*Please note: All classes must be pre-paid and your participation in any class will be confirmed when payment is received. We accept credit card through checkout on the registration form or the "Pay Now" button at the bottom of each class description, through Venmo (@woofsofwisdom or scan code on left), cash and checks.
Classes are held at our facility: Collegeville Station, 50 W. Third Ave in downtown Collegeville. **If you foster dogs, please contact me before signing up for a class. Please let us know if you would be interested in a weekday puppy or basic obedience class!
Fun and Focus Play 'N Train:
Does your dog love to play but has trouble listening to you and following commands when distracted? Do they forget they know you or forget their training at the dog park? Let's work on changing that! Fun and Focus combines playtime for dogs 6 months and older with basic commands such as recalls, leash walking, sits and downs. Dogs must be known to be dog friendly and social with positive history in dog. Pre-evaluation required. Please note that this is not a class to work on socialization, this class is to strengthen commands. Class size limited to 6 dogs and owners must have a clicker before class start as we will use this as a tool with recalls only. Taught by Nicole.
$190 for 6 weeks
Monday nights 7:30 - 8:20 pm June 6 - July 18 (skip 7/4) (full)
Socialization Skills Class:
Are you unsure of how to introduce your dog to people and other dogs? Are they too shy, show a little reactiveness or over the top with excitement? This class helps teach you and your dog to become more comfortable with these meet and greets. You will learn about canine and human body language, how to use it to your advantage, how to set up the situation for success and calming techniques to use with your dog. Many exercises need two handlers, so having at least two people per family attend is required. Class is at a metered pace so we can build a better foundation for greetings. Class is open to dogs 6 months and older and limited to 6 dogs. Taught by Nicole.
$130 for 4 weeks
Tuesday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm May 31 - June 21 (full)
Out And About Class
Would you like to take your pup “Out And About” with you and get compliments on their behavior? This 5 week class starts night one at our facility then subsequent weeks will be meeting at pet friendly stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot. Handlers will learn how to train their dogs in proper entrances and exits through doorways and automatic doors, maneuvering through crowds, control on steps and elevators (if available) and confidence with noises and sounds. The 5th week includes either the Canine Good Citizen Advanced or Urban Canine Good Citizen test- everyone will take the test but if you want the official paperwork to register the test with AKC, it is an extra $10. Please note that in order to register these tests with AKC, your dog must have already passed and registered the CGC however this is not a requirement to take the class. Because we are going into public, dogs must be evaluated for class if we have not previously met them. Class minimum 3 and maximum 4 dogs. Taught by Tiffany.
$175 for 5 weeks
Sunday afternoons: 12:00 - 1 pm April 24 - May 22 (full)
Sunday afternoons: 12:00 - 1 pm June 5 - July 10 (skip 7/3) (1 spot open)
Intro to Agility:
This class introduces you and your dog to agility! Learn how to teach your dog how to do equipment like weave poles, jumps, teeter totter, a-frame, tunnel and pause table. We like to do agility more for fun than competition, but you will still learn the how to's and have a blast while doing it! This is a lower impact agility class and we use half size equipment. Class size limited to 6 dogs. Taught by Nicole.
$190 for 6 weeks
Monday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm May 23 - July 11 (skip 5/31, 7/4) (1 spot open)
Monday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm July 18 - August 22
Intro to Agility for Reactive Dogs:
This is the exact same class as Intro to Agility, but for reactive dogs so the class size is smaller. Learn how to teach your dog how to do equipment like weave poles, jumps, teeter totter, a-frame, tunnel and pause table. This is a lower impact agility class and we use half size equipment. Please note that we do not work on reactivity in the class, we only work on agility. For reactive training, please see Reactive Rover below. Class size limited to 4 dogs. Taught by Nicole.
