Thursday, December 3, 2009


Our Classes: All are ONGOING registrations. You can start ANYTIME!

Manners 101: This is the foundation training for all ages. 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 jam packed class is full of helpful information and participating in it will help you build a better relationship with your dog.
It is just $160 for 8 weeks. You can attend one day or both or alternate. It’s all up to you.
Tuesdays, 6-7pm and Saturdays, 9-10am.

Experienced Handler: This class is ideal for the handler and dog with some experience under their collar and want to take their skills to the next level and improve their relationship. This group class covers relationship building skills. Many other things are covered, including improving your off-leash walking; come when called with intense distractions; distance work; advanced sits and downs and other commands; playing with the agility equipment. This wonderful class meets for 10 weeks.
Limited to 8 handlers. Fee is only $190.
Mondays, 6-7pm, Tuesdays 6-7pm and Saturdays, 9-10am.

Therapy Dog Class: The 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 and 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.
This 6 week class is limited to 6 students.
Fee is $140.
Tuesdays, 6-7pm.

Agility for Beginner and Intermediate: This class will allow you to explore the fastest growing dog sport and take you and your dog’s skills to the next level. You and your dog will learn trust and teamwork as you progress in your skills 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 of age for health and safety reasons)
This 8 week class is limited to 6 dogs. Fee is just $160.
Mondays, 7-8pm. Starting in January 2010.

Trick, Targets and Games Oh My!: This class will cover tricks such as roll over, play dead, wipe your nose and yes, READ! This is an on-going class and a collaborative effort type class.
Class fee for 3 months is $150.
Wednesdays, 6-7pm and Fridays, 5-6pm.

Graduate Handling and Training: This class is for the most experienced handlers. It will focus on advanced skill building; 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. This class is open to students with the desire to improve and bond more with their dog,.
Limited to 8 students. Class fee is $600 for 6 months.
Sundays, 9-10am.

Off-Leash Extravaganza: This is truly an off–leash class. In fact, you will leave your leashes at the door. This class provides all the skills needed for off-leash handling and control. It is ideal for graduates of Graduate Handling or Experienced Handler.
This full 12 week class is just $225.
Wednesdays, 7-8pm and Mondays, 7-8pm.

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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.