Classes


 DOG TRAINING CLASSES 
  
* Puppy Kindergarten   *Basic Obedience   *Essential Manners   *Canine Good Citizen   *Urban Canine     *AKC Tricks   
 
Training is all positive, reward based, with no use of force, fear, or intimidation. Positive training  is fun for you and your dog and builds the bond between you. Working together to learn new skills, you will become a closer team with improved communication and trust.
 
Dogs must be healthy and age appropriate vaccination or titre test records are required. We cannot accept dogs who are aggressive toward dogs or people. No pinch collars, choke collars or flexible leashes. 
 
For more information or to register for classes, please contact Carol at carolharrisk9@gmail.com or 561-254-8988 
 
Carol Harris, ABCDT, Certified Dog Trainer
Certified AKC-CGC and AKC Temperament Evaluator
 
UPCOMING CLASSES 
 
AKC Urban & Community Canine -1 Space left!
Combined outdoor class
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Fee:$50
Location - Local Outdoor Mall
These two fun courses focus on the skills dogs need for good manners in public places. A skills practice session will be followed by evaluations. Although CGC training is recommended, there are no age, breed or AKC title requirements. All dogs who are healthy and friendly toward people and dogs are welcome.
Enjoy training and walking your dog throughout a local outdoor mall. Skills include using stairs and elevator, walking on multiple surfaces, visiting a store, meeting new people and more. Dogs who have passed Canine Good Citizen may earn the Urban Canine (CGCU) and Community Canine(CGCA) titles.
 
 
AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN 
CGC - THE AKC GOLD STANDARD OF DOG TRAINING 
   
Canine Good Citizen starts February 20, 2022. $180. 
Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27. 
Individual evaluations on Sunday, March 27 at scheduled times. 
 
Location: Animal Medical Center of Jupiter    
 2151 Alt. A1A, S in Three Palms Center
 
The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program promotes good manners for dogs and responsible pet ownership. The AKC states that CGC is the first step toward Therapy and Service Dog. Dogs must have basic obedience skills and be friendly toward other dogs and people. Five sessions provide skills training to prepare you and your dog for the evaluation in the 6th session. You'll get personal coaching and tips for success. Teams that pass the test can get an AKC certificate and title. 
 
 The ten test items for CGC   
 
Accepting a friendly stranger
Sitting politely for petting
Appearance and grooming
Walking on a loose leash
Walking through a crowd
Sit, Stay and Down on cue
Come when called
Reaction to another dog
Reaction to distraction
Supervised separation
 
For more detailed information about AKC Canine Good Citizen classes, go to www.AKC.org, and enter Canine Good Citizen.

 


 
 BASIC OBEDIENCE 
 
 Your dog needs these skills!
 

Five consecutive1 hour sessions in Jupiter

Sundays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 2022
3:00 to 4:00 pm   $150 
Animal Medical Center of Jupiter 
 
All ages and breeds are welcome to learn the basic obedience skills. Training includes name recognition, sit, down, come, stay, leash walking, and drop-it. These are the core behaviors that are required for a well-behaved dog.
 

The first session is for handlers only. It gives you practical skills that offer in-depth preparation for this course. When you bring your dog for next four sessions, you will feel confident and comfortable as their trainer!  In four fast moving sessions, you and your dog will bond and master the core obedience skills.   

 
House trained, friendly dogs at least 7 months old are welcome.
 


  
ESSENTIAL MANNERS - BEYOND OBEDIENCE 

Three one hour sessions in Jupiter 

 This course goes beyond basic obedience skills and focuses on polite canine behavior, at home and in public. Skills include:  
*No jumping on people  *No biting or nipping   *Door training     *Leave-it  *Greeting people politely  *Go to your place  *Control Barking   *Drop It
 
Dogs are required to have basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay, come, walk nicely on leash) and be friendly to other dogs and people.


AKC TRICKS
So Much Fun! 
 
In two enjoyable and stimulating sessions, we will lead you through a variety of easy to learn, novice level tricks. You'll be surprised by what your dog will learn. Dogs enjoy and benefit from brain training and bonding with you.
 
All ages and breeds, including mixed breeds are welcome and can earn at title. Your dog can earn an AKC title for performing 10 tricks. Dogs with a CGC certificate need only 5 tricks for the Novice title. Our students say this class is the most fun with their dogs! 
 


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN
 Four, one-hour sessions in Jupiter 

All  puppies need a good start!

 

Bring your puppy for the crucial early learning and exposure that every pup needs. In addition to basic obedience skills, this class will include play with other puppies, socialization experiences, handling and grooming, information for owners and answers to your questions. Positive, loving and fun! Puppies from four months old with up to date vaccinations are welcome.  


 
For additional information about classes, please contact me by phone, mail or text. 561-254-8988. carolharrisk9@gmail.com 
  
We keep classes small to provide individual attention and coaching.
When you sign up for a class, we hold a space for you. Cancellations less than 7 days in advance are not refundable.