Back to School with the Pups!

Rio is such a good sport! While in home training is preferable for some training circumstances, dogs who are ready to work with distractions in a setting away from home will benefit from training in a group setting. “Pups at the Park” group class may be just what your dog needs to practice and hone his skills and ability to focus with controlled distractions.

This is a basic training course appropriate for beginner dogs and dogs who need extra work around distractions. We will follow the unique KPA Beginner’s Course curriculum and tailor it as needed for our particular group. If this is your first clicker course, don’t worry, we will cover everything you need to know to get started with clicker training! You will have a clear path toward a well-behaved dog.

Schedule and Pricing

Tuesday August 29th – Orientation 6-7pm Free Session – People Only

Tuesday September 5 – Attention and Focus – 6-7pm

Tuesday September 12 – Teamwork – 6-7pm

Tuesday September 19 – Public Appearances – 6-7pm

Tuesday September 26 – Communicating with your Dog – 6-7pm

Tuesday October 3 – Class 5 – Teaching Self-Control – 6-7pm

Pricing: 

1-2 classes $60 each class

$150 for 3 classes – you pick your classes! ($30 discount)

$180 for 4 classes – you pick your classes! ($60 discount)

$200 for all 5 classes ($100 discount)

Classes sizes are limited to 6 dogs. Receipt of payment reserves your spot.

Family is welcome to attend with dog, responsible adult must attend with any children.

Tuesday August 29th @ 6pm – Free session for humans (no dogs today)

Come out to the park to find out more about the classes, ask questions, and decide which sessions you’d like to attend. Call, text, or email to register for this free session.

We will cover 3 key training concepts that you can put to use right away.

Tuesday September 5th @ 6pm – Attention and Focus

Here we will focus on teaching behaviors and playing games (Yes! Fun!) that build and support your dog’s ability to focus on you. Do you want your dog to choose you over the distractions in the environment? The games you’ll learn give you a chance to become the most reinforcing thing in your dog’s world!

We’ll work

  • Name Game
  • Eye contact game
  • Recall
  • Settle
  • Targeting
  • Boundaries

Each of these skills has many levels that we can work towards. Wherever your dog is right now, you can start there and build up! And if you come to multiple classes you may find the opportunity to build these skills even further.

Tuesday September 12th @ 6pm – Teamwork

Here we will focus on teaching behaviors and playing games (Yes! Fun!) that support your abilities to work together as a team with your dog. Do you fancy your dog a Team Player? Maybe you’d like to be the Team Captain? Learning to work together has never been so fun! Team building exercises for you and your dog!

We’ll work

  • Capturing Games
  • Shaping Games
  • Polite Walking
  • Sit
  • Targeting

Each of these skills has many levels that we can work towards. Wherever your dog is right now, we can start there and build up! And if you come to multiple classes you may find the opportunity to build these skills even further.

Tuesday September 19th @ 6pm – Public Appearances

Is a walk in the park no proverbial walk in the park? Fancy an evening stroll but struggling to get control? In this class we will continue to build the skills required for our domestic companions to function in polite society. Whether you’d like leash manners on the trails or calmly settling at an outdoor café, with these foundations you will be on your way.

We’ll work

  • Name Game
  • Polite Walking
  • Recall
  • Settle
  • Sit

Each of these skills has many levels that we can work towards. Wherever your dog is right now, you can start there and build up! And if you come to multiple classes you may find the opportunity to build these skills even further.

Tuesday September 26th @ 6pm – Communicating with your Dog

Communication is a two-way street. Feel like you’re going the wrong way? Or perhaps your dog is on another path entirely? Begin to close the communication circuit so you can really understand one another in this class. Want your dog to love to work with you? Want your dog to really enjoy doing what you ask? You’re on your way there!

We’ll work

  • Capturing Games
  • Shaping Games
  • Name Game
  • Settle
  • Sit
  • Targeting

Each of these skills has many levels that we can work towards. Wherever your dog is right now, you can start there and build up! And if you come to multiple classes you may find the opportunity to build these skills even further.

Tuesday October 3th @ 6pm – Teaching Self-Control

Can your dog just not control herself when she sees that squirrel, cat, person, dog, etc? Help her gain some control over those impulses!

We’ll work

  • Down
  • Mine/Take it
  • Recall
  • Settle
  • Boundaries

Each of these skills has many levels that we can work towards. Wherever your dog is right now, you can start there and build up! And if you come to multiple classes you may find the opportunity to build these skills even further.

Limited class sizes. Call, text, or email for more information and to reserve your spot today!

Katie Schalk, KPA CTP

Life With Pup, LLC

(937) 985-4336

Email: Katie.schalk@lifewithpup.com

Location:

Englewood West Park

100 E. National Rd, Englewood, OH 45322

This will be an outdoor class. We will have a shelter to use, but please dress appropriately for the weather.

 Refund and Cancelation Policy

Class fees are non-refundable and serve to reserve your place in class. A $35 charge for all checks returned due to insufficient funds. If you need to cancel your registration, we ask that you provide 48 hours notice or you will be charged the full amount. If 48 hours notice is provided you may change your class reservation to a different date at no additional charge, provided there is space in the alternate class.

Vaccination Policy

All dogs should be up-to-date on DHLpp and Rabies vaccines, and have had a Bordetella vaccine within the last year. Dogs attending class should be free of any symptoms – coughing, nasal discharge, diarrhea – healthy, alert, and ready to work!