Group Classes
 

Puppy Foundations, Puppy Training Classes in Michigan
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Learn how to build a solid relationship with your new puppy and a good foundation for a well-balanced adult dog.  Develop skills for maintaining your puppy’s attention, teach basic obedience cues (come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking), socialize your puppy to a new environment and other dogs and people.

Best for puppies 10 wks to 9 months

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

starts  10/12/23 w/KG

starts  12/01/23 w/ HG

The December class skips two weeks over the holidays
Canines being trained by experienced dog handlers, Life Skills and Foundations Dog Training Classes

Life Skills (Dog Basics)

Build a solid relationship with your dog and set the foundation for learning and socialization.  Develop skills for maintaining your dog’s attention and engagement.  Teach your dog how to learn, along with basic obedience cues (e.g., come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking).  

This class is for dogs six months and up

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

starts 11/8/23 w/ AW

starts 12/02/23 w/ RB

The December class skips two weeks over the holidays
Positive Dog Training

Building Blocks

For Daily Life

Build upon Life Skills to teach your dog to behave even in challenging situations.  Prepare for a Canine Good Citizen Test.  Teach your dog some basic foundation skills for a variety of canine sports and fitness work.  Increase your understanding of proper training techniques and learning theory.

This class is for dogs six months and up who understand conditioned reinforcers & and have basic skills that need strengthening.

Prerequisite: Life Skills

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

The November class skips two weeks over the holidays

starts 11/27/2023 w/KG


(Scroll down or click here for Specialty Classes such as Tricks, Rally, Scent Work, or Backyard Agility, Sport Foundation Classes, or Behavior Classes, such as the Reactive Dog class)

Sport Foundation Classes

Sport Foundations
Puppy Foundations, Puppy Training Classes in Michigan

This class will cover most of the material covered in Puppy Foundations, but will emphasize skills necessary for excelling in sports, including building toy and food reinforcement systems, personal play, various forms of targeting, and interaction with objects such as as platforms and cones,  You will also learn how to build a solid relationship with your new puppy and a good foundation for a well-balanced adult dog.  Develop skills for maintaining your puppy’s attention, teach basic obedience cues (come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking), socialize your puppy to a new environment and other dogs and people.

Best for puppies 10 wks to 8 months

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

Starts 1/11/24

Canines being trained by experienced dog handlers, Life Skills and Foundations Dog Training Classes

Beginner Sport Dog

This class will cover most of the material covered in Life Skills, but will emphasize skills necessary for excelling in sports, including strengthening toy and food reinforcement systems and the ability to move between them fluently, personal play, various forms of targeting, and interaction with objects such as as platforms and cones--there will be a focus on performing these skills around distractions,  You will also build a solid relationship with your young  dog and a good foundation for a well-balanced adult dog.  Develop skills for maintaining your dog's attention, teach basic obedience cues (come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking), and practice training in a new environment around other dogs and people.

Best for young dogs who are 9 months up

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

starts 1/10/24

Positive Dog Training

Building Blocks &  Problem Solving for Sports

Build upon Beginner Sport to teach your dog to perform even in challenging situations.  Teach your dog the foundation skills they will need for a variety of canine sports and fitness work.  Increase your understanding of proper training techniques and learning theory.

This class is for dogs six months and up who understand conditioned reinforcers & and have basic skills that need strengthening.

Prerequisite: Beginner Sport

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

11/30/23 w/KG

Specialty Classes

Specialty Group Classes

Dog Snout, beginner scent class

Introduction to Scent

Stimulate your dog's brain with the wonderful world of nose work!  Learn how to build an effective reinforcement system for scent work.  Teach your dog to identify all the odors used in U.S nose work trials and communicate to you when they have located an odor. Build confidence and have fun searching for odor in a variety of beginner scenarios. 

This class is suitable for dogs of all ages and abilities

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

 

Adrienne Wisok is the new instructor for this class.

starts Mon 11/13 W/AW

starts TUE 11/19 W/AW

introduction to scent class

Beginner Scent

Continue working your dog's brain with the wonderful world of nose work!  Build an effective reinforcement system for scent work. Build confidence and have fun searching  boxes, bags, other articles, and even whole rooms with your dog.  Learn the basics of scent theory and how to partner with your dog.

Introduction to scent is a prerequisite, or with instructor permission.  This class is suitable for dogs of all ages and abilities

Class meets once a week for 6 wks.

11/27/2023

11/30/2023

Advanced Beginner Scent

Build on the skills learned in Beginner scent.  Learn scent theory and how to use this knowledge to create a search plans, effectively cover search areas, and helping your dog to confidently search and area.  Build advanced handling skills, learn how to solve training issues.   Gain experience searching interior, exterior, vehicle, and buried search areas.     

