Dog Training Classes

Private In-Home Training

This option is wonderful for all dog owners, and it’s convenient as we come to your home and teach you how to instill the guidelines and structure for your dog. We will work on designating the boundaries and expectations for your pet: Do you want your dog in every room and/or on the furniture? We will also teach them where they are permitted to “go potty,” where to relax when company is over, how to respond to the doorbell, and how to wait properly for meals at thresholds (gates/doorways) until released. Together we will make your expectations clear, thus making it easier for both of you to live comfortably together.

*Discounts available with packages  ** Travel Fee may apply

Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class

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* K9s Unleashed teaches you how to communicate with your dog by using verbal and non-verbal motivational techniques. Our training program builds a bond of confidence between you, your dog, and others.

* Lessons cover topics such as selecting commands, housebreaking, crate training, sit, down, stay, leave it (sight, sound & smell), recall, chewing, quite time, loose lead walk, and more.

2018 Class Schedule:

Dates:  Tuesday: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30                                Time 9:30am      Fee $150 (FULL)

Dates:  Sunday: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18                Time 8:15am           Fee $150 (FULL)

Dates:  Sunday: Sept. 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18              Time 9:15am           Fee $150 ( FULL)

Upcoming Classes:

Dates: Sunday: October 21,28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2 and 9                      Time 3pm             Fee  $150

Dates:  Tuesday: Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11, and 18                              Time 9:30am       Fee $150

Dates: Sunday: January 6, 13, February 3, 10, 17, and 24                    Time 2pm           Fee  $150

Dates: Tuesday: January 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 19                        Time 9:30am      Fee  $150

New Dates Will Be Published Soon!

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Intermediate Puppy/Dog Training Class

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* K9s Unleashed teaches you how to communicate with your dog by using verbal and non-verbal motivational techniques. Our training program builds a bond of confidence between you, your dog, and others. We will work on preparation for the Canine Good Citizen Test.

* Lessons cover topics such as place, locate, remote sit/down stay, recall, release, heel and more. All commands are given with verbal and visual cues. The handler will learn how to be pro-active instead of reactive.

Dates:   Tuesday:  Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6                                                           Time 10:30am         Fee  $150

Dates:   Sunday: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, and Dec. 2                                                  Time  10:30am        Fee $150

Dates: Sunday: January 6, 13, February 3, 10, 17, and 24                                               Time   3pm              Fee  $150

Dates: Tuesday: January 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 19                                                  Time 10:30am          Fee  $150

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Introduction to Scent Work (Nosework)

  • Scent Work (Nosework) is the game version of scent detection for companion/sport dogs.  Introduction to Scent Work will cover learning to search behavior, recognizing the birch odor, sticking to the odor source, and indication of source. Note: all puppies/dogs welcome that are housebroken and able to stay in the car alone when not their turn to work. Handlers will observe all participants.

TBA (Spring Date 2019)

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INTRODUCTION TO AKC RALLY

INTRO TO AKC RALLY (NOVICE)
Rally is a fun sport in which a handler/dog team work through a course of signs using basic obedience cues.  Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dog throughout the course. Example of Novice signs:  sit-down-sit, U-turn, serpentine through cones, come front, etc.
Prerequisite: Basic obedience (sit, down, stay, walk on leash/heel)
Session: 6 weeks

Dates:  Wednesdays, October 31, November, 7, 14, 21, 28, and December 5

Time: 10:00am

Fee: $150.00

Location: Marvin Efrid Park at the Barn

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Jumps -n- Tunnels

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This class will focus on team work between the handler and dog. Introduction of basic agility drills and equipment will be provided. The dog must be able to hold a sit and stay at a distance from the handler up to 10 seconds. We will explore new ways to have fun and work on body language and ground work.

Prerequisite: Intermediate and/or Top Dogs Class

Dates: TBA

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Tricks Class

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Dogs/Handlers with previous training experience will learn new ways to train with a fun approach to teach tricks to your dog. The foundation of training is a sit and down. Know that you have a solid foundation lets have fun. Prerequisite: Dog should have a solid sit and down plus completion of Puppy Class or in home training.

Dates:TBA

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Travel Training Class

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This class is a combination of intermediate training with field trips in the community. Pre-requistite: puppy class or in home training. Ready to have fun while adding challenges! This class will focus on advanced handling skills. Handler and dog will gain skills on how to handle new situations i.e. traffic, elevators, stairs, water fountains, cross walks, confined space, etc. Working in public settings provides everyday natural distractions. * Minimum of 5 participants required to host event.

DATES:

November 14   TIME 6pm    COST: $25.00   LOCATION: Downtown Waxhaw*

November 27  11am -noon                  COST: $25.00   LOCATION: Blakeney Shopping Center

December 2     12:30pm                     DONATIONS VALUED $25.00 for Residents of Nursing home. Pet Visits to Nursing Home (Invitation Only for dogs that qualify)

December 9    2pm                              COST: $25       LOCATION: Marvin Efrid Park (must have completed Intermediate class)

*All locations are subject to change


LOCATION:

We will utilize various locations such as: Parks/Greenways, Nursing Homes, Schools, Shopping Centers and Downtown Waxhaw.

* Note if you have a group of 4-6 that want a specific time for training please inquire.

Training your Dog doesn’t have to be RUFF!!!

Join today!

Call Amy Ferguson at 704-243-0920 or email amy@K9sUnleashed.com.