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PUPPY
START RIGHT

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming Start Dates-

Wednesdays l 10:15 am l Oct 4

Saturdays l 11:15 am l Sept 16

Wednesdays l 5:30 l Sept 27

Mondays l 6:45 pm l Oct 2

When you decide what dates work for you, please download the application and either send it as an attachment to an email or mail it. Check with me to see if there is availability in that course and any other instructions that may be needed.  We will also need a copy of the most recent vet receipt.  Payment may be made online by hitting the button BUY NOW.  

                OFFERING  PUPPY CLASSES 1:1

At the facility or Virtual

By Appointment

Want to get your new puppy off on the right paw?  This is a MUST class for all puppies from 10-14 weeks of age.  Puppies will be ready for what is in store for them in the outside world.  The scary things in life will be dealt with in a doggy friendly manner.  Imagine the scary vacuum cleaner, the strange looking man, meeting other canines, sudden loud noises, body handling- all things that your puppy must adjust to for a healthy well-being.  Your puppy will experience these and more in a controlled and safe environment. Puppy questions will be answered.  Fun activities and puppy games will be high on the list of class sessions. Foundation skills including attention, focus, accepting body handling, sit and down stays, recall, settle, and targeting are covered. We troubleshoot problem behaviors such as mouthing and biting, chewing forbidden objects, and potty accidents.  At the end of the course, you and your puppy are tested for the S.T.A.R. Puppy certification through the American Kennel Club. Follow this course with Beyond Basics. * Puppy does not attend the first class.

Puppy Start Right

DOGGIE
MANNERS

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming  Group Start Dates

Saturdays l 12:45 l Sept 23

Wednesdays l 9 am l Sep 20

Wednesdays l 6:45 l Oct 4

Mondays l 5:30 l Sept 11

When you decide what dates work for you, please download the application and either send it as an attachment to an email or mail it. Check with me to see if there is availability in that course and any other instructions that may be needed.  We will also need a copy of proof of rabies vaccination or a copy of the last vet receipt.  Payment may be made online by hitting the button BUY NOW.  

OFFERING PRIVATE  CLASSES 1:1

At the facility or Virtual

By Appointment

This course is for dogs 5-6 months through adulthood. Young dogs are feeling their oats and testing their limits. Life and social skills are emphasized.  Foundation skills including sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, wait and come will be reinforced in fun activities using positive methods.  You and your dog will work on leash walking and polite greetings. Dog topics and tips will be part of each class.  Discussion of body language filters into each class. We encourage you to continue with advanced classes recommended by the instructor to get ready for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test or just to continue maintaining skills learned.   This course is a prerequisite for all courses except Puppy Start Right. * Your dog does not attend the first class.

Doggie Manners

BEYOND BASICS
ONGOING 

Dogs over 4 months into Adulthood

4 WEEKS | $115

Ongoing

Saturdays | 10:00  am  

Tuesdays | 5:30 pm 

Fridays l 10:15 am

This course is for those dogs that have taken at least 1 prior course at Hole in the Wall using marker training. The adolescent dog is beginning to become more independent and looking to try things “his way.” You are no longer the center of their universe.  Owners looking forward to certifying their dogs as Canine Good Citizens through the American Kennel Club get lots of practice preparing and rehearsing for the real thing.  Much emphasis is placed on calmness, loose leash walking, meets and greets, and better recalls with distractions. Review of all foundation skills and daily behavior needs are addressed.  Adult dogs who want further training after taking the Doggie Manners course are welcome in this class. This course is combined with dogs over 5 months into adulthood. 

Learning is an on-going process but getting started early is a plus for both puppy and owner.  This course is for the  5 month old AND up .  You will learn how to have a well mannered dog at an early age. Basic behaviors such as sit, down, stay, come and leash walking are reinforced in fun activities that both you and your dog should enjoy.  Puppy Start Right or Doggie Manners is a prerequisite.

Beyond Basics

PEE WEE FUN
Back by Popular Demand

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuesdays l 6:45 pm  Sept 11

Fridays l 11:45   Sept 22
Contact for more details for a start date

Does your little one have lots of energy and need an outlet?? We have the course for you! PeeWee Class is filled with fun activities including agility, games, tricks, and basic good manners. Who knows-maybe a means to Therapy Dog work. This course is designed with mini-sized pups in mind (under 20 lbs). Free play will in incorporated in the activities if appropriate for the dog. This is an ongoing course allowing 10 weeks to complete the 6 sessions. Prerequisite is basic training or permission of the instructor.

