Group Classes & Seminars
Group classes & seminars are held at Ferry Hill Farm in our fenced in fields as well as our indoor training room.
Reactive Dog Class
Instructor: Elise Gouge, CDBC, CCBC, CPDT-KA
Join us for a weekly class working on you and your dog’s skills to handle environmental triggers such as dogs and strangers. This class goes by month by month. After a consultation with Elise, you can sign up for as many months as you like. Have a vacation of holiday plans? No problem, skip that month can join us the next. The month by month set-up ensures that you can come as long as you need to get the practice and skills you and your dog need, without breaking the bank or requiring a huge commitment.
Class format includes relaxation and massage work, focus exercises, impulse control, exposure to triggers in a safe, successful manner, and more.
Duration of class: month by month
Cost: $30/per class, paid monthly at the start of the month
Date & Time: Mondays at 6pm; Mondays at 7:15pm
Prerequisites: Consultation with Elise
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Canine Good Citizen Class
Instructor: Connor Grenier, CPDT-KA
Is your dog a good citizen? Show everyone that they have the manners to be polite and respectful while out and about by earning their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title! The CGC is a 10 item test designed to evaluate your dog in a variety of real life situations, such as loose leash walking and greeting a friendly stranger. Any dog can be a CGC, and passing the test grants them a title certificate from the American Kennel Club. Our CGC class is designed to help you prepare for the test. This class is appropriate for dogs who already have a good grasp of basic obedience and are ready to put it to use!
Duration of class: 6 weeks
Cost: $150 (includes test fee*)
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:15pm
Prerequisites: Basic obedience with Connor or an approved trainer
*If your dog is not already registered with the AKC, there will be an additional fee of $19 to submit the Canine Partners form along with their CGC application.
Does your puppy need some buddies?
Bring them to PBC’s Puppy Playgroup! This weekly hourlong meet-up is not a traditional puppy class, but a place where your puppy can play and hang out with other puppies. The playgroup is supervised by Connor, a certified and experienced dog trainer, so puppies are only practicing safe and appropriate play—no bullying allowed! This is a great chance for them to practice those essential dog-dog social skills while they are still young.
Do you have puppy questions?
Bring them to Puppy Playgroup too! Hang out with other puppy owners and enjoy the opportunity to ask Connor about housetraining, what to do about those sharp little teeth, crate training–all the little questions that pile up.
Want to work on a solid foundation for your puppy?
This is not a puppy class—but that doesn’t mean your puppy won’t be learning! An hour is way too long for puppies to be running around wrestling, so the play will be broken up with short sessions practicing essential skills like being held for nail trims, learning that crucial “off switch” so they can relax, or teaching your puppy to check in with you around distractions (like other puppies!).
Enjoy socialization and enrichment opportunities!
Puppies will be provided with a variety of toys and games to explore and encounter, with age-appropriate obstacles to conquer. Depending on availability, specially selected guests may be present to help expose your puppy to a wide range of people.
Meet every Wednesday at 4pm for an hour to socialize and help your puppy grow to be the best possible canine companion. Class includes handling exercises, playtime, and more! Taught by Connor Grenier, certified trainer.
For your convenience, class meets weekly for one hour and registration is on a month-to-month basis.
Reactive Dog Seminar
$75 Working | $25 Audit
Our Reactive Dog seminar is a great option if you:
- Want to work on your dog’s reactive behavior in a condensed, one day format versus a weekly class
- Want the most economical option for working on reactive behavior.
- Want to get a jumpstart on your dog’s behavior before joining weekly reactive class.
- Aren’t ready to bring a dog but want to learn how to address your dog’s reactive behavior.
- Need a refresher!
- Just like to take advantage of every opportunity to practice!
Reactive Seminars meet for 4 hours on a Saturday. The time is a combination of working dogs and lecture. We cover management, dog body language, the human side of dealing with reactive behavior, setting goals, making training plans, and more!
You MUST have worked with Elise or have permission to work a dog in the seminar before signing up for one of the limited working spots. Auditing spots are for people that just want to observe without a dog.
Working Spots are $75 (limited to 8), auditing spots are $25.
Upcoming Seminar Schedule:
- SEPTEMBER 15th, 2018 1pm-5pm
- JANUARY 19th, 1pm-5pm
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