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Can't get to a local class?  Is your dog not ready to train around other dogs?  Private lessons just not something you want to do?  Then joining my ONLINE CLASSROOM is a great solution.

I offer an ever growing number of classes, workshops and seminars to help you better understand and communicate with your pet.  New classes are being added on a regular basis - there is sure to be something for everyone.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Like other distance learning courses, you work from home, at your own pace, to complete the lessons for the course.  Simply watch the lesson and review your homework assignments.  Work on them at your pace and when you are ready, we will get together on either Facebook or live over:


SKYPE is a free video chat program that works with your phone, tablet, computer or even your XBox - you can get it HERE.
ooVoo is another great free video chat program that can be used from your phone, tablet or computer. Download it for free HERE.
Google HANGOUTS is another great way to video chat live - just go to your Google page or download the app HERE.

Some classes do require video submissions for homework.  To get the most out of your class - it is recommended even for the ones that aren't required.  Don't worry if your video skills are not great - most any smartphone camera will be perfectly fine!  It's that EASY!


4 Lesson FASTRAK Courses - $99



WALK ON! - Level 1 
(Recommended Age:  9+ weeks) 
Teach your dog to walk calmly by your side instead of dragging you down the street.

CHILL OUT! - Level 1 
(Recommended Age:  12+ weeks)
Teach your dog to relax and settle on their place at home, around guests and in public. 

RAPID RECALLS! - Level 1 
(Recommended Age:  9+ weeks)
Gets your dog coming to you fast and reliably on a whistle cue.

BOMBPROOF STAYS! - Level 1 
(Recommended Age:  16+ weeks)
Teach your dog to Sit/Down Stay reliably under high distraction like toys being thrown, food being dropped, other dogs wandering around them, cars passing by etc... 



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6 Session Courses - $149



Puppy Power! 
For pups aged 9 wks - 6 months
Focuses on Basic Obedience skills - Look, Leave It, Touch, Sit/Down Stay, Wait, Come, Loose Leash Walking and basic puppy manners such as nipping/mouthing, jumping, potty training, crate training and basic grooming skills (nails, ears, teeth etc)



Big Dog 101

For dogs aged 6+ months

Focuses on Basic Obedience skills - Look, Leave It, Touch, Sit/Down Stay, Wait, Come, Loose Leash Walking and common problem areas such as counter surfing, jumping, crate training and basic grooming skills (nails, ears, teeth etc)

Big Dog 201
For dogs aged 6+ months
Focuses on Intermediate Obedience skills - Touch (Level 2), Drop It, Get It, Heel, Go to Mat, Settle, Recall with Distraction, Happy Handling (for vet/groomer/nails etc), Finish




Clicker Trix - NOVICE TRICK DOG
For dogs aged 9+ weeks
Based on earning your Novice Trick Dog title through Do More With Your Dog (Kyra Sundance) - this class will teach you 12 simple tricks to use for your trick title (15 are required but Sit, Down & Come count).  Submit your video of your completed tricks to be witnessed and signed off on.

Clicker Trix - INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG
For dogs aged 12+ weeks
Based on earning your Intermediate Trick Dog title through Do More With Your Dog (Kyra Sundance) - this class will teach you 12 tricks to use for your trick title.  Submit your video of your completed tricks to be witnessed and signed off on.

Clicker Trix - ADVANCED TRICK DOG
For dogs aged 12+ weeks
Based on earning your Advanced Trick Dog title through Do More With Your Dog (Kyra Sundance) - this class will teach you 5 more complex tricks to use for your trick title.  Submit your video of your completed tricks to be witnessed and signed off on.


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8 Lesson Courses - $199





AKC Canine Good Citizen (Level 1)
For dogs aged 9+ weeks
Accepting a friendly stranger, Sitting politely for petting, Appearance and grooming, Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead), Walking through a crowd, Sit and down on command and Staying in place, Coming when called, Reaction to another Dog, Reaction to Distractions,
Supervised Separation





AKC Community Canine (Level 2)
MUST HAVE PASSED STANDARD CGC
For dogs aged 3+ months
Wait, Loose Leash Walking incl Directional & Speed Changes, LLW through Crowds, Dog Distraction, Group Sit Stay, Stranger Approach, Leave It, Stay w/ Distraction, Recall w/ Distraction, Narrow Passageway Navigation


AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (Level 3)
MUST HAVE PASSED STANDARD CGC
Great Precursor to PUBLIC ACCESS TESTING for SERVICE DOGS
For dogs aged 6+ months
Exit/Enter Doorway, LLW on Busy Sidewalk w Distractions, Reaction to Environment, Crossing Street, Ignore Dropped Food/Trash, Stranger Approach w/ Unwieldy Object, Slick Floors, Steps, Elevator, Extended Down Stay, Housebroken in Public Building, Transportation



INTRODUCTION to RALLY-O
For dogs aged 6+ months
Focuses on the first 31 signs for Novice Rally - this fun class will really sharpen up your dogs focus and heeling skills as well as giving you a fun introduction to the sport.




