GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

Dog training is a constantly changing industry. Group classes help students not only learn from their instructors, but also to learn from one another. If one dog is having an attention or barking issue, students can observe the proper training techniques should they need them in the future.

Every dog and every owner is different. Most of our human and canine personalities will play out in a group class. While some may see these as distractions, we see them as training opportunities. In the same way that parents learn from other parents. Dog owners can learn from other dog owners.

In conclusion, group dog training classes are rich in learning opportunities for dogs and humans. It also encourages owners to make a commitment to training when they have a group of people cheering them on. Who knows, you might even make a few friends along the way!

Puppy Kindergarten

Class Description

Class is for puppies starting age 9 – 16 weeks old and will teach you how to prevent many of the common behavioral problems seen in dogs, including Play Biting, Socialization with People and Dogs, Housetraining, Chewing, Home Alone, Acceptance of grooming, & Preventing Food Bowl and Object Guarding. Your puppy will also learn basic good manners, such as, attention, sit, down, come, place, and beginning leash manners.

At this age, puppies are still developing their canine social skills and learning how to interact appropriately with other dogs. Vital skills your pup will learn include:

  • Polite dog-to-dog greeting behavior;
  • Being gentle with their teeth during play;
  • Reading social cues to determine whether another puppy wants to play or be left alone.

It is important for these interactions to be with puppies their age as well as puppies or dogs from outside the family. The same result is not achieved with a doggy sibling. Without these skills, many pups grow up to be adults who have difficulty communicating with other dogs which unfortunately can put them at high risk for anxiety or aggression in social situations. This class will set your puppy up for socialization success!

Prerequisites

None

Age Requirements

Class is for puppies starting ages of 9 – 16 weeks old. Puppies do NOT need to finish class before 16 weeks old, but they should be finished with class before six months old, sooner for larger breeds.

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs

Location

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

Cost

$150

Required Vaccinations

  • First round of DHLPP combination shot
  • Negative Fecal exam
  • Rabies (if old enough)

Puppy Kindergarten classes are on the following days and times:

  • Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Amanda
    Starting Date:
    5/15/2022 – FULL
    7/10/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/21/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/9/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Bob
    Starting Date:
    5/18/2022 – FULL
    7/6/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/24/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/12/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Bob
    Starting Date:
    7/6/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/24/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/12/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 am | Amanda
    Starting Date:
    5/19/2022 – 1 spot available
    7/7/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/25/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/13/2022 – 6 spots available

Classroom Etiquette

For the safety and respect of fellow students, please adhere to the following classroom etiquette:

  • Classes start promptly at the assigned time, so please arrive early.  Late arrivals might be turned away.
  • Please wear secure footwear, such as, tennis shoes.  Flip Flops are not appropriate when working with dogs.
  • Please refrain from cell phone texting and calls during class.  If you need to make an urgent call or text, please step outside.

Thank you for adhering to our classroom etiquette!

Basic Obedience

Class Description

Your dog may no longer be a puppy, but that doesn’t mean their training days are over. This six-week class provides an opportunity to continue developing fundamental skills and good habits also perfect for recent adult dog rescues. We will help your dog understand your expectations, so you can both enjoy your life together. This class is open to dogs five months of age and older, with a focus on:

  • Maintaining and building attention skills;
  • Reviewing basic commands like sit, down, place, and coming when called;
  • Developing impulse control (leave it, settle, stay, and discouraging jumping);
  • Practicing polite leash greetings and loose leash walking skills;
  • Introduce fun training games for fluency to teach your dog manners in real-life situations.

Prerequisites

None

Age Requirements

5 months of age and older

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs

Location

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

Cost

$150

Basic Obedience classes are held on the following days and times:

  • Sunday 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Amanda
    Starting Date:

    5/15/2022 – FULL
    7/10/2022 – 1 spot available
    8/21/2022 – 5 spots available
    10/9/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Sunday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:

    5/15/2022 – FULL
    7/10/2022 – 5 spots available
    8/21/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/9/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
    5/17/2022 – FULL
    7/5/2022 – 4 spots available
    8/23/2022 – 4 spots available
    10/11/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
    5/17/2022 – FULL
    7/5/2022 – 5 spots available
    8/23/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/11/2022 – 6 spots available

  • Thursday 11:00 – 12:00 pm | Amanda
    Starting Date:
    5/19/2022 – FULL
    7/7/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/25/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/13/2022 – 6 spots available

Classroom Etiquette

For the safety and respect of fellow students, please adhere to the following classroom etiquette:

  • Classes start promptly at the assigned time, so please arrive early.  Late arrivals might be turned away.
  • Please wear secure footwear, such as, tennis shoes.  Flip Flops are not appropriate when working with dogs.
  • Please refrain from cell phone texting and calls during class.  If you need to make an urgent call or text, please step outside.

Thank you for adhering to our classroom etiquette!

Intermediate Obedience

Class Description

Once your dog has completed our Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience class, it is crucial to apply those skills in real-life scenarios. The intermediate class will build upon everything we learned in the puppy kindergarten or the basic obedience class, and set them up for success! In this class we will proof the commands that your dog knows by increasing distractions, duration, and distance. This class is open to dogs five months of age and older, and is a prerequisite for both Canine Good Citizen course and our Agility Course. We will focus on the following:

  • Getting the dog to focus on the objective through enticing distractions;
  • Expanding on impulse control (Jumping, leave it, stay, grabbing items/treats);
  • Leaving enticing items using ‘Leave It’ while on a walk’
  • Perfect our leash walking with Heel;
  • Polite Greetings;
  • Politely walking past people and dogs;
  • Introduction to Agility;
  • Introduction to Canine Good Citizen;
  • Continued socialization with other dogs and humans.

