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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.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Wed 04/05/2017 5:00pm / 2 Weeks Acton $ 60.00 Lisa Forbes

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.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Wed 04/05/2017 7:00pm / 2 Weeks Acton $ 60.00 Lisa Forbes

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.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Wed 03/29/2017 Noon / 4 Weeks Sudbury $ 110.00 Angela Nickerson
Thu 03/30/2017 5:00pm / 4 Weeks Sudbury $ 110.00 Angela Nickerson
Wed 04/26/2017 Noon / 4 Weeks Sudbury $ 110.00 Angela Nickerson

Rally
Rally is a dog sport that combines the excitement of agility with traditional obedience exercises and fun tricks. Each team tackles an obstacle course made up of commands, direction changes, jumps and more. Each station has a sign that provides instructions regarding the skill to be performed so you'll know exactly what to do. The goal is to move through the obstacle course with a loose leash and perform each of the skills correctly to complete the course as fast as you can. This class aims to build teamwork between the dog and handler and to produce dogs that are reliable, responsive, and attentive towards you. Rally might be your next great adventure with your dog!

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.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sun 03/26/2017 4:30pm / 7 Weeks Sudbury $ 185.00 Jaye Richards