Will be held Tuesday evenings at the Marinette National Guard Armory, 2000 Mary St, Marinette, WI
There are three levels of training: Puppy, Beginners and Advanced. There are periodic opportunities to achieve your Canine Good Citizen Certificate or Title as well.
All classes require the dogs to be vaccinated against Rabies, Distemper and Parvo, and to show a letter of proof of a parasite free stool sample within the past 6 months.
Puppies will need a buckled collar, while older dogs will need to have a slip or prong training collar. You will need a 6 foot leather or nylon leash, which your dog is to be kept on at all times unless instructed otherwise.
Trainers must be at least 9 years of age, and the chosen person needs to be able to control the dog. If he/she is under 18 years old, a responsible adult needs to be on premises during their training session.
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. To pre-register, simply complete an enrollment form and mail it in with your payment. You can bring your vaccination records and stool sample results with you on orientation night.
Puppy Class –winter is full
Your puppy will build confidence through an introduction to basic commands and socializing with classmates and other trainees. You will learn about dog-dog and dog-human interaction, dog psychology, health and grooming, being a responsible pet owner, etc. The class starts with “mat time” where you will learn how to teach your dog to sit, down, stay, come, etc. and ends with a short lecture with an opportunity for questions at the end. This class is for puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months of age.
Dogs 6 months and older (with no age limit) will work on becoming better mannered and more controllable pets as their owners work with them on sit, down, stay, come and heel, along with some important social skills. This class builds on the basics learned in the puppy class, taking those skills from the introductory level to a more practiced point. The lessons will be more challenging, for example, the stays will be longer and from further away than they were for Puppy Class. A short lecture and question and answer time will follow the “mat time,” so be ready to ask!
If you are ready to take your learning to a higher level in order to enter competitions, or if you simply want to continue building a bond with your dog through training, this class is for you. It offers exposure to Rally, Beginner Novice and Pre-Novice Obedience exercises, while encouraging participants to work at their own level of ability. The enrollees also prepare demonstrations for Orientation Night and Achievement Night, as well as various parades and events throughout the year.