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Benefits of Training Classes

  • Better manners +
  • Exercise, burn off energy +
  • Social time with other dogs +
  • Mental stimulation +
  • Skills for problem solving +

= An easier life with your dog

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Testimonials

Lynn cuts to the chase and doesn’t scold. She has a kind message delivered with a loving firmness. For specific problems she has specific answers, and for behavior modification patterns, she helps you stay on track for the long haul.

Katherine Beatie, Co-Founder k9 Connection

Louie’s Training Tip # 3

Don’t like a behavior? Don’t reward it with attention. To us dogs, saying no or yelling is better than no attention at all. It makes us want to try the behavior again just to get noticed.

Puppy Socialization

All young puppies are friendly and so cute we don’t care if they jump up, chew on our hands, and don’t pay attention. But around 16 weeks, your puppy’s “socialization window” begins to close. After that, puppies that haven’t been thoroughly socialized and trained can become wary of new places, children, and other dogs. So don’t wait! Sign up for Puppy Class right away.

Dog Training Classes

Want a better behaved, easygoing dog that pays attention to you? Come to one of our dog training classes and learn fun, effective, positive methods that will have your puppy or dog well-mannered and eager to learn more.

Class Overview

Puppy Class

    FULL

  • For: 3months-6months
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Next Class: Sunday October 15   9:00–10:00
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey map
  • Cost: $150
  • Prerequisite: 2 rounds of puppy vaccinations
  •  Trainer: Lisa Verdugo

Class content: The essentials of raising a well-behaved dog. Teaching your puppy: Where to go potty (house-training). Basic manners, such as sit, down, and come when called. That human hands are not for chewing on and that dog toys are. How to settle down and relax. To get used to being alone every now and then. To be comfortable with handling. To like and accept new people and dogs (socialization).

This class will give you all the information you need to train and socialize your puppy into a confident, well-behaved dog. (Please note that your puppy must have had two shots and close to his third shot.)

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Beginners Obedience

 

  • For: Dogs 6 months and older
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Next class: Saturday October 21, 2017 9:00–10:00
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey map
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Prerequisite: Proof of current vaccination
  • Trainer: LISA VERDUGO

Class content: A basic obedience class for beginners and for any dog that could use a little tune-up in the manners department. Commands include sit, stay, down, come, walk nicely on leash, and wait at the curb.

We practice scenarios from real life and give you problem solving skills you can use every day with your dog. The whole family is welcome to participate!

Download schedule of upcoming classes (PDF 50KB).

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Intermediate Obedience/CGC

 

  • For: 7 Months and older
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Next class: Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00–11:00
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey map
  • Cost: $150
  • Trainer: Lisa Verdugo

Class content: Continue having fun with your dog as you build on the skills learned in Beginner class! Intermediate Obedience focuses on strengthening behaviors such as coming when called, heeling and stays. Distractions and distance from the handler are added elements in this class. Training Games are used to teach your dog important life skills.

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Advanced Obedience

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 1 session of an Intermediate Novice Obedience Class or permission of the trainer.Dogs must be able to perform most Novice Obedience Exercises; i.e. Heel, recall, sits and downs, figure-eight exercises and stand for exam.
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Next class: We will have a date for upcoming class soon. 
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey map
  • Cost: $150
  • Trainer: Lisa Verdugo

Class content: Advanced Obedience builds on the skills learned in Intermediate. We make the challenges much more real world oriented and customize them for each dog’s needs.

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Canine Good Citizen

PLEASE call Lynn

  • For: Dogs 7 months and older
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • When:
  • Next class: TBD
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey map
  • Cost: $150
  • Trainer: Lynn Medlin

Class content: The exercises include: Accepting a friendly stranger. Sitting politely for petting. Out for a walk. Walking through a crowd. Sit, down, and stay. Coming when called. Reaction to another dog. Supervised separation. And more. This is preparation for dog Therapy work.

Come practice the obedience exercises required to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certification. Evaluation will be given on sixth week. Whether or not you take the optional test, you know your dog will have the refined manners we expect of today’s four-pawed urban citizens.

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Feisty Fido (dog-dog aggression)

PRIVATE TRAINING AVAILABLE

  • For: Dogs 7 months and older
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Next:  No Class at this time
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey map
  • Cost: $250.00
  • Class limitations: 5 dogs
  • Prerequisite:
  • Trainer:

Class content: Dog-dog aggression is one of the most difficult behavior problems to tackle because so many factors can be involved, for example early trauma, genetic predisposition, and learned behaviors. Addressing the problem takes time, patience, and a positive attitude.

This class is offered based on demand. Please contact us for more information—and be sure to speak with Lynn Medlin before signing up for this class.

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K9 Nose Work

  • WITH LYNN MEDLIN
  • Introduction to K9 Nose Work 
  • Length:  6 weeks
  • Next Class: TBD
  • Where: Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey map
  • Cost:  $150.00

Class content: A brand new sport for you and your dog. These classes focus on encouraging and developing your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.

RESTRICTIONS:

Dogs must be capable of handling confinement during the class, either crated away from their handlers or in a safe, secure, well-ventilated vehicle.

Reactive dogs with a history of human aggression can benefit from the activity of K9 Nose Work, too, but it should be enjoyed in a safe, secure environment, in the presence of people the dog is familiar with (at home with family members, with a private instructor). The group class setting and competition events may be too stressful and unmanageable for your dog and may place him and other people who participate in the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work at risk. If you’re planning to join a group class or attend a competition event, contact the class instructor or the event host first so that he/she can advise you on what is best for your dog

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Introduction to Odor

  • For:  Dogs 6 months and older (Enrollment limited to first 8
    dogs)
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • When: Sunday
  • Next class TBD
  • Where: Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey map
  • Cost: $150
  • Class limitations: 8 dogs
  • Prerequisite:
  • Teacher: Lynn Medlin

Class content:

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Continuing Nosework

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