Group Classes

We have taught a variety of class sizes, but our preference has always been smaller classes. We feel it aids in being able to make a stronger connection with our students (human and canine), and can give more one-on-one attention to fit individual needs.

 

Investing time and money in classes is not about learning commands (sit, stay, down, etc); it's about giving the humans and dogs the tools they need to live in the real world. Our classes use real life themes and activities to facilitate learning. The focus is on human understanding, because that is what will set dogs up for the most long-term success. We will give you the tools to need to navigate these scenarios successfully!

 

Our goal is to work at you and your dog's level; not everyone will progress at the same pace. While it is human nature to compare you and your dog's progress to other classmates, this does not set up realistic expectations. Everyone learns at a different pace and factors like the dog's history and the human's training experience will play a role in how quickly progress is made. Each journey is unique, and we respect that. It is our priority to enrich the bond between the family and their dog. Training is one of the best ways to strengthen that bond! We are now opening enrollment for classes in 2021. Read below to see our available classes to find one that suits your needs and schedule. Not sure which one is the right fit? Fill out our contact form we'll reach out with our recommendation and timing options. 

Pup Scouts Junior Academy

Start Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. or
Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1:00 p.m. 

This class is for puppies between 8 weeks of age and 16 weeks of age. With a heavy focus on socialization, this class helps set up the foundation for a well-adjusted dog, as well as sets puppy and guardian up for how to navigate common hurdles such as biting and mouthing, potty training, chewing, and much more! This class includes field trips where the puppies and their guardians get to meet the trainer at designated locations. This provides the guardians with how to handle real-life scenarios with their puppies while giving the critical experiences they need during their prime socialization window.

Classes include an initial orientation done remotely with a focus on foundation skills for the human guardian and discussing goals. Guardians must attend orientation prior to attending the first of 6 in-person one-hour classes that are run once weekly on the same day each week. In order to ensure safety precautions are taken due to the pandemic, classes will be limited to one guardian with each puppy and the guardian must be wearing a mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose for the entire duration of the class, as well as following social distancing guidelines, no exceptions.

Price: $150

Remote Classes

Start Date: Saturday, Jan. 9 at 11:00 a.m.

When people think about taking group training classes with their furry friends, they generally envision a facility lined with eager dogs and owners ready to learn with demonstrations during instruction time and mounds of support.

Now that COVID-19 has really turned things upside down, this has made that picture a little more tricky, or so many think. We wanted to foster the same kind of experience while keeping everyone safe and have discovered that not only can we do it, it has pros that you can't get with in-person classes!

Just as we would be doing with our in-person classes, week one will be an orientation that helps owners learn the foundations to set them up for success. The other 5 classes will be in a fun, virtual environment and will cover not just your simple 'sits' and 'downs', but training instruction to help you learn how and when to use the things you've learned for real-world success. This includes things such as focus exercises to help them be more in-tune with you in the face of distractions, teaching your pup to settle, learning leave-it, really turning up that recall, and much more!

What are some benefits to remote classes?

•45 minutes of instruction during classes with 15 minutes of Q & A to close each session out.

•An environment more conducive to learning: the comfort of your own home.

•Great for dogs with all types of personalities!

•Email support with the instructor in-between classes for questions.

•Maximum of 5 dogs per class.

•Dogs of any age can join!

Price: $130

Puppy Life Skills

Start Dates: Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7:00 pm or 
Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3:00 pm

This class is for puppies between 17 weeks and 6 months of age. This class focuses on helping teach puppies polite manners and life skills that prepare them for adolescence and adulthood. Each week the class focuses on setting up real-life scenarios where guardians can learn and hone skills useful to helping their puppy understand what to do in each social situation. Guardians must attend orientation prior to attending the first of 6 in-person one-hour classes that are run once weekly on the same day each week. This class is open enrollment which means that you can sign up and pay at any time, attend orientation, then dive in! In order to ensure safety precautions are taken due to the pandemic, classes will be limited to one guardian with each puppy and the guardian must be wearing a mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose for the entire duration of the class, as well as following social distancing guidelines, no exceptions.

Price: $150

Adult Life Skills

Start Date: Saturday, Jan. 9 at 5:00 p.m.

This class is for dogs 6 months and older. It focuses on helping you and your dog learn new skills that you can apply in everyday life to strengthen your bond and create a cohesive and healthy relationship. This includes teaching you as a dog guardian how to communicate effectively with your pup so that your home is harmonious, happy and set up for success. We give you the skills to know how to help your dog learn manners that make your lives more symbiotic. Guardians must attend orientation prior to attending the first of 6 in-person one-hour classes that are run once weekly on the same day each week. Each class addresses a separate topic that simulates real life scenarios so the things you learn are practical and easy to understand. This class contains an open enrollment which means that you can sign up at any time, attend orientation, then dive in! In order to ensure safety precautions are taken due to the pandemic, classes will be limited to one guardian with each dog and the guardian must be wearing a mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose for the entire duration of the class, as well as following social distancing guidelines, no exceptions.

Price: $150

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PO Box 836

Pardeeville, WI 53954

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