• Dog Training
    & Puppy Training Too!
Training is Essential to Having a Confident & Well Mannered Dog

Obedience

Obedience training focuses on teaching a dog to respond reliably to whatever command its handler gives. We offer three levels of obedience instruction: beginning, intermediate and advanced. Dogs of any age, size and breed can benefit from our obedience training programs.

The following is a list of dog obedience training classes and related services we provide at The Fine Canine. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to enroll in any of our obedience training programs.

Family Dog — Basic

Everyone should be able to experience a dog that walks nicely on a leash and comes when called. Basic obedience training can turn your canine into a reliable, faithful companion dog. Besides all of the novice obedience exercises, good manners, leadership and social skills are emphasized in the Family Dog beginning level. We address common behavior problems like jumping, nipping, digging, barking and pulling on the lead. Your dog will learn all of the basic obedience exercises such as heeling on walks, stays, down, sit, wait, and coming when called.

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Stays, Recalls, Distractions

This intermediate level obedience class is for dogs of any age. This is a class for the dog who knows the basics but who has difficulty responding to commands when there are other animals, other people or any other distractions present. In this class we work on leash walking with distractions, recalls with more distractions and distance, and stays with more duration and increased distractions. The goal of this class is to teach you how to gain focus and attention from your pet so you can rely on them in and out of the house!

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Super Dog — Advanced

This advanced level obedience class is designed to challenge your dog. Basic obedience skills that your dog already knows will be polished and advanced handling skills and obedience skills will be taught in this class. If you and your dog enjoy learning new skills and being able to perform them anywhere and any place, then this is the class for you! We will cover a large range of advanced obedience skills with your dog like lateral movement, fronts and finishes, recalls off lead with greater distances and distractions, rock solid stays, off lead heeling and even retrieves.

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Kids & K9s

This child friendly class is open to anyone over the age of 8 and any friendly dog who has had our Family Dog basic obedience class. Our program will teach your child how to be a better dog handler, a good leader and to be responsisbile for their dog. We will teach your dog to be a better companion and a better listener to your child. Other topics we cover include grooming, dog care and improving basic obedience skills. This class will also prepare your child and their dog for a very casual dog show after 12 weeks!

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AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Start off on the right foot with puppy training class to teach appropriate behavior to your puppy and build a strong foundation for obedience. Our puppy training classes provide education on topics such as leadership, manners, and socialization, while also addressing the common puppy behaviors such as puppy biting, destructive chewing, barking and house training. Included in this puppy training program are puppy gentling exercises and the basic obedience exercises.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

The AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and good manners for dogs at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. Dogs who pass the 10-step Canine Good Citizen test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title in recognition of their achievement. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix "CGC" after their names.

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Statistics Show That a Well Trained Dog is a Happier Dog!

Performance

The following is a list of dog performance training services provided by The Fine Canine. Dogs of any age, size, and breed can benefit from our performance training programs. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to enroll in any of our performance training programs.

Dog Agility

Dog agility is an exciting dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Dog agility is a great team sport for you and your dog and is especially useful for establishing confidence in dogs. Dog agility training is also fun and will help strengthen the trust between you and your dog.

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Rally Obedience

Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is a dog sport based on obedience. Unlike traditional obedience, competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of ten to twenty signs that instruct competitors on what to do. Handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course. Rally obedience is a fun and exciting activity for dogs and their handlers.

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Celebrity Dog — Tricks

Trick training is a great way to mentally stimulate your pet, increase their flexibility and balance, increases focus and attention, and can really strengthen the bond between you and your pet. The Celebrity Dog tricks class will teach your dog how to perform and perfect 10 different dog tricks. Your dog will have an advantage with these trained behaviors for work in the pet entertainment and advertising industry and could also be a real star at your party!

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Training Builds Trust and Strengthens Bonds Between Dogs and Their Handlers

Certification

The following is a list of dog service training and related services provided by The Fine Canine. Dogs of any age, size, and breed can benefit from our service training programs. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to enroll in any of our service training programs.

AKC S.T.A.R. Certification

Any dog up to 1 year old that has completed our AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Kindergarten training class is eligible to be certified and officially enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. One of our AKC certified Canine Good Citizen evaluators will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test, and upon passing, you'll receive an application to submit to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

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AKC CGC Certification

Any dog that has completed our AKC Canine Good Citizen training class is eligible to be certified and officially enrolled in the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program. One of our AKC certified Canine Good Citizen evaluators will administer the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, and upon passing, you'll receive an application to submit to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program.

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AKC Community Canine

Any dog that has completed our AKC Community Canine training class is eligible to be certified and officially enrolled in the AKC Community Canine Program. One of our AKC certified Canine Good Citizen evaluators will administer the AKC Community Canine test, and upon passing, you'll receive an application to submit to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC Community Canine Program.

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Therapy Dog — Advanced

A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with learning difficulties. Our therapy dog training program includes official certification by Delta Society Pet Partners, a national leader in promoting positive human-animal therapy, activities and education for over forty years.

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Pet Partners Certification

Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal therapy, activities and education. Nearly forty years since the organization's inception, Pet Partners has become the nation's largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing animal-assisted interactions.

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We Employ Positive Methods of Instruction To Create Fine Canine Companions for Life™!

Schooling

The following is a list of boarding and daycare training services provided by The Fine Canine. Dogs of any age, size, and breed can benefit from our boarding and daycare training programs. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to enroll in any of our boarding and daycare training programs.

Boarding School

Our boarding school training program is a highly intensive and effective 10 day overnight training camp for dogs. We focus on developing traditional obedience skills but can also tailor the training to zero in on particular problem behaviors you may be having or specific behaviors and skills you want to us to instill. Dogs enrolling in boarding school must be up to date on all of their vaccines prior to enrollment.

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Daycare Academy

Our canine clubhouse daycare academy is intended to provide extra stimulation and incremental training on dogs that are enrolled in daycare. We work on developing traditional obedience skills daily (or as often as your dogs are enrolled) and provide weekly assesments of each dog's progress. Dogs enrolling in our canine clubhouse daycare academy must be up to date on all of their vaccines prior to enrollment.

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Behavior Counseling

If your dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviors and is in need of behavior modification, we can assist you. We offer private counseling sessions and consultations with you and your dog to understand and diagnose the problems you're having, recommend solutions, and teach you how to incorporate them to achieve results. Typically, counseling sessions run for about 1 hour but our goal is to assist you as quickly as we can.

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