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We offer something for all size, age and personality types of dogs (and their humans) to enjoy!
Puppy Kindergarten Class
Starting Saturday Sept 26th – Oct 17th @ 10:15 Class is almost full
Starting Saturday Oct 10th – Oct 31st @ 9:00 AM
Class size is limited, register in advance 4 50- min sessions – $150
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.
Canine Life Skills for puppies and adult dogs
Thurs evenings @ 7:00pm, Aug 27th – Sept 24th 4 1-hour sessions $150 class is full
This class presents some important skills that will benefit pups and dogs of any age. To build the foundation for your dog to become a polite companion, we will address how dogs learn and the most effective way to teach them using reward-based methods. When your dog learns to control his impulses, he’ll be less likely to jump, bolt, steal, pull on leash etc. You will learn to get more focus from your dog and teach him to make good decision and say “please” to gain life rewards. Basic behaviors will be taught (sit, down, stay, come, walk on leash, leave it, wait, greet politely, go to your …) with increasing difficulty. If your dog is overexcited (barking lunging) around other dogs, ask about private training to get your dog ready for a future class.
Pls Note: This class will currently take place outside our facility in the parking lot behind the roll up gate. New covid-19 protocols require: wearing of masks. One dog/one handler. Maintaining 6ft social distance from other teams. Dogs on leash (unleash instructor permits otherwise.) Coming and leaving in single file. If your pup has had coughing or diarrhea or been “fixed” within 48 hrs -You may attend but leave your pup at home. If you are feeling unwell, have a fever or cough, you will not attend. GDDC uses accelerated hydrogen peroxide a our primary disinfectant. the registration form to sign acknowledges the risk of contracting communicable disease such as Covid-19 when in a public or private area that is shared by others. Further more, you will agree and state that you will not hold GDDC, its owners or business responsible for an injury / disease you or dog may develop.
Barn Hunt: “What’s that Smell?”
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. Taught by Michelle Largent (email [email protected])
Beginning Barn Hunt – Friday start times 6:30pm and 7:30 pm 5 week Class Fees: $155 + $5 materials fee payable to trainer at first class.
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.
Advance Barn Hunt – Tuesdays0 start 6:30pm or 7:30pm 4 week class Class Fees: $120 + $5 materials fee payable to trainer at first class.
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.
Nose and Odor Work Class
Skill levels from Introduction to Advanced
Monday Evenings starting 08/03 – 09/14 6 sessions $150
contact trainer for start times.
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, CNWI 408-839-0332 NoseWorkFun.com
due to Covid restrictions, Puppy socials are currently postponed until further notice. We can provide recommendations on trainers currently conducting small puppy group play in their homes, contact us for details.
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.
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.(please bring cash) there will be a brief orientation on what to expect for first timers at 11:00 am.
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.
Don’t Pull Me Over, Rover!
Does your dog pull you down the street when you try and walk him on leash? Learn why this is a common problem and learn the skills to teach your dog to walk with you without pulling. There are a number of medical-related conditions in dogs and their humans as a result of leash pulling. Our goal is to teach you a leash walking technique that is safe and enjoyable for everyone. types of humane equipment and their uses will be discussed. No pinch collars or choke chains. Flat collars or harness recommended.
This workshop is not appropriate for dogs who exhibit excessive barking and lunging around other dogs and humans. Please talk with us about alternative training if your dog tends to be reactive.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep Class
5 sessions – $145 (optional test – – $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.
Class taught by Certified Trainer: Cheryl Collett, CTC, Test administered by Sue Michaels, CTC
If you have other behavior problems outside the scope of our curriculum, please contact Cheryl collett for private sessions. She can be reached at [email protected] or 510-209-9122
to register today visit GoodDogDayCare.com, under “our services” select “registration” form. Complete and submit. GDDC will receive and call you for payment in advance of first session. Class sizes are limited, and fees are not refundable without Trainers approval.