Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Classes Beyond Basics

Have a blast with your dog while learning fun ways to increase their skills!

Build reliability that will make your dog’s training really shine! Sharpen and solidify the foundation skills learned in Companion and Puppy Start. Your dog will learn to perform reliably around distractions and with increased distance.
Class topics include:
  • Improved leash walking and turns
  • Reliable recalls
  • Sit and Down Stays with distractions and distance
  • Go to Place
  • Greeting people with dogs on a leash
  • Stays with handler out of sight
PRICE: $165        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes
Next Class: Oct 19 at 12:30pm (Basic Companion or 6 Week Puppy Start Prerequisite)
Novice Rally-O
8-week Rally Obedience offers advanced training, fun and stimulation for all dogs and provides a fantastic bridge for those interested in pursuing therapy dog work, agility, formal obedience, or other canine sports. Basic introduction to general AKC Rally-O rules, teamwork, and heel work at a Novice level. Great for anyone exploring training avenues after completing a basic obedience class. Your dog needs to know sit stay, down stay, leash walking, and recall to attend class. Enrollment is limited to 6 dogs per session.

PRICE: $175        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1.5 hour classes
Next Class:  (TBD) Sunday at 11am

Novice Rally-O Practice Sessions   (Open to more advanced students as well)
Single session class for $15. This class is designed for people who are already familiar with the Novice Rally-O signs and want to get in some practice. Come get some pointers on how to improve your skills while having fun practicing with your dog. There will be some sign variation or drills if time allows. Class will last about 1.5 hours. Enrollment is limited to 6 dogs per session.      
PRICE: $15        LENGTH: Single 1.5 hour class
Next Session Dates:  
- Sun Oct 6 at 9 am
- Sun Oct 13 at 9 am
- Sun Oct 20 at 9 am
- Sun Nov 3 at 9 am
- Sun Nov 10 at 9 am
- Sun Nov 17 at 9 am
- Sun Nov 24 at 9 am
The Canine Good Citizen or CGC Workshop gives you and your dog the opportunity to practice your CGC test items and then take the CGC Test. If you're not sure that your dog is CGC Test-ready, you can use the workshop to find out what skills you still need to work on before taking the test.

The CGC Test will be administered at the end of the workshop by a CGC Evaluator.
  • The AKC CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
  • It is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.
  • The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other activities such as therapy dog certification, obedience, and performance events. 
                                                                      PRICE: $50 for class and/or $15 for the test       LENGTH: 1.5 hour class and 30 minute test
      Next Workshop:  Saturday Oct 12 at 2pm