Foundation Dog Training

GET STARTED ON THE RIGHT PAW

Facility.jpeg

All classes are 6 weeks long and 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.

Rally.jpg
CGC.jpg
AKC-Urban-CGC-Public-Access-Test-Logo_.jpg
AKC_Community_Canine_Logo.jpg

Puppy FUNdamentals

This is designed for dogs between the ages of 10 weeks - 6 months old.  In this class you and your pup will learn:


-How to use a marker word or clicker.  All training is done with positive reinforcement

-Basic commands: Watch, Sit, Down, Stand, Coming When Called, Leave It, Stay, and Loose Leash Walking, Greeting People Politely

-How to address problem behaviors: Nipping & Chewing, Jumping, Barking, Potty Training, Socialization, Fear & Anxiety, and Crate Training

2

Puppy FUNdamentals 2

This is designed for dogs that have completed Puppy Fundamentals or Basic Manners Class.  At the end of this class, your puppy will be given the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.  In this class you and your dog will learn:


-How to keep your dog’s attention on you while working with distractions

-How to expand on stay and coming when called with both distance and distractions

-How to work on impulse control with your dog

-How to teach your dog to walk in the heel position

-Settle / Place / Spot- Shaping Exercise

Looking for additional classes for your puppy?  Ask about our Functional Obedience and Distracted Puppy classes!

3

Get Wet! Foundation Swim

This is a 5 week course that meets for 60 minutes and is designed for newcomers to the pool and puppies 14 weeks old and up.  Dogs must be up to date on their Distemper and Rabies vaccines to attend.  In this class you and your dog will learn:


-How to build your dog's confidence, both in and out of the water

-Retrieving skills

-How to work on impulse control with your dog

-Dogs rotate in and out of the pool.  Handlers and their dogs will work on skills and behaviors along side the pool while not swimming.

-Teaching your dog to work for a toy in addition to food

We ask that you potty your dog prior to class.

4

Introduction to Rally Obedience

This is designed for dogs and their handlers that would like to try the sport of Rally Obedience.  Dogs should have a reliable stay command and should have a reasonable grasp on formal heel.  In this class you and your dog will learn:


-How to read and relay to your dog the 43 Novice Rally Signs

-The rules and regulations of Rally Obedience

-How to walk a course

-How to work with your dog as a team while navigating through a course

-How to work with your dog through distractions

5

AKC Canine Good Citizen

The first five weeks will work on the ten steps of the test and the final week will be your evaluation.  Dogs that do not pass the first time are welcome to take the test again at a later date for no extra charge.

 

-CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.

-After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs! 

Already took AKC Canine Good Citizen?  We also offer AKC Community Canine/CGC Urban Public Access and AKC Trick Dog Novice Titles.

 

Prerequisite:  Puppy Fundamentals 2 or a consultation with the trainer

6

Obility

This class will introduce dog and owner to the sport of agility in a no pressure environment with a sampling of agility obstacles, basic obedience, and learning to work around distractions.  This is a great opportunity to see if agility is for you!

 

Has your dog already taken an introductory agility course?  Obility 2 is a great opportunity to continue your training!

 

Prerequisite:  Puppy Fundamentals or other foundation course

7

Reactive Dog 1 & 2

Do you have a dog that lunges, barks, or growls at other dogs or people in an aggressive manner?  If yes, we can help!  In this class you will learn how to do the following using proven positive reinforcement techniques:

-Teach your dog to give you an alternative behavior and remain calm when they see something that is scary or upsetting

-Build or strengthen your dog's attention to you

-Practice your handling skills, foundation behaviors, and calming techniques

Continue to build on the skills learned with our Reactive Dog 2 class and start practicing in real world scenarios!

OR take it to the streets!  Inquire with the front desk about Real World Reactive Dog Classes.

 

Prerequisite:  Puppy Fundamentals or other foundation course

8

Distracted Dog

Does your dog get easily distracted?  Does your dog get overly excited and is unable to control their impulses?  Does your dog get stressed  in a distracting environment and lose concentration and focus?

We will teach you and your dog how to relax, turn stress into confidence, and turn distraction into focus using positive reinforcement methods.

 

Prerequisite:  Puppy Fundamentals or other foundation course

 OPERATING HOURS
 

REHABILITATION

MONDAY 8 AM - 1 PM

TUESDAY 9 AM - 5:30 PM

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY 9 AM - 7 PM

FRIDAY  8 AM - 5:30 PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY 9 AM - 4 PM

PERFORMANCE

MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 AM -8 PM

CanineNE_basic.jpg

CONTACT US

21 INDUSTRIAL ROAD
WALPOLE, MA 02081

FRONTDESKCNE@GMAIL.COM

T: 508-761-6500

F: 508-541-6510