C.L.A.S.S. (Level 1) - PART 1 of SERVICE DOG Training
For dogs aged 9+ weeks
Wait at the Door, Come and Leash Up Manners, Loose Leash Walking, Eye Contact, Meet & Greet, Leave It, Wait for Bowl, Sit Stay (1min), Settle (1min), Give & Take

C.L.A.S.S. (Level 2) - PART 2 of SERVICE DOG Training
MUST HAVE PASSED LEVEL 1 
For dogs aged 4+ months
Wait in Car, Pass By Other Dogs, Wait at the Door (Lvl 2), Come and Leash Up Manners (Lvl 2), Sit/Down/Stand, Handling, LLW (Lvl 2), Leave It (Lvl 2), Stay (Lvl 2), Targeting

C.L.A.S.S. (Level 3) - PART 3 of SERVICE DOG Training
MUST HAVE PASSED LEVEL 1 & 2 
For dogs aged 6+ months
LLW (Lvl 3), Back Up, Stay (Lvl 3), Come and Leash Up Manners (Lvl 3), Stay (Lvl 3), Meet & Greet (Lvl 2), Extended Eye Contact, Table Manners, SIT Challenge, Targeting (Lvl 2)


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12 Lesson Courses - $279




Muttley Manners
For dogs aged 6+ months
Focuses on polite house manners - including things like greeting guests without jumping, no more door dashing, resolving counter surfing and food stealing, what to do when the doorbell rings, manners around the dinner table, not chasing the cat, proper car behavior and more.

Therapy Dog PREP
For dogs aged 6+ months
Focuses on behaviors needed to pass TDI/Pet Partners Therapy Dog test - training with a mock visit to a nearby nursing home in the final week for those dogs that are ready to strut their stuff!


Assistance Dog PREP
For dogs aged 6+ months
There are basic behaviors any Service Dog should know such as how to travel safely on public transportation, how to navigate tight spaces, navigate stairs and elevators, go under a table and settle, how to walk with their handler as a team, how to ignore other dogs, how to ignore members of the general public calling or making kissy sounds at them, how to handle loud unexpected noises and crowded environments, how to walk with a shopping cart, ignore dropped food and trash and more.

Public Access PREP
For dogs aged 6+ months
Focuses on getting service dogs in training ready to handle public situations - includes handler information for access challenges and On the Road training for the dogs including grocery stores, a restaurant, a movie and more.


Task Training - GENERAL
For dogs aged 6+ months
Handlers need different tasks from their Service Dog depending on what the nature of their disability is but there are some tasks that seem to crossover more than others.  This course takes the first 9 lessons to teach many general tasks and allows handlers to use their remaining 3 sessions to develop tasks specific to them that may not have been covered.

Generalized tasks are Open/Close, Block, Cover, Watch my 6, Deep Pressure Therapy, Find An Exit, Interrupting Anxious Behavior/Stimming, Medication Reminder/Retrieval, Turn on Lights (for Nightmares or House Search), Call 911 (on Canine Rescue Phone or Med Alert Device).


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SEMINARS - 30min/$15

These prerecorded 30 min information sessions deal with a variety of topics to give you more information on everything from potty training to puppy wrangling.  

TRAINING/GROOMING

* POTTY TRAINING
Learn the secrets of "Ring a Bell" and Umbilical training.

* HANDLING
Learn about ear, tooth, skin and basic paw care through a series of exercises to make life easier on you and your pet.
* NAIL TRIMMING
Learn techniques to take the fear and struggle out of nail trimming for your dog or cat.
* BASIC FIRST AID
Learn the basics of first aid and wound care as well as set up an emergency travel kit.

* INTRODUCTION TO THERAPY ANIMALS
Learn about getting involved in therapy visitation work with your dog or cat.
* INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE DOGS
Learn about some of the various types of service dogs, if you qualify for one, how to get started training your own and some of the basic guidelines for them.

* INTRODUCTION TO CLICKER TRAINING
Learn about clicker and marker training - capturing, luring and shaping techniques.

* PUPPY 101 - ENS - EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION
Learn about the Superdog program and what breeders can do to encourage healthier, happier, more confident puppies.

* PUPPY 101 - VOLHARD TESTING - PUPPY TEMPERAMENT TESTING
Learn about one of the most commonly used puppy temperament tests and how the results can give you a better chance of getting the right puppy match for your family.

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WORKSHOPS - 1hr - $25

These prerecorded 1 hr sessions are meant to inspire and educate about a wide variety of topics.  

TRAINING/GROOMING

* THE ART OF SILENCE
Learn to communicate with your dog in a calmer and quieter way using hand signals and eye contact exercises.
* BODY LANGUAGE 101
How well can you read your dogs signals?  This interactive workshop will test your skills in a trivia game style environment where only the observant prevail.
* IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME!
This insiders look at how dogs learn will keep you guessing as you get a first hand chance to experience training like never before.
* BREED ALL ABOUT IT -  Choosing the Right Puppy/Dog for your Family
Choosing the right type of dog can be hard with all those cute faces but there are distinct difference in the groups of breeds that may help you decide what type of dog is right for you. 

Do you want a more independent Hound, a fiery Terrier, a mellow Gentle Giant, an energetic Sporting dog?  Do you know what to expect from a mixed breed?  Can you look past the cute face to the true driving force in them?
* RESCUE ME!
"I just rescued/adopted a dog from a shelter/bad situation.  What now?"  
Rescuing a dog can be an amazing experience but it doesn't come without its pitfalls.  Learn how to integrate your new family member into your household with as little stress to them, and you, as possible.
* DOGS & CATS
This workshop focuses solely on integrating a multi species, multi pet household.  It can be done - but it takes some patience and skill to do it right.
* DOGS & KIDS
This workshop focuses solely on correct interactions between dogs and children.  We will cover introducing your furry friend to babies through preteens.

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