Summer Schedule 2021

! If your dog isn’t crate trained, consider taking three private lessons to start, to get your dog loving the crate and head halter so that you can manage and train your dog more safely and progress more quickly in group class.

Puppies and Softies : 4 pm Sundays and Wednesdays

Control Unleashed Project : 6pm Sundays and Wednesdays(Social skills/reliable recalls)

Rally Obedience Thursdays 6pm

Agility: By appointment. Want to play? $35 per drop in.

Got puppy? Sundays at 4pm

Canine Good Citizen Test Saturday May 1, at 9 am!

Tracking 8 amprivate lessonsCGC test 9 am May 1
private lessons
Star Puppy! Sundays 4 pm rolling admission
Priv lessons
6 pm Social Skills (Loose leash to off leash) Project
Agility 6 pm FOUNDATIONS 6 pmRally

6 pm agility

Spring/Summer 2021 schedule

STAR Puppy: Rolling admissions, join when your puppy is ready! You must attend 6 sessions to earn your certificate. Every Sunday, 4 pm.

Foundations: Master the foundations of dog stewardship. We’ll go over self control around distractions, how to build sit and down stays, hand target, loose leash walking skills (including head halter training), crate games, recalls, preventing or healing problem behaviors and growing your grooming skills! Topic varies from week to week, Every Wednesday, 6 pm, rolling admission, start any time.

Social Skills! Teaching our dogs (and ourselves!) to relax around other dogs, people, surprises and distractions! Sundays 6 pm We’ll be playing recall games, crate games, going for group sniff/walks, meeting up for field trips, and even just brushing our dogs as we teach them to enjoy social situations.

Rally/Obedience! Grow better heeling and handling skills as we follow signs around a rally course. Thursdays at 6 pm

Agility games! Rally run-throughs Practice games that grow your relationship with your dog! Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 am, Fridays 6 pm

Color Coded Training Levels

Discounts: Dogs earn the following membership, boarding, daycare and training fee discounts for training achievements: Green -10%   Blue -20%,   Purple/black -25%.

Orange dogs are typically newbies to training, and may need their space. Provide 6 feet of space around orange dogs and handlers. Newbies are on-leash except when training alone in a fenced training yard, or with instructor permission.

Green dogs have passed a Canine Good Citizen test  and they may play and train off-leash during dog park hours and on-leash around other dogs and people. Green dogs can use areas marked for enjoying green dog privileges. Green dogs and handlers should understand a RMS and a Release signal, and practice their dog’s ability to able to rest calmly in an open or closed crate while the handler is nearby. Handlers’ should understand and practice safer and  humane ways of handling their dog. Green dogs should be reinforced for “dropping” something when asked. Green dogs are learning to balance, rear end awareness, heeling, shadow handling, and cone work.

Navy Dogs In addition to passing Green level response to cues,a navy dog understands  hand and mat targeting, release and reward marker signals, conditioned encouragement, discouragement and NRM. Navy level handlers know how to teach their dogs to play two toy games, to target, tug, drop it, find it, retrieve, deliver, and one alert. Handlers understand safe dog handling and training  on five basic agility obstacles (a-frame, dog walk, tunnels,  jumps, table, tire, and weaves),  they may independently train on all camp agility equipment and in our training fields.  Navy bandana dogs should be able to walk nicely on a flat collar, and handlers should be proficient in handling their dogs. Navy dogs are able to relax quietly in a covered crate. Navy dogs handlers receive a 20% discount on Whole Dog Camp services and membership fee!

IN ADDITION TO PASSING LOWER LEVELS, black dogs have entered a clearly defined “career,” and can remain down around moving distractions, recall through moderate distractions, settle, wait alone quietly for 3 minutes, crate quietly for one hour, respond to 5 cues from a distance of 30 feet. These dogs are mentally healthy, happy and eager to learn with no severe behavior problems, they are conditioned to understand and use all four of the basic signals (RM, NRM, KGS, release cue)  and as such they have full Whole Dog Camp privileges and 25% discounts for boarding, daycare, classes and seminars. Trainers achieving “black” status dogs may earn additional Camp credits and privileges by volunteering as training assistants.

Purple Dogs: Got a sweet old dog who really has no problems (and no big ambitions) beyond the need for a soft place to sleep in the sun? Sweet old dogs get a 25% discount at Whole Dog Camp. Dogs must be 9 years or older, and have approval of our head trainer to qualify.

Red dogs may have potentially dangerous behavior problems. Dogs that are evaluated as “red” level dogs must enter our muzzle training program, wear a wire basket muzzle, and remain leashed and under an individualized training program. Please speak with Jenny for details.
 We aspire to create a healthy and inclusive training environment where diverse trainers are supported in growing and sharing their experiences with each other.