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PUPPY

START RIGHT

6 WEEKS | $131

Upcoming Start Dates-

11-20-19 l Wednesdays l 10:15 am

12-15-19 l Sundays l 11:00 am

12-21-19 l Saturdays l 11:15 am

12-23-19 l Mondays l 6:45 pm

1-08-20 l Wednesdays l 5:30 pm

1-15-20 l Wednesdays l 10:15 am

 


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.

 

KINDERGARTEN-ADOLESCENT

5 WEEKS | $109

Ongoing

Saturdays | 10:15 am

Tuesdays | 5:30 pm

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.  Your dog will be able to socialize with other dogs in class in a safe and controlled manner.  Puppy Start Right is a prerequisite.  This course combines with Adolescent Dog.

 

ADOLESCENT-

YOUNG ADULT

5 WEEKS | $109

Ongoing 

Saturdays l 9:00 a.m. 

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.

 

DOGGIE

MANNERS

5 WEEKS | $109

Upcoming Start Dates

11-20-19 l Wednesdays l 9 am

12-01-19 l Sundays l 12:30 pm

12-16-19 l Mondays l 5:30 pm

12-21-19 l Saturdays l 12:30 pm

1-08-20 l Wednesdays l 6:45 pm

 

 

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.  

 

K9

Nose Work®

6 Weeks | $131

Thursday at 12:45 p.m. | Starts TBA  Intro to Nose Work

Thursdays at 11:30  

Continuing Nosework

Fridays at 5:30 

Combined  Class  Starts TBA

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 candidate 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. 

5 WEEKS | $109

See Adolescence Classes as substitute

To be announced

 

PEE

WEE

Our little friends continue practice on doggie manners. This course is for dogs less than 15 lbs. Classes cover training for the CGC, tricks, agility and rally. A fun time is had by all in class.  Prerequisite: prior Hole in the Wall courses and invitation to join the class by instructor.

5 WEEKS | $109

On request

 

INTRO TO

  RALLY

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!

TBA

Call if interested

 

THERAPY DOG

TRAINING

4 WEEKS | $160

TBA

Call if interested

 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

TRICKS AND CLICKS

5 WEEKS | $109

TBA - Call if interested

Can be Ongoing if there is interest

  

This is a 5 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.  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.

 
 
 

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!

STROLL

IN THE PARK

5 WEEKS | $109

See you in the Fall

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.

 

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.  

 

KIDS

SUMMER CAMP

4 MORNINGS | MONDAY - THURSDAY

See you June 2020

Schedule will be available in March 2020           

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.

 

TOTAL

RECALL

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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

 

INTRO TO TREIBBALL

5 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

 

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 | 7:00 PM

Filled

INTERMEDIATE

CLASS

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.

ONGOING

Thursdays | 10:15 AM

Tuesdays l 6:45 pm 

PRIVATE

TRAINING

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 | $270

IN HOME $75 EACH

 
 

ADDITIONAL

OFFERINGS

Additional Classes & Services 

available upon request.

IN-SHOP CONSULTATION | No Training            $40

1 IN-SHOP PRIVATE LESSON                               $50

 

I INITIAL HOME VISIT/EVALUATION                 $75

 

ONGOING HOME VISITS                                     $60

 

3 HOME VISITS—PACKAGE                                 $175

 

AKC—CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATION   $40

 

10 SUPERVISED THERAPY DOG VISITS            $60