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Obedience Courses

We are currently offering the following courses located at 21 Meadowbrook Lane #13 in Gilford NH. If you’re interested in signing up please fill out the form below so we may add you to the class. Depending on the class we take a maximum of 5 – 6 dogs so sign-up early! If you have any questions before signing up please contact me.

Puppy Level 1 (2-4 Months)

Fun, upbeat, and positive this puppy class is all about the basics! We understand that getting a puppy can be a very overwhelming time so we will focus on making it a much more enjoyable one and get your cute cuddly pup under control. We will cover basics such as housetraining, no chewing, no jumping, no nipping, leash skills, come, sit, down, stay, drop it, leave it..etc. And of course your pup will get plenty of off leash socialization time with the other pups in class. Geared towards creating a lifetime bond and skills to help your pup become the dog of your dreams. Join us and meet other puppy parents who are on the same page and ready to have some fun. Puppies must be 8-16 weeks at the START of class. 

Each class is 1 hour long

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

6:15pm

DATES

Wednesdays May 15th-June 12th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

10:30am

DATES

Sundays June 16th-July 21st ( with July 7th off)

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Puppy Level 1 (4-6 Months)

Fun, upbeat, and positive this puppy class is all about the basics! I understand that getting a puppy can be a very overwhelming time so we will focus on making it a much more enjoyable one and get your cute cuddly pup under control. We will cover basics such as housetraining, no chewing, no jumping, no nipping, leash skills, come, sit, down, stay, drop it, leave it..etc. And of course your pup will get plenty of off leash socialization time with the other pups in class. Geared towards creating a lifetime bond and skills to help your pup become the dog of your dreams. Join us and meet other puppy parents who are on the same page and ready to have some fun. Puppies must be 16-24 weeks at the START of class. 

Each Class is 45min- 1 hour long

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

5:30pm 

DATES

Tuesdays May 14th-June 11th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

5:30pm 

DATES

Thursdays May 16th-June 13th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

11:30am

DATES

Sundays June 16th-July 21st ( with July 7th off)

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Adolescent Level 1 ( 6 months and up)

This course is for dogs 6 months and above. This class focuses on problem solving and self control. Teaching your dog to focus while in the presence of other dogs and distractions as well as basic manners and obedience such as: Sit, Down, Stay, Wait at doors, No more pulling, No more jumping, Come when called, leash skills, and Leave it. 

**Please note that this class is only for non reactive, friendly dogs. 

Each class is approx. 45 mins long

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH. 

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

5:30pm

DATES

 Tuesdays June 18th-July 16th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH. 

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

5:30pm

DATES

Mondays June 17th-July 15th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Tricks

Is your dog bored? Does he/she need a mental challenge? Are you sick of the boring everyday walks? Fear no more! This class is geared towards giving your dog the mental stimulation he craves. Your pooch will go home tired as could be! Great for those chilly days. This class will be all about fun. I will show you how your dog’s mind works and surprise you with the tricks they will come up with all on their own. We will be doing games, tricks, and shaping challenges. This is a special, easy going, fun class you wont want to miss out! All you will need is a dog, a leash, some yummy treats, and an open mind. I will provide the fun and laughter. Space is limited! No pre requisites. (Because safety is always my number one concern the only rule is that your dog must be friendly towards other dogs.)

Each class is approx 45 min long

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

1:15pm

DATES

Sundays April 14th-May 12th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Level 2

This class is for graduates of any of my level 1 classes. We will be continuing their education by increasing the distance, difficulty, and duration of the commands they already know while adding a few new ones. The main purpose of this class is to increase their reliability especially around distractions. This class also prepares the dog for future CGC success! Join us in this fun class to continue your dog’s education and get closer to the well listening dog you have always wanted.

Each class is approx. 45 mins long

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

5:30pm 

DATES

Wednesdays May 15th-June 12th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

12:30pm

DATES

Sundays June 16th-July 21st ( with July 7th off) 

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Scent Level 1

Are you looking for a positive way to tap into your dog’s natural instincts? Join our beginners nosework class to put your dog’s nose, mind, and body to work. This course will guide you through teaching your dog to hunt for tasty treats as they interact with a variety of environments and objects. As a handler, you will learn how to set up and perform searches and how to gradually challenge your dog as they master the art of the hunt. Nosework is the sport for every dog, from younger pups to older, active to disabled, and nervous to outgoing. A few benefits of scent work include the calming effect of continuous inhales and exhales during the search, confidence building as they find hidden treats, and for you, a bond with your now sleepy, fulfilled pup. Please note, this class is currently only open to dogs that are friendly and non reactive towards other dogs and strangers.

