W1314 Cedar Drive
Ixonia, WI 53036

Advanced Manners - AKC CGC

Monday evenings, 7:45pm-8:45pm

Your dog has learned a foundation, but hasn't learned to respond when he's distracted, in new environments, or if he can't see a treat. Beyond the Basics helps you and your dog learn the next steps of proofing in all sorts of situations, and develop good attention skills. This class will continue to work on sit and down, recalls, stay and loose-leash walking with the addition of increasingly difficult distractions while helping you and your dog be successful.

Beyond the Basics

Monday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Kinderpuppy II

Beginning Manners

Monday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Manners Classes

Puppy & Manners Classes

Class Cost

$100 for one 8-week session, $160 for a punch card covering 2 consecutive 8-week class sessions ($40 savings). These cards must be used in two consecutive obedience sessions (for example summer and fall, or winter and spring) and only by the person who purchased it.

Socialization (with other dogs and with people)
Canine body language
Puppy developmental stages
Sound desensitization/spook proofing
Resource guarding
Bite inhibition
Housebreaking/Crate training
Calming techniques
Walking on a leash
Attention work
Sit, down, stand, stay, come
Leave it, take it, give it
Jumping inhibition
... and more!

Junior Manners

Monday evenings, 7:45pm-8:45pm

Class Times

Puppy and Manners classes take place on Monday evenings:

Kinder Puppy I: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kinder Puppy II: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Beyond the Basics: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Beginning Manners: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Junior Manners: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Advanced Manners (AKC CGC): 7:45pm - 8:45pm

Socialization with other dogs and people
Walking politely on a leash
Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, and Come
Leave it/Take it/Give it
Attention Work
Eliminating jumping on people
Calming techniques
TargetingTeaching tricks
Obedience games
... and more!

Monday evenings, 7:45pm-8:45pm
This eight-week class is for puppies who have completed Kinderpuppy I. In this class your puppy will continue to have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies and people. You will learn how to put your dog training skills from Kinderpuppy I to practical use. This class includes:

Socialization with other pups and people
Controlling jumping and play biting
Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, and Come without luring
Leave it/Take it/Give it
Distraction and proofing exercises
Integrating obedience with life rewards
Simple rules for the fun game of tug
Teaching tricks
Walking politely on a leash
Sending to a “place” (mat, bed, crate, etc.)
Grooming (nail trimming, brushing, etc.)
Obedience games
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluation
… and more!

Our Puppy classes are based on Dr. Jennifer Messer’s, DVM, “The Kinderpuppy Course”. We have also included AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program. Evaluations will be given during the last class of Kinderpuppy II. All breeds of dogs, including mixed breeds, are welcome to participate in all of our classes.

Next Class Session

KinderPuppy 1 & Beginning Manners Orientation:

January 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Class session starts on January 14, 2019

Class session ends on March 4, 2019

*class session may be extended to make up classes canceled for inclement winter weather

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2019 Session Dates:

Session 1: Orientation 01/07; Class 01/14 - 03/04

Session 2: Orientation 03/18; Class 03/25 - 05/13

Session 3: Orientation 05/20; Class 06/03 - 07/22

Session 4: Orientation 07/29; Class 08/05 - 09/30

Session 5: Orientation 10/07; Class 10/14 - 12/02

Kinderpuppy I

Monday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm

This eight-week class is for dogs that are too old for puppy classes (roughly five to six months and older) with minimal or no prior training experience.  This class will include:

Puppy Classes

This eight-week class is for graduates of the Junior Manners class. Generally dogs are one year of age and older. At the end of this class (week 6), you will have the opportunity to go through the AKC CGC test and obtain the AKC CGC title for your dog. The cost of this class includes the test.

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Distraction and proofing exercises
Walking politely on a leash
Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, and Come without luring
Calming techniques
Eliminating jumping on people
TargetingAttention work with distractions
Obedience games
... and more!

This eight-week class is for dogs who have completed a Puppy or Beginning Manners Class and is based on building a better relationship with your dog.  This class will include:

This eight-week class is for puppies between 8 and 18 weeks old (16 weeks old or younger on the first day of class). In this class your puppy has the opportunity to socialize with other puppies and people. You will learn how to handle typical puppy training issues including: