AKC Canine Good Citizen- This class is for adult dogs over 1 year. This class covers the basics of pet behaviors such as sit, stay, down, walking by distractions, allowing a stranger to approach. These classes can also be the beginning of training for adult dogs. This class is certified through The American Kennel Club, and will receive a certificate from the AKC upon passing testing. For dogs that are AKC registered, they will also receive a title.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy- This class very similar to Canine Good Citizen but is for adult dogs under 1 year of age. This class covers the basics of pet behaviors such as sit, stay, down, walking by distractions, allowing a stranger to approach. These classes can also be the beginning of training for puppies. This class is certified through The American Kennel Club, and will receive a certificate from the AKC upon passing testing.
Intermediate Classes- is In an effort to provide the most complete training to all of our class participants we will also be offering more advanced classes. These classes are by demand and can vary. The first intermediate class will be for the graduates of STAR Puppy and CGC.
We are very fortunate to have a passionate, qualified individual as our trainer. Megan will be happy to talk about any pet situation. She is always willing to do private assessments at The Pet Clinic of Urbana to provide the most complete training plan for your pet. Megan is also qualified in rally, agility, and many other training categories. Look for additional classes being added constantly.
Come join the fun in our Puppy Preschool class!
Our dog trainer will take you and your little student through basic manners, potty training troubles, leash walking, commands and much more. We keep class sizes small so that each puppy and owner gets individualized attention and we address specific concerns that each participant may have. We have lots of fun with socialization, play time and treats along with tons of learning to get you and puppy off on the right track of great manners and good behavior.
Here is a sample breakdown of what we cover in each course:
Session 1: Loading the Marker, Sit, Touch, Watch Me
Session 2: Leash Walking, "Bad" Puppy, Naughty Dog Retrieve
Session 3: Down, Leave It, Where Are You?
Session 4: Stay, Leave It While Walking, Tricks
Session 5: Door Etiquette, Cars, Dog Greeting Arc
Session 6: Heel, What Next?, GRADUATION!
Each puppy will earn a picture with a graduation diploma on Graduation Day! Each tested puppy will also receive a certificate and ribbon from The American Kennel Club.
Classes are held for one hour on six consecutive weeks for $115 for the entire course.
Puppies must be between 12 weeks and 12 months of age and have proof of vaccination series.
We would like to welcome Kym Jarvis from Anything Goes for Dogs in Marysville, as our AKC Certified Trainer. Our next Sessions will begin Sunday March 5th!! Call to reserve your spot (space is limited)!!
** The Pet Clinic is not offering puppy or adult training classes at this time. If you are interested please call or send us an email so that we can put your name on a waiting list for our next session.