Group Dog Training Classes

Held in Catawba, SC near Rock Hill

One on One Sessions

Time: 30 minute sessions scheduled beginning at 10 am
Dates: Saturday, June 30
Location: Catawba, SC

It’s your choice! Pick the skill that you want to go over with your dog and we will work on it! Stick around and learn from watching the other handler’s lessons.

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Reward Placement for Better Ring Performance

Time: 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Dates: July 21
Location: Catawba, SC

Where and how we reward behaviors matters. We can speed up training by rewarding the dog in position for stays. We can build distance behaviors by throwing the reward to the dog in agility. We can reinforce at the source of the scent in nosework. We can keep the rewards in a cookie jar or on top of the crate and teach our dogs to work without rewards on our body to prepare them for being in the ring at a trial. There are lots of ways that we can reinforce our dog’s behaviors and how we do it impacts our dog’s enthusiasm, accuracy, ring readiness and commitment. We can use it to speed up shaping, speed up the dog’s understanding, build distance, and improve accuracy. We can use it to test the dog’s commitment to to wean off of rewards, to work towards the ring picture, and to build ring ready exercises. Reward placement is smart training. We can work smarter instead of harder and we can achieve faster results and happier, less frustrated dogs in the process.

This workshop will emphasize 3 areas: 1) Understanding reward strategies, 2) Applying reward strategies to strengthen behaviors, 3) Applying reward strategies to fix weak behaviors and 4) Applying reward strategies to assess how ring ready our dog’s performance of the exercises and behaviors are.

This workshop is ideal for people who compete in a variety of dog sports including rally, obedience, agility, barn hunt and nosework. We will start off with theory but we will move rapidly to all teams working and practicing the reward locations for various skills and exercises that the handler chooses. Dog teams will cycle through short one-on-one sessions with Mariah to work on specifics for that team.

One on One Sessions

Time: 30 minute sessions starting at 2pm
Dates: Saturday, July 21
Location: Catawba, SC

It’s your choice! Pick the skill that you want to go over with your dog and we will work on it! Stick around and learn from watching the other handler’s lessons.

One on One Sessions

Time: 30 minute sessions starting at 10 am
Dates: Saturday, August 4
Location: Julian, NC at Quicksilver Canine

It’s your choice! Pick the skill that you want to go over with your dog and we will work on it! Stick around and learn from watching the other handler’s lessons.

Group Dog Training Classes

We offer group dog training classes to help your dog learn the skills for manners, reactivity, therapy dog training, dog agility, and other dog sports!

Group Dog Training Classes are an affordable training option that teaches your dog to listen even with the distractions of other people and other dogs nearby.

Puppy Training Classes

Our Puppy Group Dog Training Classes helps your puppy become the perfect family pet. Our classes teach your puppy not to bite, to walk nicely on a leash, to come when called and to focus on you!

Dog Agility Training Classes

Have fun with your dog, teach your dog to be reliable off leash and go home with a happy, tired dog! That’s what agility group dog training classes do. Join us for some fun with your dog and watch your dog’s focus and ability to listen to you grow and grow!

Reactive Rover Class

Reactive Rover group dog training classes teach your dog to make good choices with other dogs nearby. Your dog will learn to behave and listen to you no matter how close the other dogs are.

Therapy Dog Training Classes

If your dog loves people and you love helping, you could be candidates for therapy dog work at nursing homes, school reading programs, and other settings. Our therapy group dog training classes teach your dog the necessary skills for this rewarding work.

Good Manners Group Dog Training Classes

Our Good Manners group dog training classes help your dog develop the desired manners to become a wonderful member of your family. We will work with you to teach your dog to greet people appropriately, stay until you give them permission to go, leash walking skills and the ability to ignore leaves and chicken bones on the ground.

Rally and Competition Obedience

Rally is a fun sport that teaches your dog to walk next to you no matter what crazy moves you make. It’s a fun sport and it often leads to competition obedience where your dog can practice distance skills and more complex behaviors. Join us in the fun of teaching your dog the skills needed to earn obedience and rally titles. Group dog training classes help recreate a trial environment. The fun is addicting!!

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