Trail Manners focuses on just that, manners on the trail. If you have a dog that struggles to keep their focus while on trail, this class will give you the tools to help them do so. Have you ever wondered where you and your dog should be or what good trail etiquette is? We will spend plenty of time on that as well. Work on making previously learned cues like come, attention, and leash manners, more reliable in this hand on course.
Prerequisite to this class is Level 2 Manners or Canine Good Citizen. If you've taken a similar class elsewhere contact us to get approved.
This class starts Thursday, September 19th at 5pm and will meet once weekly for 3 weeks. Cost of this class is $90 and space is limited to 4 working teams.
This class meets outside right on the trails! This session will take place on the SATWaSR Trails in Barrington NH.
This three week class focuses on all the skills you need to help build a perfect recall response. We will work on proofing this behavior in all kinds of situations and in the face of all kinds of distractions. This class is not suitable for aggressive or reactive dogs.
Class starts Saturday July 13th at 9:00 AM and meets at The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington, cost of this class is $90.
Recall Mini Series
K9 Nose Work is a dog sport that utilizes all dogs natural searching and hunting abilities. Inspired by working detection dogs, this fun sport teaches your dog to hunt for their favorite treat or toy among a few boxes. Target odors are then introduced to make it even more challenging. As each dog progresses, more boxes are added. The search becomes more difficult when we take it outside, add different containers, expand to whole rooms, and even vehicles!
The structure of this class is such that each dog works independently making it a great option for any dog! Cost of this class is $85.
Class meets once weekly for 3 weeks at The Yellow Dogs Barn in Barrington NH, starting August 17th at 11am.
Intro to K9 Nose Work Mini Series
Leash Manners Mini Series
Have a dog who drags you down your driveway, through the woods or to every single smell they come across? This three week class is for you! We will focus on building all the skills you need to have an enjoyable walk with your best friend and help save your shoulders!
Class starts Saturday August 17th at 9 AM and meets once weekly for 3 weeks, at The Yellow Dog's Barn in Barrington. Cost of this class is $90.
Puppy Basics Mini Series
Puppy hood is a time of playing, laughing, learning, exploring and growing (all too fast!). At this impressionable stage, building a trusting relationship is paramount too. That is why this class will be focused on a training style that is positive and fun. Using a clicker or marker word (yes, nice, etc.) to shape and reward appropriate behavior instead of correcting undesirable behavior. It is our belief that training should be fun for both dog and human. So let's grab our treat pouches and have some fun!
Class starts Saturday August 17th at 10 AM and meets once weekly for 3 weeks, at The Yellow Dog's Barn in Barrington. Cost of this class is $90.
Into to K9 Nose Work
Have you caught the K9 Nose Work bug? Think your dog has a strong sense of smell? Want to learn more about how to best introduce your dog to the wonderful world of this ever growing k9 sport? Join Certified Nose Work Instructor, Louise Daigle, in this weekly class on introducing your dog to K9 Nose Work. In this class we’ll discuss building your dogs drive to search and how to set up each search area to allow your dog to be successful. We’ll identify what motivates your dog the most (food, toy etc) and encourage them to search for that among containers in the environment. We will also discuss the many organizations that host trials for you and your dog to compete in to earn titles and, to just have fun! This class is structured so that one dog works at a time. Dogs not searching will be asked to be crated, behind a gate, or patiently waiting their turn. Please let us know if this may be an issue for your dog and we’ll do our best to accommodate. K9 Nose Work is great for all dogs! Retired agility dogs, senior dogs, newly adopted dogs, mildly reactive dogs, puppies and more! All dogs love sniffing which makes this a great opportunity to bond with your dog too! No prior training necessary!
Class starts Monday, November 11 th at 5pm and meets once weekly for 5 weeks. Cost of this class is $130
Class meets at Inspire K9's Training Center in Barnstead NH.
In this three week virtual course we will work towards keeping your dog’s attention for longer while working with more and more difficult distractions. Using Stay, Attention and Leave it we will provide you with training scenarios and games working towards achieving the goal of having a less distracted dog, one that will check in when you ask them to and even without you asking!
Lessons will publish each Monday listed below. Live meetings will take place Saturday via Zoom at the dates and times listed below. You’ll have the week to practice and then in the in-person live meetings you can demo what you’ve been working on for practice and feedback.
Week One: Introducing Stay, getting duration and distance. Introducing Attention and Leave it. Cost of this class is $75.
Lesson released May 4th, Live meeting May 9th @ 11:15am.
Week Two: Stay with easy distractions. Attention and leave it with easy distractions. Voluntary check in, teaching eye contact. Lesson released May 11th, Live meeting May 16th @ 11:15am.
Week Three: Stay with difficult distractions. Attention and voluntary check ins with real life distractions. Leave it with real life distractions, proofing eye contact. Lesson released May 18th, Live meeting May 23rd @ 11:15am.
Canine Good Citizen & Novice Trick Dog
In this class we will focus on teaching the skills necessary for your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and Novice Trick Dog. This unique class is great for any dog with a solid understanding of the basics. Perfect first step for anyone considering doing therapy work, or would just like a well mannered canine. The trick portion of the test goes hand in hard with the CGC curriculum and is a great way to boost any dogs confidence.
Learn more about the program here,
Class starts Thursday January 9th at 7:30pm and meets once weekly, at the Bow Lake Grange Hall, for 5 weeks. Cost of the class is $145 (Includes Test.)
Reactive Dog Class Level 2
This class is for teams who have participated in Reactive Dog Level 1 and are ready to take their training to the next level. In this session we'll focus more on decreasing distance between your dog and a particular trigger and even raising the intensity of that trigger. Stations will be rotated and we'll focus on proofing all you've learned in Level 1 while staying in a safe and controlled environment.
Prerequisite: Reactive Dog Class Level 1
Classes will start February 17th at 6:15pm and meet once weekly for 5 weeks. Cost of this class is $175, Registration is limited to 4 working teams!
Class meets at Inspire K9's Training Center in Barnstead NH.
In this three week virtual course we’ll work toward teaching your dog to go to a bed or other designated place. We’ll increase the challenge from there by adding distance and distractions. Place is such a great behavior to have on cue. Your dog can place when guests arrive to reduce inappropriate greetings, they can Place when you’re eating dinner to reduce begging, and many more!
Lessons will publish each Monday listed below. Live meetings will take place Saturday via Zoom at the dates and times listed below. You’ll have the week to practice and then in the in-person live meetings you can demo what you’ve been working on for practice and feedback. Cost of this class is $75.
Week One: Teaching place from the start and getting the behavior on cue. How to send your dog to their place from a distance. Lesson released May 4th, Live meeting May 9th @ 12:30pm.
Week Two: Transforming Place to also mean stay automatically even with distractions. Adding greater distances. Lesson released May 11th, Live meeting May 16th @ 12:30pm.
Week Three: Proofing this cue, when and how to wean treats. How to coach dogs to generalize this cue to different locations. Lesson released May 18th, Live meeting May 23rd @ 12:30pm.