Companion pet training

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Listed below are Dogwood’s upcoming Companion Pet Class schedules. Please visit Dogwood’s Class Information Page for more detailed information about classes and policies. Then fill out Dogwood’s On-Line Form to register and we will confirm your registration by email.

Class dates are subject to change. Please contact Debby for the latest class date information. Be sure to take a few minutes to look at the directions to get to Dogwood Dog Training Center on the Facility page before coming to your first night of class. Feel free to call for additional directions (713) 849-9115.

Please review any prerequisites identified for a class before enrolling in that class. Also read the course description for the PREREQUISITE class. If you believe your dog's current training meets the prerequisite criteria you may request an evaluation to place out of Dogwood's BASIC Obedience prerequisite. The evaluations are $40 and are payable in advance to the instructor doing the evaluation. Evaluations are ONLY available to place out of Dogwood’s Basic Obedience. All other prerequisite classes must be taken via the Dogwood classes.

Sorry, no refunds can be made after the class has been marked FULL or the first class has been completed.

 

Puppy Obedience

companion_training_freedomDogwood’s Puppy Obedience is a super beginning class that starts your and your puppy’s relationship off on the right “paw”! A very young dog is like a sponge; ready and willing to soak up all the information you need to give him to help him to grow into a wonderful companion. The class curriculum is especially suited to puppies under six months of age. Concepts and techniques introduced during this class provide a balance of positive motivation and challenges which build your puppy’s confidence while encouraging your puppy’s capacity for learning. Furthermore, many of the skills taught in this class such as, walking on a loose leach, sit, down, and come when called help develop your puppy’s self control. Additional information introduced in the class will enable you to become a fair and obvious leader figure. This knowledge will help you to provide your puppy with the structure and boundaries that he needs as he becomes more aware of the world around him. Problem solving is also an integral part of this course. Housebreaking and inappropriate behaviors such as jumping up, chewing, biting, barking, and digging will be addressed. The AKC STAR Puppy  Program is an additional option for your new puppy. Please note that the AKC STAR Puppy Program is ONLY available in the 6-week puppy classes and that the student MUST attend all 6 classes in order to qualify for the STAR Puppy program. The Dogwood Staff will review and give you the details for the STAR  Puppy Program on the first night of class. All students will receive a manual on the first night of class. Homework sheets and essential information on canine behavior are included in the manual.

6-Week classes cost $145 for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115
Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees (Dogwood does not except Credit Cards)

Puppy Obedience

FULL Monday June 5th - July, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Instructors: Denise McClure, Jan Nuzzo, Gayle Mahar and Sandy Bertram

Saturday June 24th - August 2nd @ 9:30 a.m. Instructors: Jan Nuzzo and Kym Thomas (there will be no class July22nd Reliant dog show)

Agility Preschool

SemiOutsideAgility Preschool is for puppies 10 weeks - 1 year of age. Take advantage of your youngster's natural curiosity and abundant energy. This is a great class for all puppies and will also introduce your puppy to the fun sport of agility! This 4-week class will introduce some of the fundamentals of agility using puppy games that utilize targeting, wobble boards, focus and basic obedience skills. Puppies will be introduced to sights, sounds, and techniques that are helpful toward building confidence without stress on their baby joints. Treats and toys will be used for focus motivators. This class will help build your puppy's confidence and strengthen the bond between you and your puppy and your partnership.. The goal of this class is to create a puppy that is engaged, focused and motivated as well as a puppy that is confident and eager to offer behaviors and learn.

Agility Preschool costs $95 and runs for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115 Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees but not credit cards

Agility Preschool

Monday July 24 - August 14 @ 7:00 p.m. Instructors: Denise McClure, Jan Nuzzo, Gayle Mahar and Sandy Bertram

Basic Dog Obedience

group staysContinue the training you began in your Dogwood puppy obedience class or embark on training for the first time with your adolescent or adult dog in Dogwood's Basic Class. Whether you are thinking of showing your dog or just leisurely walking him in your neighborhood, a solid foundation in basic obedience not only helps strengthen your relationship with your dog, but also gives you and your dog the tools necessary to prepare you both to meet the challenges of everyday life! The skills and concepts introduced in this class include, but are not limited to, general house manners, impulse control, walking on a loose leash, coming when called and waiting at entrances and exits (doors and gates). Information and advice pertaining to specific behavioral issues are routinely addressed during this class. Training is introduced through positive and motivational techniques which makes learning fun for both you and your dog! All students will receive a manual on the first night of class which contains homework sheets and essential information on canine behavior.

This 6-Week class costs $145 for 6 weeks for one hour each week.  Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115. Dogwood accepts checks, money orders, PayPal or cash for class fees but not credit cards

Basic Dog Obedience
6-week sessions

FULL Thursday  June 8 - July 13, 2017 @ 7 p.m. Instructors: Amy Parker, Giovanna Imperia, and Lorri Niskala

Satuday June 24th - August 2nd @ 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Instructors: Jan Nuzzo and Kym Thomas (there will be no class July22nd Reliant dog show)

Monday July 10 - August 14 @ 8:15 p.m. Instructors: Denise McClure, Jan Nuzzo, Gayle Mahar and Sandy Bertram

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