Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Beginning Group Classes

​Foundation classes for your dog!

​What makes our Group Classes Training Program successful?
* Indoor Climate-Controlled Classroom
* Small Student-to-Teacher Ratio - We limit our classes to ten dogs with family members (6 years and older).
* Child Friendly - We understand that your child participation in learning training skills enhance the whole family dynamic.
* Reward-Based System - Easy to implement and does not require force and fear of punishment to get results.
* Repeating a Class (Basic Companion class only) - Upon completing a class, you will receive a $10 certificate for any future class.
* Play Groups - Our Puppy Start class includes a socialization time for friendly puppies. 
PUPPY START CLASS: 2 to 4 months old
PUPPY START CLASS is designed to maximize the learning process for puppies at the age when they are most influenced by their environmental and social experiences. 
 
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Common puppy issues like chewing, nipping and jumping
  • Skills taught are Sit, Come When Called, Responding to Name
  • Socialization with dogs and people, exposure to novel objects, sights and sounds
  • Calmly accepting handling

​VACCINATIONS:
  • We require proof of your puppy's vaccinations. You can email a copy to mail.heartsandpaws@gmail.com prior to your first class or bring a paper copy to the first class with you
  • Puppies can start class one week after receiving their first set of vaccinations
We use Positive Reinforcement training methods that are humane, effective and make training enjoyable for you and your puppy!

​​PRICE: $120
LENGTH: 4 weekly 1-hour classes

NEXT PUPPY CLASSES STARTING: 
​TUESDAYS,  JULY 10 AT 6:30 PM
SATURDAYS,  JULY 14 AT 9:00 AM


 
​​Read here the position statement on Puppy Socialization by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
BASIC COMPANION CLASS: 5 months old and up
BASIC COMPANION CLASS focuses on skills essential for a happy, well-behaved dog.

AGE: 5 months and up (or completion of Puppy Start Class)

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Attention to Name
  • Sit, Sit at Side and Down
  • Come When Called
  • Walk on Loose Leash
  • Waiting at the Door
  • Fading Food Rewards    
​​We use Positive Reinforcement training methods that are dog-friendly and effective.

PRICE: $165
LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes

NEXT BASIC CLASSES STARTING:
​MONDAYS, JULY 16 AT 6:45 PM
SATURDAYS, JULY 21 AT 10:30 AM

OTHER FUN CLASSES: 

INTRO TO K9 NOSEWORK
 
CONTINUING K9 NOSEWORK:
INTRODUCTION TO ODOR
Exciting New Class at Hearts and Paws!

The INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK CLASS is inspired by working detection dogs. K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.taps into your dog's natural scent seeking abilities.

We will introduce the game of nose work using a primary reward (toy or food). Each dog learns to hunt independently in a class environment at their own pace and each handler learns how to read their dog's body language while they are problem solving in the world of scent. 

The primary focus of this class will be K9 Nose Work fundamentals, handler recognition of the dogs communication, and giving the dog a fun game they can play anywhere for their lifetime.

Sneak peek here!

PRICE: $175
LENGTH: 1 hour class a week (6 weeks total)

NEXT CLASS STARTING:  RESUMES in SEPTEMBER
THURSDAYS AT 7:30 PM

 
ADVANCED:
SCENT WORK FOUNDATION BUILDING
            
      ~~~~~~NOW OFFERING 3-WEEK MINI COURSE for $75~~~~~~

SCENT WORK FOUNDATION BUILDING - Mini Course

Dogs and handlers will continue to learn the basics of canine Scent Work. Searches will include all the elements, Interior, Exterior, Container, Vehicle and Buried.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Odor

PRICE:    $75    
LENGTH:  1 hour class a week (3 weeks total)
*NEXT CLASS: RESUMES in SEPTEMBER
THURSDAYS AT 6:30 PM
​LEASH WALKING MINI COURSE: 
5 + months old
​LEASH WALKING CLASS gives you and your canine best friend skills so you can take wonderful walks together without pulling or getting tangled up.

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Loose leash walking
  • Reasons dogs pull on the leash
  • Get your dog to leave things alone
  • How to get your dog’s attention
  • Best harnesses to use
  • Canine body language
PRICE: $90
LENGTH: 1 hour class a week  (3 weeks total)

NEXT CLASSES STARTING DATES TBA
 
In the INTRODUCTION TO ODOR NOSE WORK CLASS, teams will be introduced to the first target odor, birch, and will continue building a strong foundation for the game of K9 Nose Work. Learn how to transition your dog from hunting for food, to hunting for a target odor.

Prerequisite: Introduction to K9 Nose Work
Working dogs & handlers must have completed Intro to Nose Work and/or been actively training for at least six weeks.

PRICE: $175
LENGTH: 1 hour class a week (6 weeks total)
NEXT CLASS STARTING: RESUMES in SEPTEMBER
THURSDAYS AT 6:30 PM


If you've already completed the Intro to Odor class, check out our NEXT Nose Work Class! 









 
TRICKS WORKSHOP: 
 
The TRICKS WORKSHOP teaches you and your dog fun tricks such as sit pretty/beg, roll over and back up which will be a fun way to impress your friends!!

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
  • Towel or Dog Bed
  • Treats mixed with your dog's dinner
  • 4'-6' Leash

PRICE: $30 
LENGTH: 1 time class 
NEXT WORKSHOP DATE TBA

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