Ruff Day Resort

Class Descriptions

We offer many different classes depending on your situation.

Teach Your Dog To Learn

Teach Your Dog to be a lifelong learner. While there will be an element of precision and structured learning for the human, the class is meant to be a valuable, enjoyable, and playful learning time for the dogs. An upbeat attitude is expected. Owners can choose to teach what they like from dog attending to you (look at me), basic obedience, to a simple behavior or trick. Working small amounts of time frequently at home between classes is expected for successful learning. Positive training perspective will be used.

Four week 50-60 min class

This class is geared towards young dogs (puppy to 2 yrs but may accommodate approved older learners)

Who should come?

People who want to build a lively and active relationship with their dogs

People interested in teaching tricks

People who are interested in any type of dog sport

People whose dogs have behaviors at home that could be replaced by a more positive behavior. These should be assessed prior to class registration as some behaviors require other means

This class will include:

· Establishing a Reward System

· Rewards and Timely Delivery of Rewards

· Building Value

· Clicker Training

· Shaping behaviors

· Luring to a lesser degree

Minimum 3 Maximum 8

Basic Behaviors

A non-certification, non-competition class intended for dogs and owners that want basic obedience skills. Ages 12 months and up.

This class will include:

• Cookie Control

• Mat behavior

• Sits, downs, wait/stay

• Recalls

• Loose Leash walking

• Greeting people

6 week, 40 minute class. Max per class 6, minimum 3.

Impulse Control

Dogs should be 9 weeks or older for this class. Impulse control is a valuable skill for all dogs. This class will focus on impulse control games to play with your dogs that will teach him/her to demonstrate self control in the face of temptations and distractions. Focus will be on the dog making the desired/trained choice rather than the human “controlling” the dog’s behavior. The class is game/fun learning focused.

Four week 50-60 minute class

Who should come? You should come if:

Your dog is prone to chasing things that move

Your dog is prone to grabbing food items dropped

Your dog is easily distracted

You plan to pursue any form of dog performance competition

You want to find some new ways to enjoy time with your dog

Your dog jumps on you and others, leaves the crate before being released, jumps out of car before being released, rushes past you at doors

You want to build focus and duration of focus

This class will include a variety of games using food, treats, toys, and other temptations and distractions as well as replacing undesirable reactions and/or behaviors with more acceptable/desirable behaviors (decreasing reactivity to various environmental stimuli).

Minimum 3, maximum 8

Basic Obedience

This is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions.

This class is designed for puppies of larger size and beginner adult dogs. Not only will we cover basic commands and loose leash walking, we will keep class shorter and allow for fun playtime.

Designed for puppies 20 weeks to 12 years! Newly adopted dogs welcome too!

Come out - have some fun and socialize your pup!

Max per class 8, minimum 3

 

Basic Puppy

This is a 4 week class for puppies 10 weeks to 6 months.
A small period of socializing off leash, with small and large dogs divided into separate areas, will be afforded for the first 10 minutes of class.

The class will focus on

• Exploration and learning games to build various skills (including initial crate games)
• How to teach focus and age appropriate self control (cookie control, eye contact)
• How to teach desired behaviors (greeting people, passing other dogs and people, no jumping, etc)
• Basic obedience (sit, come to name, recall, down)

Home behaviors and management will not be directly addressed on an individual basis as part of this class. Skills learned in the class may be generalized and applied to various home needs. General home management tips will be interspersed within the class. If you have individual needs please address these concerns by requesting a private consultation or private lessons.

Max per class 8, minimum 3

 

Canine Good Citizen

Basic obedience class completion is a prerequisite to registering for this class.

This class we will include instruction on the following ten items required to earn the title of Canine Good Citizen on their dog. Amy will be offering the testing and evaluating dogs who complete this class.



1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down on command and Staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reaction to distraction
10. Supervised separation

Class length is 7-8 weeks. Max per class 6, minimum 3. There will be 7 weeks of learning and an optional test on week 8.

Must have taken a basic obedience class prior to registering.

 

STAR Puppy

This class is designed for puppies of all sizes. Not only will we cover basic commands and loose leash walking, we will keep class shorter and allow for fun playtime. Designed for puppies 12 weeks to 12 months.

When you complete the S.T.A.R. puppy program with your puppy, your puppy is eligible for the S.T.A.R distinction from AKC. Come out - have some fun and socialize your pup!

Max per class 6, minimum 3

 

Reliable Recall

Do you avoid letting your dog out in the yard because he or she won't come when you call? Are you looking for something fun to do with your dog that already has basic obedience skills but you still want to work as a team?

In this workshop we will teach reliable recall using positive enforcement. No shock collars or forced behavior. This is all fun!! Different dogs need different approaches because their own needs are different. In this class we will discuss training aids available and how to handle "difficult" situations.

Max per class 10, minimum 4

 

Loose Leash Walking

Do you avoid walking with your dog because he or she is a "crazy" leash pulling or lagging dog? There are many ways to teach loose leash walking, there is no "right" or "wrong" way.

Different dogs need different approaches because their own needs are different. In this class we will discuss training aids available and how to handle "difficult" situations.

Class length is 5 weeks. Max per class 6, minimum 3

 

Reactive Rover

Our Feisty Fido I class is a great way for owners who want to understand why their dog is barking, lunging and acting like a "mad dog" around other dogs or while on a walk. The instructor takes a positive approach to guiding you and your dog through the basics of how to handle your dog, how to get their attention and what gear is needed for safety.

This class will focus on how to successfully walk your dog past another dog without a issue or problem. We will teach you and your dog to relax and stay calm so you can enjoy your relationship. Never again will you have to be embarrassed about your dogs behavior in the vet waiting room.

Feisty I is open to any dog that has been kicked out of other classes for causing too much trouble or being too loud. Everyone is welcome here!

Max per class 4, minimum 2

 

 

 

Ruff Day Resort

1999 Empire Blvd 14580