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Classes are held at 3215 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND
Levels Training introduces new skills to your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more distractions. Although each level has specific skill requirements which must be met prior to moving on to the next level, you and your dog progress through the levels at your own pace. Move through all four levels or choose to stay at a lower level. During your period of enrollment, you can attend as much or as little training as you like. The choice is yours!
Classes are 8 weeks long at $175.00 Start in Puppy Basics (4 - 9 months old) then move up to Basic Manners when ready or start an older dog in Basic Manners and progress through the levels as fast as your dog learns each skill. All dogs must take Basic Manners. We use the same program for all dogs and challenge them more as they advance. If you have done training elsewhere, your dog will move up fast and be able to go on to other fun lessons like Recall Games, Tricks, Agility, and more.
All classes are positive reinforcement, choice-based. This method is a lot of fun and involves catching actions and behaviors that you like in your dog and marking them with rewards that your dog finds motivating.
Benefits of Levels Training over traditional classes:
Classes are ongoing so you can join as soon as there are openings.
Work at your own skill level for as long as necessary.
No falling behind since you move up at your own pace.
Dogs move in and out of each level throughout the training, which provides new dogs as distractions each week.
Students can take time off if they have a very busy week or go out of town. Just return to class without fear of falling behind or missing classes. Your 8 weeks of classes do not need to be in succession.
Have extra time in your schedule? Attend more than one class a week if you are able to do so.
Puppy Basics is all about socialization and developing a relationship with you.
Early training with a positive reinforcement approach is one of the best ways to teach young puppies the basic skills such as sit, down and come. We will also provide you with information about handling unwanted behaviors and troubleshooting.
This class prepares pups to move on to Basic Manners. The skills are practical and functional like being handled for grooming and visits to the vet, sit, down, come, stay, and walking on leash.
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Level 1 will introduce the basic commands; sit, down, stationary attention, and the name game. All dogs (even those with prior training) start in level 1.
Level 2 will work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to the owner while walking and ignoring other dogs. We'll also begin working on come, stay, and will include problem-solving information for other behaviors.
Level 3 will work on a long-distance come command, stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, and distance commands.
Level 4 is all about polishing the come command, strengthening the stay command, work on turns and automatic sit in heeling.
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Start Your Pup on the Right Paw
PAWZ Enrichment Center introduces Right Paw Social Hour, a weekly supervised puppy playtime and social hour at 3215 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND.
*Right Paw is on Sundays with level 1 at 1:00 pm and level 2 at 2:00 pm. Each session is 1-hour long, $5 per puppy. Starting Sunday, January30, 2022.
Right Paw is lots of fun, and it also provides a critical opportunity for puppies of all mixes, breeds, and sizes to get socialization during their “sensitive period” which is between 8 and 24 weeks of age. Socialization means introducing your puppy, in a safe and positive way, to possible sights and sounds that will be part of their world.
We invite you and your puppy to attend as many sessions as you would like until your pup reaches the age limit. Meet our staff, speak with our trainers, and check out our facility. At PAWZ, our mission is to help you with nurturing and enriching your dog’s life, and this is a great way to start your pup on the right paw through puppy socialization!
During this puppy program, your pup will:
Enjoy off-leash age-appropriate play with vaccinated puppies of similar ages
Be supervised by an experienced trainer to ensure all play is safe and appropriate
Discuss basic puppy questions and learn about behavior, body language, and more
Be introduced/exposed to new and interesting dogs, humans, toys, environments, and obstacles
We utilize positive-reinforcement training and handling techniques, relying on a system of rewards to encourage good behavior.
Helps your dog build comfort and confidence in unfamiliar settings
Positively affects your dog’s lifelong emotional development
Expends your puppy’s excess energy
Begins to learn important group play and social skills
Establishes a strong foundation for a healthy, happy, and socially appropriate dog
Rules & Requirements:
Puppies aged 8–24 weeks
* Right Paw 1 is designed for puppies 8 weeks to 16 weeks old
* Right Paw 2 is designed for puppies 16 weeks to 24 weeks old
Minimum enrollment is 2 puppies
24-hour preregistration is required, sign up on a weekly basis
Proof of updated age-appropriate vaccines are required
First round of vaccines must have been completed at least 7 days prior to first playtime
If your dog has had coughing, sneezing, vomiting, or diarrhea within the past 48 hours, please do NOT attend Right Paw. This is to keep all puppies safe and healthy. Please seek advice from your veterinarian before resuming class
Parents must always stay and supervise their puppy, children are welcome to attend if another parent supervises them, no running, yelling, climbing on dog equipment, etc. is allowed
Bring a regular 4-6-foot flat leash (no retractable or flexi-leads) and a quick-release collar (a harness if desired.)
Small soft treats/food
Puppies will be interrupted from rough play and bullying
We follow the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s position on
puppy socialization, (https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Puppy-
Socialization-Position-Statement-FINAL.pdf) and take care in making sure our
Social Hour is a safe, sanitary environment. We use industry-specific cleaning
and sanitation supplies tailored to address common illnesses dogs could carry
(cleaning before and after every class).
Learn to navigate an obstacle course with your dog as you race against a clock. That’s the sport of Agility. It’s a fast-paced, rewarding experience and one of the best ways to create an even deeper connection between you and your dog.
Intro to Agility
There is an agility assessment with a $5.00 charge. The prerequisite for agility is obedience and/or basic manners classes, the dogs need to know sit, wait, recall, etc. After successfully completing the agility assessment, you will be placed in the appropriate class.
Agility classes are $129.00 for 6 weeks and are 45 minutes long.
Through the years trick dogs that we see in the movies have won peoples’ hearts, trick dog training has become a fun new area in dog training today. As you work through learning the tricks, you might consider testing for the AKC 5 Trick Titles.
Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.
Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.
Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.
Trick Dog Performer (TKP)
In this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.
Trick Dog Elite Performer (TKE)
Testing of this truly elite trick dog level requires the dog to perform 10 tricks with at least 5 props and there must be a story.
Basic Manners or equivalent training is a prerequisite to this class.
Sign your pet up today for any of these great classes!
Our schedule is always evolving so contact us to find something that works in your schedule.
We are now open for dog training classes and daytraining.
3215 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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