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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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CLASSES START APRIL 21-24, 2017! REGISTER NOW! 

AND INTRODUCING THE NEW SHY DOG SOCIALIZATION CLASS STARTING ON MAY 3, 2017!

DOG OBEDIENCE, BASIC, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

Next sessions starts Friday-Sunday, April 21-24, 2017 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 10-11am
ADVANCED, Saturday and Sunday mornings 11am-12pm

Friday classes: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, and 19
Saturday classes: April 22, 29, *Sunday, May 7, 13, and 20 (* Note; No class on May 6, it will be held on May 7)
Sunday classes: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 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, April 21, 2017 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: April 21, 28, May 5, 12 and 19

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $150 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Next session starts Sunday, April 23, 2017 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: April 23, 30, May 7, 14 and 21

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

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

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

DOG AGILITY, BASIC & SMALL DOG BASIC*

Next session starts Saturday, April 22, 2017 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 – BASIC: (dogs under 30 lbs.) Saturday afternoon at 1:30-2:30pm
BASIC, Saturday afternoon at  2:30-3:30pm

Saturday classes: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $175 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

AKC® CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® CGC PREP CLASS

Session starts Saturday, April 22, 2017 REGISTER NOW!

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: Saturday afternoon from 12-1pm

Saturday classes: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $200 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

THERAPY DOG PREP CLASS

Sessions starts Sunday, April 23, 2017 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: Sunday afternoon 2-3pm

Sunday classes: April 23, 30, May 7,14, and 21

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $200 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

SCENT WORK & TRACKING CLASS, BEGINNER & ADVANCED

Sessions starts Monday, April 24, 2017 REGISTER NOW!

Have fun working with your dog at finding hidden objects and follow tracks in the great outdoors. Class is limited to 5 dogs.

When: BEGINNER, Monday morning 10:30am-12pm
ADVANCED Monday afternoon 12:30-2pm (Must complete beginner to enroll.)

Monday classes: April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $150 for five classes

Instructor: Matthew Posnick

SHY DOG SOCIALIZATION- NEW!

Classes start Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This class is designed to help timid dogs adapt to all types of situations such as unfamiliar people, various environments, and novel objects. Progress of each dog will vary, depending on the degree of shyness, age of the dog, individual personality, and previous exposure to people, places, and objects.

All applicants must be approved to attend the classes. Please click here and complete this REQUIRED questionnaire, and email it to michele@arfhamptons.org or fax to  631.537.1759.

When: Wednesday afternoon 1-2pm

Wednesday classes: May 3, 10, 17 and 24

Where: ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

Tuition: $100 for four classes ($75 for dogs adopted from ARF)

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Pezzanite

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.