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Pee Wee Fun

JUST FOR FUN
SCENT WORK

New course!

6 WEEKS | $175

Tuesdays l 10:30 am 

Sept 5, 2023

Scent dogs are happy dogs! Scent training is one of the fastest growing canine sports.  Sniffing comes naturally to dogs, so let them have fUn using their noses in a systematic and structured setting.  This 6 week course is designed for those dogs and handlers with no experience  in scent or nose work.  ANy dog may participate.  It is fun and rewarding for dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The dogs will learn how to search out a minimum of 1 scent starting with Cloves.  There are no prerequisites.  class size is limited. The cost of the course includes scent work materials. A harness and long leash are the responsibility of the handler.  This program is based on the UKCSD method.  The course is basically for     fun.  THIS COURSE  IS NOT A PREREQUISITE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN COMPETItiON. 

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Intro to Scent Work

ONGOING
SCENT WORK

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming Start Dates

To be announced

Want more fun with your dog sniffing out different smells? This course is a continuation of the Intro Scent Work Course. New scents will be introduced. Watch your dog excel in locating that special scent.

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Ongoing Scent Work

SOCIALLY
SHY 

DOG
A must for reactive or shy dogs

Many dogs are uncomfortable interacting with people. Some are deeply fearful of any person, some have specific types of people that are scary (such as children or men), some are uncertain but will warm up if given time and if not pushed into interaction. Some dogs are fine with familiar people but are concerned about strangers; others find even familiar people worrisome. Wherever a dog falls on the spectrum of UNSURE -----REALLY AFRAID, our goal is to help minimize or eliminate the anxiety the dog experiences when he meets someone. This 4 week course provides a dog with an increasingly sophisticated understanding of how to meet, greet and interact with people.  If you are interested please contact Hole in the Wall to discuss the logistics of the course and if your dog is a good candidate .  It is on ongoing course. Usually more than 1 cycle of classes is necessary.

4 WEEKS | $150

Ongoing

 Thursdays l 6:00 pm

Socially Shy Dog

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN Prep

Repetition is the key to a success.  This course combines dog manners with more challenging activities . Reinforcement of skills needed for the Canine Good Citizen Test or Canine Life and Social Skills certificates are addressed. . Pre-requisite: Doggie Manners or Puppy Start Right.  Permission and invitation by instructor is required. 

4 WEEKS | $115 l Ongoing

Use Beyond Basics-Ongoing Classes 

 

 

CGC Prep

THERAPY DOG

TRAINING

New classes in late Fall

$175 

Call if interested

Canine Good Citizen Test Required

 

 This course prepares the dog/handler team for social pet therapy visits through Love on a Leash. Some of the topics covered include better reliability of CGC behaviors, dog stress awareness and management, grooming, basic commands, additional therapy commands, tricks, exposure to situations encountered during visits, protocol in various facility situations, role-playing, and end of course evaluation. After completion of this course, a supervised field experience program of 10 visits will be required before the application process for LOAL certification occurs (additional fee by the national program).  Pre-requisite: CGC Certificate, no aggression or fear behavior to humans/dogs. Instructor’s recommendation/permission is necessary.

ADVANCED

THERAPY DOG

INDIVIDUAL 1 HOUR SESSIONS | 

This course will orient the handler and dog to the theory of Clicker Training, use of the clicker vocabulary relating to Clicker Training, markers, treats and methods to produce behaviors that are desired.  Shaping, capturing, and other methods will be used to form desired behaviors.

This is a hands-on course with the handler and dog participating in various exercises and activities.  At the end of this course both handler and dog should feel comfortable using the clicker and be on their way with foundation skills and behaviors. The first class is held without dogs. This course is offered on request.  Sign up a few of your dog friends and together discover the fun of clicking!

Therapy Dog
Advanced Therapy Dog

INTRO TO

  RALLY

6 WEEKS | $150

Half of the class time the dog and handler learn the elements of Rally FreeStyle. Dog and handler follow a designed course from sign to sign performing indicated behaviors to music.  Need to stretch those legs? Some of class time may be spent on  learning the basics of agility if there is interest.  Both activities are just for fun. Who knows you might want to take them to the advanced levels!

TBA

Call if interested

Intro to Rally

RALLY

FREESTYLE

Advanced course for dogs with prior experience here. Dog and handler follow a path from sign to sign performing indicated behaviors. Rally Freestyle is done to music.

