For the following classes please start the registration process by emailing Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-837-1613. Then check the calendar for classes.|
Puppy and Family Dog classes Please see calendar for details.
For the first class, all classes meet for an oriention from 9:00 - 10:45AM, without dogs.
Puppy class For puppies 8-20 weeks old 9:00 - 10:1 5AM in week two with dogs. |Instructor: Liz Langham. Duration: 7 weeks. Cost: $165 | Maximum: 8 puppies
Family Dog: For puppies/dogs 5mo and older. | Instructor: Liz Langham. Duration: 7 weeks. Cost $145 | Maximum: 6 dogs
The Confident Canine: for dogs that are fearful, timid, or shy. Help build up your dogs confidence in this low-stress, comfortable class.
4PM Four weeks. Four dogs. $100 | Instructor: Liz Langham, CPDT-KA
**This is not a traditional obedience class. We will work at your dogs speed, being especially sensitive to his limits and abilities.
TESTIMONIAL FOR OUR CLASSES
Thanks for a great beginner class. I feel like Beau and I moved ahead
through relationship building that could have taken many more months
without the focus you lent to my work with him.
I contacted a number of trainers for "interviews", and not only were
you the first to call back; you offered helpful information and a
confidence boost from that first call. I was nervous about how Beau's
"issues" would play out in a class and felt like he already had many
of the "basics". However, your suggestion we start at step one was
right on. He is a more confident dog, looks to me more often for
direction, and thus is more calm in new situations. I love working
with him and appreciate that what he and I learned in class gives a
great foundation to build on. I am looking forward to the "next step"
classes next month; and agility in the spring.
Teaching people physical things and sequences can be challenging. You
do it in such a way that I never saw anyone feeling uncomfortable or
embarrassed. I have worked with other dogs and read tons of books,
but working with your feedback was fun, and effective. Finally, you
managed to be present for everyone and knew the characteristics of
their dogs. When someone was having an issue you somehow managed to
keep teaching the class while coaching the handler. I did not expect
so much personal attention and very much appreciated it.
Thanks again for a great class.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN INFO
Preparing for the Canine Good Citizen evaluation (optional). Perfect next step following a puppy or family dog class or, at least four private lessons or permission from instuctor.
Continue to develop the skills learned during the puppy or family dog classes. This class prepares you and your dog for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Evaluation . Extensive handling, greeting, stays, leash walking, etc will be covered. A CGC is the stepping-off point for therapy dog work.
Maximum of 6 dogs, minimum of 4.
TRICKS CLASS INFO
SPIN! CRAWL! BOW! Expand your dogs learning and your ability to work with your dog as a team.
Are you ready to "WOW" you guests at your Thanksgiving gathering? Show them all that your pup can do!
Your dog is a real performer - learning tricks is natural. Whether they are functional or purely entertaining behaviors, tricks are fun and rewarding to teach - and lots of fun for your dog to learn. This class will help you bring out your dogís individual talents.
For dogs and handlers who have completed a puppy or family/companion dog class and who are fluent with the use of a marker (verbal or clicker).
Expand your repetoire with your dog. Helps strengthen your relationship and builds confidence. prerequisite, previous training class or private lessons
Train tricks that will help prepare your dog for agilty, rally-o, and everyday life.
This class is very fun and great for increasing your dogs confidence and bond with the owner/handler.
TREE FROG FARM PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons in Dog behavior and training
$70/hr at Tree Frog Farm.
To travel, there will be a travel
fee added to first hour rate.
Agility Privates: In barn agility lessons, concentrating on "ground work" and foundations. $30/half hour
Hybrid classes: A combination of two private lessons and a class. This system builds a phenomenal foundation. Payment for hybrid is due at first private lesson. Cost: $285 for puppy, $265 for dogs 5 mo and over. Reduction of $10/hr for private lessons.
TREE FROG FARM AGILITY SCHEDULE
Agility: Classes due to start in May and early June. Please check google calendar (see above) for updates
Private lessons available now.
Agility Classes also Taught by Cindy and Delaney Ratner
9am- Competition class
10am- Novice Comp/Intermediate
11am- Advanced Beginner/ intermediate
5pm- Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
11am- Novice Competition/Intermediate
If you have any questions about your level, please email
Cindy at email@example.com and for all the latest information, you can also join the K9-1-1 Agility yahoo group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Private Agility Classes Available with Cindy and Liz (please call)
Foundations for Agility
Foundations are the building blocks for agility. You and your dog will get familiar with attention work, motivational games, how the dogís body moves by doing various exercises "on the flat", and getting introduced to agility obstacles.
Dogs and handlers are familiar with all of the equipment except the weave poles and teeter. In Pre-novice we start to slowly raise-up contact equipment and proof performance by adding the handling component and mini sequences. In addition, we start to work really hard on training the teeter and weave poles.
The dogs and handlers are familiar with all pieces of equipment and can successfully navigate 6 weave poles and the teeter. In this class we do drilling of frequently seen sequences such as serpentines, pinwheels, threadles, and 270ís. In addition, we will analyze and run short courses. The handler component becomes the driving force in Nov comp. By this time your dog has a strong foundation and itís your turn to think about how your body moves!
Your dog must be able to navigate 12 weave poles on both sides. You should have independent obstacle performance on all equipment (dog must be fluent on all obstacles). You will be running various courses and getting individual feedback regarding your personal challenges.
FORMS (Download the latest free version of the Adobe Reader.)
Registration Form (.pdf)
What to Bring to Tree Frog Farm for Class (.pdf)
Satellite Class at Westside Animal Hospital Registration Form (.pdf)