Dear Clients, 

Smith Dog Training has decided to discontinue teaching classes until further notice.

We are in the process of finding a location to teach classes.

We thank you for your support and patience

and apologize for the inconvenience

 

Our PuppyGarten is specifically designed to provide your 8-24 week old puppy the enrichment and socialization he/she requires with other puppies. Enrichment means exposure to novel objects, noises, textures, sounds, etc. in combination with healthy play and learning basic behaviors

 

PuppyGarten provides you and your puppy an introduction to the real world. Our focus is on helping the puppy develop his/her brain to explore the new world with various activities such as playing in a ball pit, running through a tunnel, balancing on a wobble board and more. We will discuss the challenging puppy behaviors such as mouthing, jumping up, potty training and body handling. We use the least invasive and force-free training methods available to us to help create a safe environment for your puppy and to make training a lot of fun. 

Behaviors we cover:

  • sit, down, stay, recall

  • manners: not jumping up, calming down, drop & leave it

  • specialty behaviors (veterinary handling, grooming, medical equipment, obstacles, house and crate training)

  • social skills (during play)

  • other typical puppy behaviors

  • for our shy dogs growing confidence in a new environment

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes. 

Class duration: 50 minutes

Puppies age: 8 - 24 weeks

Locations: Pet People in Los Gatos Monday - Thursday: Kimberly

 

Enroll when you get your puppy. We will ensure everything is covered in 6 classes. Each class is an individual class focusing on basic obedience and preparing your puppy for life. Add additional classes for more fun, socialization and learning.

If our class is full please register and we will contact you asap and provide an estimated start date. Thank you!

 

A well-mannered family dog is priceless. Family Dog is ideal for dogs that have attended our PuppyGarten, dogs that want to learn new manners or refresh their skills. The class is a wonderful preparation to work towards the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test.

Behaviors we will cover:

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

 

For graduates of the Family Dog 1 Class - Beginner, this class continues foundation skills and introduces tricks.
The last class offers the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing.

 

Prerequisites: Family Dog 1 - Beginning class, previous group training experience or approval of trainer

 

Behaviors we will cover:

  • impulse control behaviors such as sit stay and down stay

  • focusing on handler/owner and ignoring distractions

  • sitting politely for petting

  • loose leash walking through a crowd

  • recalls with more distractions

  • greeting a stranger

  • greeting another dog politely

  • supervised separation

  • reviewing CGC test requirements

  • tricks

 

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

6 classes: $225 

5 classes: $187.50

Instructor: Nathalie

 

For graduates of the Family Dog 2 Class - Intermediate, this class continues foundation skills and tricks. The last class offers the Advanced AKC Canine Good Citizen ACGC) testing.  

 

Prerequisites: Family Dog 2 - Intermediate class, previous training experience or approval

of trainer.

In this class we continue to focus on developing obedience behaviors. We incorporate more real life distractions, add more duration and focus on provide a good skill set for ACGC testing (Advanced CGC) and Therapy Dog (based on TDI).

 

Behaviors include:

• learning to relax while owner is doing something else

• sitting politely for petting with distractions

• meeting a friendly stranger with distractions

• meeting another dog

• loose-leash walking past distractions

• loose-leash walking through a crowd

• recall (20 ft +) with distractions

• sit and down stay with distractions and distance

• supervised separation

• enter/exit a doorway politely

• leave it with distractions

• supervised visitation

• reaction to situations including wheelchair, walker, children and more

• reviewing ACGC test requirements

• reviewing TDI test requirements

• tricks

Bring to class:

• lots of small, moist treats

• favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong

• mat (such as bathmat)

• flat collar, martingale and harness (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

• 6 ft leash (no rectractable)

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

Instructor: Nathalie

 

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Costs: $25 (excluding costs paid to AKC)

 

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