Agility and Therapy Dog Training 2017

                  Fun Fall Classes at the Metro Pooch!

Intro to Nosework - Mon, Sept 11th, 6:30 pm

Intro to Nose Work Class (limit 6 dogs!): K9 Nose Work® is a new dog sport developed by a team of professional dog trainers that originally trained search & rescue teams. This beginner-level course is designed to provide all dogs with a fun outlet to use their natural hunting (aka scenting) abilities. If your dog has a nose, they can participate! K9 Nose Work is great fun, builds confidence, gives your dog an opportunity to utilize their mental & physical energy through active problem solving and helps to build a stronger relationship.  Prerequisite: None! No obedience training required. Dogs & pups of all ages welcome! Six wks/$180 + tax. Deadline: Sun, Sept 10th


Therapy Dog Classes - Mon, Sept 11th, 7:45 pm

Therapy Dog 1 Class - This entry-level course begins to prepare you & your dog to become involved in Pet-Assisted Therapy. Learn how to approach patients using wheelchairs & walkers and to recognize/reduce stress in your dog. Helps prepare you and your dog to work towards animal assisted therapy activities. Prerequisites: Dogs min. 9 months old and MUST have nice temperament. No aggressive dogs allowed. Kids 12 years or older welcome-must be accompanied by adult. Six wks/$180 + tax. Deadline: Sun, Sept 10th.  


                                                         Beginner Agility Classes - Thurs, Sept 14th, 6:30 & 7:45 pm

 Beginner Agility Class – Great fun! Your dog will learn to jump over obstacles, go through tunnels & balance on a pause table. Great exercise and builds confidence in your dog! You and your dog will be exposed to some agility equipment used in competition and learn basic skills for Agility. No aggressive dogs allowed. Kids 12 years or older welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Six wks/$180 + tax. Deadline: Wed, Sept 13th.  

The Metro Pooch, 2344 Foxon Rd., Unit 17, North Branford, CT 06471, (203) 481-2000, www.themetropooch.com

 


Obedience Training 2017

More Fun Fall Classes at the Metro Pooch! 


Puppy Kindergarten Training - Tues, Sept 12th, 6:30 pm

*For pups up to five months old.

You will learn all sorts of training and tips for your puppy! This is an introductory class where you will learn basic puppy psychological and physical developmental changes while your puppy gets a chance to socialize with others in a safe supervised environment. Topics such as potty training, chewing, barking, and jumping up will be discussed. Articles shared on some of these topics written by the Instructor. And, you will learn a little Tellington TTouch™ as well!  Prerequisite: For puppies up to five months old. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Six wks/$180 + tax. Deadline: Sun, Sept 10th. 


Metro Pooch Manners 1 - Tues, Sept 12th, 7:45 pm

*For pups five months old and adult dogs.

Basic Obedience classes for puppies five months old and older and adult dogs. Teach your companion to sit politely while being petted, lie downquietly, come reliably, and walk comfortably on a leash. You will learn how to stop unwanted behaviors such as chewing inappropriate items, barking, and jumping up. Articles shared on some of these topics written by the Instructor, as well as learn some Tellington TTouch™ techniques. This class utilizes clicker-based methodology of training. Prerequisite: Pups over five months old & adult dogs. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Six wks/$180 + tax. Deadline: Sun, Sept 10th. 


The Metro Pooch, 2344 Foxon Rd., Unit 17, North Branford, CT 06471, (203) 481-2000, www.themetropooch.com