ONGOING

THURSDAYS | 4:45 PM

Filled

Rally Freestyle

TRICKS FOR FUN
INTRO TO TRICKS
6 Weeks  $175, includes Workbook and supplies


New Course!!!

Tuesdays l 1 pm

Fridays l 9 am  Start date 9/15/23

Call if interested. Class size is limited to 4

Start date September 15, 2023

Ready for lots of fun with your dog?

Join our 6 weeks Beginner's tricks class.  Come with enthusiasm, a sense of humor and lots of patience.   Using  various techniques,you'll work as a team learning tricks while having a blast. Learning tricks builds relationships, communication and self confidence .  During this class you will be working towards a Novice Tricks title-15 tricks.  The course includes the Dog Tricks and Training Workbook by Kyra Sundance  with instruction cards for 30 tricks.  There is no prerequisite for this class. 

 

Your instructor, Toni Lawrence, Certifiied Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)  will make learning fun!

Tricks for Fun

INTERMEDIATE
TRICKS

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming Start Dates
Tuesdays l 2:30 

Can’t wait to teach your dog more tricks? Join us in getting an Intermediate Tricks title-12 new tricks building on the skills and accomplishments of the Novice title. As a team you and your dog will hone your skills in communication and timing as you laugh your way to more intricate tricks. Bring your Dog Tricks and Training Workbook back for this class. Beginner’s tricks class is prerequisite for this class.

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Intermediate Tricks

STROLL

IN THE PARK

6 WEEKS | $150

Call if interested 

Let’s take a walk around town and work on polite and loose leashing walking.  Dogs will practice outside manners crossing streets and dealing with real distractions. This course will be held at a different outside venue each week to give the dogs experience in different settings.  The first class will be held in the training center.  Classes will be held twice a year in cool/warm weather. Not only is this a great class for the dogs but think about the exercise you will get from it.  Pre-requisite: Doggie Manners or permission from the instructor. Class is offered on demand.

Stroll in the Park

SERVICE DOG

TRAINING

CUSTOMIZED CLASSES

Potential owner trained service dogs need the right temperament.  The dog starts with socialization and basic training at an early age, if that is an option. Customized training may take up to 2 years or longer. Training includes private lessons and may include group classes.  Task training and public access training begins with a well mannered dog. The dog is trained to assist a person with a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more major life activities. The dog is trained tasks or work to mitigate the disability.  A challenge is that most dogs are not appropriate candidates. A strong commitment of owner and financial support is necessary. A contract is developed after the trainer agrees to work with the owner and dog.  There is no guarantee that a dog will be successful and qualify as a service dog. Many people confuse Therapy Dog and Emotional Support Animal with Service Dog.  

Service Dog Training

Severe Separation Anxiety Help

You can not leave your home without your dog.  Your dog drools, paces, scratches at the door, barks, howls, shakes, voids and more.  If your dog experiences 1 or more of these behaviors, your dog may be  diagnosed with severe separation anxiety. After ruling out other possible causes. an individualized program is set up to help you and your dog take charge of the problem.  We take your dog as far as possible.  Most dogs need a minimum of 6 months in the program with  persistence and and a daily commitment on the part of his human. 

Call to discuss prices and time frame

Available on request

Separatin Anxiety
Total Recall

TOTAL

RECALL

If your dog will not come to you in the house, do not expect your dog to return to you outside with distractions. We work on short recalls with no distractions and then up the stacks. No work is done off leash. Our basic courses are prerequisite before taking this class

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

ADDITIONAL

OFFERINGS

Additional Classes & Services 

available upon request.

IN-SHOP CONSULTATION  or PRIVATE LESSON           $ 60

                   

6 LESSON PACKAGE IN-SHOP PRIVATES                       $350

5 LESSON PACKAGE IN-SHOP PRIVATES                       $290

 

HOME VISIT/EVALUATION    within   5 mi                     $125

HOME VISTIS   Varies depending on distance             $150                                        

 

AKC—CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATION                $ 50

Therapy Dog Course (4 week)                                        $175

 

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

PRIVATE
SESSIONS

Private classes are available for owners who need more flexibility when scheduling classes.

Please contact us to discuss availability.

AT OUR FACILITY $60 EACH

5 LESSONS | $290

6 LESSONS | $350

IN HOME $125-150 depending on distance

Private Lessons
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