Training

Training Course Descriptions

Club K-9 at The Ranch offers a variety of dog training classes based on the dog’s age and ability. Classes are available for dogs of all ages including Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate and Agility classes. In addition, Advanced/Canine Good Citizen Classes are offered.

Training helps build positive relationship between dogs and their families. The classes offer opportunities to address individual situations during the six week courses. The classes are tailored to meet the client needs, so each course may be a little different. The course descriptions below describe the essential skills covered at each level.

If you are not sure which class is appropriate for your dog, please speak with us so we can determine the best class to fit for your dog’s training needs. Also let us know is you have specific training goals.

Puppy Class (Age 8 – 20 weeks/2-5 months old)

The Puppy Training Class teaches essential puppy manners and covers topics to help your new puppy acclimate to your home and family. Some of the essential skills taught include paying attention to owner (watch me), sit, stay, leave it, and recall (come). This class includes puppy play time, where puppies will learn and practice bite inhibition. We will discuss daily exercise/play, socialization, chewing, jumping, grooming/petting/examining the puppy, potty training, crate training, and any home situations or questions from clients throughout the six-week session.

Beginner Class (6 months – adult)

The Beginner Training Class teaches essential dog manners and covers topics to help your new dog acclimate to your home and family. Some of the essential skills taught include paying attention to owner (watch me), sit, stay, leave it, and recall (come). Daily exercise/play, socialization, chewing, jumping, grooming/petting/examining the puppy, potty training, crate training, and any home situations or questions from clients are discussed throughout the six-week session.

Intermediate with Agility Class – prerequisite Puppy or Beginner class

The Intermediate with Agility Class expands upon the Puppy/Beginner class and focuses on strengthening control by adding distractions, distance, and duration to those essential skills and dog manners. Some of the essential skills taught include sit, stand, and down in-motion, swing and finish, food refusal (when offered by a stranger), and following hand signals/handling skills. We will begin to work on off-leash skills and introduce some agility equipment.

Agility/Rally Class – prerequisite Intermediate with Agility

The Agility/Rally Class ties together all of the skills learned in Intermediate with Agility class. Handler/dog teams work together off leash to refine obedience and handling skills in a class format involving stations and various agility courses. Instructors work with handler/dog teams individually as they progress through the courses each week.

Advanced/Canine Good Citizen Classes

The Advanced Classesare designed around the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC and CGCA) Program. 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.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
The CGC part of the program focuses on dog manners and obedience such as sit, stay, down, leave it, recall (come), loose leash walking and paying attention (watch me). We will also work on basic household manners and polite behavior in the presence of people and other dogs in a variety of situations. Once skills are mastered and performed consistently, handler/dog teams will be prepared to take the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test to earn a certificate and title from the American Kennel Club.

Community Canine/Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)
If you have ever thought about taking your dog out in the community, visiting a hospital, retirement home, veteran facility, library or special needs classroom at a school, this is the class for you.
The CGCA part of the program will expand upon the CGC requirements and focuseson skills owners and their dogs will use in various locations throughout the community. Distance, duration and distractions will increase as dogs learn and practice dog manners and obedience. Once skills are mastered and performed consistently, handler/dog teams will be prepared to take the Community Canine (CGCA) Test to earn a certificate and title from the American Kennel Club and/or the Therapy Dog International (TDI) test.

Dog Training Details

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What Our Customers Are Saying

I can't say enough good things about Club K-9 at the Ranch. I wouldn't trust my dogs to anyone else. - Cheryl

Cheryl

Words cannot express how awesome this place is for dogs. It is impeccably cared for, under the direction of Daniele Lee Turner...most highly recommended! - Laurie

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