PUPPY & ADULT MANNERS
Most classes are 1 hour per week for 6 consecutive weeks  - class fee of $120 for all six weeks.  Can't do a six week class or need day training? Visit our Day Training page.



P1 - Positive Puppy 
Pups 9-20 weeks old have fun with positive reinforcement! Goals for this class are Socialization, Self control & Focus. Basic Puppy manners are learned and we address common nuisance behaviors such as mouthing and jumping.

P2 - Advanced Puppy 
Graduates of Positive Puppy learn more advanced skills and are introduced to the behaviors that will make them a Canine Good Citizen: Group Recalls, Crowd Loose Leash Walking, Supervised Separation and more.

F1 - Foundations 1 - Manners
Dogs over 20 weeks of age who have not attended a training class at Digging Dogs. Learn basic skills such as attention, loose-leash walking, sit/stay, down/stay, coming when called, sitting at doorways, polite greeting and more. We also address nuisance behaviors such as jumping.

F2 - Foundations 2 - Canine Good Citizen 
Be a Canine Good Citizen! Graduates of Foundations 1 will polish their skills and build confidence for better behavior at home and in public.  Students will receive a voucher to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

​F3 - Foundations 3 - Beginner Novice & Intro to Rally
Ready for more? This class will refine loose leash walking skills including auto sit upon halt, introduction of basic Rally signs (including right/left turns, halts, about turns) Figure 8 heeling, controlled sit for exam/petting, sit/stay and down/stay at distance and off-leash recalls.
AGILITY
Most classes are 1 hour per week for 6 consecutive weeks - class fee of $120 for all six weeks.



A1- Intro to Agility
Dogs must be 9 months of age or older and be able to sit/down, stay and recall with other dogs nearby.  Learn start line stays, call to heel, Intro to crosses (front, rear & blind), Tunnel, One jump skills, Planks, Table, A-frame, Dogwalk, Teeter at low height.  Most students stay at this level for 2-6 sessions

A2 - Beginning Agility
Build strong foundation skills including safe and reliable contact performance ( 2 on, 2 off and running),  weaves (2x2 method), turning and side changes (FC, RC, BC), correct cues, sequence recognition and basic handling using mini courses. Prerequisite instructor permission

A3 - Intermediate Agility
Practice flatwork, crosses and  sequences on full-height AKC regulation obstacles.  Run increasingly complicated sequences. Analyze courses for competition or fun. Build on prior skills learned in Beginning Agility. 

A4 - Advanced Agility 
We will continue to work on contact and jumping skills via specific drills. Introduction to distance work and refinement of cues while on the move.  Analyze & practice increasingly complicated sequences for competition or just for fun. 

A5 - Excellent/Masters Agility
Prerequisite -Instructor Permission.  Email to be evaluated.
DIGGING DOGS TRAINING CENTER GROUP CLASSES
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BEYOND FOUNDATIONS OBEDIENCE & RALLY
Most classes are 1 hour per week for 6 consecutive weeks - class fee of $105-$115 for all six weeks.



BF4 - Novice & Graduate Novice
Advanced heeling skills, attention work as well as footwork, handling skills and rally techniques as they relate to obedience are covered. Basic jumping, recalls and target work are introduced. The class is geared to the pet owner who wants to do more with their dog as well as individual teams who want to perfect their skills in the competition ring. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or F3 completion.

BF5 - Open /Utility 
Learn and perfect more advanced skills needed for AKC, CKC, UKC open and/or utility.  Whether your goal is competing or just for fun this class will provide upper level instruction. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace. Prerequisite Instructor permission / mastery of BF 4 skills
CENTER HOURS

MONDAY          6-9PM
TUESDAY         6-9PM
WEDNESDAY  9AM-NOON & 6-9PM
THURSDAY     5-9PM
FRIDAY            5PM-8PM
SATURDAY      9AM-4PM
SUNDAY          9AM-1PM
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PHONE & ADDRESS

  T 440-255-3500
  F 440-445-6444
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1890 MENTOR AVENUE
PAINESVILLE TWP. OH 44077