Friday, February 27, 2009

Classes & Workshops!

Polite Greetings and Leash Walking

Does your dog's pulling or jumping embarrass you? Or maybe you just want your arm back in its socket and the scratches on your legs to heal. Whatever your reasons for teaching your dog not to jump up during greetings and to walk politely on leash, it's a great idea! Just $80 includes workbook and snacks (for Alumni the cost is on $50)

Sat April 8, 2009 5:00-7:00 pm

Help out the Shelter Night

Come make pull toys for the dogs for of Dakin Animal Shelter. This wonderful night you will be enriching the life of a dog at the shelter while making a toy for you beloved fur-ball. Supplies cost is $15, please bring a dish to share.

Join us! April 23 6-7:30
Focus, Control and Recall EVERYTIME

This workshop is like two workshops in one, learn to keep your dogs
focus, in any situations including dog parks, around those pesky
squirrels, learn come when called EVERYTIME ™and so much more. Fee is
$95 (Alumni cost is just $60) and workbook limited to 5

Saturday April 25, 9:30-1:00
Pet First Aid,
This informative class, will be based on American Red Cross Pet First Aid and experience as an vet tech and EMT skills. This hands-on class teaches the needed skills to deal with an emergency or animal injury. How to make your own first aid kit. Limited to 6 students. Fee is $50 includes class, refreshments provided (no dogs please) Will use stuffed animals, will one real dog. Books will be available for sale that night.

Saturday April 25 2009; 4-6:30pm
Pet Nutrition-what the pet food companies don’t want you to know..., (include coffee and muffins & Danish) Get the Facts real fact on dog food, treats and so much more, limited to 10 students. Fee is $40 includes class, handouts (no dog please)

April 30th at 6:30-8pm

Massage Work & Aroma Therapy for your Canine and yourself!

This special class is taught Linda Jackson from Centre for Acupuncture ( Linda will share her 27 years experience with participants. This class is limited to just 8 students and their dogs. The class will cover basic and advanced canine massage, stretches, the use of aroma therapy and so much more. Fee is $95 includes class, supplies is provided. Limited to 8 students!

May 3, 9:30-1:00

Private Massage Sessions are also available following the workshop on May 3. These wonderful private sessions are just $40. Sessions fill VERY quickly! Sessions are 30 mins each from 1:30-3pm. Also there will be a monthly private sessions scheduled. Future dates to be scheduled at the May workshop.
Overcoming Fears! is your dog or you afraid of certain situations? Is you dog afraid of something (or everything) in his world. Do you feel like you are loosing your mind? This class goal is overcome his fears of children, dogs, loud noises, etc. This workshop fee includes refreshments $75.00 No Dogs!

Thurs May 14 6-7 pm


GREAT START PUPPY CLASS OPEN ENROLLMENT for puppies between 8 weeks-20 weeks, Class covers puppy-hood 101, the basic commands including sit, come when called, and stay among others. Socialization…Socialization, what it is, how to do it right and so much more to make your canine a good canine citizen! Skills covered include housebreaking, chewing, polite greetings, no begging, and no jumping, among others. This class is full of helpful information and participating in it will help build a better relationship with your dog. Just $140

Class meets Sundays 5:15-6:15 Join anytime!

Manners 101 How are your dog's manners? This 8-week class covers basic commands including sit, come when called, and stay among others. Skills covered include polite greetings, no begging, and no jumping, among others. This class is full of helpful information and participating in it will help build a better relationship with your dog. Just $160 for 8 weeks

Sat March 7-April 25 @ 8-9 am
Tues March 10-April 28 6-7 pm

Therapy Dog ClassThe focus of this class is on preparing the handler and dog for the therapy environment. This class is ideal for both the novice and experienced handler. This class will include field trips into the community to gain skills. Skills include working around medical equipment, loud noises, food, toys, and other distractions. Topics covered include stress and calming signals in dogs, infection control, medical ethics, general liability, and handling difficult visitation situations. Fee is $125 Limited to 6 students

Sat March 14-April 18 @ 10-11am

Agility for Beginner and IntermediateThis will allow you to explore the fastest growing dog sport and take their skills to the next level. You and your dog will learn trust and teamwork as your progress your skills and with sequencing obstacles and learn the footwork needed to be successful in the sport of agility. Your dog will jump through tires, tunnels, and weave poles, walk up ramps and much more. (Dogs must be a minimum of 5 months. for health and safety reasons) This 8 week class is limited to 6 dogs, fee is just $160

Tues March 10-April 28 @ 7-8 pm

Experience Handler Class: This class is ideal for the handler and dog with some experience under their collar and want to take there skills to the next level and improve their relationship. This group class covers relationship building skills. Class will cover improving your off leash walking; come when called with intense distractions; distance work, advanced sits and downs and other commands, intro to Rally –O, play with the agility equipment just to name a few. This wonderful class meets for 10 weeks. Fee is only $190 Limited to 8 handlers

Monday March 30, 2009 6:30-7:30 pm

Trick, Targets and games oh my…. This fun on going class is for graduates of 102 and above, this class will cover tricks and the art of drill team. We will cover marching, tricks are varied by the group, other skills cover is shaping and targeting, We will spend equal time on learning how to march and become a working, active drill team. There will be some small additional fees for such things as a drill/trick team t-shirt and other related items. Donations welcome in lieu of formal fee suggested donations $10. Limited to 12 handlers teams

Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm

Graduate Handling and Training: is for the most experienced handlers. This class will focus on skill building, the ultimate distractions while maintaining focus, social skills and so much more. This wonderful class will explore a variety of training skills, theories and sports; including drill team, free style, rally-o and agility, and so much more. This class is open to students with the desire to improve and bond more with their dog, the fee is $600 for this 6 months class. Limited to 8 students ONLY 2 spaces currently open (pro-rated rate)

Jan – June 2009 Sunday @ 8:30-9:30 am this on-going class

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Leading the Way offers doggie daycare and all types of training, including private, group classes and a residential training program. Behavior assessment and modification is done using ONLY positive methods focused on shaping behavior.

We have over 25 years of professional experience, dedicated to enhancing the relationship of both ends of the leash, through knowledge, compassion, and building long term relationships with our clients, both two and four legged.