Obedience training begins
from the moment your puppy arrives in your home.
From housetraining to competitive obedience training, your
dog is never too old or too young to learn. That's why
DogHaven offers training for dogs of all ages. We believe it is
a necessary part of an enjoyable life for you and your dog. We
encouage the entire family to get involved, even the children!
DogHaven offers private training
in your home, group classes and problem resolution for
behavioral concerns. We also offer the AKC Canine Good
Citizen tests every year. Check our
page for a list of our current classes.
At DogHaven we have worked with many
families throughout the years, each with different
concerns and goals for their dog. We do not offer packages or set programs. We strive to
personally address your concerns
and develop lesson plans to suit each dog and family whether in
private or group training.
DogHaven classes include:
Our puppy class
is designed for puppies that are 4 months old and younger on the
first day of class. It is structured into three parts:
socialization with people, basic training and socialization with
The class begins with pass the puppy.
Everyone in class has a chance to handle and work with each
puppy attending. This provides a positive experience for
the puppes as they are separated from their families to visit
the other puppy parents. We will also talk about problems that
may be happening at home such as biting, jumping, house
training, etc. During the second segment, the pups
will learn sit, down, come, stay, and leash walking
basics.After 'school' there is a playtime where the pups will
learn proper play and social behavior with each other.
Mind your Manners
Mind your manners is the next step in
puppy or adult dog training for puppies starting at 5 months old
to adult dogs . This class further develops and
strengthens basic training, addresses social behavior on leash,
and introduces distraction training when in public. We will also
introduce skills needed for a well mannered dog in every day
life around the house such as go to 'place', sit for leash,
polite greetings and more.
Intermediate group class is designed
to reinforce your dog's previous training by introducing
distance, duration and distraction exercises in different
formats every week. Proper behavior in public is strengthened
through close proximity socialization exerises. The class
curriculum also includes the elements of the ACK Canine
Good Citizenship program. The CGC test is given every year.
The AKC Urban Dog Class is a
real-life based, basic manners
class. All students must have
passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test before joining.
This class will focus on proper behavior in
public places. We will prefect our skills and then visit
businesses and take walks in town. In our last class we will
offer the AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen test. (test
requirements can be found on the following link:
Rally is an advanced level obedience class.
will strengthen and grow your dog's current skills while
developing a better handler-dog working relationship. You
will learn various obedience routines at four increasing levels
of difficulty.These routines are sequenced into a course where
handler and dog move from station to station performing each
behavior until completed. Rally can be done for fun or
competition. It is a competitive sport in AKC and USDAA where titles and ribbons
can be earned.