Group Dog Training Classes


HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. REGISTER: Click on the button next to the service you are interested in to complete and submit the corresponding online form.
  2. FOLLOW-UP: After you submit the online form, I will receive it immediately and follow up with you via phone or email with class details.
  3. COME TO CLASS WITH: 
    • Cash or check. Payment is required at time of service.
    • Vaccination Records. All dogs must be current on Distemper, Parvo, and Rabies shots.
    • Training Treats. Bring lots of soft, cubed treats that your dog loves!

CLASS SCHEDULE

Detailed class start dates and locations will be emailed to you after you register for a class.

 

CLASSES & RATES

Best teen, young adolescent, teenager dog, older puppy class in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend.

Teenage Angst

Do you have a dog that chews your favorite shoes, jumps on people, ignores you around distractions, or randomly launches into a dramatic tantrum? Dogs between 6 months and 2 years old are canine adolescents, and these teenage years are fraught with new and challenging behaviors. Taming your teen drama king or queen takes patience, consistency, and persistence. We will use positive training, games, obedience exercises, and simple management to prevent annoying teenage dog behaviors from becoming life-long bad habits.

  • Class size is small to keep the atmosphere fun, encouraging, and personal
  • All dogs must be at least 5 months old
  • All dogs must be people and dog friendly
  • All dogs must be current on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations (bring proof to first class)
  • Not appropriate for dogs that bark, lunge, or are disruptive in a group environment

$135 for 6 weeks


    Intro to K9 Nose Work® 1

    Does your dog sniff everything? Dogs can develop their natural scenting ability by tuning into their curiosity and desire to hunt. Nose Work® will build your dog’s confidence, provide mental and physical exercise, and enhance the partnership between you and your dog. Scent Detection for pets!  This is a foundation level class for beginners, and it’s suited for all dogs including shy, fearful, or reactive dogs.

    • New classes starting Jan 2018 - Contact us if interested.
    • $10 discount for dogs who are 10 years old and up
    • $10 discount for enrollment of a second dog from the same household (one discount per dog)
    • Military discount are available upon request
    • Scholarships considered for current Sea Change Canine private clients
    • All dogs must be at least 6 months old
    • All dogs must be current on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations (bring proof to first class)
    • All dogs must be tolerant of strangers being in the same room

    $150 for 6 weeks

     

    Intro to K9 Nose Work® 2

    Did your dog love learning to hunt? This is a continuation of Nose Work® 1, where we’ll be making our hides and searches more difficult. We expand our search course to include vehicles, exteriors, and interiors!

    • Prerequisite: Intro to K9 Nose Work® 1
    • Same discounts and requirements as K9 Nose Work® 1 above

    $140 for 6 weeks

     

    Intro to Odor   

    The smelling game continues! In this class, dogs are taught to identify a target odor, a natural essential oil used specifically in K9 Nose Work®. This class will build on your dog’s understanding of how to search, but with more technique and precision. We will also learn handling skills and how to read body language. Above all, we will continue to have fun!

    • Prerequisite: Intro to K9 Nose Work® 2
    • Same discounts and requirements as K9 Nose Work® 1 above

    $140 for 6 weeks

     

    Continuing Nose Work®

    This course is for dogs that show proficiency in finding the initial target odor from Intro to Odor. This is a class you can take over and over again, and is suited for dogs interested in trialing (competition) or just for fun. We are fortunate in the PNW as there are many opportunities to compete.

    • Prerequisite: Intro to Odor
    • Same discounts and requirements as K9 Nose Work® 1 above

    $140 for 6 weeks


    Senior dog training class in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend.

    Silver Muzzle

    Silver Muzzle is a mental and physical enrichment class for senior dogs. Class includes scent games, trick training, puzzle toys, low level agility obstacles, FitPAWS® balance equipment, flower essences, and bodywork. Our goal will be to keep your senior dog’s mind and body active and healthy.

    • Class size is small to keep the atmosphere fun, encouraging, and personal
    • Please inform us of any of your dog’s limitations (blindness, deafness, arthritis, etc.)
    • All dogs must be at least 8 years old
    • All dogs must be people and dog friendly
    • All dogs must be current on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations (bring proof to first class)
    • Not appropriate for dogs that bark, lunge, or are disruptive in a group environment  

    $80 for 4 weeks


    Dog training class for fearful dog, shy dog, anxious dog, submissive dog, nervous dog in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend.

    Blossoming Wallflower

    Is your dog shy, timid, or nervous? We can help bring your dog out of his shell by using reward-based training methods and confidence building exercises. Additionally, we will learn TTouch® relaxation techniques, and work with flower essences to reduce the stress that shy dogs typically experience. This course is not typical of a training class; every effort will be made to provide a supportive, calm, comforting, and controlled environment to ease anxiety.    

    • Class size is small to keep the atmosphere fun, encouraging, and personal
    • Requires a private meeting prior to enrollment
    • All dogs must be at least 5 months old
    • All dogs must be people and dog friendly
    • All dogs must be current on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations (bring proof to first class)
    • Not appropriate for dogs that bark, lunge, or are disruptive in a group environment  

    To learn more about shy, timid, or nervous dogs, check out this infographic on The Body Language of Fear in Dogs by Sophia Yin, DVM.

    $140 for 6 weeks


    Group Class Policies

    • Refunds are available if cancellations are made 72 hours prior to a class start date.
    • Please understand that class sizes are small so that you get more personalized attention. Reserving a spot means someone else misses out. Sea Change Canine is unable to offer refunds or make up classes after the first class of a session begins.
    • We do not offer make-up classes or refunds if you do not attend the first day of class. You will be removed from the class roster.
    • Extenuating circumstances may be cause for a transfer. We can transfer your class payment to another class if you have made arrangements at least a week before the start date of the upcoming class. Class credit is not transferrable to private training once this time period has lapsed, or once class has started.
    • Owners are expected to maintain and reinforce training outside of our class.
    • At their discretion, instructors with Sea Change Canine have the right to refuse admission to or expel a dog/owner from class.