Classes

Smart Start Puppy Class

For puppies 9 to 16 weeks old. Puppies will be introduced to foundation behaviors and socialization with puppy agility and adventure trips.  Puppies who are not OSSVH clients must show proof of the most recent set of vaccinations.

6 weeks – Fee:  $225

Puppy Plus!

Puppy must have had an introductory puppy class or equivalent.

6 weeks – Fee: TBA

Beyond Puppy Plus!

Puppy must have had an introduction to foundation behaviors or good manners.

6 weeks – Fee: TBA

Just The Basics

For dogs who’ve graduated from the 18-week Come When Called puppy program, newly adopted dogs, dogs of first-time dog owners and older dogs who need a refresher in foundation behaviors.

6 weeks – Fee:  $TBA

CGC PREP+

Sharpening the behaviors and skills your dog needs to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. The CGC test is available after completion of the class.

6 weeks –  Fee:  $225

Obedience Skills for Competition

For students preparing to enter competitive obedience at the Novice level and those wanting to enhance their handling skills and their dogs’ obedience behaviors.  Students pay for 6 weeks and have 8 weeks to complete them

Fee: $200 for 6 sessions 

Intensive Growly Dog

This five-week program is designed to help owners whose dogs bark and lunge on leash when encountering an unfamiliar dog. The class is highly structured with in-class exercises and specific work to be done in your dog’s home environment. Owner/dog teams work with personal coaches, at first in enclosures but moving gradually to a real-world setting. (Limited to four dogs)

Five 90-minute sessions

Fee: $225

Growly Dog 2.0

This class is for graduates of the Intensive Growly Dog class or equivalent who want to hone their handling techniques in new places and with new, unfamiliar dogs to generalize appropriate behavior. Starting with a brief refresher of the key concepts of behavior modification, the class quickly moves outdoors to a variety of incrementally challenging environments and exercises. This class is taught by Al Winder and her training partner, Kelly Citrin. (Limited to six dogs)

Five 90-minute sessions

Fee: $225

NEW  Shape Up Your Pup!

Four Behaviors, Four Weeks.

This four-week class addresses four critical behaviors for every dog/owner:  a reliable recall, a down stay that applies to any environment, such as an outdoor restaurant, loose leash walking, especially in your neighborhood, and keeping four paws on the floor whether at home or outside. (Limited to six dogs) The class will meet outdoors during the Coronavirus crisis.

Four one-hour sessions

Fee:  $200

 
 

Agility 1.0

Using a reduced-size dog walk and A-frame but regulation jumps, tunnel and pause table, dogs new to agility are introduced to these elements slowly and safely with positive training techniques and proper handling. Six 75-minute sessions. The class will meet outdoors during the Coronavirus crisis.

Fee: $225