Dog Training Classes

Puppy Smart Start – Taught by Heather Clever

Start Any Time!

This class is ongoing with open enrollment – you can start any Thursday or Saturday there’s an opening. 

WHY PUPPY SMART START?

Biting, and jumping, and potty accidents – oh my! Puppy Smart Start will teach you how to mitigate these natural parts of puppyhood. But beyond that, this class will show you how to set your puppy–and yourself–up for long-term success. You and your puppy will learn about potty training, nipping and chewing, socialization and your puppy’s crucial socialization period, handling and grooming, crate training, leash skills, polite greetings, and more! 

AVAILABLE CLASS TIMES

Thursdays at 9:30 AM

OR 

Saturdays at 9:30 AM

You will choose one option and attend at the same time of the week for 6 consecutive weeks*

*Weather permitting. Please see the weather policy below.

PREREQUISITES

  • Puppies must be between 8 and 16 weeks old on their start date. 
  • Puppies must have their first two rounds of vaccinations.
  • Puppies must be free of parasites and any symptoms of illness to attend class.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Harness or collar with a regular 4 or 6 foot leash (please ask for help with fitting!)
  • Half of your puppy’s breakfast (feed the other half at your puppy’s regular breakfast time)
  • A treat pouch that clips to your waist
  • Many soft, smelly treats such as string cheese or chicken, chopped into pea-sized pieces
  • A toy or long-lasting chew your puppy enjoys
  • A blanket , towel or flat bed for your puppy to lie on
  • A backpack or bag to carry your training supplies

CLASS LOCATION

Class is held at the Onion Creek Kennels puppy play room at 904 Canyon Wren Dr. Check in at our front desk.

Puppies must be carried from your car to the classroom. 

WEATHER POLICY

Class will be canceled and rescheduled for the following week on days that forecast rain or inclement weather. Please check your email every morning before class for updates and reschedule announcements.

TUITION

Puppy Smart Start is $200 and includes 6 class sessions lasting about an hour each.

HOW TO REGISTER

New clients can register a new account here.

Existing clients can sign up for classes here.

Manners 101 – Taught by Heather Clever

This class is for training beginners. Whether you have an excitable adolescent, a new rescue without any known training, or an older dog who never got around to learning “Down,” Manners 101 will teach you to communicate effectively with your canine companion and give you both an excellent foundation in basic manners. We’ll practice cues like Sit, Down, Eye Contact, Come When Called, Touch, Leave It, Polite Walking on Leash, Stay, and Drop It! 

AVAILABLE CLASS TIMES

Saturdays at 11:00 AM (beginning 2/22/2020)

Thursdays at 11:00 AM (beginning 3/26/2020)

Class will meet at the same time each week for 6 consecutive weeks*

*Weather permitting. Please see the weather policy below.

PREREQUISITES

  • Dogs must be at least 4 months old at the start of class (but there is no maximum age!)
  • Dogs must be friendly and comfortable around other dogs and people. If your dog is fearful, aggressive or barks intensely at other dogs or people, ask us about private lessons. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Harness or flat collar with a regular 6 foot leash (please ask for help with fitting!)
  • Half of your dog’s breakfast (feed the other half at your dog’s regular breakfast time)
  • A treat pouch that clips to your waist
  • Many soft, smelly treats such as string cheese or chicken, chopped into pea-sized pieces
  • A toy or long-lasting chew your dog enjoys
  • A blanket , towel or flat bed for your dog to lie on
  • A backpack or bag to carry your training supplies

CLASS LOCATION

Class is held at the Onion Creek Kennels outdoor agility field. Check in at our front desk at 904 Canyon Wren Dr. 

WEATHER POLICY

Class will be canceled and rescheduled for the following week on days that forecast rain or inclement weather. Please check your email every morning before class for updates and reschedule announcements.

 ATTENDANCE AND REFUNDS

Please give careful consideration to your availability, commitment to training, and your dog before signing up for class. Our class sizes are small to ensure all students can receive tailored instruction, and your tuition purchases sessions in a specific class. Makeups will not be available. 

If you find you cannot attend class, let us know 5 days prior to the class start date for a full refund. Class cancellations and refund requests can be made in writing to our office at onioncreekkennels@gmail.com

TUITION

Manners 101 is $200 and includes 6 class sessions lasting about an hour each.

HOW TO REGISTER

New clients can register a new account here.

Existing clients can sign up for classes here.