Long Line Training

Single session $50
1.5 hours

Long lines are a great tool to get your dog outside to sniff and explore.  Sniffing for dogs is a specie specific behavior which is a valuable resource toward your dog’s enrichment and wellness needs.  Long line work can add a new activity to your dogs’ exercise routine, and can support reducing behavioral challenges by providing variety to your dog’s outdoor experience.  This workshop will address safe long line use, how to keep your dog engaged in the game, and how to reinforce your dog for checking in with you.  All participating dogs must be graduates of Good Manners 1 or puppy manners.

(For non-reactive dogs only).

Auditing without a dog is available – $35

What you will need: Body harness, 4- 6 foot length leash, fifteen or twenty foot cotton blend longline https://www.amazon.com/Four-Paws-Black-Foot-Cotton/dp/B0002ATAM2

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Recalls

3 sessions $120
1 hour class

Everyone wants a dog that will happily run to their side when called.  This behavior can be very easy to teach and dogs of any age and level of training can learn this skill.  Join us for 3 sessions where you will learn how to reinforce your dog for speedy recalls through the process of gradually increasing distance and distractions.  This is an outdoor class which is held in our fenced agility field at Happy Tails Pet Resort.  All participating dogs must be Good Manners 1 or puppy graduates.

(For non-reactive dogs only).

*This is an outdoor class, and we will post rain dates if needed* 

What you will need:  Flat collars or body harness, six foot leash, and your dog’s favorite treats

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Out and About

3 sessions $120
1 hour class

We teach our dogs good manners in the training center with the intent of applying these behaviors in your home, and in public places. Training sessions are held at three dog friendly public locations in Annapolis which will include (but are not limited) to Quiet Waters Park, City Dock Annapolis, and the Navy Stadium Walking trail.  We will be practicing loose leash walking skills, release to sniff, place, sit, down, stay and polite greeting. Dogs must be graduates of Good Manners One or Good Manners Two group classes, and be comfortable in public spaces.

(For non-reactive dogs only).

*This is an outdoor class, and we will post rain dates if needed*

What to bring: Your dog’s favorite treats, flat collar or harness, solid 4 – 6 foot length leash

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AKC - Canine Good Citizen Prep

3 sessions $120

Our Positively Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep class is a great way for dog and owner teams to prepare for the CGC test.  Each week we practice portions of the 10 elements of the CGC test that include walking through a crowd, polite greetings with people and dogs, handling, passing dogs, recalls, staying with distractions, and loose leash walking.   Positively Dogs hosts AKC testing events which are posted and announced on the Positively DOGS website.

Prerequisites Good Manners 1,2, 3, or equivalent – only for non-reactive dogs

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*Space is limited to 4 dogs per workshop.  See our on-line schedule for next start dates and registration.