(440) 255-3500
1890 Mentor Ave.
Painesville Twp. OH 44077
Classes are 1 hour per week for 6 weeks, unless noted.
Average class size is 8 dog/handler teams.
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Note: Dogs & Puppies must be in the home a minimum of two weeks prior to attending class.

Positive Puppy: For puppies 10-20 weeks of age. Puppies experience socialization with other young dogs. Owners learn how to promote attention and focus. We will use praise, food and petting to reinforce good behavior. Goals for this class are: Loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, come when called with very light distraction, go to mat and more. $115

Foundations I: For dogs 5 months of age and older with NO formal training.  Owners will earn how to mark desired behaviors with verbal/toy/food rewards. Learn basic handling skills, such as targeting, attention & focus, self-control games for dogs and more.  Includes loose-leash walking, sit/down/stay, coming when called, sitting at doorways, sitting politely for petting, and more. $115.00*

Foundations 2: Prerequisite - Foundations I or Instructor Permission.  Good manners were the focus of the Foundations 1 class.  Now you and your dog will polish those skills and build confidence for better behavior at home and in public.   Increase attention and gain a better relationship with your dog.   Long line leashes will be used for for recall response, plus an emphasis on distance stays in place.  Exercises for off-leash walking will be introduced.  Hone skills covered in prior classes with the addition of  stay, "go to place,"  polite greetings, and more demanding distraction work including food and toys.     $115.00

Foundations 3: Canine Good Citizen : Prerequisite Foundations 2 or Instructor Permission.Practice loose leash walking, recalls, sits & downs, supervised separation, sitting politely for petting, accepting a freindly stranger, allowing a stranger to check paws and ears,  polite dog/dog greetings and other skills outlined in the AKC CGC test. and more. This class is perfect for those needing to practice the obedience skills to take the  AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, which will be given the last week of class.  $115.00

Foundations 4: AKC Community Canine/Therapy Dog: Prerequisite Foundations 3 or Instructor Permission.  Learn & practice the advanced skills needed for the Community Canine Test and work toward the Therapy Dog test.   Skills learned/practiced include more advanced distraction work, sitting/staying in close proximity to other dogs (3 feet), walking through a crowd, lying/sitting near other dogs while owners fill out paperwork, Dog will sit or stand stay (owner's choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway, Dogs will also be exposed to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes.  The Community Canine Test will be given the 6th week of the class.  $115.00

Obedience Foundation Skills: Emphasis on focus, attention and self-control. Dogs will learn targeting, loose leash walking, and other foundation skills.  A perfect start for both pet and competition dogs.  $115.00

Advanced Workshop 1: Prerequisite Foundations 3 and Instructor Permission: Advanced heeling skills, attention work as well as footwork, handling skills and basic rally skills 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.  $100.00/$105.00

Advanced Workshop 2: Prerequisite Advanced Workshop 1 and Instructor Permission: This class provides practice and training for Novice/Open dogs and handlers.  Introduction to retrieving as well as competition-level heeling, group stays and more. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace. $105.00

Open/Utility Workshop: Prerequisite- Instructor Permission: Focus of the class is to work on and extend the skills needed for AKC, CKC, UKC or equivalent venues open and/or utility skills with a goal of competing. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace. $100.00/$115.00

Intro to Rally
Do you have basic obedience skills and want to try a fun team sport?  Learn how to participate in Rally Obedience!  Dogs should know how to sit, down, and walk on a loose leash.   Have a fun time navigating a Rally course that changes each week and learn new skills.   $115.00

Rally is a sport in which handler & dog teams navigate a course of stations, each requiring a specific skill.  Unlimited communication between dog and handler is allowed, and the emphasis is upon FUN!  A great way to practice obedience skills and also an ideal first venue to compete in. We will cover AKC, World Cynosport & C-WAGS Rally skills.  Drop-ins permitted.    $115.00   Drop-in $20.00.- CASH ONLY FOR DROP INS.

Novice Tricks
Join our NEW Novice Tricks Class and earn the new AKC Tricks Title! Have fun with your dog while learning new skills. 
This 5 week class (no class April 22nd) will include 10 tricks from the list of approved Novice Tricks  :If you wish to have the AKC title, your dog must be registered with AKC either as a purebred, PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing), or Canine Partners Program.  Dogs with a CGC on record only need to perform 5 tricks; non-CGC need to perform 10 tricks. 
Prerequisite is a CGC or equivalent classwork (Foundations 2/3)  $105.00

Loose Leash Walking
Does your dog pull and drag you while on leash?   Join this 3 week course and learn how to have your dog focus upon you while walking on leash.  Our professional techniques will have your pooch staying with you and provide you with a skills that will last a lifetime.   $75.00

Really Reliable Recall
Join this 3-week session and learn the insider's methods for reliable recall for your dog.  Learn positive methods that performance people use to motivate their dogs in the ring as well as in the backyard.   $75.00

Control Off Leash: Prerequisite Foundations 3 or Instructor Permission,  Learn to have off-leash control of your dog, including heeling (walking & running), call to heel, pre-agility skills, recalls and more.  Working with the dog on both sides (left and right) will improve your skills.  We will proof and incorporate distractions including food, toys, people and dogs. One hour per week for six weeks.  $115.00

Classes are limited to domestic dogs: no Wolf-hybrids please.

Owners must be able to control dogs in a group setting in order to attend classes.  If your dog is reactive or aggressive (ie, lunges, barks viciously, growls or snaps at other dogs) they will be transferred to private training.
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8790 Munson Rd. Mentor, 44060.
(approximately 4 miles west of Digging Dogs at the corner of Tyler & Hopkins.)

PetWorks Office Hours are M-F 6:45am-7:00pm
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