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  • "They have all the best foods, supplies, grooming and training one could offer. Plus the staff are the most knowledgeable in animal care." - Peter D.
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Specialty Workshops

specialty2Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information. Prerequisites serve as a guide for proper placement. For more information, please see the Placement Chart or speak to an Especially for Pets' sales associate or trainer.

 

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Greeting Manners
Does your friendly dog greet people with too much excitement? Does he jump up instead of politely sit when someone approaches him or comes into your home? This workshop will help you solve this common problem by teaching you to encourage your dog to remain seated and calm when he is approached for a greeting.

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sat 06/10/2017 9:30am / 2 Weeks Newton $ 60.00 Marita Everhart

Loose Leash Walking & Equipment Workshop
Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? Are there so many different equipment choices and opinions that you don't know where to start? Struggling with leash control is a very common problem, but it doesn't have to be! This workshop will help you find the right, individualized, most effective equipment and teach you the appropriate techniques to help you better communicate with and control your dog. We will demonstrate and discuss a variety of training tools and help you choose the best option for you and your dog, and ensure the equipment is fit properly and you are well versed in how to use it. We will work with you and your dog to help establish good handling and to teach your dog how to walk politely. It will soon become a pleasure, not a chore, to walk your dog.

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sat 06/10/2017 10:30am / 2 Weeks Newton $ 60.00 Marita Everhart

Play & Train
This class is a combination of our popular fun playgroup and the skills taught in our more advanced classes. It will be primarily off lead and alternate between play, commands and behavior-based training. We will practice initial control and appropriate greeting when meeting another dog; appropriate and fun play, disengaging from play; and responding to a variety of commands including recalls, attention and stays. It is intended for dogs that already have a working knowledge of basic commands whose handler would like to take the next step to off lead training while giving their dog the opportunity to exercise and play in a safe, indoor environment. Dogs must be non-aggressive and well socialized with other dogs.

Prerequisite: Graduate Puppy or Intermediate

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Wed 05/24/2017 Noon / 4 Weeks Sudbury $ 110.00 Angela Nickerson

Reliable Recall / Coming When Called
This class will focus on teaching your dog to come to you, no matter the distraction. Designed for dogs six months and over, you will learn how to build your dog’s DESIRE to come. We will focus on building positive associations towards this sometimes difficult command. As skills are built, distractions will be added and intensified. You will have weekly  “homework” that includes practicing skills outdoors. Your dog will even learn how to come from play with other dogs!

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sat 06/10/2017 11:30am / 2 Weeks Newton $ 60.00 Marita Everhart

Tricks
Tricks is a great way to make training extra fun for you and your dog! This class will use multiple positive reinforcement training methods to teach your dog fun tricks. It will start with basics such as 'take a bow' and 'roll over' but also will show you how to develop tricks into more complex tasks over time such as making 'roll over' into 'roll yourself into a blanket' or translating 'paw' to 'wave' or 'chorus line kicks.' Great for the whole family, this lighthearted class will exercise your dog's brain while providing smiles for all!

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Tue 05/30/2017 5:00pm / 4 Weeks Canton $ 110.00 Jaye Richards