Manners & Dog Obedience Training

Fun for all involved!

Welcome to Courteous Canine, where we are committed to providing you with the best dog obedience training and manners training. We are all about positive reinforcement. Whether you think your dog will excel at pet therapy, trick training, or needs to relax this page has a class for you. We work with dogs of any age, from puppies to mature adult dogs.

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AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN/PET THERAPY PREP PART 1
ADVANCED CGC/URBAN PET THERAPY PART 2
RALLY OBEDIENCE NOVICE LEVEL 1
Basic Manners Enroll & Go
BOREDOM BUSTERS
TRICK TRAINING
DOG DANCING & ADVANCED TRICK TRAINING
UNRULY TO RELAXED
LOW STRESS HANDLING & VET VISITS
REALLY RELIABLE COMING WHEN CALLED

Basic Manners

Basic manners for puppies and adult dogs over 6 months of age. Dogs should be friendly and comfortable with people and other dogs to participate. Your class will begin immediately the week that you enroll. Classes are continually running on their scheduled days.

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8-Week AKC Canine Good Citizen and Part 1 Pet Therapy Prep

Complete preparation for the Canine Good Citizen and also begin foundation handling for Pet Therapy. This class combines the AKC Canine Good Citizen behaviors with pet therapy related behaviors, an ideal dovetail. Dogs will be exposed to walk-bys with other dogs, wheel chairs, walkers and other unique situations. Please note that completing this class does not automatically mean you pass the CGC test, our testers will abide by AKC rules for testing. Every dog is an individual, so depending on the dog this class may need to be repeated. Finally, we welcome all dogs to the class providing they are free of reactivity toward humans and other dogs. This class will cover 7 weeks of preparation for the CGC test which will be given on week 8. We look forward to having you. This class is also required prior to taking the AKC Advanced CGC and Urban CGC group class which functions as the second 8-Week class for pet therapy prep.

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Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 8 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week the last week is the test!
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite. Dogs must be 6 months in order to test and they test at end of part 1; therefore dogs must be at least 6-months old upon the completion of the course.

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8-WEEK Advanced CGC and Part 2 Urban pet therapy

Would you and your dog enjoy helping others with special needs? Come join Courteous Canine to become a volunteer doing Animal-Assisted Interactions in your community. This 8-week one hour session program introduces participants to important pet therapy concepts along side of prepping teams for the AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen or Urban Dog programs

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 8 weeks
Prerequisite: Completion of 8 Week and Part 1 Pet Therapy Prep. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Rally Obedience Novice Level 1

Rally O is a competitive sport that is based on dog agility courses with obedience skills. At each station on the course, dogs perform obedience behaviors, and just like agility, the contestants are timed and judged. The fastest and most accurate dog wins! This novice level class introduces you to the basics of this sport with an emphasis on fun and perfection using the empowerment training method.

Dogs who complete the novice Rally O class and want to take their game to a new level can also enroll in our Advanced/Excellent Rally O classes.

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Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Really Reliable Coming When Called

“Come here . . .Come Here . . . Come HERE . . . COME HERE!”

If this sounds like you, it might be time for our Really Reliable Coming When Called class. Whether your dog has an average coming when called cue, or whether you have a serious squirrel chasing problem, this class will help you improve your dog’s coming when called cue. This course involves a lot of games and fun to have your furry friend happily running back to you when called.

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Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs held outdoors
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Basic Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Dog Trick Training

For Fame, Fun, or Impress!

Your dog can sit, lay down, shake, and rollover. Now what? If you’d like to teach your young or old dog new tricks, this is the class for you. We customize this class to teach tricks that your dog has a natural aptitude for, or the stunts that you specifically desire. We introduce you and your dog to the three learning games that help you teach your dog to learn behaviors. We cover tricks using the dog’s entire body, feet, or mouth. The creativity of this class is only limited by your imagination!

This class is great preparation for pet therapy. The tricks learned here will really bow-wow their audiences at nursing homes and hospitals!

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Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 4 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Dog Dancing – Advanced Trick Training

Musical freestyle is taking the dog world by storm. This fun class teaches you to literally dance with your dog! Learn the three learning games that help you teach your dog new behaviors and begin training on a fun doggie dancing routine!

