GROUP CLASSES

We offer group training classes for both puppies and adult dogs indoors in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. Advance registration is required.

West Palm Beach: Peggy Adams Rescue League, 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL.

Boca Raton: Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC), 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL.

“ Marti's class is for we dog owners who love to help their dogs be energized, obedient, active, attentive and, mostly, have fun! Each class is different, yet consistently right on to help the dogs behave well, watch us, pay attention and have a good time! That attitude is what Marti instills in us and therefore in our dogs.”

NANCY P.

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This class is for puppies older than seven months of age, graduates of basic obedience class, or friendly adult dogs in need of impulse control training. Dogs should have had been taught Sit, Down, and Stay in another setting. Skills: Down/Stay, Leave it, Touch, Let's Go with Turns and Automatic Sit, Come (Formal Recall), Wait, Not Jumping on People, Go to Your Mat, and Say Hi under control. Relaxation exercises on the mat will be introduced.

Instructors: West Palm Dog Staff
Dates: Starts Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (six weeks)
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $125.00
Location: Peggy Adams Rescue League, 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, WPB

Puppy Start Right

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Get your youngster off to a great start with this fun, fast-moving combination of obedience, socialization, and confidence-building exercises. Indoors in the A/C. For puppies 10 weeks - five months of age.

Instructor: West Palm Dog Staff

Dates: Starts September 13, 2018 (six weeks)

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $125

Location: JARC (auditorium), 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton

Basic Obedience

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Introduce your older puppy or adult dog to the basics: Sit, Down, Stay, Touch, Leave It, Come When Called, No Jumping, and Walk without Pulling. Indoors in the A/C. Graduates of puppy class welcome - also the perfect class if you've started training at home, and want to introduce your socialized dog to a group setting.

Instructor: West Palm Dog Staff

Dates: Starts September 13, 2018 (six weeks)

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: $125

Location: JARC (auditorium), 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton

Continuing Nose Work - Advanced

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Utilizing real life space, this class will include exercises, puzzles, and challenges to strengthen dog-handler skills and teamwork. This class will build on fundamental skills and provide opportunities to practice more advanced skills (multiple and inaccessible hides, converging odor, elevation). Suitable for dogs confidently searching for birch, anise or clove. Hide puzzles will leverage the features of the location (halls, classrooms, bathrooms, etc.) to build the skills needed in a real trial setting.

Instructors: Judy McPartland, ANWI
Dates: Starts August 30, 2018 (six weeks)
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $125.00
Location: JARC, 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton

Continuing Nose Work - Beginner

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Exercises, puzzles, and challenges to strengthen dog-handler skills and teamwork. This class will teach fundamental skills (odor obedience, corners, thresholds, ground and elevation hides, etc.). Suitable for graduates of Introduction to Odor and/or dogs introduced to birch elsewhere. Location features interesting opportunities for hides (halls, classrooms, bathrooms, etc.) simulating a trial setting.

Instructors: Judy McPartland, ANWI
Dates: Starts August 30, 2018 (six weeks)
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $125.00
Location: JARC, 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and CGC-A - Offered in both locations

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Prepare your dog to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen exam, a ten-part test that checks your dog’s ability to sit calmly for petting, stay, come when called, behave around other dogs, and more. Some dogs will also be ready for and practice test items from the CGC Advanced. Even if your dog isn't ready for the CGC-A, come join us and enjoy the practice! Plenty of core skills will be offered to prepare you to pass both tests.

Location: Peggy Adams Rescue League, 3100/3200 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach FL 33409

Start Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (6 weeks)

Time: 7:30 pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $125

Prepare your dog to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen exam, a ten-part test that checks your dog’s ability to sit calmly for petting, stay, come when called, behave around other dogs, and more. Some dogs will also practice test items for the CGC Advanced. Even if your dog isn't ready for the CGC-A, come join us and enjoy the practice!

Location: JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care, 21160 95th Ave S., Boca Raton)

Start Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $125

Introduction To Nose Work

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Tap into your dog's natural hunting ability and introduce him to scent games using boxes, containers, and objects of all kinds. Learn to observe what your dog looks like when he is working and when to reward him for a job well done. One dog works at a time, so please bring a crate. Please choose this class if you have not tried nose work before. This is the perfect class for hot summers -- give your dog a fun activity you can enjoy indoors that will help him burn mental and physical energy.

Instructors: Marti Hohmann, CPDT-KA, ANWI and Judy McPartland, ANWI
Dates: TBD
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost: $125.00
Location: Peggy Adams Rescue League, 3100/3200 N Military Trail, WPB

Introduction To Odor

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Now that your dog has learned to hunt independently, teach him that certain odors are valuable. Hone your observational skills so that you will know what he looks like when he is in odor and on source.  Prepare to be amazed as he finds odor you can neither smell nor see! One dog works at a time, so please bring a crate. Choose this class if you have some nose work experience.

Instructors: Marti Hohmann, CPDT-KA, ANWI and Judy McPartland, ANWI
Start Dates: TBD
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (six weeks)
Cost: $125.00
Location: JARC, 21160 95th Ave S, Boca Raton

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