Class Offerings

Our goals are to teach you to train your dog, develop your interest in dog obedience and other exciting dog venues (such as conformation, rally, and teacup agility), increase your enjoyment and love of your dog, and have fun. Whether you are an experienced professional dog handler or an exasperated family pooch owner, we can provide you with top quality training in the Austin area since 1988. All breeds are welcome, from purebreds to pound puppies. We are pleased that you are interested in joining us for dog training. Please come visit the center, ask questions and observe classes.

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COURSES

ONGOING CLASSES (Pay by the Month)

DROP IN CLASSES (Pay by the Class)

For more information, please call (512-458-8800)  or Bark At Us!

Review the schedule of classes for times and days of the week.

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Ensure you can attend classes on these days and at these times.  Any makeup sessions are at the discretion of the intructor.

As a clarification, basic classes start every month, and your basic course night will be on a Monday or Tuesday night depending on which month you start the course.

Please call for current course and class costs.

Please call for start dates on all courses.


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If you are enrolling in a course, please call to get on the roster.  Courses have a maximum enrollment and this will save your spot!


Bring enrollment form and payment to first class.  Payment is cash, check or credit card (everything but AMEX).  In addtion, you may pay for some classes in advance on our web store HERE.

We recommend new students arrive a few minutes early so we can get you checked in.  All dogs should be under a veterinarian's care and following their prescribed vaccination shedule.

All dogs should come on a 6' leash (no flexileads please).

Dogs should be potty walked (aired) prior to class.  There is a potty yard at the center.  We recommend delaying evening feeding until after class if possible.  This helps reduce accidents, and helps ensure your dog will be interested in your reward treats.

We look forward to training you to train your dog!!



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Puppy Obedience : Basic obedience for young dogs 12 weeks to 6 months of age.  These basic obedience courses are designed to teach very basic training and dog manners, and prepare dogs and owners for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. You will learn how to:

  • sit your dog
  • heel your dogPuppy
  • down your dog
  • recall your dog, aka come
  • stand your dog for examination
  • stay: in a sit or down position

Prerequisites: None

Age Requirement: 12 weeks to 6 months old

Length of Class: 8 week sessions

Class Size: 3-12 puppies per class




Basic Obedience : This is the same class as Puppy Obedience, for puppiesLabs on a sit stay. and dogs 6 months and older.

Prerequisites: None

Age Requirement: 6 months old or older

Length of Class: 8 week sessions

Class Size: 3-12 dogs per class




Obedience for Agility: Learn obedience necessary to compete in agility along with an introduction to targeting, the tunnel and chute and other obstacle concepts to provide a head start on agility basics.Agility

Prerequisites: None

Length of Class: Once a week for 6 weeks

Class Size: 3-10 students with dogs per class

Note: Scheduled class offering alternates with Positively Basic



Beginning Open : Learn Open competition level exercises to join
regular Open class. Margaret Bleakley's Abby

You and your dog will learn:

  • heel free (heel off leash)
  • dumbbell retrieve
  • drop on recall
  • broad jump
  • retrieve over the high jump
  • out of sight sits and downs

Prerequisite: AKC CD (Companion Dog) title or instructor's approval to enroll

Length of Class: 8 week class

Class Size: 3-6 students with dogs per class



Beginning Utility : Learn Utility competition level exercises to join regular
Utility class.

You and your dog will learn:Utility

  • scent discrimination
  • signal exercise
  • go out
  • directed jumping
  • directed retrieve
  • moving stand for exam

Prerequisite: Preference will be given to dogs with an AKC CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) title or instructor's approval.

Length of Class: 8 week class

Class Size: 3-10 students with dogs per class



Intro to Rally : Teach your dog the obedience skills needed to compete
in Rally. 

You and your dog will learn:

  • All Rally signs and the obedience skills to perform themRally.

Prerequisite: Basic or instructor's approval

Length of Class: 6 week course

Class Size: Minimum 3 students, maximum 6






Teacup Agility Obstacles : An introductory course introducing our dog to TDAA agility obstacles such as jumps, the tunnel, the chute, weave poles, dog walk, the tire jump, etc.

Prerequisite: Basic, Obedience for Agility or instructor's approval.  This is for small dogs only, measuring no more than 17" at the witTeacuphers (shoulders).

Length of Class: 6 week course

Class Size: Minimum 3 students, maximum 6




Beginning Conformation : This is an introductory course designed for the new conformation handler.

You and your dog will learn:

  • stacking
  • ring procedures
  • gaiting patterns
  • show vocabulary

You will also learn information for outside the ring such as dog show rules, how to enter your dog, what to wear, and what to do once you get to the show.Conformation2

Prerequisite: None

Length of Class: 6 week course

Limitations: One dog and one handler only

Class Size: Minimum 3 students, maximum 6



Introduction to Nosework:  Mastering the Indication : This is an introductory course to lay the foundation of all canine scent detection by establishing a solid indication of target odor.  You will teach your dog an indication behavior when they find what they are looking for by shaping the indication behavior.

Nosework Bentley

Prerequisite: None

Length of Class: 8 week course

Class Size: Minimum 3 students, maximum 8





Ongoing Classes
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Basic Plus : You’ve successfully completed the Puppy or Basic Class…NOW WHAT??  This class not only continues to reinforce the training that you’ve begun, but will also give you and your dog the confidence to deal with daily issues and is a great introduction to the sport of Obedience.  Handlers will develop reliable recalls, teach their dog to walk on a loose lead, and manage impulse control.

Prerequisite:  ACC Puppy or Basic or instructor appoval                                                                                                            Train


Rally : Polish for Rally competition at all levels.

Rally

Prerequisite: Puppy or Basic Obedience and Intro to Rally, or instructor's approval.



down stay

Intermediate : Polish heeling, recalls, stays at a distance. Learn Novice competition level exercises including figure 8 and finish.

Prerequisite: Puppy or Basic Obedience, or instructor's approval






Corgi doing scent articles

Novice, Open and Utility Classes : Competion level classes to prepare for earning the AKC CD, CDX, and UD titles.

Prerequisite: Subject to instructor's approval. May require having completed Beginning Open and/or Beginning Utility or a referral from the Intermediate instructor.




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Teacup Agility Sequencing : Start putting it together practicing teacup TDAA agility obstacles in sequence.  Learn to direct your dog from one to another in the proper way.

Prerequisite: Intro to Teacup Agility Obstacles or instructor approval.




Drop in Classes (Pay by the Class) Go back to top of page.

Conformation : Practice and polish for the conformation show ring.Conformation

Prerequisite: Beginner Conformation, or instructor's approval


 


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