Prerequisites

Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience

Age Requirements

5 months of age and older

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs

Location

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

Cost

$150

Intermediate Obedience classes are held on the following days and times:

  • Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
    5/15/2022 – 4 spots available
    7/10/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/21/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/9/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Tuesday 9:00 – 10:00 am | Amanda
    Starting Date:
    5/17/2022 – FULL
    7/5/2022 – 5 spots available
    8/23/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/11/2022 – 6 spots available
  • Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
    5/19/2022 – FULL
    7/7/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/25/2022 – 6 spots available
    10/13/2022 – 6 spots available

Classroom Etiquette

For the safety and respect of fellow students, please adhere to the following classroom etiquette:

  • Classes start promptly at the assigned time, so please arrive early.  Late arrivals might be turned away.
  • Please wear secure footwear, such as, tennis shoes.  Flip Flops are not appropriate when working with dogs.
  • Please refrain from cell phone texting and calls during class.  If you need to make an urgent call or text, please step outside.

Thank you for adhering to our classroom etiquette!

 Advanced / AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep & Test

Class Description

Whether you and your dog are preparing to take the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test or you just want to sharpen and advance your dog’s current obedience skills, this class is for you! This is a 6-week advanced obedience course. Your dog must have completed our Basic Obedience, or Intermediate Obedience class, and have a reliable recall, sit, down, stay, and loose leash walking manners to participate. We will will focus on all of the CGC test items and proof your dog’s skills through various exercises.

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program, started in 1989, is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are eligible for the certificate. Click here for more information.

The CGC test includes:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking Through a Crowd
  • Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Supervised Separation

Prerequisites

Basic Obedience or Intermediate Obedience

Age Requirements

6 months of age and older

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs

Location

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

Cost

$150 – Test is included in the cost

Advanced / AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep class is held on the following day:

  • Thursday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
    5/26/2022 – 6 spots available
    8/25/2022 – 6 spots available
    3/30/2023 – 6 spots available

NOTE: Test/evaluation will be conducted during the final session of the class.

 Advanced / Therapy Dog Prep

Class Description

If you have a friendly well-mannered dog, any breed or mix, and are an owner/handler who has a desire to share your dog with others in a volunteer capacity, you may be interested in becoming certified as a therapy dog team.

We will spend 4 weeks practicing everything you need to do for the therapy dog testing. All classes will be held at Precision K9 with the exception of the 3rd class which will meet at Farm and Fleet to get some store socialization.

All teams will be certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs by Pam Booras a Tester/observer for ATD. The certification will take place separate from the class. All teams will set up specific times with Pam when they are ready to test.

This class is being offered for people that would like to get more practice and a better understanding of what is expected of a therapy dog team. This class is NOT mandatory in order to test and certify with ATD. As long as your dog is 1 year of age you can contact any Tester/Observer for ATD to get your certification in motion if you believe you and your dog are ready to be tested. Taking this class does NOT guarantee your certification. Class size is limited.

For more information, check out therapydogs.com

For questions text or call Pam at (815) 228-2461

Class Curriculum

Prerequisites

Intermediate Obedience or an evaluation prior to the beginning of class is required.
NOTE: Prerequisites are NOT required in order to test as a team with ATD, just for this class.

Age Requirements

1 year of age and older

Class Duration

Four sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs

Location

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

Cost

$100

Advanced / Therapy Dog Prep class will be held on the following day:

  • Monday 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Pam Booras
    Starting Date:
    7/11/2022 – 2 spots available

Classroom Etiquette

For the safety and respect of fellow students, please adhere to the following classroom etiquette:

  • Classes start promptly at the assigned time, so please arrive early.  Late arrivals might be turned away.
  • Please wear secure footwear, such as, tennis shoes.  Flip Flops are not appropriate when working with dogs.
  • Please refrain from cell phone texting and calls during class.  If you need to make an urgent call or text, please step outside.

Thank you for adhering to our classroom etiquette! 

Advanced Drop-In Class

Class Description

Drop-In Class is designed for graduates of the Intermediate Obedience, or Advanced classes, . It’s a fun, affordable and convenient way to maintain and polish what you’ve learned so far as well as move on to advanced off-leash obedience. “Drop-In” means you can show up whenever you want…every week, once a month…whatever you want. Obviously you will advance faster by coming regularly but people love the flexibility!

Whether you are looking to keep your dog “tuned up” by coming out once a month or looking to turn your dog into a “Rock Star” by coming out every week, the Drop-In practice sessions are here to accommodate your schedule.

Prerequisites

Basic Obedience or Intermediate Obedience

Age Requirements

6 months of age and older

Class Duration

Each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

8 Dogs

Location

Varies

Cost

$20 per session or purchase a package of ten for $150 (package good for one year)

Advanced Drop-in class is held on the following day:

  • Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Bob (start time will change with the seasons)

Click on sign-up button to check on available dates, to sign-up, or to purchase the ten session package.

OFFICE LOCATION:

839 Heritage Ln
Ottawa IL 61350

OFFICE HOURS:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

TRAINING LOCATION:

Precision K9 Training
303 E McKinley Rd
Ottawa IL 61350

PHONE:
(815) 640-0126

EMAIL:
contact@precisionk9training.com

 

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