Foundations for Training

This foundation class teaches you the basics of marker training, also known as clicker training, and other good training habits. You and your dog will learn games for handler focus and impulse control as well as a few foundation obedience and rally behaviors. This preparatory class is suitable for dogs and handlers wishing to continue training in any of our programs, including CGC, Advanced CGC, Therapy Dog, sport classes, and general training for well-behaved dogs.

Concepts taught in this class:

  1. Marker/Clicker Training
  2. Shaping
  3. Go to Target
  4. Food Impulse Control
  5. Picking Up An Object
  6. Reinforcement Zone
  7. Tugging/Toy Play Problem Solving
  8. Play Interaction Between Dog and Handler

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 4 months old and completed all shots; work well around other dogs; and completed the S.T.A.R. Puppy course (or higher), or have instructor approval.

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Prior to attending class, you will be asked to provide shot records for your dog. Shots you will need can be found here, and if you have questions, please Contact Us!

All classes are subject to our Cancellation/Refund Policy