Sensitive Dog Transition Class

Have a shy dog who may not be ready for a full on Family Manners class? This may be perfect for him. Only 4 dogs in the class. Pre-requisite:  Instructor approval.  7 weeks $115.00


Playground - E +

Off- leash playground obstacles set to challenge you and your dog. This class is offered during hot months only as it is all outdoors. No class on rainy days.Check schedule for dates offered. LIMIT: 4 dogs per class hour. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level D Playground.  $15.00 per hour. Sign up on Wednesday prior to class night. First come first served.

Home Skills - C

Time for your dog  to earn their dog food? Let's teach him to open dresser drawers and bring your socks to you, or open the Refrigerator and bring a cola, Got a 'touch' light? Cue your dog to turn it on so you don't have to enter a dark room. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval.  7 weeks $115.00

Where Is It for Sensitive Dogs

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Spot On! 

Looking to improve your dogs behavior? Want speedy sits or dynamite downs whenever and wherever you ask for them? Island Dogs' Spotlight On classes are for you! Each week we'll Spotlight a different behavior, giving your dog the opportunity to perform the behavior in many different situations.  Behaviors include Sit, Down, Loose Leash Walking, and Come. Limited to 6 participants. 4 weeks for $95. Prerequisite Family Manners Class or equivalent.

Specialty Classes

"Where Is It?" D

Now that you and your dog have learned to search for treats inside, we move it outside. We'll work on leash handling, learn to work with the environment to have successful searches, and continue learning to read dog body language. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of  Level C "Where Is it!" Maximum class size limited to 4 dog/handler teams. This class involves working close to other dogs and is not appropriate for reactive dogs.  7 weeks $115.00

Level D

Private Class in Your Home or in Our Training Center

Does your dog run to the door when the doorbell rings? Would you rather she bark once, to let you know someone is there, then sit quietly while you open the door? Does your dog jump on everyone who enters your home? Do you want her to greet your guests with four paws on the floor?

Does he take you for a walk instead of you taking him for a walk? Learn how to loose lead walk with your dog.

These are just a few of the at home behaviors we can help you with. 


Home Private Sessions or at the Training Center:

$95.00 1 hour consultation

$60.00 2nd hour and subsequent hours

Home visits: If round trip mileage from the Training Center is greater than 15 miles client will be charged .57 per mile. 

Drive time may be charged if more than 15 minutes.


Cancellation Policy: Privates that are not cancelled by the client 24 hours prior to appointment will be charged 1/2 of the fee.




Gymtastic Tricks - D

"Paws Up" can make for adorable photos and is a great foundation for further tricks like "say your prayers", rolling a wheelbarrow forward, pushing a shopping cart…sky's the limit! It is also the start to pivoting. You and your dog will build on skills learned in previous classes. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level C Intro to Gymtastic Tricks . 7 Weeks $115.00

Reactive Dogs 102


In Reactive Dog 102 each dog/handler team will receive 20 minutes of individual instruction each week, at an assigned time. Handlers will continue to work on Relaxation, Counter Conditioning and other techniques to help their dog be more comfortable in their environments. Most classes will be outdoors.  6 week class $115.00.  

Intro to Gymtastic Tricks - C

This fun class expands beyond basic training to teach tricks! A bored dog may be a troublesome dog and tricks are  the perfect way to give their brains a workout. Incorporated in the class are exercises to strengthen your dogs' body to balance and work on various surfaces so they can learn more complex tricks in the future and help them become more coordinated. Connect with your dog, learn more about their unique personality, what they enjoy, and grow an incredible teamwork bond that will benefit you and your dog. Special equipment requirements: 6' leash and a Sport harness.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval. Limited to 5 dogs per class. 7 weeks $115.00


Reactive Dogs 101

Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs?  In Reactive Dog 101 each dog/handler team will receive 20 minutes of individual instruction each week, at an assigned time. Handlers will learn Relaxation, Counter Conditioning and other techniques to help their dog be more comfortable in their environments. First week is without dogs for a 1.15 hour lecture. Most classes indoors. 6 week class $115.00.  

​One-on-one training for the shy or scared sensitive dog. Build your dogs confidence working with his nose, paws and objects. You, your dog and an Instructor work 20 minutes each week. Pre-requisite: Instructor approval. May be offered in 4 or 6 week sessions. 4 weeks $95.00; 6 weeks $115.00 

Fun and Games - E

More off-leash exercises with even more challenging objects to entice your dog!Our Instructors stay up nights thinking of new games to play with you and your furry friend. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level D Fun and Games. 7 Weeks $115.00

Playground - E

More off-leash exercises with even more challenging objects to entice your dog! More complex courses to run with your furry friend. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level D Playground. For those who have almost mastered all the playground obstacles and want to keep playing with their dog. Indoor/Outdoor depending on the weather. Pre-requisite: Instructor approval required.  Successful completion of Level D Playground.  7 weeks $115.00​

Playground - C

You'll learn how to teach your dog to go through a tunnel, jump on a stationary platform and balance on a teeter. You get lots of exercise as your dog walks and later runs through the obstacle course. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval. 7 weeks $115.00

