Looking for practice in a group setting? We have lots of space and we would love to have you. Fall pass! $200 for as many classes or romping sessions as you can fit in between Sept 1 and Nov. 1.
Classes are Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Puppies and “softies” 4 pm
Dudes and Dudettes 6 pm
Sundays and Wednesdays, working through exercises from Leslie McDevitt “Control Unleashed,” Susan Garrett’s “Recallers” program, Leslie Nelson’s really reliable recalls.
Fridays: Agility and Rally games and run-throughs
Got puppy? Sundays and/or Wednesdays 4pm
Ready for your Canine Good Citizen Test? Tests offered the last Sunday of each month, noon. Free for members.
Foundations: Master the foundations of dog training and condition desirable responses around distractions. Loose leash walking, settling, responding appropriately to distractions. Learn how to create reinforcing scenarios, and handle your dog’s food, toys, games, privileges and opportunities more skillfully. Puppies and “softies” 4 pm, adolescent and big bouncy dogs, 6 pm., Mondays and/or Wednesdays
Agility games! Rally run-throughs Fridays, 4 through 7 pm Come by and work your way through training games and opportunities set up in each yard! Play the obstacle search challenge, heel through a rally course, play in the agility yard. Drop in and leave at your own pace. Trainer on duty to answer your questions and guide you through the training stations!
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%. Want to reduce your training costs even more? We might need help in the garden! Talk to us.|
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 experiences with each other.