Group classes

Foundations 1 -The Basics (First Class):

PERFECT PUPPY (for puppies 5 months or younger)
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COURTEOUS K9 (for dogs older than 5 months)
These classes are designed to teach you all the basics such as their name, eye contact, sit, down, come, walking nicely on a leash, leave it, relaxation on their bed, etc.
As well as discuss important topics such as developing impulse control, crate training and how to address typical problem behaviors and teach your dog to put their best foot forward!
6 weeks in-person group class + online version of class / $150

*Read more about the online version of the class below!

Foundations 2 - Life Skills (Second Class):

LIFE SKILLS
In this advanced obedience class, we build on foundation behaviors by adding in distractions and distance as well as acquiring new skills. All of which are designed to help you build stronger and more reliable behaviors that hold up in real life settings!
6 weeks in-person group class + online version of class / $150

*Read more about the online version of the class below!

Advanced Classes:

RALLY OBEDIENCE
Practice navigating side by side with your dog throughout an obedience course. You will learn crucial concepts on how to make walking nicely on leash enjoyable for both human and canine, as well as practicing other obedience skills in the mix!
6 weeks / $100

INTRO TO NOSEWORK
In this class we will instill in the dog a desire to search for something we want them to find and an ability to communicate to us that they have found it, knowing that there is a great reward at the end of that search.
Nose work is a great skill to build dog's confidence, reduce environmental sensitivity and provide mental and physical exercise through teamwork with the handler.
6 weeks / $125 (some nosework supplies for practice at home is included)  

TRAINER TIPS & TRICKS
You choose what skills you want to practice or get help with during your sessions. There will be rotations of one dog out at a time, the others in a crate or on place. Use your time how you wish and benefit from watching and learning the topics and skills the other students in the class choose for their time!
6 weeks / $150

Specialty Classes / Private Lessons:

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) AND AKC TRICKS TESTING
Come take the Canine Good Citizen and/or AKC Trick Tests and earn title and ribbon showing off your dog's skills! 

CGC OR AKC TRICKS (NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND/OR ADVANCED) TESTING / $20
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BOTH CGC AND AKC TRICKS (NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND/OR ADVANCED) / $25

IN-HOME PRIVATE LESSONS
Must be approved and scheduled by Ethan Hilgemann. Click HERE to email us to discuss what topics or behaviors you would like help with at a lesson in your home. 
30 minute in-home lesson/$100
1 hour in-home lesson/$150

REACTIVE REMEDY- Private Lesson Package
This is for reactive or aggressive dogs who bark/pull/lunge/fixate excessively on other dogs and/or people. The class focuses on reducing the reactivity from the sight (not interaction) of other dogs/people and creating a more easily managed dog.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a time for a quick 5-15minute free evaluation to determine if your dog is appropriate for this package, and what package length would be best.
The first 'week' is completed online. Weeks 2-5 are in-person and are approximately 30 minutes in length.
3 week/$300
5 week/$500

CONFORMATION
Prepare your dog for the breed ring and the world of conformation showing, come every week or to prepare for an upcoming show, you decide with this drop in class!
$12/class or buy a package for $60 and get your 6th class free (must use your 6 classes within a year)!

See Our Upcoming Group Class Schedule!

online classes

Why choose an online class? Some of the key benefits to an online class are:

  • You can submit videos and ask questions throughout the week- not just once a week in class
  • You can go at your own pace
  • If you have a dog that is reactive, aggressive, fearful, or just not ready for the distractions an in-person class provide, you can practice in the comfort of your own home and systematically add in distractions when ready!
  • Everyone in the family receives the same information, so everyone can be consistent!

Our opinion: We think the best option for most people is to do both In-Person Group Classes and the Corresponding Online Group Class. The benefits to this are:

  • You can submit videos and ask questions throughout the week- and in person at class!
  • You can get a jump start on teaching the skills before your in-person group class starts. This helps set you up for even more success during the in-person class as you are not teaching a brand new skill with distractions, but rather adding distractions to known skills!
  • Your dog learns to focus through the distractions of a class environment, and you learn proper mechanics that are easier taught in-person.
  • If you are absent from an in-person class due to work or life is just too busy, you still have access to descriptive how-to's and videos to show you how to teach that weeks skills.

Because we think this is the best option, if you register for an in-person class, your registration confirmation email will have a coupon code to make the corresponding online class free!

Foundations 1 - The Basics

This online class teaches all the foundations taught in Perfect Puppy or Courteous K9 such as: Name, Sit, Down, Eye Contact, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Leave it, Stay/Relax on Bed, etc.
3 months access to the online course content & discussion/$100

Foundations 2 - Life Skills

This online class teaches you how to use the skills taught in Foundations 1, into skills that will hold up to real life distractions. It also gives you a variety of new skills that make living with our dogs as easy and enjoyable as possible!
3 months access to the online course content & discussion/$100

Register For Online Classes Today!

We would love to discuss your goals and training needs!

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