This class is a class for all puppies/dogs and their families who have not been through any obedience classes yet. Our goal is to have all members of your family work with your dog in a positive and consistent manner. The entire family will be guided on how to establish a leadership relationship with your dog while still being best friends. The class is designed to teach pups/dogs foundation obedience in a positive social environment. We train owners on how to develop polite calm behaviors such as “go to mat”. We discuss how to work with and/or prevent the various undesirable behaviors such as stealing, jumping, barking, etc. We also incorporate the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program in the class curriculum. Puppies who are 10-20 weeks old will have a 5-10 minute supervised play session before or after class, depending on class time. Puppies/dogs older than 20 weeks do not have a play session.
This is a class which is open to all puppies/dogs who have been through one obedience class and need tuning up on Attention, Leash Manners/Heeling, Stay and Come. The curriculum helps prepare for our Canine Good Citizen class. Rally obedience exercises used to add fun to the learning. Dogs come to all lessons.
This is a class which is open to dogs who have completed at least one obedience class or have passed a pre-screening at K9U. The goal of this class is to prepare the dogs for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test (VIDEO). You will be instructed on how to perfect your dog’s responses to Sit, Down, Stay, Come, and Heel. You will be instructed on desensitizing your dog to strangers, other dogs, loud noises, strange movements, handling and tie-outs. Our training method involves positive motivation and play learning. CGC testing at the last class.
This class will prepare students for the AKC Community Canine testing and Therapy Dog International testing. These tests certify a dog’s ability to be socially obedient and for work in therapy such as nursing homes, hospital and other community facilities. Dogs taking the TDI test must be at least one year old and should be at least at the CGC level in training and temperament. We conduct periodic AKC CC and TDI testing.
This is a 3 week class for any age puppy or dog who needs to learn and achieve better attention in distracting environments as well as develop calm behaviors such as go to a mat, lay down and settle. Owners are encouraged to use clicker training and will be instructed on how to clicker train. Students will be instructed on how to initially get attention without distractions then with distractions; crate manners/games; and, relaxation techniques. Dogs come to all lessons.
This is a class which is open to all aged puppies and dogswho have not been through any obedience classes yet. Our goal is to have all members of your family work with your dog in a positive and consistent manner. The entire family will be guided on how to establish a leadership relationship with your dog while still being best friends. We begin by introducing you to the proper care and handling of your dog and then basic dog obedience and reprogramming undesirable behaviors. This is a fun class for the whole family, including your dog. Our training method involves positive motivation and play learning.
Pre-Agility is for puppies/dogs of all ages who have completed at least one obedience course. The class emphasizes better attention, control and obedience with very beginning introduction to agility equipment. Obedience focuses on quicker Sits & Downs, better Stays with distractions, targeting, and Recalls. The agility introduces dogs to low level agility equipment in order to build the dog’s confidence to new and unusual things. The class is designed to better your dog’s responses to basic obedience commands in a fun setting.
We have different levels of Agility ranging from novice to advanced. Owners and dogs are instructed on the rules and techniques for Agility. Beginning Agility dogs must have completed at least CGC and be pre-screened by the instructor. All new students/dogs to K9U regardless of level must be pre-screened.
Personalized in-home or on location training programs are tailored to your dog’s age, breed, ability, personality and your personal desires. We work with the entire family or all individuals who are present in your dog’s daily life. It is important for everyone to work with your dog consistently and understand the positive training method. We train you to train your dog.
Personalized phone or Skype consultation with one of our Professors. There are many topics that a dog owner has that can be discussed via phone or Skype as opposed to an actual in-home session. Topics such as housetraining, management, puppy basics, etc. We will advise you also if the Professor feels that an in-home session would be better suited. Phone and Skype consultations are prepaid at the rate of $30 per half hour. Call 440-232-9646 to schedule.
Weaves: Twist on 2×2’s – Three Week course
No experience with weaving needed. Modified 2×2 weave training that will give the student independent weave pole entries, creating a dog that drives through and knows his job regardless of handler position. Students will need to either rent, purchase or build-their-own 2×2 weaves in order to practice homework. Information about equipment coming soon.
Contacts: 2O2O, Just get on it! – Three Week course
Contact obstacle (aframe, dogwalk and seesaw) performance is really several behaviors including the ascent, speed over obstacle and finally hitting the yellow contact zone. Stopped contact training using the 2O2O (2 paws on 2 paws off contacts) method , no experience on contacts needed, exercises can be practiced at home using a 4 ft board. Students will need to either rent, purchase or build-their-own Contact Board in order to practice homework. Information about equipment coming soon.
Jumping: So you think you can jump? – Three Week course
Does your dog look up at you when jumping? Knock bars? Jumps long and cannot negotiate tight turns? Jumps flat with head up? We’ll cover basic jumping skills using one jump, exercises can be done at home. Students will need to either rent, purchase or build-their-own Jump in order to practice homework. Information about equipment coming soon.
This class is for pups/dogs who have completed at least one introductory obedience class and need more emphasis on improving Heeling. We incorporate many fun exercises to make Heeling positive and productive.
The Number 1 complaint of most dog owners is that their dog does not Come when called. This is a two week class specifically focusing on COME and is open to all aged puppies and dogs. The first week explains why dogs do not Come when called and teaches a new conditioning technique. The second week works on practicing recalls in class with variables such as distance and distractions.
Rally is the newest AKC dog sport. It is great for senior dogs who no longer show in obedience but still like to work, or for dogs/people that don’t know if they would like traditional obedience, or just for having wonderful quality time with your dog. The first level competition obedience.
A veterinarian health certificate is required before your dog can participate in class. The certificate must show that your dog is current with DHLPP, Rabies, Bordetella (optional) vaccinations and has had a stool check showing a negative result within the past 2 months. Rabies not applicable to puppies under 6 months.
Tuition is non-refundable once class has begun. Class credit will not be given for missed classes.
Dog over 6 months of age should schedule a free class screening. Call for an appointment.
Dogs who bark excessively as well as dogs who show any signs of being aggressive and are potentially dangerous to people or other dogs will not be permitted in classes.
Canine University has video surveillance 24/7 for safety and security purposes. Video is not used for other purposes without the consent of the individual(s) recorded.
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