In recent years, dog training has moved beyond the out-dated concepts of being “alpha” and thinking in terms of “wolf pack theory”. Educated professionals no longer encourage the need to ‘dominate’ an animal to train them. Efficient training techniques follow the lead of animal and marine mammal trainers. Coventry’s classes are designed with this in mind, to effectively and efficiently train you and your dog, improve your relationship and let you have fun! SCROLL DOWN AND SIGN UP NOW!
ANNOUNCING: Puppy Prep School and Day Training are HERE! (scroll down for more info!)
PET TRAINING CLASSES
REFUNDS are given only if requested one week prior to the class start date.
Start your puppy out on the right paw with a class designed for his needs! This class focuses on providing good socialization experiences and teaching attention and focus, bite inhibition, walking on a leash, good manners, sit, down, control yourself and come! For puppies up to 5 months of age. This class runs for 8-weeks. Tuition = $200.
|Saturday||9:15am||March 15||Book now|
|Monday||6:30pm||March 24||Book now|
|Thursday||6:30pm||April 3||Book now|
The beginner class is the perfect start to your dog’s formal education! This class will teach sit, down, stay, wait, come, walk nicely on leash, leave-it, targeting and go-to- mat. In addition, basic manners will be covered and you will introduce both hand signals and voice commands. As the class progresses, distraction training will be added. For dogs 5 months and older. This class runs for 8-weeks. Tuition = $200.
|Saturday||11:45am||March 15||Book now|
|Thursday||7:45pm||April 17||Book now|
Whether your puppy needs to master the basics or your older dog needs to polish up a few things before moving on with his education, this 5-week class is perfect! Work on the essentials like: stay, wait come, leave-it, go-to-mat and walk nicely. Pre-requisites are Puppy Kindergarten or some experience with a beginner class. Additionally, this class prepares handlers and dogs to switch to positive reinforcement training. This class runs for 5-weeks. Tuition = $125.
|Wednesday||7:45pm||March 12||Book now|
|Tuesday||6:30pm||April 22||Book now|
The next step in your dog’s education is making him a Wonder Dog! This class focuses on heeling, advanced distraction work and the beginning of off-leash training. In addition, distance and motion will be introduced. Open to dogs who have completed Beginner or Headstart. This class runs for 6-weeks. Tuition = $175.
|Tuesday||7:45pm||April 8||Book now|
The ultimate challenge for your dog! Fun exercises designed to test your dog’s ability at every turn. Registering dogs must be Wonder Dogs! This class runs for 6-weeks. Tuition = $175.
|Monday||6:30pm||April 7||Book now|
SPORTS AND SPECIALTY TRAINING
Is your dog KRANKY with other dogs? Dog to dog aggression creates serious problems for owners. Owners of “Kranky” dogs suffer embarrassment and sometimes even physical injury as they attempt to control their dog’s outbursts at the sight, sound or even smell of another dog. Kranky K9s is a specialty class that is taught by multiple knowledgeable and patient instructors experienced in handling aggression in a classroom setting. The classes will focus on calming techniques, teaching alternative behaviors and handling methods. This class is limited to 6-dogs and runs for 6-weeks. Tuition = $325.
|Monday||8:00pm||March 24||Book now|
The ultimate mental exercise for your dog! Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This new and exciting sport is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. All your dog needs is a nose! Levels 1, 2 and 3 run 6-weeks. Tuition = $150.
Intro to Nosework 1
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Nosework 2 – Intro to Odor
|Saturday||3:30pm||March 8||Book now|
Nosework 3 – Advanced
|Tuesday||6:30pm||March 11||Book now|
|Wednesday||6:30pm||April 2||Book now|
|Wednesday||7:45pm||April 2||Book now|
Rally is an interactive dog sport where the dog and handler move from station to station completing obedience exercises. Rally will help you to practice and advance the skills learned in your previous pet training classes. Teamwork and fun is emphasized! The goal of this class is to introduce Level 1 Rally exercises and build a positive working relationship between dog and handler. Dogs that have completed a minimum of Wonderdogs! are invited. Rally FUN-damentals II is open to all students who have completed FUN-damentals I and wish to improve their course skills. These classes run for 6-weeks and the Tuition = $150.
Rally FUN-damentals I
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Rally FUN-damentals II
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PUPPY PREP SCHOOL
Behavior problems are best treated with prevention and experts agree that to grow into a well-adjusted adult, puppies, between the ages of 2 to 5 months, need to be socialized to all the things that they will encounter during their lives. They also need to be mentally stimulated with training, learn manners, behave appropriately with other dogs and be well exercised!
But who has the time to do all of this?! WE DO!
Enroll your puppy in Puppy Prep-School, where he will spend his day playing in camp, be given many socialization opportunities and be actively trained as part of our specialized program where he will learn good manners and necessary life skills. Puppies will be taught foundation behaviors - “sit”, “down”, “wait”, “come”, “leave it”, “doorway manners” and “loose leash walking”. Additionally, each puppy will learn self control, acceptance of handling, not to puppy nip, how to “play nice” with other dogs, and even how to be alone!
Don’t leave your puppy home in a crate all day, wasting valuable brain development time!
Puppy Prep School is a month-long program and will be ‘in session’ three times per week. The 4-week duration of our program can be extended to meet your day camp and training needs. At the end of each week, you will meet with the trainer to learn and practice your pup’s new skills!
Included in the program are: 12 days of specialized puppy camp; nine hours of individualized training sessions (over the course of 4 weeks); three hours of private consultation with Training Director (initial consultation, weekly progress meeting and closing session); discount on additional camp days and a $50 discount on a followup Puppy Kindergarten or Headstart class.
For pups ages 3 to 6 months. Call us for more information!
What is Day Training? It is a specialized program for adolescent and adult dogs. With today’s busy schedules, not everyone has the time to devote to training their dogs to be well-behaved companions. Training takes skill and the patience to practice until the behavior is well-established and reliable in different situations. Our trainers can do it for you! We will create a specialized program to fit your training needs. Your dog will attend day camp and have scheduled training sessions throughout the day with our skilled trainers. While you are at work, school or play your dogs are exercising and learning! We will work to establish the behaviors that you want, reliably, efficiently and positively. Throughout the program, you will have weekly sessions with our trainers to help you to use the skills your dog has learned. Because each program will be individually designed, the duration will be determined by your training goals. Call us for more info and to have a program designed for your dog!
If you can’t make our classes, or you prefer to learn privately, we’ll be glad to accommodate you. A private training session deals with basic training problems like jumping, pulling, puppy nipping, not coming when called, destruction, barking, housebreaking, counter-surfing and a host of others. Sessions are an hour in duration = $125/hr.
A behavioral consult is a private session that focuses on dealing with a behavior problem related to fear, anxiety, aggression (to humans and/or dogs) or compulsive disorder. If you are experiencing this type of a behavioral problem with your dog, a private behavior consultation is the appropriate option. These types of behavior problems go beyond traditional training and require the expertise of a qualified behavior professional.
A consult is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours in length and includes collecting a very detailed history of all aspects of a dog’s behavior. Consultation cost = $175; follow-up visits = $150.