My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S.
(Canine Life and Social Skills)
6 Weeks, $150
C.L.A.S.S. is an educational program designed to promote training, focusing on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. C.L.A.S.S. promotes positive relationships through positive training methods.
Developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the C.L.A.S.S. program is designed to benefit pet owners and their canine companions, dog trainers, and others who work with dogs, animal shelters, and the community overall. In a series of real-life activities through which an owner accompanies his dog, C.L.A.S.S. Evaluators will assess a dog/owner team’s core training skills, with options to test advanced training skills. There are three C.L.A.S.S. levels: the Bachelor’s (B.A.), Master’s (M.A.), and Doctorate (Ph.D.). Successfully completing each C.L.A.S.S. level is like earning an academic degree in real-life skills with your dog.
Class begins Saturdays in February 2015 at 10:30 AM
'Lexi's Circle of Friends'
Pet Therapy Certification
8 Weeks, $325
The goal of this course is to prepare canines & handlers for a potential future with therapy dog opportunities. All dogs entering this course need to already have earned their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate. We shall assist each handler in identifying the most appropriate setting for his/her dog and interests. *** All dogs entering the program will be temperament tested. All dogs must have proof of rabies, be free of disease, and in good health. *** Contact Susan Parker to register or for details.
Class begins Saturdays in February 2015 at 11:30 AM
6 Weeks, $150
Are you looking for fun ways to get fresh air, exercise, build a bond and compete with your dog? Our course involves weaving through obstacles, walking the plank, jumping through hoops, and navigating tunnels.
This course reinforces basic obedience and instills confidence in dogs. Contact Susan Parker to sign up.
Airport Pet Therapy Dog Training
6 Weeks, $225
Train your dog to become an Airport Pet Therapy Dog. All dogs will be evaluated for: temperament, comfort level with large crowds, loud noises, and firm knowledge of basic obedience. You must pass a test at the end of the course and will also be taking the dog to the airport for more training after you have earned your badge. All dogs are expected to be non-reactive on a leash, have no dog aggression issues, have nice manners, and enjoy being around large crowds. The course will be indoors at our facility, then we shall be moving on to do training at the airport prior to beginning volunteer work as Airport Pet Therapy Dogs!
AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Certification
6 Weeks, $150
The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Contact Susan Parker to register.
1-Hour Private In-Home Individual Consultations
4 Sessions, $325
A personalized consultation where we provide training recommendations tailored to your dogs needs. Individual consults are a source of advice and a starting point for difficult dogs, or dogs experiencing temperamental issues, like anxiety or aggression. After evaluating the dog, circumstances, and surroundings, skills are taught to counteract the negative behavior. Contact Susan Parker to schedule an appointment.
Service Dog Training
8 Sessions, $500
Service dog training teaches dogs to demonstrate basic obedience through voice and hand signals. Dogs learn to sit, stay in place, lay down, come, and walk in a controlled position near their owner. At least one task is taught to mitigate owner's disability.
AKC Community Canine Title - Advanced CGC
8 Weeks, $150
The goal of this course is to test the dog’s abilities in a natural environment, by achieving the 10 requirements of the AKC CGC exam. Contact Susan Parker to register.
The Little Rhodie Dog Scouts
8 Weeks, $150
The Little Rhodie Dog Scouts is a merit badge program for dogs and their owners, and shelter dogs and their handlers.
Through The Little Rhodie Dog Scouts program, you will learn and partake in dog training, dog behavior, games, competition, canine freestyle, pack walks, and the list goes on and on as you earn official Little Rhodie Dog Scout merit badges.
We currently offer over 40 merit badges and the list is growing longer by the day. Any dog handler and their dog may earn any merit badge at any time. Rank advancement is not required to be eligible. You pick the badge. Offered Summer, Spring, and Fall. Contact Susan Parker for details. Class will be held at Riverpoint Park, 105 Hay Street, West Warwick--behind WW Shelter.
Out of the Pits and into the Ritz
6 Weeks, FREE for RI Shelter Dogs
Impulse Control Class
4 Weeks, $85
This class is for owners of dogs that want to improve their dog's focus and drive by building impulse control with various games.
The owner/handler will also learn how to improve communication with the dog in order to help reward wanted behaviors and eliminate the unwanted.
There is a high emphasis on rewarding dogs for successes, rather than correcting failures. Students registering for this class should be prepared to use the same philosophy.
**All dogs entering this program must know basic obedience. Instructor approval is required and no dog aggressive dogs are allowed in the class. Contact Susan Parker for more information.
One on One Field Trips
2 hours, $50
If your dog needs to get out for some fun while you're at work, we will go for a field trip. You may choose the location or we will go to one of our favorite, dog-friendly spots. Owners are welcome to join. Contact Susan Parker to schedule a field trip.