Fall Classes at The Clever Hound LLC!

Group Classes are now offered at The Clever Hound LLC!  See class descriptions for locations. The cost for all classes is $110 for 6 weeks.  Discounts are available for multiple dogs or classes.

Wednesday Evening Indoor Classes at 501 Darby Ave, Temple, PA (formerly Muhlenberg Swim Association). All classes begin October 25

5:30 pm: Introduction to Scent Work is for dogs eight weeks and older.  We will introduce the dogs to the odors and searches that will be used in the AKC Scent Work program.  No previous training is required.   There is a $10 materials fee for an optional but highly recommended odor kit for practicing at home.

6:30 pm: Star Puppy/ Clever Dog 1 is for puppies between eight weeks and twelve months and adult dogs with no previous training.  We will introduce basic obedience cues like sit, down, come, and leash walking as well as introducing the puppies and dogs to new socialization and body awareness experience.  This class will give a great start to your dog’s training, whether he is destined to be a dog sports star or a great family companion.  Graduates under 12 months will earn the AKC Star Puppy Award.

7:30 pm: Clever Dog 2 is for graduates of Star Puppy, Clever Dog 1 or dogs with some previous training.  We will expand upon the skills introduced in earlier classes, with the goal of Graduates earning their Canine Good Citizen and Novice Trick Dog titles.

Clever Dog 3 is for graduates of Clever Dog 2 or dogs with equivalent training. We will begin to prepare dogs for formal obedience and rally competition, with the goal of Graduates earning their AKC Community Canine and Intermediate Trick Dog titles. (combined class)

Monday Afternoon Classes at Godfreys Welcome to Dogdom, 4267 New Holland Rd, Mohnton, PA beginning October 30.

4:00 pm: AKC Rally Novice is for dogs 6 months and older who can reliably sit, lie down, and walk on a loose leash.  We will focus on training the behaviors and handling skills required for AKC Rally Novice, with course work included each week.  The foundation behaviors required for Rally Advanced and Excellent will be introduced as well.

5:00 pm: Clever Dog 2 is for graduates of Star Puppy, Clever Dog 1 or dogs with some previous training.  We will expand upon the skills introduced in earlier classes, with the goal of Graduates earning their Canine Good Citizen and Novice Trick Dog titles.

Clever Dog 3 is for graduates of Clever Dog 2 or dogs with equivalent training. We will begin to prepare dogs for formal obedience and rally competition, with the goal of Graduates earning their AKC Community Canine and Intermediate Trick Dog titles. (combined class)

Outdoor Classes at The Clever Hound LLC, 769 White Oak Lane, Leesport, PA

Wednesday 4:00 pm: Progressing Your Agility Skills is for dog preparing to compete in Novice. We will focus on sequencing and solid obstacle performance to prepare teams for competition.  Class will begin on November 1.

Thursday 10:00 am: Clever Dog 4 is for graduates of Clever Dog 3 or well socialized dogs with equivalent training. This class will include field trips to dog friendly locations in the community to help students to generalize their dog’s skills. Graduates will have the goals of earning their AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen and Advanced Trick Dog titles. Class begins October 26.

The Clever Hound Tracking group meets on Wednesday morning at 9 am, weather permitting, at various locations. This is a drop-in program only. Cost is $25 per session. No previous tracking experience is needed, but please email Cleverhounddogtraining@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Please email cleverhounddogtraining@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for classes.  Class sizes are limited so that you and your dog will receive individualized attention.  All classes are taught by Megan Esherick CPDT-KA CTDI using positive reinforcement.

If space is available, drop-in spots are permitted for most classes. Drop in spots are $25. Please email Cleverhounddogtraining@gmail.com for availability if you would like to do this.

Group classes are intended for dogs who are comfortable learning and working in the presence of other dogs.  If you feel that this would be a challenge for your dog, private lessons are always available.

If you are interested in a class but have scheduling challenges, please contact us to see if an additional class can be added for you.

 

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