*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.
Puppy Play 'N Train:
Puppy foundation training is one of the most important things you can do with your pup to make them a well behaved and well-adjusted adult dog. This 6 week class introduces you and your pup to various training methods and commands, how to curb negative behavior such as jumping and mouthing, crate training and housebreaking and how to greet and socialize with dogs and people. It also includes playtime with the other puppies in each class and sometimes the trainer's adult dog for balance. Interested in your puppy achieving the AKC S.T.A.R. certificate? It is just an extra $10!
Class is open to puppies who are 5 months and younger at the start of class and have had at least their first round of core vaccines (please note most puppies are too young for rabies so that is not required for this class.) Read the AVSAB position statement on socialization before fully vaccinated by clicking here. Class size ranges from 2 to 8 puppies.
$190 for six weeks
Sunday nights: 5:00 - 5:50 pm September 10 - October 15 w/ Sasha (4 spots open)
Wednesday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm October 11 - November 15 w/ Debbie (5 spots open)
Sunday nights: 5:00 - 5:50 pm October 29 - Dec 10 w/ Sasha (skip 11/26)
Saturday mornings: 10:00 - 10:50 am November 18 - Dec 23 w/ Debbie
Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10:20 am November 30 - January 4 w/ Debbie
Wednesday nights: 6:30 - 7:20 pm December 6 - January 10 w/ Debbie
Basic Obedience Level I:
This class utilizes a modern version of the Volhard Motivational Method to teach handlers and dogs basic commands sit, down, stay, come, heel, leave it, look at me and a few more! Become experienced in different handling techniques, how dogs think and learn, hand signals and working through distractions. The bonus 6th week includes the Canine Good Citizen Test- everyone will take the test but if you want the official paperwork from us to register it with AKC, it is an extra $10! For more information on the CGC please visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/. Class size limited to: 6-7 dogs and dogs should be at least 5 months old at start of class but we will consider younger on a case by case basis.
$190 for six weeks
Sunday nights: 6:00 - 6:50 pm September 10 - Oct 15 w/ Sasha (1 spot open)
Wednesday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 pm October 11 - November 15 w/ Debbie (filled)
Sunday nights: 6:00 - 6:50 pm October 29 - Dec 10 w/ Sasha (skip 11/26)
Saturday mornings: 11:00 - 11:50 am November 18 - Dec 23 w/ Debbie
Thursday mornings: 10:30 - 11:20 am November 30 - January 4 w/ Debbie
Wednesday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 pm December 6 - January 10 w/ Debbie
Basic Obedience Level II- Stations
Do you want a fun way to learn how to refresh and refine responses to commands, have your dog respond to you from a slight distance and with distractions present? We'll take the basic commands and use them at 8 different obedience stations each week. Stations include tasks like longer recalls over toy distractions, loose leash walking patterns, pooch push ups sequencing several commands together like sit, down, stay and come from a slight distance! Each handler will also learn how to improve your dog's focus and gain your dog's trust to teach them the stations and new behaviors. The class size limited to 6-7 dogs.
$190 for six weeks
Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10:30 am Oct 5 - November 9 w/ Debbie (5 spots open)
Thursday evenings: 6:30 - 7:20 pm November 2 - December 14 (skip 11/23) w/Debbie
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.