Group Classes have been postponed indefinitely. If you are already signed up, the trainer will contact you directly when a new start date has been confirmed. If you wish to join the group class when it becomes available, please email the questionnaire from this page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASIC MANNERS 1 -- Open to dogs and puppies 11 weeks and older at the start of class (puppies must have had their second round of Distemper (DHP) vaccinations by the start of class).
The owners will learn:
- clicker training basics
- management techniques
- tools to build a strong relationship of mutual respect with our canine companions
- important socialization information
Together we will teach the dogs:
- hand targeting
- "sit," "down," "stay"
- techniques to establish a reliable "come" command
- "leave it," “drop it”
- stop jumping on people
- loose leash walking
7 Weeks -- $80 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke. Classes will be held on Sunday nights at 5PM and Monday nights at 6:15PM at Flying Fur.
Spring classes will begin March 29th & 30th.
BASIC MANNERS 2 -- Open to dogs and puppies 16 weeks and older at the start of class. This class is intended for those dog/owner teams that have already mastered “sit,” “down,” “stay” for short durations and short distances and have moderate leash control. This class does not address socialization for the dogs. We will build on the skills you and your dog learned in Basic Manners 1 and begin to add more distractions.
In this class, we will focus on:
- improving leash walking
- increasing distractions during “stay”
- building a reliable “come” in different environments
- strengthening various aspects of our friendly greetings
7 Weeks -- $80 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke. This class will be held on Monday nights at 7:30PM, at Flying Fur.
Spring classes will begin March 30th.
PRIVATE TRAINING – Do neither of those options fit your needs? Our trainer, Stephanie O’Connell Wilcke, offers private, in-home training for just $50 per hour-long session (student discount and packages for multiple sessions are available). These sessions can address any training issues or behavioral concerns including problems such as leash reactivity, separation anxiety, fearfulness, etc. Stephanie teaches clicker training and uses the latest science of positive reinforcement. We will never use choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, electronic collars and other devices that may hurt your dog. Stephanie is independently insured and CPDT-KA certified. CCPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession worldwide.
For more information or to schedule your first appointment, visit: barksburgdogs.com.