PUPPY

START RIGHT

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming Start Dates-

Mondays l 6:45 pm l Sept 19

Wednesdays l 10:15 l Aug 24

Wednesdays l 5:30 pm l Aug  24

Saturdays l 11:15 l Aug 27

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 10-16 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

4 WEEKS | $109

Ongoing

Saturdays | 10:00  am  

Tuesdays | 5:30 pm 

Fridays l 10:00 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.

 

ADOLESCENT-

YOUNG ADULT

4 WEEKS | $109

Ongoing 

Saturdays l 10:00 a.m. 

Tuesdays l 5:30 p.m. 

Fridays l 10:00 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. 

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DOGGIE

MANNERS

6 WEEKS | $150

Upcoming  Group Start Dates

 

Wednesdays l 6:45 l Aug 10

Mondays l 5:30 l Aug 8

Saturdays l 12:30 l Aug 6

Tuesdays l 9 am l Aug 30

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.

 
 

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 Ongoing

Use Adolescence Classes Above

or  

Fridays 11:30 am 

 

To be announced

 

SOCIALLY SHY 
DOG

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. Usually more than 1 cycle of classes is necessary.

NEW

4 WEEKS | $150

Ongoing

 Thursdays l 6:00 pm

 

INTRO TO

  RALLY

4 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

Late Fall, 2022

4 Weeks

Call if interested

Canine Good Citizen Test Required

$175 

 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

lADDERS

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

Offered upon request

Can be Ongoing if there is interest

Substitute Adolescent  Class

  

 
 
 

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

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.

 

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.  

 
 

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

 

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

 

RALLY

FREESTYLE

ONGOING

THURSDAYS | 5:00 PM

Filled

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.

 

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

4 weeks l $109

Fridays | 10:00 am or 11:30 am

Tuesdays l 5:30 pm

Saturdays l 10 am  

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 | $275

IN HOME $125-150 depending on distance

 
 

ADDITIONAL

OFFERINGS

Additional Classes & Services 

available upon request.

IN-SHOP CONSULTATION  or PRIVATE LESSON           $ 50

                   

6 LESSON PACKAGE IN-SHOP PRIVATES                       $275

5 LESSON PACKAGE IN-SHOP PRIVATES                       $225

 

I INITIAL HOME VISIT/EVALUATION                               $125

HOME VISTIS   Varies depending on distance             $100                                        

 

AKC—CANINE GOOD CITIZEN EVALUATION                $ 40

Therapy Dog Course (4 week)                                        $175

 

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE