Note: Puppies signing up for Puppy Kindergarten are automatically eligible for group class participation. This questionnaire is particularly for older dogs and ensuring our classes remain safe and fun.
Ready to sign up for a group class? We want to make sure your dog is ready too! Group class environments can be overwhelming or stressful for some dogs, and we want our group classes to be effective and helpful to furthering your training goals. Not all dogs are suited for group class. To be fair to those dogs and the other class participants, carefully review and honestly answer the following questions. We will be glad to help you and your dog in a private lesson if group classes are not yet right for you and your dog.
Your dog is not a candidate for group classes if:
* Your dog has ever bitten anyone * Your dog lunges, growls, or behaves aggressively toward other dogs
If your dog has any of the above aggressive tendencies, group class is not an appropriate environment for your dog. Please book a private lesson to address those issues.
Training Readiness If you answer "no" to any of the next questions, group classes is not a right fit yet. Please book a private lesson to address these issues and get instructor approval to join group classes.
1. Are you able to get your dog's attention in distracting environments? (e.g. strange people and dogs) 2. Are you able to control your dog from running up to other dogs and people? In a group class setting, you will be expected to keep your dog out of other dog's personal space.
You are able to answer "yes" to the Training Readiness questions