Our Canine Training Academy Classes and Schedule

Our Class Schedule

S.T.A.R. Puppy Pre-School

Every Tuesday at 6:30pm

Basic Obedience

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Beyond Basic

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NEW: Tricks Class

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Advanced Obedience

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Really Reliable Recall

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Our Training Academy Classes

S.T.A.R. Puppy Pre-School

Great news – S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool now features open enrollment! New students are invited to start our comprehensive, hands-on class every Tuesday. Now you never have to wait for a new session to begin!

S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool is a new program from the AKC designed to get your puppy off to a good start and on the road to becoming a Canine Good Citizen. It’s a fact that what your puppy learns during their first six months is going to play a major role in what kind of adult dog you will have. This hands-on course covers all the basics, including socialization, feeding, house training, basic obedience, handling, problem prevention and the keys to communicating with your new best friend! Class concludes with the S.T.A.R. Puppy Test, which tests your puppy’s new skills and readies you for more advanced obedience training.

Puppy Daycare

Proper puppy socialization is a critical component in creating a friendly, well-mannered adult dog. In fact, most of the behavioral problems we see in adult dogs could have been prevented or quickly corrected with proper socialization as a puppy. All puppies enrolled in our puppy class will receive five weeks of complimentary membership in our Puppy-Only Daycare. Your puppy will have fun and gain confidence while working on their canine communication in a safe, upbeat atmosphere filled with lots of new friends!

Basic Obedience Class

In this class, we will work on basic on-leash obedience. Your dog will learn to walk nicely on-leash without pulling, to sit-stay, down-stay, come and go to their “place” on command, and to “leave it” when told to. Most importantly they will learn how to work around other dogs! For dogs ages 18 weeks to senior; no prior obedience experience is required!

Beyond Basic

After your dog has completed S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool or Basic Obedience, it’s time to take your new skills to the next level!
Can your dog sit, down, stay, and come if a tennis ball or toy is flying by? How about if other dogs or people are strolling by? In this class, we will reinforce the behaviors that our dogs already learned through distraction, distance, and duration so our environment does not dictate whether our dogs can listen. This is an intermediate class that requires solid basic obedience skills, and participants are required to have completed either Basic or S.T.A.R. Puppy Preschool.

Advanced Obedience Class

Once you and your dog have completed Basic and Intermediate classes, it’s time to take your skills to the next level. You and your dog will practice high-level leave its, sit and down stays, and come over longer distances and through multiple distractions. All class attendees should come to class with a 20-25 feet lead ready for a challenge!

NEW: Tricks Class

Learning tricks is not only great mental exercise and a great way to burn energy – it’s fun! In this class, we use playful and entertaining tricks to develop healthy relationships and improved communication between dogs and their humans. This is a great obedience class for anyone looking for a fun, challenging alternative to the traditional obedience class.

Rally

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your dog that strengthens your relationship and sharpens his obedience skills? Rally is right up your alley! This class prepares you and your dog to work as a team to complete a timed and number course with up to 15 different obedience exercises. Graduates have gone on to compete in AKC and APDT Rally Trials against dogs from all around the country!

Really Reliable Recall

A solid recall is a valuable behavior for dogs of all sorts, including dogs who compete in sports, do therapy or assistance work, or provide the valuable service of being someone’s beloved companion. The better the recall, the safer your dog is when off-leash!

 

Therapy Dog International Prep Class

We’re excited to now offer this preparatory class, designed to help orientate your dog to the AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International Therapy Dog Tests. During each class session you and your dog will practice test items, including sitting politely for petting and high-level leave-its, to get as ready as ever for test day. Testing fees are included in tuition!

Click here to learn more about Therapy Dog International.

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Transportation

Transportation is available 7 days a week to our Resort from New York City and destinations all over the Hudson Valley.

 

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