An Overview – Our Different Class Options

Do you prefer a group?  Perhaps a one-on-one training session is what you need?  No matter your preference or need we have several options for you to choose from!

  • KinderPuppy Class

  • $
    150
  • 6 week class

    Group Class

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  • Canine Acting & Tricks

  • $
    150
  • 6 week class

    Group Class

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  • Just the Basics

  • $
    150
  • 6 week class

    Group Class

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  • Canine Good Citizen

  • $
    150
  • 6 week class

    Group Class

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  • Private Lesson

  • $
    95
  • Private Class

    1-2 Hours As Necessary

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  • Latchkey Lassie

  • $
    750
  • 6 week class

    Private Class

    12 Lesson Package

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Kinderpuppy Class is the first step in your dog training journey! We’ll cover basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, leave it, wait at the door, watch me, walk on a loose leash, and come when called. Socialization is encouraged with both people and other puppies, and our trainers will be on hand to offer advice on housetraining, bite inhibition, jumping up and other inappropriate behaviors. Kinderpuppy Class is for ages 12 to 24 weeks. Toy breeds may attend at any age. Classes are one hour per week over a six week period, with an orientation as the first week. Please do not bring your puppy to orientation. For puppies’ protection, they must have three DHLPP vaccinations plus a Kennel Cough (Bordatella) vaccination in order to attend. A Rabies vaccination is not necessary if your puppy is too young. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150

This class teaches many fundamental skills such as touch, foot, and take it, as well as, more traditional tricks such as “Bang You’re Dead,” “Say Your Prayers,” and “Rollover.” Besides building your dog’s repertoire, your dog will become more responsive and more focused. You will also learn how to motivate your dog and how to shape his behavior. Please bring a small mat for your dog, lots of soft treats, a clicker and/or target stick (if you have them), and a four to six foot lead. We do begin working with the dogs on the first meeting. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150.

Would you like to have a wonderful, well-behaved dog out in public? This course focuses on improving and refining the basic obedience skills learned in beginning and intermediate obedience. Emphasis is placed on “proofing” your dog. We will be working through distractions on all commands including sit and down stays, wait, come, leave it, and heeling. We also cover advanced skills (off-leash) including distance work. Your dog must be friendly to both people and dogs. We do begin working with the dogs on the first meeting. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150.

Just the Basics is a great introductory class for dogs six months of age or over. Build your relationship while teaching good manners and basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, wait, leave it, watch me, walk on a loose leash, go to your bed, come, and hand signals. Topics include polite greetings. techniques for preventing unwanted behaviors, and appropriate dog to dog interactions. Classes are one hour per week over a six week period, with an orientation as the first week. Please do not bring your dog to orientation. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150.

AKC Rally is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin, and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations (10 – 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. More info can be found on the AKC website about Rally. This course will introduce you to what the rally signs mean, how to perform the rally skills, how to complete a course, and focus on the general working relationship with your dog. Skills such as heel, turns, come front, and general walking on leash will be covered during class plus many more. This class is for dogs that have completed a beginning obedience class and have knowledge of basic commands. The first class we will begin working with dogs. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150.

This class is for puppies and young dogs that have completed the Kinderpuppy Class or for adult dogs who are ready to work towards their Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) certificate. Its an excellent preparatory class for therapy work as well! Dogs learn to sit and down stay with distractions and at a distance, calmly greet people and other dogs, walk on a loose leash, and practice other skills from the CGC test. Lots of problem behavior solving included! The test will be given on the last day. Please visit the official AKC page for more information about this program. The class lasts for six weeks and the cost is $150.

For puppies’ protection, they must have three DHLPP vaccinations plus a Kennel Cough (Bordatella) vaccination in order to attend. A Rabies’ vaccination is not necessary if your puppy is too young.

Adult dogs must have annual DHLPP vaccinations plus a Kennel Cough (Bordatella) vaccination and Rabies vaccination in order to attend.

have a question?

How do I sign up?

Signing up is easy!  You can sign up for any of our classes by visiting https://www.wagitbetter.com/sign-up-for-classes/ .  You can also visit our Board and Train page to learn more about Heather training your dog at her own home https://www.wagitbetter.com/board-train-programs/

What if I have more questions?

No problem!  You can call 615-962-8064 or email Heather@wagitbetter.com