With over 20 years of experience, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge to his training sessions. He has managed canine facilities across the country, specialized in behavior evaluations for animal shelters and rescue groups, mold detection scent work, and obedience and behavior training for all levels and needs. Justin will tailor training to your needs and to your dog's breed. Not only will you learn the skills, you will also learn the behavior characteristic specific to your dog's breed, a crucial component to understanding and correcting dog behavior.
All group class sizes are kept small to maximize the group experience, one-on-one instruction, and maintain safe social distances between participants . Please note that face masks are now required by all participants and each dog is allowed a maximum of two human partners to attend with them. Due to the pandemic, children are not allowed to attend class.
To enroll in a class, please complete the Registration form and submit either by email or fax (315-715-4754)
The October session is the last session for 2020 as we take a break over the holiday season. The next round of Basic classes will begin in mid-February. Once the schedule details are worked out we will update the info below and open it up for enrollment. Justin will continue to book private lessons, so please reach out if interested in that option
Basic Obedience: Six week course for $150 (plus tax)*
This class will focus on basic level obedience skills - "watch" or focus, sit, stay, down, heeling on leash, come when called, and any other problematic behaviors (i.e. barking, jumping, etc). Note there are different class times offered, please indicate your preference when inquiring about enrollment.
The next Basic Obedience class sessions will be held on (Choose one option):
Sundays from 9:30am-10:30am beginning October 18, 2020 This Class is Full
Sundays from 10:45am-11:45am beginning October 18, 2020 This Class is Full
Sundays from 12:00pm-1:00pm beginning October 18,2020 This Class is Full
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:15pm beginning October 19, 2020 This Class is Full
Tuesdays from 6:15pm-7:15pm beginning October 20, 2020 This Class is Full
Intermediate/Advanced Obedience: Six week course for $150 (plus tax)*
This class will focus on refining the Basic Obedience skills by working through the Canine Good Citizen skill requirements. Examples of this are being able to calmly greet new people and dogs, walking through a crowd in a polite manner, remaining calm in new situations, and practicing the basic skills (sit, stay, heeling on leash) with increasingly difficult distractions. This course will help prepare you and your dog if you choose to pursue the Canine Good Citizen certification, however, this does not need to be your goal to take this course. This is an excellent (and fun!) way to help your dog develop good manners that are useful in all settings. *Please note: the Advanced level is reserved for those who have previously attended our Intermediate class session*
**We have reduced our class sizes by half due to COVID safety measures. With the high demand for Basic Obedience, our Intermediate and Advanced level classes are currently on hold. We will announce when we are able to resume these sessions**
*Payment is due by the first group class, and is non-refundable. We do not offer partial payments; if you need to miss a session then we will be happy to email you the course content for that day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
Private Training Lessons
Private lessons are available for any training need. The fee is $100 per session, which will last approximately 1.5 hours. Private lessons can be held at our facility or a public location depending on what behaviors you are targeting. Please note that there is a $15 fee for all appointments held at another location. Click on the "Contact Us" tab to submit an email request for an appointment. Due to the pandemic, we are not offering in-home appointments at this time.