$250 for 6 weeks
Sunday mornings: 10:00 - 10:50 am June 5 - July 17 (skip 7/3) (2 spots open)
Tricks for Tailwaggers Class:
Do you want to have that dog that is the life of the party? Let’s teach that pup some tricks! Learn three different training methods to teach your dog tricks like commando crawl, jump, circle left and right, shake, paws up, kiss…you get the idea! At the end of class we will take the AKC Trick Dog Title test which is open to all dogs purebred or mixed breeds! For Trick Dog info please visit: http://www.akc.org/about-trick-dog/ Class includes minor physical exertion for handler (sitting/kneeling on ground, etc.) Class size limited to 6 dogs.
$190 for 6 weeks
Thursday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 pm July 28 - September 1 with Debbie
Intro to Treibball:
Treibball, pronounced tribe-ball originated in Germany and translates to "push ball." This is a game where your dog learns to push an exercise ball with their nose or shoulder towards their handler and into a goal. Think of it as a cross between billiards and soccer! This 6 week class teaches you how to train your dog in the skill of pushing a ball then playing games and having some friendly competition with classmates! Limited to 4 dogs. Class requirement: you must bring your own exercise ball; I can help you choose one if you are not sure what size to get. Taught by Nicole.
$190 for 6 weeks
Intro to Rally Class:
Rally is a dog sport consisting of different obedience based stations that make up a course that you and your dog navigate together. Handlers and dogs learn the stations and then complete the course - there are different configurations and stations each week! This class will help refine your dog's obedience while having a blast! Class size limited to 6 dogs. Taught by Nicole. Check out a video of Nicole and Dozer doing a course here: youtu.be/ZlXtwX-rKrI
$190 for six weeks
Therapy Dog Workshop:
The goal of this workshop is for you and your dog to learn about therapy dogs and to see if your dog might be a good fit for therapy work! This 4 week workshop will explore the background of therapy dogs, proper etiquette for dogs and handlers, introduce your dog to common medical equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs and useful commands to use with your dog. Class size limited to 6 students and it is suggested but not required that each dog have two handlers- one to handle the dog and one to assist with interactions. Taught by Nicole. **This class is open to any people and dog friendly dog with some basic obedience skills and teaches the pre-work to becoming a therapy dog. This is not a prep for the test class.
$130 for 4 weeks
Tuesday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm August 23 - September 13
Intro to Nosework: Trust Your Nose:
Teach your dog to trust their nose and “search” using scent detection methods similar to search and rescue dogs in this six week class! Fun for both dog and owner, this class helps develop your dog’s scenting ability using their love of food and toys. Whether they need physical or mental stimulation, to build confidence or just for fun, dogs will search containers and learn to mark a specific scent through reward-based training. Class limited to 4 dogs. Reactive dogs are welcomed in this class. Taught by Tiffany.
$190 for 6 weeks
Saturday afternoons: Noon - 12:50 pm April 23 - June 4 (skip 5/28) (1 spot open)
Saturday afternoons: Noon - 12:50 pm June 18 - July 30 (skip 7/23)
Reactive Rover Dog Class:
Do you have a dog that reacts inappropriately to the world around them? Do they act like every person or dog needs "stranger danger" protocol by barking, growling, jumping or lunging at the mere sight of a dog or person? Do their reactions make it difficult to take them places? This five week course will help you identify your dog's reasons for their behaviors and teach you handling methods and solutions to help work through them to make your pup more comfortable, calm and confident. Class size limited to 4 dogs. Taught by Nicole
$225 for five weeks
Thursday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm July 7 - August 4 (3 spots open)
Remember the fun of field day as a kid? Now you can do it with your dog! Turn your training practice into a game-literally! This 4 week class gives you the opportunity to refine your dog's obedience, work on skills with distractions and have fun while doing both. We'll play games like musical chairs, simon says, charades, races using commands and more. Skills you will practice include giving commands from a distance, rapid responses to commands and learning new tricks and behaviors. Participating dogs must be people and dog friendly. Class size limited to 6 dogs and if you have multiple dogs, you can rotate who you bring each week as long as their rabies is on file. Taught by Nicole.
$120 for 4 weeks
Tuesday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 pm May 31 - June 21
Please note that we do not offer make up classes, however should you miss a class the homework will be sent to you via email.