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Our extremely popular and affordable dog training classes help strengthen the bond between dog and owner and help prevent people from giving up their dogs because of poor behavior.

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DOG TRAINING CLASSES START AUGUST 26, 27 AND 28 AND OUR NEW THERAPY DOG PREP STARTS SEPT. 12!

REGISTER NOW! 

DOG OBEDIENCE, BASIC & INTERMEDIATE

Next sessions starts Friday, August 26 and Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016 REGISTER NOW!

Dogs and their handlers will learn basic obedience using positive reinforcement techniques. Curriculum includes Leash Handling, Let’s Go, Turning Techniques, Stay/Stand, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Leave It, Come, No Jumping and Leash Pulling Prevention Exercises.

When: BASIC, Friday afternoon 3-4pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings 9-10am 
            INTERMEDIATE, Saturday and Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30am

Friday classes:  August 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 23
Saturday classes: August 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24
Sunday classes: August 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $150 for five classes ($125 for ARF dogs adopted within the last 12 months)

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

OFF LEASH DOG OBEDIENCE

Next session starts Friday, August 26, 2016 REGISTER NOW! 

Dogs and their handlers will learn healing off leash, long distance sit and recall, targeting skills for better control, out of site down/stay and directed off leash jumping and retrieving. **Must graduate intermediate obedience to enroll.

When: Friday afternoons 2-3pm

Classes: August 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, and 23

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $150 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Next session starts Sunday, August 28, 2016 REGISTER NOW!
Train your puppy early! It will pay off over a lifetime. Classes focus on socialization, interactive skills and simple obedience. Bring the whole family, fun for all!

When: Sunday afternoon 12:30-1:30pm

Classes: August 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $150 for Five Classes ($125 for ARF puppies adopted within the last 12 months)

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

RECREATIONAL DOG AGILITY, BEGINNER, SMALL DOG BEGINNER* & ADVANCED

Next session starts Saturday, August 27, 2016 REGISTER NOW!
Build the bond of trust between you and your dog while getting great exercise! Dogs and their handlers learn basic skills including ramps, jumps, tunnels and weave poles.

When: SMALL DOG – BEGINNER: (dogs under 30 lbs.) Saturday afternoon at 12:30-1:30pm
BEGINNER, Saturday afternoon at  1:30-2:30pm
ADVANCED, Saturday afternoon at 2:30-3:30pm

Saturday classes: August 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $175 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

AKC® CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® CGC PREP CLASS

Session starts Monday, August 29,  2016
CGC Prep Class 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 receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

When: Monday mornings from 10-11am

Monday classes: August 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $200 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

THERAPY DOG PREP CLASS – NEW!

Sessions starts Monday, September 12, 2016 REGISTER NOW!

Therapy Prep Class will prepare handlers and dogs for the Pet Partners therapy dog evaluation. The class will cover all the required obedience and therapy exercises that evaluators will use to determine a dogs suitability for registration as a Pet Partners therapy dog. It is recommended that participants have completed the Intermediate Obedience class here at ARF or have already taken the AKC® Canine Good Citizen course but not required.

When: Monday afternoon 12:30-1:30pm

Monday classes:  Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3 and 10

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $200 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

WHAT TO BRING

  • 6 foot long leash, not wider than one inch. No Flexi Leads allowed!
  • Collar that fits the dog securely.
  • Appropriate footwear. No sandals please!

Note: Group Classes are not usually suitable for dogs that have serious behavior problems, such as aggression toward people and/or other dogs. ARF reserves the right to dismiss any dog that is disruptive and/or cannot be handled during class. Sorry, no refunds. If you have any questions please contact Michele Forrester at michele@arfhamptons.org or instructor Matthew Posnick at k9shrink99@aol.com and 631.488.8037.