Dog Training Classes
The first step towards attending group classes is to attend an Orientation. This prerequisite two hour session will provide the information necessary to prepare you for group classes. We will discuss training terms and equipment, dog behavior and socialization, and class structure so that you are able to jump into classes right away. You will also receive a packet with two informative books. After attending the Orientation, pups under six months will enter into Puppy Classes, and dogs over six months will enter into Starter Classes. Puppy and Starter Orientations are offered once a month. The registration fee is $60 for the Orientation and $15 for each Group Class. Please pre-register for either of the Dog Training Orientations by calling in or clicking the appropriate link below.
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All dogs must be current on Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella (Bordetella every 6 months) vaccinations. All pets must have received inoculations at least 5 days prior to their visit to Misty Pines.
Group Dog Training Classes
Group dog training classes provide the unique benefit of socialization with other dogs and people. Our group classes are informative and educational, as well as entertaining for your whole family. Exposing your dog to many new dogs and people at an early age will help him become a friendly, well-socialized pet. The fenced in Dog Park is included in the group class price on the days you attend class, which gives you more opportunity to socialize your dog.
All of our classes integrate agility obstacles into the obedience training. This builds confidence and trust in both the dog and handler. We incorporate real life situations for your dog to work through. They will learn to behave around children playing, riding bicycles, and bouncing balls. After 15 classes, owners and their dogs are generally ready to graduate to the next class level. Graduation Evaluations are on the last Wednesday of every other month at 6:30pm. Please visit our Graduation page for further information.
Misty Pines dog training classes are ongoing every week throughout the year. Each class level is scheduled several times every week. After attending Orientation you can come for class as often as you need to. You can continue coming to classes as your dog grows up and goes through the challenging phases of his life.
Recommended Training Tools for Group Classes
All jobs need the right tools. Misty Pines recommends you have the items below when attending our group or private classes. If there is a specific training tool you would like to use but is not on this list, please discuss it with your trainer.
Don't miss this opportunity to positively imprint your puppy! We have Puppy Pre-School for those pups between 8 and 12 weeks old who have had at least the first round of vaccinations (with the exception of rabies at this age). Everyone is welcome - kids, adults, those looking for puppies, and anyone who would like to play!
Puppy Training Classes are crucial for teaching social skills, good manners, and a positive attitude about learning. Puppies will gain an understanding of basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, come, walking nicely on a leash, obstacles and more.
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Starter Dog Training Classes are designed for older puppies and adult dogs that are new to our program. You will learn techniques for teaching basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, come, heel, obstacles, and more. Your dog and you will learn how to successfully work through real life distractions.
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We focus on proper socialization and reward based training. Verbal Cues we cover in classes are Sit, Down, Side, Come, Take a Walk, Easy, Heel, Stand and more. We also incorporate hand signals and leash signals. Obedience classes are vital to proper socialization and acclimation to new sounds, objects, and sights. All of these points help to have a well rounded and happy dog that you can enjoy to the fullest.
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The All Levels Dog Training Class incorporates skills and exercises for students from the Starter through Advanced Classes. It provides inspiration to the less experienced owner while continuing to provide challenges for the seasoned veteran. The activities are appropriate for dogs and trainers from Starter to Advanced levels, and the results are fun and exciting.
In Basic Dog Training Classes, your dog will learn more advanced agility obstacles and you will fine-tune your dog's repertoire of obedience commands. We will challenge you and your dog by increasing distractions and teaching new commands and behaviors. This class also continues to prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen Test and Therapy Dog International Test. When you and your dog would like more challenges, you are ready to test out and graduate by passing the Therapy Dog International Test.
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The Intermediate Dog Training Class introduces you and your dog to off-leash handling, challenging agility obstacles, retrieving, and new obedience exercises. This level builds on foundation obedience skills which will help you and your dog master real life situations under high levels of distraction. The Intermediate Dog Training Class also introduces situations which might be encountered in obedience and agility competitions. This class will help you create a very reliable and well-trained dog.
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The Advanced Dog Training Class furthers your off-leash handling skills. Very challenging agility obstacles, advanced retrieving, and more difficult behaviors and tricks up the ante for dogs and handlers alike. As always, we are building on foundation obedience skills. We meet periodically at off-site locations to test the reliability of trained behaviors. Students will work AKC Open, Utility and Rally Obedience skills in addition to the new Parlor Tricks, Clicker Training and advanced distractions.
Misty Pines has developed a special class for highly aroused and aggressive canines. All Growl Less Class participants must first attend a behavior consultation before attending Growl Less class. Topics we cover include behavior evaluation, proper handling skills, reading canine body language, anticipating aggressive responses, and conditioning positive associations. Please pre-register.