This class is by instructor permission.

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

11/27/23

Dog sniffing the ground on the trail of a scent, advanced beginner scent class
Young golden colored dog sniffing in the bright green grass on a sunny spring day, intermediate scent class

Intermediate Scent

Build on the skills learned in Advanced Beginner scent.  Help your dog develop independent searching skills and confidence.  Work on the team's ability to handle more complex hides, such as elevated hides and overlapping scent.  Learn scent theory basics and develop a strong handling skills an dhow to partner with your dog to solve scent problems.  

  

This class is by instructor permission.

Class meets once a week for 6 wks.

11/27/23

Search and rescue forces search through a destroyed building with the help of rescue dogs, advanced scent class

Advanced Scent

Build on the skills learned in advanced beginner scent.  Develop a strong understanding of scent theory and how to use this knowledge to create search plans and effectively cover search areas.  Build advanced handling skills, learn how to solve training issues.   Gain experience searching interior, exterior, vehicle, and buried search areas.   

 

This class is by instructor permission

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

11/27/23

11/29/23

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Sport SAR

Want to take a super fun, energetic class that will teach your dog to track footsteps or find people in the woods?

Using search and rescue training methods, this class will build a great partnership with you and your pup.

This class is okay for dogs that are reactive to other dogs but is not good for dogs reactive to people. First class is NO DOGS. We'll be doing both tracking and "live find" or "airscent" training in one class, so you can do either one! Note class dates as there is a break in the class dates.

 starts SUN 1/07/2024

Dog Tricks Classes

Tricks for Sports & Fitness

Yes, tricks are cute and can impress your friends and family.  They can also build skills for sports like agility, Rally, and Freestyle &  increase core strength, proprioception, and overall fitness.  Hone your own training skills, increase your dog's well being, and build a great relationship with your dog, all while having a lot of fun!

This class is for dogs six months and up

 starts FRI 01/05/24

 starts FRI 01/05/24

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Tracking

Want to take a super fun, energetic class that will teach your dog to track footsteps?

This class build a solid tracking dog and will build a great partnership with you and your pup.

This class is okay for dogs that are reactive.  First class is NO DOGS.

 starts SUN 1/10/2024

Backyard Agility Class

Backyard Agility

Have fun with your dog this summer teaching them to go over obstacles safely and run basic courses in a fenced outdoor area.  This course is designed for people who want to give their dog fun and exercise in class and in their own back yards. 

 

This is not a competition agility class--if you plan to compete, contact us for referrals.

Spring

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Behavior Classes

Behavior Classes
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Distractive & Mildy Reactive

This class is perfect if your dog needs extra help focusing on tasks and on you in new environments or is overly excited about meeting other dogs and people.  

The first session will take place without dogs present.  

This class is for dogs six months and up

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

There may be a one week gap in this session causing the 8 sessions to run over a  9 week period.

TBD

Barking Dog

Reactive Dogs

This class is perfect if your dog struggles with proximity to other dogs or people.

The first session will take place without dogs present.  

This class is for dogs six months and up

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

Adrienne is the instructor for this class.

Starts 1/07/24

Dog Outside

Reactive Dogs, Level 2

New behavior patterns can take awhile to build  and solidify into new habits.  This class builds on the skills learned in the basic reactive dog class making them stronger and you dog more fluent with copying appropriately with former triggers.

The first session will take place without dogs present.  

This class is for dogs six months and up

Class meets once a week for 6 wks

Adrienne is the instructor for this class.

Starts 01/10/23

Private Lessons

Private lessons with Kathryn Gordon, M.S.W., KPA-CTP,
CPDT-KA

Private dog training lessons with Kathryn Gordon

Kathryn offers private training and behavior consultations.  Training topics include basic manners, sport foundation skills, scent detection, tracking and trailing.  Behavior consultation topics include, among other things, anxiety, fearfulness, reactivity and aggression.

Private lessons with Adrienne Wisok, MS, CVT, KPA-CTP

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Adrienne offers private training and behavior consultations.  Training topics include basic manners, scent detection, live find, tracking and trailing.  Behavior consultation topics include, among other things, anxiety, fearfulness, reactivity and aggression.

Private lessons with Hanna Gould, KPA-CTP, CTDI, CCFC

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Hanna offers private training.  Training topics include basic manners and trick training.  Hanna is also our fitness trainer and can help you set up a fitness routine to help with improving performance in sports and daily life.

Private lessons with Rebecca Bastien, CCTBS, CCPDT-KA

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Rebecca offers private training.  Training topics include basic manners and mild reactivity. 

Get ready for the holidays!

We have a new season of classes listed but if you see something you'd like that is not scheduled to start shoot us an email 

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