  • Your dog should  wear a back clip harness
  • 6’ nylon, canvas or leather leash. No chained leashes or Flexi-leads please!
  •  Please bring a long line-10-15 ft is great.
Instructor: Camryn

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

5:30pm

DATES

Thursdays April 11th- May 9th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Scent Level 2

Prerequisite: Scentsational Nosework Level 1. Have you ever wondered how dogs are trained to sniff out cancer, bombs, and drugs? Searching for food is one thing, but how do we get dogs to search for items that they wouldn’t naturally seek out? Scentsational Nosework Level 2 will guide you through the process of getting your dog to recognize Birch Oil hidden in various different ways. While this is not a competition preparation class, the techniques taught are similar to that of the ones used for professional detection dogs. If you are looking to level up from searching for food, join our Scentsational Nosework Level 2 class!

Instructor: Camryn

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

TIME

TBD

DATES

TBD

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

level 3 AKC CGC

This is for any graduates of my level 2 classes.   In this class we will continue working on applying distractions to their skills, working on decreasing treats, and work towards obtaining a Canine Good Citizen certificate (CGC). The CGC certificate is AKC’s program. It is a 10 item test in which the dogs must pass each item. So in class we will work on preparing them to take the test. The graduation date will be their test date. If obtained, the CGC is accepted in many places as a therapy dog title.  Skills we will work on: Calmly heeling past another dog, No jumping on greeters, long distance come and stay, along with many more! 

Each class is approx. 45 mins long 

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

6:30pm

DATES

Tuesdays May 14th-June 11th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Level 4 AKC Community Canine

Have you completed the Canine Good Citizen with your dog and are looking for more to work on? The AKC Community Canine, also known as the Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) course will prepare you and your dog for the CGCA titling exam which will be taken on the graduation date of your session. During each class leading up to the test we will work on the necessary skills to pass the exam. Skills taught: Left and Right heel turns, group stays, proper greetings,  advanced leave- it, recall with distractions, wait at doorways and much more.

 Dogs that obtain this title will be on record with the AKC and will be more prepared to work towards a therapy dog certification if so desired.

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Kelly

TIME

6:15pm

DATES

Thursdays May 16th-June 13th

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Reactive Recovery

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs? Are walks stressful? Is your dog out of control on a leash? If your dog has BIG feelings when they see other dogs this is the class for you! Get ready to help your dog make better choices when they see another dog, improve their focus on you, and feel calmer- all with fun games and exercises. We will focus on giving each dog the skills they need to succeed, and put these skills into practice in a safe environment.

First week is for humans only to provide you with all the info you need to get started without worrying about having to manage your dog. 

This class will be run by two instructors to ensure you and your dog receive more specialized attention. Spots are limited! 

** Currently limited for vocal but friendly dogs only. If you are unsure if this is a good fit for you, please sign up for a private lesson first so we can evaluate your dog. We offer a 4 week private reactive recovery course if you feel your dog is not ready for a group setting. Visit the private lessons page for more info. 

 

LOCATION

Canine Connection.

125 Water St., Unit 2A, Laconia, NH 03246

 

Instructors: Tess & Camryn 

TIME

6:30pm

DATES

Tuesdays May 28th-July 2nd ( with June 18th off) 

PRICE

$250/5 Weeks

Out & About

 

Looking for more to do with your dog? How about a group class out in public? Our Out and About class will be held at various dog friendly stores in and around Gilford. This gives you and your pup the chance to practice their manners around new people and animals in different environments. Great for skill fine-tuning, mental and physical stimulation, and practice working around distractions! Prerequisite for this class is handler and dog teams who have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. 

 

LOCATION

TBD

Instructor: Camryn 

TIME

6pm

DATES

Mondays March 4th-March 25th

PRICE

$160\4 Weeks

Drop The Leash

If you’re looking to phase the leash from your life, this class is for you! In Drop the Leash, we will work on building handler engagement, focus, and recall skills in a safe, controlled environment. We will talk about rewards, how to handle distractions, and how to motivate your dog when they can’t feel the physical barrier of the leash impeding their movement. The prerequisite for this class is that the dog must have passed our level 2 class. 

