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Class Offerings:

Canine Good Citizen - S.T.A.R. Puppy - Community Canine - Urban Canine

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 The Canine Good Citizen or CGC class and skill test is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all non-aggressive dogs. It focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. Ribbons and a certification are earned by all dogs passing the final skills test.

Cost:  $250 for the 6 week session.

 

Upcoming sessions:

 6 weeks - Thursdays 7 pm-8 pm>  August 5,12,19,26  September 2,9

Puppy Portrait
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 AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy prepares pups to move on to Canine Good Citizen training. For example, in STAR, puppies must walk on a leash in a straight line. In CGC, the task becomes more advanced with dogs walking in a pattern that includes right and left turns and stops.

 The skills in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are practical and functional. Teaching puppies to tolerate grooming, handling, and basic exams of the ears, feet, and mouth will result in well-mannered puppies that veterinarians are happy to see.

Cost:  $250 for the 6 week session.

 

Upcoming sessions:

 6 weeks - Thursdays 7 pm-8 pm>  June 3,10,17,24  July 8,15

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 The AKC Community Canine program is all about ensuring you have a well-behaved dog while you’re out and about in the community. Where CGC happens in a simulated environment, the 10-step AKC Community Canine test is conducted in real life situations—like walking on a busy sidewalk or through a local park–giving you and your dog the confidence to enjoy everyday to the fullest, no matter what comes your way. Ribbons and a certification are earned by all dogs passing the final skills test.

Cost:  $250 for the 6 week session.

 

Upcoming sessions:

TBA

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 Another step beyond the basic CGC test is the AKC Urban CGC title, which tests your CGC skills in an active city or town setting. There are 10-steps to the test that your dog must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title, but it is administered in a place where there are cars, streets to be crossed, noises, and fast-paced distractions. Ribbons and a certification are earned by all dogs passing the final skills test.

Cost:  $250 for the 6 week session.

 

Upcoming sessions:

TBA

                    Original Workshops

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  If you love to camp, want to include your dog, and feel a little overwhelmed between the camper setup and how to manage your dog in the great outdoors, then Camping with Dogs 101 is for you!

  In this hands-on, five week workshop, you will learn how to: 

> Select an RV to suit you and your dog's needs.

> Set up, pack, haul and hook up an RV.

> Teach your dog to have obedience around other campers, pets, and wildlife.

> Canine first aid basics.

Cost: $160.00 for the five week course.

Upcoming sessions:

Times and dates TBA.

 

  Patio   Pups   

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 Patio Pups is a workshop designed to teach you and your dog the skills needed to be good citizens while enjoying local breweries, wineries, coffee shops, and eateries that offer beautiful, dog friendly patio seating. In this four-week course we cover how to:

 

>Safely tether your dog at a table.

>Put your dog in a long down stay.

>Get him or her to leave the table and dropped food alone.

>Behave even when you have to step away from the table for a moment.

  Cost is $250.00 per dog and handler team. 

Upcoming sessions:  FULL

July 24  Battle Creek Regional Park - Beaver Lake Shelter (11am - Noon)

             2300 Upper Afton Rd, Maplewood, MN 55119

              > Picnic Skills

              

July 31  Coffee Paw Café (11am - Noon)

              826 4th St S, Stillwater, MN 55082

              > Coffee Shop Near Bike Shop

 

Aug 7    Under Pressure Brewing (1pm - 2pm)

               8806 7th Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427

               > Indoor Brewery 

 

Aug 14   Stanley's NE Pawtio (11am - Noonish)

                 2500 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

                > Full Brunch (dog and human menus)