Dog Training Obedience Classes: Educational & Wellness Center
NEW – K9 Nosework
Our awesome trainer, Robin Taylor, CPDT-KA, CNWI™, NACSW™is a certified Nose Work instructor and is adding Nose Work to the list of training offerings at Nature’s Feed! Robin has a passion for Nose Work and competes as well as offers classes!
K9 Nose work is a fun activity that helps build confidence and focus in dogs. It is a great way to provide your dog mental and physical activity. K9 Nose Work is great for shy dogs, reactive dogs, hyper dogs, virtually any dog. It is a fun sport that keeps you and your dog active!
Sign up today for a 6 week course. The cost is $120.00 and each class is approximately 60 minutes.
Here’s a great article about K9 Nose Work! http://www.npr.org/2016/10/04/496417068/from-fire-hydrants-to-rescue-work-dogs-perceive-the-world-through-smell
Nature’s Feed is excited to offer dog training! All classes are in a dog friendly, positive training environment using a positive reinforcement, force free technique. We keep are classes to no more than 6 dogs to ensure you and your dog receive lots of attention. All of our classes follow the same philosophy, which is to teach self-control, build teamwork, provide effective communication and remain focused while using only positive force free techniques!
• All classes are 6 weeks in length with each session lasting approximately 60 minutes.
• Each class is $ 150.00
• Each class will have a minimum of 4 dogs and no more than 6 dogs.
• No refunds will be made after the first session and a $25.00 service charge will be deducted from the refund.
Pawsitive Puppy – Starting off on the Right Paw! –
8 weeks – 7 months
Congrats on your new addition! We would love to assist you with getting your new puppy acclimated to the world. Our Pawsitive Puppy class is all about socialization–getting your new puppy used to new people, dogs, and experiences–to build confidence and become a well-adjusted adult dog. During class we’ll also introduce basic skills such as sit, stay, and come to start building a strong foundation for the good behavior needed in the human world. We’ll also discuss topics such as house training, crate training, and puppy nipping. This is a MUST for all puppies to get them started off on the right paw!
Pawsitive Dog 101 – Create a Well Mannered Dog!
7 months – Up
Building on the foundation we started in Pawsitive Puppy, it’s time to take it up a notch. Or maybe you have just adopted an older dog that needs to work on some basic manners. This class will focus on the basic manners that every dog should have such as loose leash walking, polite greetings, settling, and coming when called. This is a great class that will teach you to positively communicate with your dog that will create a well mannered pooch!
Pawsitive Dog 102 – Beyond the Basics!
This class will take you and your dog to a whole new level! You will work on more advanced skills such as off leash distractions, longer stays, and other complex behaviors. Students of this class are encouraged to share their training interests and needs so each class is different. We recommend that your dog attend the Pawsitive Dog 101 class before enrolling in this class. If you would like to be waived into this class, please contact us to schedule a FREE evaluation.
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Our trainers are AKC Certified Evaluators! Train and be evaluated in the same facility!
Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you’ll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.
Meet the Trainer
Robin Taylor CPDT-KA, CNWI™, Certified Nose Work Instructor, NACSW™
Robin’s foray into the dog-training world began in 2009 with the adoption of Dylan. Adding a high-drive dog to her life brought the realization that she would need to find a suitable outlet for both his intelligence and energy—agility fit the bill completely. Then with the addition of her second pup, Weasie, she saw the potential for therapy dog work and nose work. Now, whether she’s competing in agility or nose work, or working in the community as part of a therapy dog team, Robin has realized her calling for training dogs. It is her goal to cultivate a positive working relationship between each and every dog and owner.