Classes (Basic Obedience and Puppy Training)
KINDERGARTEN PUPPY TRAINING (KPT) -- This class is for puppies under six months. It consists of a supervised play period for socialization, followed by a quick “potty break”. This is followed by a discussion/question period covering various topics related to training and caring for young dogs. The end of the hour is devoted to teaching them simple obedience commands, expecting less precision than we would with older dogs. Puppy classes include all requirements for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate. Puppies will be accepted any time during the 7-week session and will continue on for seven classes. (Attendance at a minimum of six weeks is necessary to receive the S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate.)
BASIC OBEDIENCE -- This class is for dogs of any age over six months. It includes the “usual” obedience commands -- Heel, Sit, Down, Come, Stand, and Stay. Additional content includes such commands as “Leave it” and “Watch me”. Questions concerning problems will be addressed if requested. Students for the Basic class will be accepted the first or second week of the session only.
Basic class -- Monday evenings at 7:00 pm
KPT class -- Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm
Novice -- Monday evenings at 8:00 pm
Advanced Novice -- Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm
Drop-In classes -- Monday or Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m.
(ALL CLASSES ARE HELD INDOORS)
Basic class -- $95.00 per seven week session*
KPT class -- $65.00 per seven week session
Novice & Advanced Novice classes -- $50.00 per seven week session
Drop-In classes -- $50.00 for any seven classes (to be used within 1 year)
Single classes for experienced dogs (practice for competition, etc.) -- $10.00 per class
In-home consultations -- $50.00
* If the owner and instructor feel that the dog would benefit from repeating the Basic class,
they may sign up for one more seven week Basic session for $25.00.
Canine Good Citizen Test offered by appointment only.
Current students, please let us know if you want your dog entered.
Others, please download registration form, mark "CGC" and send form as directed.
For content of test see CGC page or e-mail Betty or Chris.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for ANY CLASS
and for ANY OCCASION.
(call Betty -- 727-595-4038 -- to order)
Class size is limited. To reserve your spot --
Just click on the Button Below to download our Registration Form.
(If you encounter any problems downloading, e-mail [email protected]
and we will e-mail you a copy for your use.)
You will need to send a non-refundable $10.00 deposit
a copy of your dog's shot records.
But wait . . . there’s more !
Betty and Chris have prepared a different format for Basic obedience training for those people who can’t make it to evening classes. Interested? Here’s how it works.
The workshop will be a one-day session, from 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm. There will be breaks (with snacks) in mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and a lunch break. Lunch will not be included but there are several fast food places within a mile or so, or you may bring a lunch and eat in a pleasant gazebo. The instructors will be available over the breaks for questions or just “dog talk”.
Participation will be limited to 3-5 dogs, and with a minimum of two instructors there will be plenty of individual attention. In fact, if you choose, you can find a few friends with dogs and arrange a session with people and dogs you already know! The day of the workshop will be devoted to helping you with basic instruction to teach your dog to Heel (walk nicely on lead), Sit, Down, Come when called, and Stay. A few weeks later (on a date decided by the group) participants may return and take their dog through the Canine Good Citizen test (included in the workshop fee). During the interim weeks, you may call us with questions if you need to.
Because the Veterinary Center uses our training room during the day, the workshop and CGC test (description elsewhere on this site) will be held at Betty’s home a mile or so from the Center – large, shady fenced yard, plenty of parking, “facilities” available.
Sound like fun? Suit your schedule better than several evening classes? Call us for more information, possible date, or to schedule a "private" workshop with friends.