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Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Unruly to Relaxed

Come join the RELAXATION with this group class limited to only six dogs which teaches your dog to relax. Relaxation is a behavior that is incompatible with barking, pacing, and many other unwanted behaviors. Learn how to teach your dog to relax in this four week class of where each session lasts 30-minutes. Dogs enrolled in this class come to class exercised so that they are tired and ready to relax. Your instructor will coach you on how to touch and interact with your dog to promote calm behaviors. Your dog will learn to assume relaxing positions and learn to breathe deeply, and relax muscles.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 4 weeks, 1/2 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Boredom Busters & Brain Games

Whether you have an active puppy or adolescent dog or are looking for rainy day activities, this class is for you! Expose your dog to games and learn how to play them at home. This class provides you with the tools to increase fun and reduce boredom!

This class is a 90-minute workshop for dogs and puppies of all ages and skill levels! Dogs should be friendly with people and other dogs.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 7 dogs
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Low Stress Handling and Vet Visits

Going to the vet or groomer does not have to be stressful! Keep yourself, your dog, vet, and groomer happy and stress free by attending this one time 90-minute group class. Limited to a maximum of 6 dogs, where you learn simple things you can do to reduce stress, and increase fun for all parties when it comes to handling, vet visits and grooming.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

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Dog Training Group Classes

Dog Training Group Classes Description Price
Intro to Agility – Jumps, Tunnels, Chutes Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Jumps, Tunnels and Chute Group Class $175
Intro to Agility – Contacts and Weaves Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Contacts and Weaves Group Class $175
Intermediate/Advanced Agility Intermediate/Advanced Agility: 6 weeks intermediate/advanced agility Group Class. $175
Dog Parkour 4 weeks Dog Parkour $116
Really Reliable Coming – Part 1 and Part 2 One time 90-minute group class. $35
Dog Swimming 101: Puppy Pool Safety One  time 90-minute Intro to swimming $35
Intro to Dock Jumping One  time 90-minute Intro to Dock Jumping. $35
Intermediate/Advanced Dock Jumping Practice 1.5 hour group practice session $35
Intro to Fun Scent Games 6-weeks Intro to Fun Scent Games Group Class. $175
Low Stress Handling and Vet Visits  One time 90-minute group happy vet visit class. $35
Lure Coursing  One time 90-minute group mini fast cat session. $40
AKC Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part I 8-Weeks; requires an access code to complete registration $198
AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part 2 8-Weeks; requires an access code to complete registration $198
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing Individual Testing for CGC Test if not a participant in the group class. Test maximum time is 30 minutes. Price is per dog, per test. Should the dog need longer to take the test, an hour booking is required at $65. $35
My Dog has Issues 6-weeks My Dog has Issues for Reactive Dogs Group Class. Requires private Behavior Consult first. $175
AKC Star Puppy Classes 6 session enroll and go STAR puppy kindergarten. $175
Basic Manners 6 session enroll and go program for basic manners $175
Trick Training Level 1 6 weeks of classes and the final week is testing for Trick Training Titling! Come join for titling, FUN, mental stimulation, warm-up and make people smile!
$175
Trick Training Level 2 Creating Routines and Dog Dancing! 6 weeks of classes that build upon level 1. $175
Intro To Dog Dancing Freestyle Create a 30-second routine to music one time 90-minute workshop $35
Dog Training Rain Policy

RAIN POLICY

For private training and group instruction that is held outdoors, we will make every attempt to contact students at least two hours before if we are canceling class. Classes are held during light rain, if there is lightning classes are cancelled. If you see lightning during your class, please let your instructor know immediately.

If you don’t hear from your instructor, your class will occur as scheduled.

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VACCINE POLICY

To participate in class, your dog must have received:

  • Distemper/Parvo (core combination)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza

If your dog is not eligible for these vaccines, we will also accept a letter of exemption from your veterinarian due to your dog’s age or medical status.

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My dog and I both love our experience at doggy day care! I am grateful to have someplace safe and fun to take her to every week. She literally knows when it is her day to go, and she is so happy! Everyone at Courteous Canine learns and cares about each dog, and they make sure the experience is wonderful. I highly recommend!

Maryann Bishop
Alexandra is a phenomenal trainer, I have seen significant improvement in my dogs behavior.

 

Luciana Sung

We love the trainers and the knowledge they share on how to train your puppy “the fun way”. We have been life long dog s but have learned some new techniques that make life better for our pup.

Bonnie

I have attended several training and fun sessions over the years. They have always been fun. Even more important, my dog and I have learned a lot. Many thanks for your services.

Mary Jane

Adie and I took a swimming class, Fast Cat and 6 private lessons. I have been extremely happy with your personnel and all classes. We will be signing up for more classes! I recommend Courteous Canine to my dog owning friends.

Cherie

Trainer very polite and helpful

Manuel