Come join us SATURDAY from 11-4 for a fun filled afternoon in support of Tazewell ARC – meet some of the dogs that are available for adoption, get a hot dog, root beer float or other goodies at our bake sale, get your dog a bath for a good cause and then get a quick post bath photo! All proceeds go to support ARC. We’d love to see you!
Here are some of the great puppies and dogs that will be there.
Does your dog have basic commands down pretty well during a training session but need a bit of work on REAL LIFE situations and manners? Then this series of 3 class levels – designed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers – is right up your alley.
NEXT CLASS: TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd – 2:00-3:00PM
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 4 dogs
DURATION: 6 weeks + exam = 7 SESSIONS
The first level (recommended for dogs 6+ months old) is: Bachelors (BA) Obedience Training
This is an introductory dog obedience class for dogs six months of age and older. It’s never too late to late for you and your dog to learn basic obedience, and this class is the perfect way to start! Here are some of the key commands and concepts you and your dog will learn in this fun and interactive class:
Warm Up — Showing a dog how to investigate a new situation comfortably and potty on command.
Loose Leash Walking — Most pet owners really appreciate a dog that walks nicely on a leash without pulling. Positive training and proper equipment is key.
Attention — Teaches your dog to pay attention to you and not be bounding off after squirrels or cats.
Wait at the door — The ability to maintain position at the door until invited to move through the door.
Meet and Greet — The importance of having your dog wait comfortably at your side while you chat with a friend – with or without another dog present -shows the dog self-control and patience.
Leashing Up Manners — Teaches your dog to sit quietyly until released while you put on or take off his leash.
Leave it — Refers to his muzzle; learn to put his attention back on you and away from something else that he is interested in.
Come — Probably the most critical command to teach but can be started at an early age. This command provides a great opportunity to bond with your dog!
Wait for the food bowl — Rather then grabbing for or rushing for the food bowl, this shows the dog’s self control around a very valuable resource.
Stay — Stay means don’t move a muscle until I release you. This command can save a dog’s life.
Settle — A dog who can calm down on cue is more welcome in society and other’s homes.
Give and Take — A dog who will willingly give up valued toys or food to anyone is a dog you would trust around your children.
Each level (BA, MA & PHd) is taught over a 6 week class with an exam at the end. Student Handbooks will be provided and extra reference materials such as videos will be posted to our Facebook page and here.
Puppy POWER! Positive Reinforcement Training Class starts TOMORROW at 7:00pm! 2 spots left…
Do you have a biting, chewing, jumping whirlwind on 4 legs? Then this class is for you!
(Ages 9 weeks – 5 months)
LEVEL – BEGINNER
This class teaches all the beginner behaviors you and your pup need to know to have a productive, and peaceful puppyhood. Cues taught are Look, Leave It, Touch, Sit, Down, Come, Drop It, Loose Leash and we address inappropriate biting and chewing, house breaking and jumping behaviors.
Finish the class by taking your AKC STAR Puppy test and get your pup their first title on the road to Canine Good Citizen!
If you have been down to the store in the last week or so you may have noticed the pet store part is closed again…we have big things planned and I hope to be able to unveil them in a few weeks! Until then Boarding, Day Care and Training continue as planned – just ring the service bell!
Callie and Sophia have been hard at work learning to work with their new head collars, and doing Wait/Impulse Control exercises. We can throw toys and treats around them and they are remaining in a Down! Good girls!
Callie is funny – first she is like – is this right? Then she is like – Okay – I got it – I’m bored now…can we play with the toy some more?
The beagle sisters – Callie and Sophia – working on their Go To Mat, Down and Stay during their Play n’ Learn sessions. If your dogs are staying with us for Boarding or Day Care, our trainer can work with them in 30min sessions on whatever behaviors you would like!
TRAINING CONCESSION CARDS – Like our daycare passes, training concession cards mean your dog can get 30min of training time a day with our in house trainer, Lisa Wood. Simply let us know what you want worked on while they are here and how many sessions you would like to use.