• Puppy Kindergarten (for dogs under 5 months old at the start of class): Proper manners are important on so many levels. Well-behaved dogs quickly become cherished members of the family. They are good citizens of the community. Most importantly, the training process helps you to create an emotional bond with your dog through building mutual respect. Be sure to Start Out Right!
  • Basic Obedience (for dogs over 5 months old at the start of class): Even an "older" dog can learn new tricks. Help your best friend be the best canine around by learning new skills and unlearning some of those old habits.
  • Intermediate Dog & Handler (for dogs that have completed either Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience): Refine your dog's skills and learn some new, challenging ones.  Work with distractions.  Work with distance.  Take it to the next level.
  • Advanced Canine (for dogs that have completed Intermediate Dog & Handler): The final step in a well-rounded curriculum. Imagine the excitement and pride you’ll experience from having a dog that can behave reliably off leash.
  • Agility Fun Run: Practice your agility skills on an actual course with your dog and get feedback from a qualified instructor.
  • Agility Multi-Course Fun Run: Or practice your agility skills a little longer on up to three courses and get feedback from a qualified instructor.
  • Agility Obstacle Familiarization: Looking for a fun way to bond with your dog? Agility is a sport where the dog and handler work as a team. It is an obstacle course made up of jumps, tunnels, walkways and more with the handler helping the dog navigate the obstacles in the correct order. Some people do agility training just for fun while others enjoy competing in agility trials..
  • Agility Outdoors: Up the game and work on agility outdoors where the distractions abound.
  • Freestyle Foundation Skills: Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and handler team. It is a modern dog sport that is a mixture of obedience, tricks, and dance that allows for creative interaction between dogs and their owners.
  • Novice Nosework: The activity and sport of NoseWork is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
  • Novice Rally: Characteristics of sports car racing, dog agility and traditional canine obedience combine to form the fun sport of Rally. Dog and handler teams navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform at each station. It is a fun test of obedience and the trust in the relationship between dog and handler.
  • Sport Sampler: Want to have fun with your dog, but not sure which sport to try? Why not try them all?
  • Treibball Foundations: Treibball adapts some of the exercises from herding and applies those to a teamwork-based sport that teaches dogs to “herd” inflatable exercise balls into a goal by following directions from the handler much like doggy soccer.
  • Novice Obedience: Consider taking obedience training with your dog to a whole new level. Enter the canine competition world and help your dog realize its full potential by competing in obedience trials and earning obedience competition titles.
  • Canine Adventures: Proof your dog's reliability in real life situations by using the skills learned in our other classes.
  • Canine Good Citizen: Have your dog certified as a canine good citizen who has good manners at home and in the community.
  • Feisty Fido: If your dog acts aggressively towards other dogs, this class may be the answer.
  • No Jumping Workshop: Learn how to downshift the excitement of meeting and greeting so your dog will keep "Four on the Floor".
  • Tricks: Show off just how smart your dog is and impress your family and friends!

Upcoming Special Events

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019
Time: 07:15 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: The Simon Foundation (Bloomfield)

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019
Time: 06:30 pm - 07:15 pm
Location: The Simon Foundation (Bloomfield)

Sunday, 5 May 2019
Time: 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
Location: CT Humane Society (Newington)

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Time: 08:00 pm - 08:45 pm
Location: CT Humane Society (Newington)

Monday, 20 May 2019
Time: 08:00 pm - 08:45 pm
Location: CT Humane Society (Newington)

Saturday, 1 Jun 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Location: CT Humane Society (Newington)

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Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. -Samuel Butler


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