*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!
Building Confidence and Enrichment Class:
This 4 week class combines training and enrichment exercises to build your dog's confidence and stimulate the senses. Think games, obstacle courses, puzzles...you get the idea! Handlers and dogs will rotate through stations that allow dogs to use senses like sight, sound, smell and touch to help cultivate problem solving skills, strengthen your bond with your dog and have fun while doing it. Class size limited to 6-7 dogs and open to all ages from young pups to older dogs. Taught by Nicole.
$130 for 4 weeks
Monday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm October 16 - November 6
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
Monday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm September 18 - October 9 (3 spots open)
Courteous Canine Manners Class
Does your dog need some help with canine life skills? Do they jump on visitors, bark for attention, counter surf and pull on the leash? Learn how to work through these issues with your dog and teach them additional skills like “going to your spot” (having your dog go to a specific place to wait while people enter and exit, while you are eating meals, etc.), calming techniques and curbing impulse control. Limit 6 dogs. Taught by Debbie.
$175 for 5 weeks
Thursday morning: 10:30- 11:20 am October 5 - November 2
Thursday evenings: 7:30 - 8:20 pm November 2 - December 7 (skip 11/23) (5 spots open)
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, 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. Because we are going into public, dogs must be evaluated for class if we have not previously met them. Class minimum 2 and maximum 4 dogs.
$175 for 5 weeks
Tuesday morning: 10 - 11 am October 24 - November 21 w/ Debbie (3 spots open)
Fun and Focus:
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 evenings: 7:30 - 8:20 pm Oct 23 - Dec 4 (skip 11/20) (4 spots open)
Therapy Dog Class:
The goal of this class 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 5 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. **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 or taking the test. Class does not include the therapy dog certification test.
$175 for 5 weeks
Monday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm Nov 13 - December 11 w/ Jenny (4 spots open)
Reactive Rover Dog Class:
Do you have a dog that reacts 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
Monday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 September 18 - October 16th (filled)
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.