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Our Classes

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Puppy Class

This class is an excellent foundation for all dogs. Puppy Classes help prevent fearfulness, anxious behaviors, and you will learn the correct way to socialize your puppy in various environments. Puppy Class is 5 weeks long. You will come once a week for 50 mins.

Puppy Classes are for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months of age. We also recommend this class for tiny breeds that weigh less than 25 lbs. regardless of age. Larger breeds that are 7 months of age or older at the time of the class should be enrolled in a First Step Class instead of our Puppy Class.

We will cover the following:

  • Focused attention
  • Sit & down with hand signals
  • Manners on leash
  • Leave-it!
  • Come
  • Foundation to stay
  • Typical puppy behavioral issues

The First Step Class

Does your dog drag you on your walks? Does she dash out the front door and flatten guests, or run away when you call her? Does she still bite your hands or clothes in play? We will address these issues in class! First Step Classes are for dogs 7 months of age and older. The First Step Class is 5 weeks long. You will come once a week for 50 mins.

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Pit Bull Puppy sits and looks to owner for instruction

The Next Step Class

The Next Step Class is what you will take after Puppy Class or The First Step. In this 4 week session, we will focus more on stays, come-when-called, and walking on leash- all with distractions and advanced obedience skills. This is also a prep class for our Canine Good Citizen Course & Therapy Dog Class. Class is 50 mins long each week.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. This is a moderately advanced class for dogs who have had previous training. Dogs participating in this class are expected to already have solid basic skills such as sit, down, heel, stay, and “leave it”. The AKC Canine Good Citizen class is for dogs that have completed a beginning obedience class.  This preparation class is 4 weeks of instruction, the 5th week will be your test day. Each week your class will be 50 mins long.

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Golden Retriever happily lays down and waits for instruction

Therapy Dog Class

Therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers serve communities by visiting nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, schools, hospices, individuals and other institutions and situations where they are needed.

This class is not a beginning obedience class. Each dog must be a minimum of one year of age, healthy, and pass a temperament evaluation for suitability to become a therapy dog. To qualify as a Therapy Dog International® (TDI) Therapy Dog your dog must pass TDI test requirements.  Therapy Dog Class is 3 weeks long of instruction and preparation, the 4th week will be your scheduled test day.  You will come once a week for 50 mins.

Dealing With D.I.N.O.S.

This is a class to help with Dogs INeed OSpace. If you have a dog that is reactive towards other dogs, this is the class for you. Dealing with DINOS will help desensitize your dog in the company of other dogs. This class will help you be able to walk your dog in the neighborhood, have control during vet visits, and enjoy your companion without him or her being feisty towards other dogs.  This class is 6 weeks long, you will come once a week for 50 mins. 

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Elective Classes

We offer a plethora of classes and fun activities for you and your dogs from foundation agility courses to scent detection to teaching your canine friend etiquette & manners. Courses will vary in price and duration. Find out what’s coming soon to our schedule!

Private Lessons

If your dog is exhibiting problem behavior, we can help you resolve it. We teach you effective techniques to modify behavior with an emphasis on positive reinforcement. Our private lessons are great for those who prefer a one-on-one learning experience.

We offer training by the hour at Full Circle Obedience School or in the comfort of your own home. If your home is more than 10 miles from our locations, please call for special pricing.

$65-80/Hour at Full Circle locations (Sessions may range in price due the specific needs and time spent with you & your dog)
$135/Hour in your home (Small mileage fee over 10 miles away from either facility)

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