Dog Training Classes

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Thursday    6:00-7:00    6  sessions    Starts   April 4  Fee: $115    Limit:  12

Thursday    6:00-7:30    1  session    Starts   March 28    Fee: $25    Limit:  20

Alana Stevenson’s dog training classes are fun, humane, and reward-based. Dog training classes allow you to teach your dog during distractions in a group setting and help you socialize your dog positively to people and other dogs.

Alana does not use shock or electronic collars, choke collars, or pinch or prong collars in dog training classes. For all dog training classes, Alana teaches Leash Isometrics™, a series of leash handling techniques she created that utilize proper body mechanics and isometrics. Leash Isometrics™ enables you to work with your dog to keep the leash relaxed, prevent injury, and maintain control over your dog while providing your dog with more freedom. Class sizes for Manners dog training classes are limited to 10. Specialty dog training classes are limited to 6. Shy, non-aggressive dogs are welcome to attend all Manners classes.

For more on Alana’s philosophy and dog training methodology, read FAQ’s.

MANNERS

Puppy MannersPuppy Manners Classes

(Dogs under 4 months old)

Puppy Manners dog training classes are for dogs under 4 months old. Your puppy will learn basic behaviors such as giving you attention, coming to  you, how to sit, lie down and how to wait. Important issues for puppy owners will also be addressed such as housetraining and how to handle chewing, play-biting, and jumping. Socialization to people and other puppies is a primary focus of the class.

Your puppy must have received his or her second Distemper vaccination to participate. Proof of vaccinations must be shown the first day of class. Do not bring your puppy to the first class—it is for people only.

Basic Manners

Alana Stevenson Dog Training Basic Manners(Dogs over 3 months old)

Basic Manners dog training classes is for all dogs over 3 months old. In Basic Manners, you will learn how to teach your dog behaviors such as giving you attention, sit-stand-down, relaxed down, coming when called, waiting, staying, walking on a relaxed leash, and turning with you. Important issues for dog owners will be addressed such as how to prevent and stop play-biting, jumping, and chewing. Depending on the makeup of the class, structured off-leash play is part of the curriculum.

For dogs over 6 months of age, proof of rabies vaccination or titers must be brought the first day of class. Your puppy must have received his or her second distemper vaccination to participate. Do not bring your dog to the first class—it is for people only.

Basic Manners II

dog-training6(Dogs over 5 months old)

This is a continuation of Basic Manners. You can continue the work you were doing in Basic Manners and learn advanced techniques, taking your dog to the next level. You will continue to work on your dog’s socialization and training. Developing a better recall, some off leash training, extending the time of your dog’s wait and stay, teaching your dog to back away from entries and exits, turning with you, and generally teaching your dog to be more attentive to you are skills focused on in the class. You will also have fun teaching your dog some new tricks and games.

Dogs come to the first class!

Course prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic Manners or Puppy Manners (with acceptance). For dogs over 6 months of age, proof of rabies vaccination or titers must be shown to participate. Your puppy must have received his or her third distemper vaccination.

Tiny Manners

(Dogs under 15 pounds and over 3 months old)

Alana Stevenson Dog Training ClassesA training class for little dogs. Tiny Manners is a beginning class for dogs who are under 15 pounds and 3 months or older. Tiny Manners focuses on socializing your dog to other dogs and people. In Tiny Manners, you will learn how to teach your little dog behaviors such as giving you attention, coming to you, walking on leash, and how to sit, lie down, be lifted, wait and stay. Important topics for owners of tiny dogs will be discussed such as how to prevent and interrupt barking, how to prevent and resolve play-biting, and housetraining.

For dogs over 6 months of age, proof of rabies vaccination or titers must be brought the first day of class. Your puppy must have received his or her second distemper vaccination to participate. Do not bring your dog to the first class — it is for people only.

SPECIALIZED CLASSES