6 WEEKS | $150
Upcoming Start Dates-
Mondays l 6:45 pm l Jan 3
Sundays l 10:30 am l Jan 2
Wednesdays l 10:15 l Nov 17
Wednesdays l 5:30 pm l Nov 3
Saturdays l 11:15 l Dec 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 the most recent vet receipt. Payment may be made online by hitting the button BUY NOW.
OFFERING PUPPYCLASSES 1:1
At the facility or Virtual
Want to get your new puppy off on the right paw? This is a MUST class for all puppies from 10-16 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 Puppy Pre K and Kindergarten. * Puppy does not attend the first class.
4 WEEKS | $109
Saturdays | 10:00 am
Tuesdays | 5:30 pm
Thursdays l 9:00 am
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. This course combines with Adolescent and Adult Dog.
4 WEEKS | $109
Saturdays l 10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays l 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays l 6:45 p.m. ON HOLD
Thursdays l 9:00 a.m.
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.
6 WEEKS | $150
Upcoming Group Start Dates
Mondays l 5:30 l Nov 15
Sundays l 12:00 l Dec 19
Saturdays l 12:30 l Nov 13
Tuesdays l 9 am l Nov 30
Wednesdays l 6:45 l Dec 8
Mondays l 5:30 l Jan 10
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 vacciantion 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
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.
Intro to Nose Work
6 Weeks l $150
Fridays l 10:00 am Starting June 18
Continuing/Advanced Nose Work
5 Weeks $131 Fridays 11:30 a.m.
CLASSES WILL RESUME IN EARLY JANUARY
K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity that virtually all dogs and their people can enjoy. It starts with getting your dog excited about using his natural hunting instinct to find a treat or a favorite toy hidden in one of several boxes. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, the game expands to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles.
Advanced K9 Nose Work focuses on increasing your dog’s scent discrimination skills, adding special target odors to the search. This course is for any dog that has taken at least 1 prior course at Hole In The Wall. Dogs work one at the time and alone, so your dog must be comfortable in the car or crated out of site until it is his/her turn to work. No prior dog sport experience is required. It is especially helpful for shy, fearful, or reactive dogs because dogs are always separated and the game is always played one dog at a time. If you and your dog are destined to face new, and greater challenges together and experience the excitement of competition, K9 Nose Work® is also an organized, titling sport with official trials across the nation.
This course is taught by a Certified Nose Work Instructor with NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work).
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 Adolescent /Young Adult. Permission and invitation by instructor is required.
4 WEEKS | $109
See Adolescence Classes as substitute
To be announced
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 inteaction. Some dogs are fine with familiar people but concerned about stangers; others find even familiar people worrisome. Wherever a dog falls on the spectrum of UNSURE -----REALLY AFRAID, our goal is to help minimize or elimiate the anxiety the dog experience 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.
4 WEEKS | $150
Tuesdays 10:15 am
Thursdays l 6:15 pm
5 WEEKS | $109
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!
Call if interested
October 14, 2021 4 weeks
Call for more details
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). Pre-requisite: CGC Certificate, no aggression or fear behavior to humans/dogs. Instructor’s recommendation/permission is necessary.
Upcoming Start Dates
1-27-18 | Saturdays | 1:45pm
1-29-18 | Mondays |7:00pm
2-13-18 | Tuesdays | 5:30pm
2-18-18 | Sundays | 12:30pm
2-24-18 | Saturdays |12:30pm
2-28-18 | Wednesdays | 9:00am
This is a 6 week course. Both the handler and dog should come with enthusiasm, a sense of humor and lots of patience. Using various techniques, the dog will learn to perform some fun tricks AND ladder work . By the end of the course the dog should be able to show a variety of tricks that have been learned in class and practiced at home. Foundation behaviors are needed for this course. This course gets your dog ready for the American Kennel Club Trick Dog Title.
6 WEEKS | $150
Offer upon request
Can be Ongoing if there is interest
Sustitue Adolescent Class
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!
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.
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.
4 MORNINGS | MONDAY - THURSDAY
Tentative June 2022
Just for kids is a fun filled week learning lots about dogs. It includes hands on activities with crafts, dog visitors, lessons in responsible dog ownership and handling. Camp is limited in size. Children 8-11 are encouraged to sign up. Call if your child is not exactly in this age group but you feel the camp would be a good fit
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
INTRO TO TREIBBALL
4 WEEKS | $109
Available on request
A new and very fun sport which originated in Germany. The sport is suitable for all types of dogs. The handler directs the dog from a distance around a set of balls to push them into a goal one by one. Treibball is a fantastic way to exercise you and your dog mentally and physically. Shaping and targeting are used to teach the skills AND lots of patience is needed.
Upcoming Start Dates | TBD
THURSDAYS | 5:00 PM
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.
After taking Doggie Manners, your energized dog may still need some more work on calming skills and handling minimal reactivity before advancing to higher skilled classes.
Get's you and your dog ready for CGC Test.
4 weeks l $109
Thursdays | 9:00 AM
Tuesdays l 5:30 l 6:45 pm (on hold)
Saturdays l 10 am
Private classes are available for owners who need more flexibility when scheduling classes.
Please contact us to discuss availability.
AT OUR FACILITY $50 EACH
5 LESSONS | $225
6 LESSONS | $275
IN HOME $75 EACH
Additional Classes & Services
available upon request.
IN-SHOP CONSULTATION | No Training $40
1 IN-SHOP PRIVATE LESSON $50
6 LESSON PACKAGE IN-SHOP PRIVATES $275
I INITIAL HOME VISIT/EVALUATION $75
3 HOME VISITS—PACKAGE $210
AKC—CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATION $40