BEGINNER
Class limited to 14 students
7 weeks/$140* (for dogs, 5 months age and over)

(*$10 discount for rescue dogs)

The beginner dog training class covers teaching a dog to sit, stay, down, come, and walk politely on leash.

In this beginner dog training class, handlers also work on getting their dog's attention.

Discussions cover crate training, grooming, housebreaking, and behavior problems.

Handlers must be at least 12 years old.

NOTE: If your dog tries to bite or has bitten a person, or lunges/snaps at other dogs, or you are not physically capable of controlling your dog, then a group class is not a suitable environment. It is best to consult with an animal behaviorist.
Handouts:
What To Bring To Your First Class
Class Rules and Regulations
Beginner Class Handouts




Student Review
Hugo sprung back to good health and was able to make it to the rally trial on Friday. We had so much fun - he took 2nd place (97 pts) for trial 1 (his wonderful classmate, Jade, took first with 98). and it was my error that cost him 3 pts. He/we earned 95 for rally 2, which wasn't bad but he was a bit sluggish, not bad for a guy who had been pretty ill the beginning of the week.and not bad with a handler who was shaking in her boots. ;) Anyhow, just want to thank you and all of the sportsmen's members for all you do all year long and for the fun 'welcome to trial' goodie bag. (I'm using the water bottle and Hugo is grooving on the toys. Such a sweet thing to do) and for all of your support and wonderful training that Hugo and I are getting under your guidance. i am so happy for my connection to Sportsmen's. Thanks again - Randy


Class Days & Times 2018

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MONDAY
10AM-10:55AM

Instructors:
E. Brown,
V. Smith

SESSIONS 2018

  • 1 - Jan 8
  • 2 - Mar 5
  • 3 - Apr 23
  • 4 - Jun 18
  • 5 - Aug 13
  • 6 - Oct 8

  • MONDAY
    7:30PM-8:25PM

    Instructors: R. Jenkins,
    V. Smith, P. Kipila,
    E Hyde, D Burton

    SESSIONS 2018

  • 1 - Jan 8
  • 2 - Mar 5
  • 3 - Apr 23CLOSED
  • 4 - Jun 18
  • 5 - Aug 13
  • 6 - Oct 8

  • THURSDAY
    7:30-8:25 PM

    Instructors:
    D. Burton, B. Mansell


    SESSIONS 2018

  • 1 - Jan 4
  • 2 - Feb 22
  • 3 - Apr 12
  • 4 - May 31
  • 5 - Jul 26
  • 6 - Sep 13
  • 7 - Nov 1



  • Class Days & Times 2019

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    MONDAY
    10AM-10:55AM

    Instructors:
    E. Brown,
    V. Smith

    SESSIONS 2019

  • 1 - Jan 7
  • 2 - Feb 25
  • 3 - Apr 15
  • 4 - Jun 10
  • 5 - Aug 5
  • 6 - Sep 30

  • MONDAY
    7:30PM-8:25PM

    Instructors: R. Jenkins,
    V. Smith, P. Kipila,
    E Hyde, D Burton

    SESSIONS 2019

  • 1 - Jan 7
  • 2 - Feb 25
  • 3 - Apr 15
  • 4 - Jun 10
  • 5 - Aug 5
  • 6 - Sep 30

  • THURSDAY
    7:30-8:25 PM

    Instructors:
    D. Burton, B. Mansell


    SESSIONS 2019

  • 1 - Jan 3
  • 2 - Feb 21
  • 3 - Apr 11
  • 4 - May 30
  • 5 - Jul 25
  • 6 - Sep 12
  • 7 - Oct 31



  • Refund Policy: No refunds given after the first class.
    SDTC Members and Associates:
    You must register 48 hours before the start of class
    or there will be a $10 late fee.


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