Elite K9 Training Academy Classes
Our focus is on you, the handler, learning correct handling skills. There’s no better way to train a dog than to teach the owner! These skills can then be taken home and taught to the rest of the family, as well as being used to train your other dogs.
We are opening new classes continually, so you and your dog can begin a new learning experience soon! Feel free to call with questions or to arrange to enter your dog into a class!
Basic Obedience – Group Sessions – 7 weeks: $135.00
If your dog is ready for CGC testing at the completion of training, testing will be included free of charge.
- Stay & Extended Stay
- Social skills in a class atmosphere
- Focusing skills with distractions
- The finish: dog will go from in front of you, walk around the back to your side where s/he will be ready for the heel command.
- *If classes are running ahead of schedule, Karen will teach your dog extra commands at no extra charge! Commands could be, for example, “drop it” or “out”, “place”, and “stand”.
Advanced Obedience – Group Sessions – 7 weeks: $135.00
Transition from on lead to off lead in sit, down, stay, here, and finish commands.
Conformation – Group Sessions
Learn your way around the show ring. (If there is time, proper grooming for your breed)
- Stand for examination
- Proper gait in the ring
- Learn patterns such as Diagonal, L, and Triangle
- Moving with the group
- Proper spacing
- Proper show lead and how to hold it
In-House Obedience Training: at Elite K9: Prices Start at $400.00
If you feel you don’t have the time or can’t make the commitment to a set training schedule for a Group training class, you may opt to bring your dog to stay with Karen at Elite K9 while s/he is being trained.
Commands your dog will learn will be look, sit, heel, off, leave it, down, stay/extended stay, and come. This will be aptitude-appropriate training.
Private Sessions: at Elite K9 Training: Each 1 Hour Session: $50.00
According to you and your dogs’ pace, Basic, Advanced, Conformation, etc. One hour, perfecting each command before moving on to the next one.
Private Sessions: at Your Home: Each 1 Hour Session: $75.00
In addition to working with you and your dog for obedience and/or conformation training, Karen can assist you in setting up your new puppy’s area, giving sound advice on things such as crate training and feeding location.
Group Sessions are also recommended, so your dog will have the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and people, and will learn to work with distractions.
House Breaking: In-House at Elite K9: $600.00
You can now send your dog/puppy to Elite K9 Training to be house broken! The only stipulation is that the dog/puppy be well socialized with children and other dogs and animals.
Your First Class
The first class is for Handlers Only. Do not bring your dog!
We spend the first day of class learning about your dog and going over the basics of pack leadership and nutrition, as well as answering any questions you may have.
You may set up a private lesson with Karen for evaluation to distinguish between true aggression and fear. If your dog is only fearful, you may continue private lessons to build his/her confidence until your dog is ready for group classes.
We do love children, but do not allow children in Group sessions. If you must bring your child/children, please schedule Private Lessons. Children are very distracting; not only to their parents, but to the other handlers and their dogs as well.