Beginning Group Classes
How to Register For Classes: Online: Download the fillable PDF registration form for the class you wish to attend, fill it out, SAVE it and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Other options: email me and I can email you the PDF directly; there are also hard copies of the registration forms on the front porch of the School. When in doubt, call me!
Payment must be received prior to the first class to guarantee your space. Payment can be made during registration on the PayPal Options page (it will take a regular credit card, no PayPal account needed.) If you wish to pay by check, the check can be mailed, PAYABLE TO EMILY GAYDOS, to The Clicker Coach, 905 Lassen Lane, Mount Shasta, CA 96067. To use other forms of payment (cash, Venmo) or make other arrangements, please contact me at (530) 925-2261.
In the beginning level classes, we'll use neat games, toys and food treats to teach your puppy or dog the behaviors you want. You'll learn the best way to communicate with your individual dog and how to deliver rewards with good placement and timing for maximum learning impact. We'll also talk about how to "read" dog body language, stop unwanted behaviors and how to recognize and promote healthy play between dogs.
Puppy Manners & Socialization I
For Puppies 12 weeks - 6 months*
NEW CLASS open for registration!
5 Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm begins Sept. 27th
Start your puppy out on the right paw! In puppy's first class, we'll focus on:
house-training, chew training and proper socialization
good manners and basic commands like Sit, Down, Come and Leave It
encouraging nice play, without jumping or mouthiness
getting Puppy used to routine handling & grooming
developing focus and attention--even when excited
Class requirements: Puppies must be at least 12 weeks of age and have had at least 2 parvo/distemper combo vaccinations before attending class. If you have any questions about your pup's suitability for the class, please consult with the trainer before registering.
* Please Note: Ages approximate. Small breed dogs may do best in the puppy section; large breed pups in the older dog section; any questions about which is best for your dog, please call!
Puppy Manners 2: The Next Level
For pups & adolescents who have completed Puppy 1
NEW CLASS open for registration!
5 Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm begins Sept. 14th
In the first class, we started working on fundamental behaviors like Sit, Down and Come. In this fun-filled 5-week class, we’ll take what we learned in the basic class and start applying it to “real-life” situations and scenarios. Each session will introduce multiple exercises revolving around a theme, including:
Recalls out of dog-dog play & around other distractions
Stays, Impulse Control & good “door” manners
Building confidence, attention & focus
Walking politely on leash in a challenging world
Play, games & exercise for better manners
Class requirements: Permission of instructor. This class is for pups & adolescents under 1 year of age that have attended the basic Puppy 1 class. Space is limited, so register early to guarantee your space! All pups must be current on vaccinations.
Basic Manners & Obedience
For Adolescent & Adult dogs over 6 months of age*
It's never too late to improve a dog's learning! For dogs beyond the puppy stage, this class will focus on:
building needed real-life behaviors like Sit, Down, Stay, Come and Heel
greeting visitors calmly, without jumping up
developing impulse control and attention, even around distractions
effective play and games for exercising and calming your dog
trouble-shooting problem behaviors and bad habits
Class requirements: Dogs must be current on vaccinations. All levels of training are welcome, but please, if your dog has aggression, fear or reactivity issues, or would be seriously stressed by a group setting around unfamiliar people & other dogs, consult with the trainer before registering!