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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. All classes are held at the ARF Adoption Center with instructor Matthew Posnick unless otherwise stated.

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CLASSES START JULY 31, REGISTER BELOW

DOG OBEDIENCE, BASIC, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

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. Five classes  for $150 ($125 for ARF dogs adopted within the last 12 months).

OFF LEASH DOG OBEDIENCE

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. Five classes for $150 for five classes.

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

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! Five classes for $150 ($125 for ARF puppies adopted within the last 12 months).

ONE ON ONE OBEDIENCE – NEW!

Work one on one with ARF’s Dog Trainer for special attention for your exact training needs. Work at your own pace. Limited sessions available. Sessions $60 per 45 minutes or or 5 sessions for $250. At a private training studio in East Hampton.

*To set up One on One sessions contact Matthew Posnick at k9shrink99@aol.com or call 631.488.8037

DOG AGILITY, BEGINNER & ADVANCED

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. Five classes for $175.

AKC® CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® CGC PREP CLASS

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. Five classes for $200.

THERAPY DOG PREP CLASS

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. Five classes for $200.

SCENT WORK & TRACKING CLASS, BEGINNER & ADVANCED

Have fun working with your dog at finding hidden objects and follow tracks in the great outdoors. Class is limited to 5 dogs. Five classes for $150.

SHY DOG SOCIALIZATION- NEW! STARTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

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. Four classes for $100 ($75 for dogs adopted from ARF) with instructor Dr. Barbara Pezzanite. All applicants must be approved to attend these classes. Please click here and complete this REQUIRED questionnaire, and email it to michele@arfhamptons.org or fax to  631.537.1759.

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 .

 

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By submitting your online registration for dog obedience classes, you agree to hold harmless the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. and the instructor for any damages to persons or property.

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