Dog Training Classes

Private In-Home Training

This option is wonderful for all dog owners! It is convenient as we come to your home and teach you how provide boundaries and structure for your dog in their home environment – where most behaviors occur. This option is for young puppies to seniors. We even meet with families before they get their new puppy/dog to help set their home up for successful behaviors/habits.  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? Do you want your dog to have a spot to relax when you have company over or when you are having dinner? Do you want your dog to have manners when you have visitors at your front door? Together, we will make your expectations clear with a goal of living more comfortably together. In home sessions can be as needed (single session) or consistent with set scheduled times (packages available).  In home training is an excellent option for setting a key foundation to teaching your puppy/dog the manners you want in your everyday life in your home. Lessons can be conducted in your home, neighborhood, your veterinarian’s office, your groomer, and greenways and/or community settings.

We service the following areas: South Charlotte, Waxhaw, Marvin, Weddingtion, Wesley Chapel, Matthews, Indian Trail, North Carolina, plus Indian Land and Fort Mill, South Carolina.

*Multiple Session Discounts Available  ** Travel Fee may apply

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Not sure where to start with your Class Selection?  Our Basic Obedience / Puppy Class, Private in-Home training, or an In-home consultation are a prerequisites for all other classes. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail us.

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Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class

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* In this class, K9s Unleashed trainers will teach you, the handler, how to communicate with your dog by using verbal and non-verbal motivational techniques. Our training program aims to build a bond of confidence between you, your dog, and others. A solid foundation of basic skills is critical in achieving goals such as: Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog International Certification, Agility, Rally Obedience, and more!

* Lessons cover topics such as building a language/selecting commands, choosing motivators, gaining your dog’s attention, sit, down, stay, leave it (sight, sound & smell), recall, drop it, release, focus, chewing and nipping, quite time, equipment review, sending to a location, loose leash awareness, and more.

ENROLLING NOW 2020 CLASSES

Thursday Class: March 19, 26, April 2, 9,  23, and 30.

Time: 9am

Sunday Classes: March 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3

Time: 9:30am and 10:30am

Tuesday Class: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 10am

Fee:$160

Location: Marvin Efird Park

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Currently in session:

Sunday Classes:  Feb. 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Time: 11:30am  and  12:30pm

Tuesday Classes: February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

Time: 10:00am

Thursday Classes:  February  20, 27, March 5, 12,  19, 26

Time: 11:00am (FULL)

Sunday Classes: January 26,  February 2, 9, (No Class Feb. 16), 23, March 1 and 8

Time: 10:30am (FULL)

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Beyond Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class

* In this class, K9s Unleashed trainers will teach you, the handler, how to build onto the foundation and skills learned in our Basic Class.

* Lessons cover different exercises to help solidify and apply basic skills such as longer sits and downs, stay, recall, look/focus, sending to a location with fun and accuracy, and introduction to loose leash walking.

Prerequisite: Basic Class.

Thursday Class: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, and 23 (FULL)

Time: 10:00am

Sunday Class: April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 17, and 31

Time: 11:30am

Tuesday Class: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, and 26

Time: 11am

Fee:$160

Location: Marvin Efird Park

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Intermediate Puppy/Dog Training Class

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* In this class, K9s Unleashed trainers will teach you, the handler, 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.

Prerequisites: Basic Class and Beyond Basic Class or In-Home Lessons.

* Lessons cover topics such as sending your dog to a location (place), front and heel position, stay at a distance, working in closer quarters and with distractions, recall, techniques for walking with a loose lead, and strengthen the release cue. All commands are given with verbal and visual cues. The handler will learn how to be pro-active instead of reactive. We will work on goals related to the Canine Good Citizen Certification.

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Dates: TBA

Time:

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Location: Marvin Efird Park

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Loose Lead Walking Skills Class

Dates: TBA

Time: 10:30am

Fee $85

Location: Marvin Efird Park

* In this class, K9s Unleashed trainers will teach you, the handler, how to feel the connection with your dog through your leash.  Let there be no misleading on this class. Loose leash walking is not a simple behavior.  There is a dynamic of multiple behaviors occurring that need to be understood between both dog and handler before the dog will willingly walk on a loose lead.

* Lessons cover topics such as learning what equipment is right for you as a team, so you can clearly communicate with your dog through the leash, learning positions such as heel and front and how to apply them to your walks effectively, learn the art of having your dog focus and check in on you while walking, so you can walk as a team.  We want to help you and your dog learn to move forward as a team, so you can enjoy your walks together. Class is 45 minutes.

Prerequisites: Basic and Beyond Basic classes.

*Maximum 4-5 participants

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Canine Good Citizen PREP Class

We are offering a class to prepare you and your dog for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. This program is often looked at by members of the community as the Responsible owners,  and the gold standard of dog behavior . The CGC test consists of 10 steps to be recognized as a well mannered dog and handler in the community.

Session: 6 Weeks

Dates: Wednesday,  March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, and 8 (FULL)

Time: 10:45am

Fee: $160.00

Location: Marvin Efrid Park

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Introduction to Scent Work Games

  • Scent Work Games is the game version of scent detection for companion/sport dogs using food.  Introduction to Scent Work will cover learning to search behavior, recognizing the odor and indication of source.  This is great mental stimulation and enrichment for your puppy/dog. 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.
Session: 6 weeks

Dates: Tuesday, March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7 (FULL)

Time: 11am

Fee: $133.00

Location: Marvin Efrid Park at the Barn

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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:  Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, and 8 (FULL)

Time: 9:30am

Fee: $160.00

Location: Marvin Efrid Park at the Barn

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Jumps, Tunnels, Tricks “Oh My”

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This class will focus on fun team work between the handler and dog. Introduction of basic jumps and tunnels 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.

Date: TBA

Time: 10:45 – Noon

Location: Marvin Efird Park

Fee: $35

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Tricks – n- Games

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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.

Date: TBA

Time: 10:45

Location: Marvin Efird Park

Fee: $35

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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. Class duration 45-60 minutes.

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Dates: TBA

Time: 10am

Fee  $80

Example of Locations: Downtown Waxhaw, Blakeney Shopping Center, Ballantyne, Greenways, Nursing home “Pet Visits”, Marvin Efird Park, etc.

*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!!!

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