HAPPY TAILS
     DOG TRAINING
    "we have a warm heart for cold noses"

FLASH ***  NEW  BASIC  OBEDIENCE SESSION!   
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 28th, 7-8PM       
8 WEEKS ~ $135  call 440-354-3036 or email [email protected]
NOT TOO LATE TO LEARN HOLIDAY MANNERS! 



ADVANCED OBED.  Thursdays 6-7pm  $8  "Come & be heeled!"
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CONFORMATION CLASSES Wednesdays 7-8pm  Just $8 (ON HOLD)

​​SERVICES OFFERED

BASIC OBEDIENCE...........................................................................................................$135
   This course consists of eight weeks of one hour sessions in a group situation.  Classes are held on the same night and at the same time every week. Class size is limited for more individualized attention and pre-registration is required. Dogs 3 months and older qualify for this course.
    I am teaching YOU the correct way to train your dog and you will be teaching your dog to respond to you with respect and love. Pack animals by nature, dogs need to understand your role as pack leader. They will feel much more secure and willing to please you when they understand you are in control and will be there to take charge of any and all situations throughout their daily life.
     The exercises covered in this course include Heel on leash, Sit, Down, Stand, Come, Finish, Stay, and Leave It with distractions of other dogs and people. I will also give advice on feeding, grooming, basic health issues, vaccination guidelines and any other issues you may present to the group.
 INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE  (CGC).................................................................................................................................$125
​     This course consists of eight weeks of one hour sessions in a group situation. Classes are held on the same night and at the same time every week and pre-registration is required. Your dog is required to have attended a basic obedience course to be able to participate at this level. If you completed a basic course elswhere I will need to evaluate your dog's level of training to know if they are qualified to attend and then will be welcome to join the course!
     This is a continuance of your basic training by increasing the control you will achieve with your companion as well as keeping him motivted and spending one on one time with you. At the final class you will be performing 10 exercises and when the two of you do this successfully you will be awarded your dog's "Canine Good Citizen" title from the American Kennel Club. As a certified CGC evaluator I will be conducting the evaluation. Your dog does NOT have to purebred or registered to earn this title.



 
























 ADVANCED OBEDIENCE..........................................................................................$8 per session
         This is an "open" class for all dogs and owners who have completed obedience classes here or elsewhere. You must have control over your dog and any dog who appears to be out of control,
aggressive or poses a threat to other canines or people will be asked to be removed from class.
      These one hour weekly classes will be an enjoyable "night out" with your companion as well as continuing his level of training. Sit stays, down stays, stand stays, recalls, and other exercises will be performed off leash as you and your dog are ready to reach this step of obedience work.
       If you decide to go on to competition, I will help you with tips to help you achieve your dog's CD or Companion Dog title. Private run-thrus are also available before you attend an event.
       In addition I will  be presenting some funtime games and exercises to keep your dog motivated and willing to continue working with you as a partner and feel useful having a "job" to do which is an inherited trait for all dogs.


























    
 CONFORMATION.....................................................................................................$8 per session
         These classes are offered as weekly one hour sessions indoors and/or outdoors.  This "open" class is welcome to any owner (and their dogs) who are training and competing in dog shows in the breed ring or Junior Showmanship competition. Handlers may work multiple dogs during the one hour session. The indoor ring is roomy and fully matted. The outdoor ring is grass with shade available. The instructors are well versed in this venue being experienced competitors as Junior Handlers as well as successfully handling numerous breeds in top events. They will offer you great tips and suggestions to help you present your dog in the best possible way. Individual issues will be addressed during class when you bring them to your instructor's attention. My conformation classes have helped many owners bring home the ribbons, the points and the titles including top ranked and Best In Show winners!
PRIVATE LESSONS....................................................................................................$65 per hour
       These private sessions are beneficial to new puppy buyers, first-time dog owners and new owners of resue dogs with little or no background information.  I will observe and help you understand your dog's current frame of mind and help bring him to a calm and confident level.
     Puppies 8 weeks to 3 months need proper guidance from the start. Helping establish good habits from the start will lead to a well-adjusted companion for many years to come. I will address housebreaking tips, grooming, proper feeding practices and other important do's and don'ts in raising a puppy or young dog. I will also help you incorporate a rescue dog into your family.
      If you own a dog with definite behavioral issues, whether aggressive or fearful, hyper, or anxious I will work with you and your canine to help solve these issues and help them overcome their problems and become well-adjusted and confident in their daily lives and within your family.