Dog DayCare, Boarding and Training

 

Come Visit us at our  Dog DayCare, Boarding  and Training Facility just west of Blacksburg on Route 460 (8889 Virginia Avenue, Newport)

www.flyingfurdogs.com

flyingfurdogs@gmail.com

540 544 WOOF (9663)

Private training and remote sessions are available; visit barksburgdogs.com or email sbowilcke@gmail.com.

 

Spring classes will begin April 11th, 12th & 15th!

 

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 -- $90 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke, by cash or check.

 Sundays at 3:15PM for dogs of all ages, April 11th - May 23rd   (FULL)

Sundays at 4:30PM for puppies under 6-months-old, April 11th - May 23rd   (FULL)

Mondays at 6:15PM for dogs of all ages, April 12th - May 24th  (FULL)

*Pending*  Thursdays at 7:30PM for dogs of all ages, April 15th - May 27th (We need 6 participants to run the class)

 

 

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 -- $90 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke, by cash or check.

Mondays at 7:30PM, April 12th – May 24th   (FULL)

Thursdays at 6:15PM, April 15th - May 27th (FULL)

 

 

To register, email this questionnaire to  sbowilcke@gmail.com    

 

PRIVATE TRAINING – Do neither of those options fit your needs?  Our trainer, Stephanie O’Connell Wilcke, offers private 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.