Supplies needed: Traffic handle, 20-30 ft Long line, and a  6ft leash

Skills that will be learned:

Emergency stop

Recall past distractions

Heel past distractions

Two person recall

Distance sit and down stays

Recall with multiple dogs 

Long distance leave it 

LOCATION

21 Meadowbrook Lane #13, Gilford NH.

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

TBD

DATES

TBD

PRICE

$175\5 Weeks

Drop The Leash Advanced

Does your dog have good off leash skills in a familiar environment, but as soon as the environment changes, focus goes out the window? Drop the Leash Advanced is the public version of our Drop the Leash class where dog and handler teams will get to practice off leash skills in new, public settings! Help your dog generalize their listening skills by working with them in new environments with ever changing distractions. Prerequisite to this course is Drop the Leash. 

 

Required Supplies:

6 foot leash

15-30 foot long line

 

Instructor: Camryn

LOCATION

TBD

TIME

TBD

DATES

TBD

PRICE

$175/5 weeks

Multi-Dog Madness

Live with multiple dogs who work well solo, but put them together and no one can focus? Our Multi-dog Madness class is designed to help your dogs work simultaneously as well as wait their turn while training one at a time. The skills covered will include walking two dogs at once, recall with multiple dogs, and more!

 

One handler per dog is required.  No prerequisites. Dogs must be friendly and non reactive towards other dogs and people. 

 

 

LOCATION

21 meadowbrook lane unit 13 Gilford

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

TBD

DATES

TBD

PRICE

$225\5 weeks

Tiny Tails

Small dogs need training too! This class is specially created for small breeds and their unique needs and big personalities. Build your small dog’s skills and confidence in this fun and informative environment! Some of the topics we will cover include:

Skills to lessen barking

Obedience skills such as: sit, down, stay, and loose leash walking

Ways to make handling stress free

A safe opportunity to be around other small breed dogs

 

 

***Dogs can be any age but must be under 20 lbs

LOCATION

21 meadowbrook lane unit 13 Gilford

Instructor: Tess

TIME

5:30pm

DATES

Wednesdays Jan 24th-Feb 21st

PRICE

$175\5 weeks

Work Hard, Play Hard

Work Hard, Play Hard is a class that combines off leash play with settle and enrichment activities. On the training end, human and dog teams will learn how to read and respect dog to dog communication, how to conduct safe introductions, as well as focus around other dogs in a play environment. On the enrichment side, there will be several dog safe scents, obstacles, and off leash playtime with other dogs.

We work on recall, attention to handler, polite greetings, focus with distractions, and settle with distractions.This class is meant to be a stimulating, learning experience for your pups that will send them home tired (the good kind).

Please bring a 6 foot leash, very tasty treats, and a small blanket for your dog to settle on each class.

 

***This is only for dogs that have previously taken a Doggonit class (any level). Dogs must be friendly to take this class. They must have appropriate and confident social skills with both dogs and humans. Dogs with reactivity issues, aggression, or play rough with others are not a good candidate for this class.  There is limited availability. Please contact us if you are unsure if this class is a good fit for your dog. 

LOCATION

21 meadowbrook lane unit 13 Gilford

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

6:30pm

DATES

Thursdays March 7th-April 4th

PRICE

$175\5 weeks

Group Hike

It’s time for an adventure!
There are so many ways to enjoy nature with your dog, with hiking being one of the most popular! Come join our group hike class if you’re looking to take full advantage of what our scenic area has to offer. We’ll discuss how to hike safely with your dog, trail etiquette, and work on all the skills your pup needs for an enjoyable outing. 

Some of the skills we will work on: 

* How to handle off leash dogs 

* Politely passing other hikers and dogs 

* Distraction work: Gaining focus in new environments  

* Intro to recall on trails

Classes will be held at different trails in the Gilford area.
This class is open to all levels, though please make sure your dog can handle a hike lasting around 45 minutes.
Please bring a six foot leash and a long line (30 feet or shorter).

 

*** Dogs must be friendly with both dogs and humans to take this class.  Dogs with reactivity or aggression issues are not a good candidate for this class.  There is limited availability. Please contact us if you are unsure if this class is a good fit for your dog. 

LOCATION

21 meadowbrook lane unit 13 Gilford

Instructor: Camryn

TIME

5:30pm

DATES

Mondays April 8th- May 13th (skip 4/22)

PRICE

$175\5 weeks