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Mind Your Manners
Tuesday Evenings 5 PM, 6PM
  • $100 for 6 Classes
  • Next available class start November 1, 2022 6PM
  • This class is designed for puppies just starting out or adult dogs needing a refresher.
  • The focus is on manners and behaving well at home and out in public. Skills taught include Focus, Walking politely on a leash, Coming when called, Leave it, and other basic behaviors.
  • Dogs less than 1 year of age will automatically be evaluated for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program at no additional cost.
Therapy Dog Prep: Advanced Manners
Tuesday Evenings  7PM 
  • $130 for 8 classes with Canine Good Citizen Evaluation on last class

  • Next available class starts November 29, 2022

  • Skills taught include greeting visitors at home politely, staying on a mat, down, going politely through a door, meeting friendly dogs, making vet visits less stressful, more walking politely on a loose leash, distractions, Focus, “Leave it”, coming when called, hand touch, chin rest.

  • Must have taken a Basic Manners class or be able to demonstrate that the dog has basic manners.

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Instructor: Karen Smith

Karen has completed a certification program in Dog Training, and another in Canine Behavior. She is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and an AKC trick dog evaluator.

Image by Brandon Cormier

Mind Your Manners