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Puppy Pawsibilities! Group Class

For dogs age 9 weeks to 20 weeks. This is an excellent time to start training. At this age your puppy is learning whether you are intentionally teaching him or not. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to begin teaching some manners, socialize your puppy to other puppies and other people, get him used to being handled plus other topics like nutrition, preventing aggression, and responding to basic obedience commands. Registration for this class includes a free day at our PAWSible! Day Camp!

This is a four week class and the group size is limited to ten (10) puppies.

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Basic Obedience Group Class

For dogs age 10 weeks to adult. This class is more structured and all the basic commands are taught and strengthened through distractions. The class is well managed and comfortable.  We instruct everyone to bring dog beds for their dogs. When it's time to practice an exercise, the participants practice near their chairs. The dogs learn that their dog beds are a rewarding place to be, too, so this is a practical lesson that can be taken anywhere. Class size is limited to twelve dogs and each class has at least two instructors so we can give plenty of personalized attention to each student. Our focus in this class is to train to train your dog and use praise, body postures, voice and your treats. The exercises taught are selected for practical use--not just redundant obedience exercises. On week six, you get a sampling of Agility.

This is a six week class. (If you enroll in a Basic Class within 1 month of your puppy class, you will receive a $35.00 discount on the Basic Obedience class session.)

Will basic obedience help your shy dog grow into a confident adult? Meet Sparky.

Read Nancy's testimonial and here's what Anakin's Mom had to say about her experience at It's Pawsible!

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Intermediate and Advanced Obedience Classes

We have a selection of more advanced classes following the beginner classes. All of the following classes have a pre-requisite of Basic Obedience at It's PAWSible!. In some cases the Puppy class at It's PAWSible! is a suitable pre-requisite.

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"Rapid Recall" Class

This 3 week class will work on the most important Obedience Command of all: COME!

You can’t practice this one enough but you can make lots of mistakes that you may not even think of when you are training your new dog to come when called.  Lots of practice and lots of information will help you to train your dog to come when called every time.

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The "Variety" Class

This is a six week class that has a little of everything--agility, rally O, and better manners. It has become a favorite with our clients and it's also a great warm-up to the agility classes. You will be pleasantly tired after this class each night! There's a lot to it.

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The "Intermediate Obedience" Class

This is a six week class that focuses on intermediate obedience exercises usually taught for competition obedience. However, we teach them for fun!

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The "Canine Good Citzen" Class

This is a six week class that focuses on all of the 10 tests that are used in the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. This test is offered in many different clubs and training centers and we offer it one or two times a year here as well. This is basically a manners class that teaches the dog and the handler how to work through the distractions of other people and other dogs. Friendly, calm greetings, steady down stays and recalls through distractions are all put to the test. The CGC test offers a great format for training.

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Stay with me, Walk with Me

This 3 week class will work on a skill that people call about often…Walking without pulling.   Since our time is limited in our basic obedience class, we don’t get as much opportunity as we would like to work on this.  The command of "stay" also works well with walking without pulling so we will practice this skill as well.  This 3 week session will help to improve your dog’s ability to focus less on the environment and more on you.  

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Obedience Level II

This is a six week class that is an option after any obedience class at It's PAWSible! Typically we planned it to follow Puppy Pawsibilities or the Basic Obedience Class. It works on exercises taught in the beginner classes but adds more distractions and verbal commands to those exercises. This class also covers basic manners.

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"Agility!"

Many people want to participate in this sport either for fun or for competition. We have a page dedicated to it. Click here.

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Behavior Consultations

For the dog owner who feels their dog would not do well in group classes. This private session lasts 90 minutes and it is sometimes a pre-requisite to a group class. If a dog has aggressive tendencies towards people or other dogs, it is a requirement that we meet one-on-one first. Then I can evaluate your dog's ability to work in a group. This ensures safety for all and also a win-win situation for those people who have aggressive dogs. Putting a dog who is not socialized or friendly towards others into a group situation does not help the dog at all. In fact, it can make things worse. Handlers need to know how to work with their dogs first. Many training centers will just allow any dogs into classes and if the dog has problems with the other dogs or people, the trainer will tell the owners to jerk on their dog's leash if they act inappropriately. Beware! This will make your problems worse. There are more respectful ways to work with your dog. Your relationship with your dog should be based on MUTUAL RESPECT and TRUST.

My goal is to be able to get all dogs into a group situation, but if that is not possible, we can continue with private lessons if we need and/or you want to.

I also do behavioral consults for other problems like housebreaking, excessive chewing, our just overall difficulty with training or attention. Here's what Gabe's Mom had to say about her experience at It's PAWSible!

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