Dog Training with the Levels Program

 

Levels Training is a member’s only training program designed for you to learn at your own pace and convenience. Families and their dogs enroll with one of three membership packages: Bronze (2 months), Silver (4 months) or Gold (6 months). During your period of enrollment, attend as much or as little training as you desire to achieve skills that enrich your lives. The levels program consists of four skill levels, 1 to 4. Each level introduces new skills to your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more distractions. Each level has specific skill requirements to meet before moving on to the next level, but it is not required that you progress to higher levels. If you and your dog have met your goals at a lower level, then you can feel free to stop there. The choice is yours!


 Benefits of Dog Training with Levels

 

  • Your time, your schedule. Take time off when you have a very busy week or travel, simply return to class at the same level without fear of missing out.
  • All dogs in each level are in a similar training stage, regardless of age, allowing you and your instructor to best address the needs of your dog.
  • Dogs move in and out of each level throughout the training, providing new dogs as distractions each week.
  • Your dog, your pace. Work at your own skill level for as long as necessary. No falling behind since there is no requirement to move to the next level.
  • Revisit a lower level at any time to brush up on previous skills.
  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing is included free upon achieving level 4. Imagine your pride and freedom!
  • Have extra time in your schedule? Feel free to attend more than one session a week!

We are committed to your success!

 

Orientation

Orientation is mandatory before attending a Levels Training class, and is for humans only. The orientation class allows you to purchase an enrollment package (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for 60 days. There is a non-refundable $20 fee which applies to your package price when you enroll. Click here to sign up for Levels Orientation.


 

What you will achieve at each level

 

Level 1:

  • Settle/Park
  • Name game
  • Find it
  • Eye contact – hand signal and verbal cue
  • Hand target
  • Sit – hand signal and verbal cue
  • Down – hand signal and verbal cue
  • Polite people greetings

 

Level 2:

  • All skills from level 1 with distractions
  • Loose leash walking
  • Heel with sit at side
  • Leave it
  • Coming When Called
  • Sit and down with duration – waiting for release (precursor to stay and wait for greetings)

 

Level 3:

  • Building on all skills from previous levels
  • Adding more distractions to help solidify skills
  • Stay
  • Wait for greetings

 

Level 4:

  • Add in skills for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test:
    • Handling
    • Reaction to another dog
    • Supervised separation
  • Practice all other skills while practicing the CGC test
  • Add distractions to help solidify skills
  • When ready, the CGC test is included with your membership

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Levels Training calendar coming soon!

  • All dogs and puppies must be current on vaccines, proof of vaccinations will be requested at orientation or the 1st class session for Feisty Fido.
  • Dogs who are aggressive toward people or other dogs are not appropriate for group classes. Please contact the instructor prior to enrolling if you have concerns about your dog’s behavior.
  • See Class Withdrawal & Refund Policy for more information.
  • Read/Print Training Liability Waiver (PDF) – Required for Class Attendees
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