Fun and Games - C

Time to have more fun with your dog. Use toilet paper as a leash; walk pass balls, stuffed toys, and food. You'll learn how to keep your dogs attention on you! Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval.  7 weeks $115.00


Family Manners - A Designed for Adolescent/Adult Dogs

Dogs from 6 months to senior citizens will begin to learn basic manners: sit, down, wait, come, and loose lead walking. Build the relationship with your dog through dog friendly, positive clicker training. ​Attendance at the first class is mandatory. 7 weeks $115.00

Puppy Socialization  Designed for pups 10 - 22 weeks  

It's all fun and games until your pup jumps on your Grandmother or tears your silk skirt. Your favorite shoes may become your pup's favorite chew toy if they're on the floor with his other toys.

Island Dog Instructor goals for your pup are:

    1. Socialization with people and other puppies (when appropriate)     

    2. Basic instruction with motivational clicker training and insights  

                  into how dogs learn.    

    3. Basic introduction to skills and manners 


Please note that this is not an "obedience" class. This is socialization for your pup and you. We'll teach you how to introduce new sounds, objects and people to your pup in a safe, calm manner. This is an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class. 7 weeks $115.00

​Private and Group Class Descriptions

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Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Prep - C

Prepares you and your dog to take the American Kennel Club's CGC Test. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Levels A and B, or 2 equivalent classes from another training center (with Instructor approval)  5 weeks $115.00

Level E

Group Classes in our Training Center: 

Playground for Reactive Dogs

Each dog/handler team will receive 30 minutes of individual instruction in Playground, each week, at an assigned time. Each class will be tailored to the needs and experience of the team. 6 weeks $115.00


REACTIVE DOG CLASSES​

Designed for dogs with issues such as barking and/or growling at people and/or other dogs or who are timid about interacting with new environments an opportunity to learn new behaviors and build their confidence. Pre-requisite: Instructor approval)​

Level C

Level B  Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level A or Instructor approval

Road Show D

All those sits, downs and stays work well at home and in the classroom. Now it's time to take your dog on the road. We will make stops at 4 different locations. Three of the four will be outside  and will involve lots of movement and walking.  4 weeks $95.00

"Rally'O" - C

Build the bond with your dog by navigating a course with signs for different behaviors including turns, heeling, pacing and more. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval.  7 weeks $115.00

"Where Is It?" - E

Now that you and your dog have learned to search inside and outside, what else is there?  In Level E "Where Is It?", take what you've learned in the previous two classes and apply it to more difficult problems such as treats hidden higher (over your head, for example) or on a vehicle.​Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level D "Where Is It!" Maximum class size  is 4 dog/handler teams. This class involves working close to other dogs and is not appropriate for reactive dogs.  7 weeks $115.00

Fun and Games - D

You and your dog will build on skills learned in previous classes. Off-leash exercises and group games will take your skills to a new level. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level C Fun and Games. 7 Weeks $115.00

"Where is It?" for Reactive Dogs​

Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs? Is he timid or easily frightened by things in his environment? In Reactive Dog "Where Is It?" each dog/handler team will receive 20 minutes of individual instruction in "Where Is It?" each week, at an assigned time. The instructor will tailor each class to the needs and experience of the team.  7 week class $115.00.  

Foundations - B  Designed for Adult Dogs

Dogs continue working on manners: sit, down, wait, come, and loose lead walking. Build the relationship with your dog through dog friendly, positive clicker training. ​ 7 weeks $115.00


Level A

Gymtastic Tricks - E

Teach your dog to "jump" into your arms, safely. Work on front and rear target sits. Teach your dog how to "jump off" objects. And more detail about canine fitness for life. You and your dog will build on skills learned in previous classes. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level D Gymtastic Tricks. 7 Weeks $115.00

Road Show -E

Time to up the distractions. New places to visit with your dog. We will make stops at 4 different locations. 4 weeks $95.00.  If you have an AKC CGC tItle, you may take the test for AKC Community Canine at the end of this class.


Senior Partnership - Designed for people over 65 and their 4-legged partners.

Dogs from 6 months to adults will work with their owners at a pace that makes it fun for both of you.  Your Instructor will suggest a variety of  behaviors to teach your dog and the class will decide which ones they have the greatest need for. These may include sit, down, wait, come, controlling jumping and not pulling on the leash. You'll learn the 'techniques of teaching and training' and will enjoy watching your four-legged companion become the well mannered dog you want. And you'll both have fun doing it! ​Attendance at the first class is mandatory. 7 weeks $115.00

Playground -D

Continue with skills learned and add new obstacles such as the chute and the dog walk. More challenging courses. Indoor/Outdoor depending on the weather. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level C Playground.  7 weeks $115.00

"Where Is It?"- C

Learn how to channel your dog's natural instinct to hunt into a game you can play almost anytime with your dog. We introduce searching for treats in boxes and other places. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Level B or Instructor approval. Limited to 4 dogs per class. 7 weeks $115.00