Build a Behavior
BDW 5 Star Program
Build your bond and skills. This program is made for all dogs whether you are a pet dog owner, want a hiking/camping buddy, or in the show ring or joining a sport. Our classes while structured are built with you in mind helping you and your pup in the stage you are at, building on skills and working thru the struggles you may be facing. Always setting you and your pup up for succuss. As always force and free fear.
Puppy 1 Star
For Pups 8 - 26 Weeks
In this class, we will cover the basics to get you and your puppy started in those everyday manners, work thru the challenge of puppy time, and get you a better understanding of how to teach your new family member. This is for all pups from littles to bigs, family pet to hiking partner. Learn about how dogs learn.
Basics 1 Star
For Pups 6 months to Senior
This class is for beginners, new to you pups, and anyone needing a little refresher before building on your skills. We will cover those regular sit, down, stay, but add the joy of learning and the steps toward all your goals.
Level Up 2 Star
For All Pups that have taken Puppy or Basics 1 Star
Build that focus, learn new skills, work with distractions, Make your bond strong, understand who your dog is, and take the steps to get to your goals.
Level Up 3 Star
Time to Level up add to those stars and build with distractions. Work thru some issues, maybe having a struggle with leash skills, over-arousal at dog sport events, need more work on your greeting skills. Using skills to help you.
Next Level 4 Star
Are you ready for distance and more distractons.
Out Shining 5 Star
This class is out and about in the real world. Can you and your pup maneuver in the real world?
Canine Life and Social Skills
CL.A.S.S.®, Canine Life And Social Skills®, is a four-level group class curricula for pet parents to test real-life skills with their canine companions. The four levels of the program are named after high school and university degree programs: the H.S. (High School Level) B.A. (Bachelor’s Level), the M.A. (Master’s Level) and the Ph.D. (Doctorate Level). Each C.L.A.S.S. level is designed with several goals C.L.A.S.S. by APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) early framework for the idea was an incentive program for pet parents to do more real-life training coupled with a message promoting positive reinforcement training. The program was refined based on input from dog pet parents and non-dog pet parents, professional dog trainers, shelter staff, rescue organizations, and fosters.
HS - High School
• Sit & Down • Come & Collar Grab • Off-Leash Heel • Basic Stay • Confidence Course • Name Game • Comfort Around Food Bowl • Meeting Strangers • Body Handling
B.A. - Basics
• Wait at the Door • Come & Leashing-Up Manners • Loose-Leash Walking & Attention • Meet & Greet • Leave It • Wait for the Food Bowl • Stay • Settle • Give & Take
M.A. - Intermediate
• Wait in the Car • Calmly Pass by Other Dogs • Wait at the Door with Distraction • Come & Leashing-Up Manners with Distraction • Sit, Down & Stand • Body Handling • Loose-Leash Walking & Leave It (Figure 8 Configuration) • Stay with Distraction & Distance • Out of Sight, Out of Mind (with Hand Targeting)
Ph.D - Advanced
• Advanced Loose-Leash Walking • Back Up • Advanced Stay • Advanced Come & Leashing-Up Manners • Meet & Greet with Body Handling • Attention During High Distraction • Table Manners • Do You Really Know Sit?