Family Dog Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

8 - 20 weeks old

Family Dog I

5 months and older

Family Dog II

Family Dog III

Our family dog program provides a variety of classes all designed to bring out the very best in your family pet. These classes also are the foundation for our competition programs and for other activities you may want to pursue with your dog. Our classes are taught using the most up to date in positive reinforcement techniques and effective clicker training. We take puppies 8 weeks and older into our classes.  

Puppy Kindergarten is an introductory class for puppies 4 months old or younger at the start of class. This class teaches all of the same skills that are taught in Family Dog I (sit, down, stay, come when called, emergency recall, walk politely on lead, and more) with emphasis placed on puppy behaviors like inappropriate mouthing and biting as well as management issues and socialization. Classes are small in size, fun for you and your puppy and very effective.

Please note that your puppy does NOT have to have a RABIES vaccination to start this class if he/she is not yet old enough to have received their rabies vaccine.

The first class is an orientation for owners only - your puppies can stay home.  This informative seminar is required as you will receive all the class handouts, reading materials and several important homework assignments. If you cannot make the first night for the class that best fits your schedule, please call the office at 860-646-5033 so we can either schedule a makeup 1st class or so you can attend a different first class.

"Should I sign up for Puppy Kindergarten or Family Dog I?"

 

If you answer YES to these questions, then you should sign up for PUPPY KINDERGARTEN:

 

  • Is your puppy 4 months old and younger?

  • Does your puppy need more socialization (interaction with other puppies, sights, smells, etc)?

  • Does your puppy need to learn the basic behaviors of Sit, Down, Stay, and how to greet people politely both at home and away from home?

 

If you answered NO to these questions, you should sign up for FAMILY DOG I.

 

Fee: $195 (includes tax) - for 8 one hour classes.  Classes meet once a week. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable with under 48 hours notice of group class start date.  Payment is required to hold the reservation. See our class policies.

To register for a class online, click on the title of the class that works best for your schedule, select Sign Up, and follow the prompts. If a class has a Monday start date, for example, it will run every Monday at the time scheduled for 8-consecutive weeks.

Puppy Kindergarten

 

Family Dog I

 

Family Dog I

Family Dog I is an introductory class for dogs over 4 months of age that are just beginning training. You will learn to teach your dog to pay attention when asked, greet politely, come when called, walk on a loose leash and lie down and stay. Management skills, socialization and problem solving will also be stressed. Classes are small in size, fun for you and your dog and very effective.

 

The first class is an orientation for owners only - your dogs can stay home.  This informative seminar is required as you will receive all the class handouts, reading materials and several important homework assignments. If you cannot make the first night for the class that best fits your schedule, please call the office at 860-646-5033 so we can either schedule a makeup 1st class or so you can attend a different first class.

 

"Should I sign up for Family Dog I or Family Dog II?"

 

If your answer "YES" to the questions below, then you should sign up for FAMILY DOG I:

  • Is your dog new to Tails U Win! (hasn't taken a PK/Famly Dog I class here before)?

  • Does your dog pull on the leash?

  • Does your dog get easily distracted?

  • Does your dog ignore your cues (ex. does not sit when you say, "SIT") sometimes?

  • Is your dog new to targeting?

  • Is your dog new to shaping?

  • Are you new to capturing a behavior?

 

If you answer "NO", then you should contact us at the office to be evaluated for Family Dog II.

Fee: $195 (includes tax) - for 8 one hour classes.  Classes meet once a week. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable with under 48 hours notice of group class start date.  Payment is required to hold the reservation. See our class policies.

To register for a class online, click on the title of the class that works best for your schedule, select Sign Up, and follow the prompts. If a class has a Monday start date, for example, it will run every Monday at the time scheduled for 8-consecutive weeks.

 

Family Dog II

If you have not completed a Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten class with your dog at Tails-U-Win!, please contact the office at 860-646-5033 or office@tailsuwin.com before registering for a Family Dog II class.

 

Family Dog II is where you will perfect what you have learned in PK/FDI.  Your dog will learn to work around increasing distractions and take the next step in teaching the Really Reliable Recall . You will learn to teach your dog to respond to signals at a distance, you’ll be introduced to the sports of agility and rally and you will teach tricks

and play games. This program will help with the skills needed for the Canine Good Citizen Test.

 

After successfully completing Family Dog II, you and your dog will have the skills necessary to participate in any of the programs offered at Tails. This includes agility, competition obedience, rally obedience, therapy dog training, freestyle dance and flyball. You can also continue on in the Family Dog Program. We offer several different class selections over the course of a year.

This is an 8-week class and dogs do attend the first week.

Fee: $195.00 (includes tax) - for 8 one hour classes. 

Fee: $165.00 (includes tax) for Tails-U-Win! students that have graduated from FD1 or PK.

 

Classes meet once a week.

Prerequisites: Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten

If you have not attended a class here at Tails, please contact the office at 860-646-5033 to determine what class would be the best fit for you and your dog.

Only register online for Family Dog II if you have completed, or will soon, a Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten class. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable with under 48 hours notice of group class start date.  Payment is required to hold the reservation. See our class policies.

To register for a class online, click on the title of the class that works best for your schedule, select Sign Up, and follow the prompts.

NOTE: Family Dog II classes that only list a day of the week, but not a specific start date, are open enrollment. You may select your start date when registering. You are provided 10 weeks to complete your 8 weeks that starts the first day of attendance.

Family Dog III

Only current Family Dog III students should register online for a Family Dog III class. If you are looking into attending a Family Dog III class, please check with the office for availability.

 

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