Wagz n' Kisses: Professional Pet Grooming and Dog Training

TRAINING

Our Training Methods are based upon Science and Research. Laura has 10 years of professional dog training experience, certifications through Penn Foster Career School and the American Kennel Club, a Masters Degree in education, as well as 27 years experience as a public school teacher. Let us help you train your dog and build that wonderful relationship that will last a lifetime. Only AKC approved humane training methods are used. We work on the philosophy of rewards and the removal of rewarding resources to increase obedience and modify unwanted behavior.

Classes

NEW GROUP CLASSES START WHEN THERE ARE ENOUGH STUDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, AND CLASS THAT INTERESTS YOU TO RESERVE A SEAT.

All classes are $100. Must be paid prior to the first class. Non-refundable.

SHOT RECORDS AND HEALTH CERTIFICATION DUE FIRST CLASS

S.TA.R. PUPPY

AKC S.T.A.R Puppy classes include Socialization, simple obedience Training,

Activity and Exercise, and advice for Responsible Ownership.

This class is very enjoyable. Lots of play and interaction. Participants can receive personal guidance from instructor on a variety of puppy training topics.

Minimum attendance 6 weeks

AKC CERITIFIED CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC)

The goal of this 6 weeks course is to build a relationship of trust and respect

between the dog and the handler. Positive reinforcement is used to

reward desired behavior and eliminate undesirable behavior.

All basic commands will be instructed with the goal of each participant obtaining

CGC Certification upon completion. For a small additional fee, the successful owners can receive an official certificate from the AKC. This is sometimes useful for renting and home owners insurance.

THERAPY DOG:

ATD membership requires additonal cost)

Our most recent addition to our classes is our Therapy Dog Class. This class follows the guidelines of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). You will go through 6 weeks of training geared toward creating a dog/human team that is able to be certified through ATD. These dog teams are welcomed into many facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools. Throughout the course you will be guided through the process of becoming a certified team through clearances, tests and observations in real therapy settings. If you choose to, upon completion you can join ATD and receive their organization's, benefits including identification and insurance.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES

If there is a great enough interest, additional classes may be offered, including Trick Training with AKC certificates, Advanced Good Citizen-Dog About Town, and Service Dog Training

Private Training    Personalized Training provided right in your own home. A complete assessment with suggestions for behavior modification and Obedience Training is provided in 3 one hour sessions scheduled at your convenience.

$150 for 3 weeks

Additional Weeks $40

Mileage may be charged outside our regular service area.

570 748-3365

Graduation Aug 2011

Puppy Class Dec 2011