Training

Training

We offer something for all size, age and personality types of dogs (and their humans) to enjoy!

 Puppy Socials are a must for your young one! 

Saturdays 11:00am – 12 :00pm

 What happens at the social?:  Puppies get to play with other puppies. Good Dog Day Care Puppy Socials are supervised by our trained staff while your buddy makes new friends and learns how to play nicely. Your pup will have positive interactions with a variety of people and learn to read and respond to canine body language.

 Come socialize with other puppy parents and talk about the rewards and challenges of raising a puppy.  Our staff is here to supervise, discuss useful training tips and answer questions you may have. New folks will receive an orientation in reception when they first arrive.

 Bring:

1) Lots of tiny/tasty treats

2) Vaccination records (pups must be 2 weeks past their first DHPP vaccine)

3) Healthy pup (free from sneezing, coughing or diarrhea in the past 48 hours)

4) Flat collar that can release quickly (no choke chains or pinch collars)

 A few details: No pre-registration necessary.  $10 fee at the door.

 Pups should be under 5 months of age when they attend their first social.  Smaller breed pups may be older if they are friendly and social.   Our staff may make other socialization or training recommendations for you if our social is not appropriate for your dog.  We want what’s best for your dog and best for the group.

 

Nose and Odor Work Class

Skill levels from Introduction to Advanced

Monday Evenings new sessions starting Nov 13th – Dec 18th (skipping: 12/25, 1/1),

6 sessions $150 call for details

  If your dog enjoys smelling things they can have fun doing it as a sport. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can participate. It mentally challenges your dog and they are more focused and balanced. This is a fun sport for you and your dog.

  We begin training the dogs to search for food or a toy, depending on your dog’s desire. We use boxes to begin with and then move to various containers as the dogs realize the search is not about the environment but the food or toy. While your dog is learning to search, you learn the body behavior of your dog. We show you how to read your dog and learn to trust their behavior. Safety is always important in training so we show you how to be safe while searching.

 Taught by Certified Trainer: Josette Kimes:  For more about Josette see our ‘About Us/Our Staff’ page

  

 

Flyball for Adolescents, Adult dogs!

            Beginning Flyball Thursday  evenings, starting Nov 2nd – Dec 14th           (skipping Nov 23rd) @ 7:15 PM

                       Continuing Flyball Starting Friday Nov 17th – Jan 26th                                      (skipping Nov 24th, Dec 22nd and 29th, Jan 5th) @ 7:15 pm

6 sessions.  fee: $165 register in advance

For the Athletic, energetic and ball crazy dogs that thrive on challenge.  It is a fun crazy relay race AKA” Controlled Chaos!”.

 

 Puppy Kindergarten Class

Starting Saturday Oct 21st to Dec 2nd  9:45am – 10:45am

skipping Nov 25th

Class size is limited – register in advance  6 One-hour sessions – $165

 At Good Dog Day Care, we want to help give your puppy the best start in life during this critical socialization period.  Using the most effective training tools, your puppy will build confidence and be enthusiastic about learning a variety of behaviors,(sit, down, stay, settle, come, leave it, leash manners go to your mat and more).  With clear communication and positive reinforcement, you and your pup will build a strong bond and enjoy the training process.  You will learn how to prevent behavior problems before they start and give your puppy the tools to become a well-mannered and social dog.  Class includes discussion of topics such as; housetraining, alone training, puppy biting, chew training, aggression prevention, body handling and more.

Taught by Certified Trainer: Cheryl Collett, CTC

Intermediate Training and Tricks Class

5 sessions.  fee: $145

Do you want to improve your dog’s manners and obedience while having fun doing it, and show off some tricks and polite manners? We will practice getting quicker responses to the basics, while adding some distractions and challenges.  Your dog will improve her self-control, become a better decision maker and respond to both verbal and visual signals.  We’ll work on heeling, distance commands, better recalls and stays, along with greeting guests politely, and some tricks, games and mental exercises to develop learning.  Continuing to take classes with your dog builds a better bond between you and improves your training skills.  Prerequisite: Dogs should have taken a basic obedience class or puppy kindergarten class or have instructors approval.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

 5 sessions – $145 (optional test – week 6 $25)

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs that pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC Title.  There is an additional fee of $25 for testing and dogs are not guaranteed to pass.

 

Taught by Certified Trainer: Cheryl Collett, CTC

If you have other behavior problems outside the scope of our curriculum, please contact our trainer for private sessions.  She can be reached at paws4learning@sbcglobal.net or 510-209-9122

 

 Barn Hunt: “What’s that Smell?”

Next sessions start soon call for times

4 sessions $115

Barn Hunt Classes- Introductory to Advance-It’s a treasure hunt for dogs! “The purpose of Barn Hunt is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in finding and marking rats in a ‘barn-like’ setting,” Come and experience the newest dog sport sweeping the country.

Barn Hunt classes are scheduled as ongoing 4 week sessions with a 1 week break in between each session.  Class Fees: $115 + $5  payable to trainer at first class  (Pls note: no make up classes are available)

Intro to Barn Hunt –Next offering Date to be determined:  In this class we introduce basic skills and teamwork needed in Barn Hunt. Answers the question “Now what are we supposed to be doing? Includes discussion and exposure to scent pairing, indications and basic handling strategies.

Beginning Barn Hunt –   Less theory and more action! In this class your trainer will continue to coach you and your dog on scent pairing, strengthen indication, teamwork and handling strategies.

Intermediate Barn Hunt

Advance Barn Hunt –    In this class students will begin working on advance handling skill and teamwork that can come handy in barn hunt competitions. Enrollment in this class is only with instructor approval.

For more about our Barn Hunt instructor: Michelle Largent, see About Us/Our Staff page.

Class sizes are limited, so sign up now! Call 510-324-1176 or email us at Hello@GoodDogDayCare.com to register today!