Does your dog walk calmly while on a leash?  Does he/she jump on you or your friends?  Does he/she come to you when called? We can help you address common challenges like leash-pulling, jumping, and running away; among many other challenges you may have. Learn how to communicate effectively with your four-legged family member and help them to become a secure, confident member of your pack. We have trainers on-site to teach you how to become the effective pack leader your furry family member needs. Let us help you and we will tailor a training program specific to your needs and goals.

Basic Obedience

Basic Obedience covers the following commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Watch Me, Leave It, Drop It.

Your pet will also learn 2 Tricks, learn to walk on a loose leash, all the while improving their social skills and being able to work with distractions within their enviroment.
This class also addresses problems such as: Barking, Chewing, Digging, Jumping, and Potty Training.
Classes require you to practice daily at home with your dog for 15-20 minutes. Make up classes are limited so participation is mandatory, and make up classes must be pre-booked.

Class is 1 hour each week for 6 weeks and the cost is $110.00 per dog. Please call us at 760-834-7050 to pre-register.

Reactive Dog Class

Is your dog reactive on leash? Do they bark excessivly when they see another dog unable to focus on commands? Is your dog perfect inside the home but a nightmare on outings?

Then our reactive dog class is for you. This class is a bi weekly class. Meaning you have class for one hour and practice at home for 2 weeks and return for another hour of class.

Class sizes are small, and we teach owners how to regain control without the use of force or fear. Training tools may be reccomended or required for secure control of your dog.

No children are allowed to attend these classes and only one dog may be worked with by one adult at a time.

You must bring your dog on a 4′ leather or nylon leash, dogs must be in a secure fitting collar, harness, or halter. no choke chains or prong collars allowed.
you must bring a clicker or purchase one prior to class.
you must bring small bite sized dog treats your dog loves such as chicken hot dogs, cheese, liver, etc.

Class is 6 classes long spread across 12 weeks.
The cost is $220.00 per dog

Clicks 4 Tricks

This class focuses on using clicker training to shape offered behaviors into on command behaviors as well as teaching a variety of tricks such as: shake, bow, roll over, bang, crawl, sit pretty (breed restrictions apply for safety), touch, jump rope, walk with me, wait for it, etc.

class is 6 weeks long and the cost is $150.00 per dog.

Introductory Agility

1 hour class each week for 6 weeks. Introduces your dog to: jumps, hurdles, tire jump, modified dog walk, tunnel, platform, how to hit contact points, and how to work on turns, distance, and timings. $150.00 for all 6 weeks. Please call us at 760-834-7050 to pre-register.

Rally Obedience

1 hour class each week for 6 weeks. Rally obedience is an AKC sporting event. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing. Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.
A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience. Communication between handler and dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler. The main objective of rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions. $150.00 for all 7 weeks. Please call us at 760-834-7050 to pre-register.

K9 TRAINING - AKC CGC TEST

This is the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen TEST

This class is a maximum of 14 dogs and is one time only.
The following information is directly from the AKC and covers what will be on the test and the rules owners need to know.

Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you’ll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.

Many other countries (including England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Finland) have developed CGC programs based on the AKC’s CGC Program. A CGC Neighborhood Model has been established, police and animal control agencies use CGC for dealing with dog problems in communities, some therapy dog groups use the CGC as a partial screening tool, and some 4-H groups around the country have been using the CGC as a beginning dog training program for children.

A number of specialty (one breed only) clubs give the CGC at their annual national dog show. Dog clubs have discovered that the CGC is an event that allows everyone to go home a winner. Veterinarians have recognized the benefits of well-trained dogs and there are some CGC programs in place in veterinary hospitals. State legislatures began recognizing the CGC program as a means of advocating responsible dog ownership and 34 states now have Canine Good Citizen resolutions.

In a little over one decade, the Canine Good Citizen Program has begun to have an extremely positive impact in many of our communities. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcomed and well-respected members of our communities.
Who Can Participate?

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program

All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Dogs must be old enough to have received necessary immunizations such as rabies vaccines. Owners will sign the Responsible Dog Owners Pledge attesting to having the dog under the routine care of a veterinarian who will work with the owner to determine an appropriate plan and schedule for vaccines and other health care procedures.

There is no age limit for the CGC test. A dog is never too old to be a good citizen. Puppies who have completed all immunizations and boosters may be tested, however, because we know that behavior and temperament can change over time, when puppies pass the CGC test, owners should have them re-tested as adults.

There are a few exceptions relating to participation in a CGC test. If the CGC test is given at an AKC show, the age requirements for the show apply to CGC also. Further, when the CGC test is administered at an AKC show, the test may be restricted to only dogs entered in the show or to purebred dogs.

Some dogs who are entered in CGC tests will have completed CGC classes or basic obedience classes. Owners who have trained their dogs themselves may also have their dogs tested. Clubs and training programs in almost every city can provide CGC training to owners and dogs who need to learn a few more skills before taking the test.

The CGC test includes:

Accepting a friendly stranger
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.

Sitting Politely for Petting
The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.

Appearance and Grooming
The dog will permit someone to check it’s ears and front feet, as a groomer or veterinarian would do.

Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
Following the evaluator’s instructions, the dog will walk on a loose lead (with the handler/owner).

Walking Through a Crowd
This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places. The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three).

Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
The dog must do sit AND down on command, then the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the stay.

Coming When Called
This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the handler (from 10 feet on a leash).

Reaction to Another Dog
This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries.

Reaction to Distraction
The evaluator will select and present two distractions such as dropping a chair, etc.

Supervised Separation
This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes. The dog does not have to stay in position but should not continually bark, whine, or pace unnecessarily, or show anything stronger than mild agitation or nervousness. Evaluators may talk to the dog but should not engage in excessive talking, petting, or management attempts (e.g, “there, there, it’s alright”).

AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge

I will be responsible for my dog’s health needs. These include:

routine veterinary care including check-ups and vaccines
adequate nutrition through proper diet; clean water at all times
daily exercise and regular bathing and grooming

I will be responsible for my dog’s safety.

I will properly control my dog by providing fencing where appropriate, not letting my dog run loose, and using a leash in public.
I will ensure that my dog has some form of identification when appropriate (which may include collar tags, tattoos, or microchip ID).
I will provide adequate supervision when my dog and children are together.

I will not allow my dog to infringe on the rights of others.

I will not allow my dog to run loose in the neighborhood.
I will not allow my dog to be a nuisance to others by barking while in the yard, in a hotel room, etc.
I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste in all public areas such as on the grounds of hotels, on sidewalks, parks, etc.
I will pick up and properly dispose of my dog’s waste in wilderness areas, on hiking trails, campgrounds and in off-leash parks.

I will be responsible for my dog’s quality of life.

I understand that basic training is beneficial to all dogs.
I will give my dog attention and playtime.
I understand that owning a dog is a commitment in time and caring.