Group Training Classes

GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

NOTE: December 17th, 2019 to January 10th, 2020 – No classes will be held. We will resume classes, starting with Intermediate Obedience on January 11th, 2020.  Thanks!!!

Group Training Classes are designed to be a fun and safe environment for you and your dog to learn how to work together as a team around a variety of distractions. We have a comprehensive program spanning from Puppy classes to more advanced Obedience classes. There is something for everyone! With smaller class sizes we are able to make sure that every team gets personalized attention. In group training, you get the same great information as private lessons but at the discounted group rate! Dogs must be up to date on age appropriate vaccinations.

Note: In order for your dog to participate in group training classes at Precision K9 Training, your dog must be:

 1. Friendly towards people (both adults and kids) both on and off leash

2. Friendly towards other dogs (of all sizes) both on and off leash

3. Comfortable in new environments

If your dog is nervous, reactive, fearful or aggressive, we recommend private one-on-one training or our board-and-train programs for optimal training results.

In our curriculum design, we use and teach an approach called self-contained lesson planning.  Our lessons build on each other within a class session, rather than building from week to week. Lessons are designed to be approached from multiple skill levels so everyone in class can participate equally and productively, regardless of your skill level. Lessons are built around real-life problem solving that teaches the skills you’ll need outside the classroom. All classes are 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Days and times are noted below for each class.

Puppy Kindergarten

Class Size: Varies

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour for a total of 6 lessons

Location: PK9T Training Facility: 303 E McKinley Rd, Ottawa IL 61350

Cost: $125 (Due first day of class)

Schedule:

Sunday 5:00 p.m.

This is an Open Enrollment Class.  The flexible rolling schedule allows you and your dog to join the six week puppy training class on any week.  Each self-contained class will teach you and your pet how to work together as a team.  Skills that will be taught are loose leash walking, recall (come when called), responding to their name, and commands such as “Sit”, “Down”, “Stand”, and “Place”.

Puppy Kindergarten is designed for puppies 12 to 20 weeks of age with age appropriate vaccinations as a way to get them started off on the best foot possible. We incorporate safe socialization, basic skills, and fun exposure to a variety of new experiences to create a confident and happy puppy. A part of class each week is also spent going over common puppy issues and addressing any questions you may have.

Note: We require that all puppies attending class receive at least their first set of vaccinations seven days prior to class. Proof of vaccinations is required.

What to bring: a hungry puppy; lots of high value treats (e.g., hot dog or cheese pieces); treat pouch or container with lid for treats; puppy harness and lightweight leash or slip lead. Well-behaved kids and family members are welcome to attend.

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Basic Obedience

Class Size: 6 dogs; due to our small class size, we usually fill up 2-3 months in advance

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour for a total of 6 lessons

Location: PK9T Training Facility: 303 E McKinley Rd, Ottawa IL 61350

Cost: $125 ($25 deposit, then $100 due first day of class)

Schedule:

Current Basic Obedience Classes:

Sunday 6:00 p.m. – Full

Monday 7:00 p.m. – Full

Now Enrolling:

Sunday 6:00 p.m.

1/12/2020 to 2/16/2020 (4 spots available)

Monday 7:00 p.m.

1/13/2020 to 2/16/2020 (5 spots available)

Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

1/14/2020 to 2/17/2020 (5 spots available)

Don’t see a class that works for you? Please email bob@precisionk9training.com to be put on our waitlist, and be notified when new classes are announced.

Basic Obedience is designed for dogs that are over 5 months old and have not had previous training or need a refresher on basic skills. We will cover a wide variety of obedience skills and address some common issues to set you and your dog up for continued training success. Our main goal for this class is to improve the communication between you and your dog in a way that’s fun for both of you.

At the end of this class, your dog will take a test that includes the following:

  • Sit politely next to you when someone greets you
  • Sit politely next to you when someone with a dog greets you
  • Sit on command and stay for 1 minute from 6 feet away
  • Lay down on command and stay for 2 minutes from 6 feet away
  • Come when called to front-sit from 20 feet away
  • Walk on a loose leash (L turn, R turn, about face, auto sit at stop)
  • Go to the place bed and stay (for 3 minutes with distractions)
  • Leave-It (food refusal)

What to bring: hungry dog, high value treats, treat pouch, leash or slip lead, training collar(s), proof of vaccinations

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Intermediate Obedience

Available to Precision K9 Training Basic Obedience graduates only or approval from Bob.

Class Size: 6 dogs

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour for a total of 6 lessons

Location: PK9T Training Facility: 303 E McKinley Rd, Ottawa IL 61350

Cost: $60 ($25 deposit, then $35 due first day of class)

Schedule:

Current Intermediate Obedience Class:

11/2/2019 to 12/14/2019 (Full) – No class on 11/30/2019

Now Enrolling:

Saturday 10:00 a.m.

1/11/2020 to 2/15/2020 (2 spots available)

Saturday 11:15 a.m.

1/11/2020 to 2/15/2020 (6 spots available)

Intermediate Obedience is a six week course designed for dogs that have taken our Basic Obedience Class. We will expand on the skills learned in your previous classes by beginning to add the 3 D’s, duration, distance, and distraction to those skills while also learning some new behaviors. This class also include field trips to local stores to take your dog’s skills to the next level.

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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club’s CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase your dog’s good manners so he can be distinguished as a “Canine Good Citizen.” Prepare for the 10-step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose-leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

A great follow-up class to Intermediate Obedience. This two-week, four lesson class helps dog and handler prepare for the CGC test, which is routinely given at Precision K9 Training. The CGC distinction is also a great departure point for other canine activities, such as obedience, agility, therapy work, and more! The Canine Good Citizen Program is open to all dogs, both purebred and mixed-breed. For more information on the Canine Good Citizen Program, please visit http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm.

Enrollment in this class includes an opportunity to take the CGC test shortly after the fourth lesson.

Class Requirements:

  • Dog and handler must have completed at MINIMUM one basic or intermediate obedience class, puppy classes do not count. Even dogs who have completed our private lesson and board and train programs could qualify –  PLEASE consult with Bob to see if your dog is ready for this class. The instructor has the right to excuse any dog that comes into class with insufficient skills to participate (no refunds or class credits).
  • Dogs should have a solid sit, down, recall (come), wait/stay, and be able to walk politely on lead around distractions before enrolling in this class. This class is a review and refining of basic skills, NOT an introduction to basic manners.
  • Harnesses, haltis, correction collars, and treats are not allowed during CGC testing. If your dog is still dependent on these kinds of aids to perform the behaviors listed above, he is NOT ready for the CGC class.

Class Size: 4 dogs

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour for a total of 4 lessons

Location: PK9T Training Facility: 303 E McKinley Rd, Ottawa IL 61350

Cost: $40

Schedule: All lessons will start at 6 p.m.

No classes scheduled at this time.

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