Group Classes (click on the class name, then scroll down for more detailed information)
Behavior Basics - for dogs and puppies of all ages, who need to learn the basics or who could use a refresher course. No prerequisite classes.
+Puppy Playtime - for puppies in the behavior basics class, socialization and playtime to help them develop their canine social skills. No extra charge for this.
Beyond the Basics - for intermediate and advanced dogs that builds on the basics. Prerequisites: Behavior Basics or Trainer Approval.
Babies+Dogs - whether you are thinking of adding a baby to your family, or you already have a baby, this class can help to maintain household harmony. Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash with you and your stroller, appropraite greeting behavior, to lay on a mat while you nurse, and more.
Tots+Dogs - designed for kids ages 2-5 years old and their families, this class is all about games that promote a good relationship between tots and their dogs. Class lasts an hour with a snack-break halfway through.
Kids+Dogs - designed for kids ages 6-10 years old, this class uses science, art, and stories to explore the world of dog training. Kids will be asked to document their observations abou their dogs using any combination of media (drawing, writing, video, photography, collage, etc.)
This class is currently on hiatus, and will resume when Samantha Fogg returns from Maternity Leave at the end of June 2009.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-344-2021
for information about the next session
There is a lot for a kid to learn from a dog, and even more that s/he can teach to a dog! In this class kids practice observing dog behavior, learning how to interpret what they see, and how to change the behavior of their family pets. They will be introduced to the sciences of applied animal behavior and ethology. Kids will be encouraged to ask questions about everything dog-related, and to follow their particular interests, even as they practice working with their dog on both basic behaviors and and tricks. All of the students will be asked to document their observations about their dogs using any combination of media (drawing, writing, video, photography, collage, etc.).
Kids should bring their dog, a parent (entire family is welcome in class!), the dog's leash and buckle collar or harness, treats for the dog, the dog's favorite toy. Kids should wear comfortable shoes with good traction.
Please, no peanuts (or peanut flavored treats) in class!