I am open Mon- Fri from 9am-5pm excluding holidays or when I am closed as indicated on class schedule for phone calls, but I am out with clients, working service dogs or working other dogs so cant always answer the phone. Please email or leave a message so I can get back with you. Everyone's time is important and feel it very rude to be in the middle of training with someone and answer a phone call taking away time from who I am working with. Thank you for your understanding!
MILITARY DISCOUNTS OFFERED OFF SOME CLASSES AND PACKAGES with proof of ID
Obedience classes (AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Classes or for dogs over a year you can take CGC at end of class) Basic, Intermediate and advanced classes on Sundays. These can also take the AKC Community Canine Test.
Have Sunday classes:
-10 am,11 am at 3612 West Neck Rd, Virginia Beach area
-1 pm and 2 pm in Chesapeake at Bells Mill Park.....
-Mon 7 pm at Cooke Veterinary Hospital
-Tues 6 pm at Cooke Veterinary Hospital located on corner of Volvo and Kempsville.
-Puppy Socialization Class 7pm Tues Cooke Veterinary Location
Call or email for more details if interested.
Socialization and open discussion class limit of 6 dogs (under 6 months) each week. Sign up required to participate. This is at Cooke Veterinary Hospital Tues evenings at 7pm.
If you are interested in having classes at your facility please call and I will give you the details.
All dog owners should know some basic dog training methods, as these aspects will be very helpful in the everyday life to train your dog various basic and useful techniques on dog obedience, developing desirable results and encouraging excellent behavior for your dog.
Basic training for your dog implies the achievement of a basic education for the dog – the learning, communication and responding to basic obedience commands. The next 2 levels of classes are geared to off leash handeling and other advanced handeling. Basic classes also work on socialization and behavioral issues. Anything that comes up in the 8 weeks of class we deal with. We also have some agility equipment we introduce during the class. Come join us for the fun and learning!
The 12 most important basic dog training commands for any dog owner are:
- Leave It
- Drop It
I am a Canine Good Citizen and Evaluations can be given at the end of class if you would like. This is for dogs older than 1 year. Less than one year it is the puppy Canine Good Citizen and are included in the class! For more information on testing see http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/
You do not need to take a class to take the test.
Contact me for information if you would like to test your dog!!!!
Schedule for testing is once monthly
Also now offering the AKC Canine Community Test. Call to schedule as this test is given out in Public.
Testing is scheduled once monthly
In Board Training
The quickest and easiest way (for both you and your dog) to get your dog trained is through an inboard training program. We have 2 week programs available.
Dog training is about 60% dog training and 40% people training. With inboard training, I can do the 60% for you and make the 40% very easy.
First, your dog comes and stays with me. While boarding here, I teach your dog all that he needs to know about obedience as well as work on any specific behavioral problems that he/she may have. I use the basic commands: heel, sit, down, stay, and come to teach your dog that giving respect to his handler is not only something that he must do, but something that can and does bring him/her great pleasure.
Once I’m done training your dog, we then work with you and your family in follow-up sessions to teach you the techniques that I’ve taught them. A trained dog isn't of much value if you don't know how to use the training. The MOST important part is you learning as well how to keep up the training!
6 week class - introduction to nosework. No formal obedience or athletic skills are required. Uses natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and love of toys, food and exercise as well as working independently.
Great way to let your dog have fun, build confidence and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
What you need to bring:
-hungry well rested dog
-regular buckle collar or body harness no tags attached
-6 ft leash
-dogs FAVORITE toy, food (THINK JUMP THROUGH FIRE FOR)
-Crate or your vehicle-somewhere your dog can rest while your watching other dogs are working.
For more information on nosework see this website. www.nacsw.net
The trainer who is teaching the class is Brooke Corson. She is a scent work judge for the AKC as well as ANWI associate nosework instructor.
Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises.