Dunes Dog Training Club Classes

* Basic Obedience class session begins Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022 (7 week class session) *

* Puppy & Advanced Obedience begin Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 (7 week class session)*

*AKC RALLY Practice Classes (prerequisite: Basic Obedience Classes or equivalent) - dates: Friday, July 8, 2022 - Friday, July 29, 2022 (4 week class session)*

*CGC (Canine Good Citizen) class - date: TBD!*

*Therapy Dog Classes (prerequisite: Advanced Training Classes or equivalent) - contact us for more details - date: TBD! Tentative Test Date: Nov. 5, 2022*

*Trick Class - contact us to pre-register for our next session - date: TBD!*

Anyone attending our classes will need to fill out a contract & submit with payment before attending the class. WE REQUIRE "PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY" for our classes at this time--NO WALK-INS and NO WALK-IN SIGN UPS THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS.

Please see the "Printable Forms" page to download a contract and contract info page, as well.

Please be aware that we do not accept debit or credit cards. Please pay for classes with the exact amount: cash, check, or money order.  

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Advanced Training Class

Classes take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm.  (Contract Trainees only...NO Walk-In's at this time.)

Things You Will Need / Additional Info:

  • Prerequisite: Basic obedience classes or equivalent training.
  • Preregistration required - see "Printable Forms" page for a contract & contract info.
  • COST: 7 week session = $100. May be paid upon submitting your contract with exact payment using cash, check or money order. Sorry, we do NOT accept debit or credit cards! 
  • LENGTH: 7 WEEKS.
  • SESSION TIME: Wednesdays
  • AGE: 6 MONTHS AND OLDER.
  • REQUIREMENTS: PROOF OF YOUR DOG'S VACCINATIONS.
  • BRING TO CLASS: "TRAINING" COLLAR, 6-FOOT LEATHER LEASH, AND SMALL SOFT TREATS.
  • ** Collars and leashes are available for purchase for trainees who may need them.**

Basic Class

  • Things You Will Need / Additional Info:

    • Preregistration required - see "Printable Forms" page for a contract & contract info.
    • COST: 7 week session = $110. May be paid upon submitting your contract with exact payment using cash, check or money order. Sorry, we do NOT accept debit or credit cards!
    • LENGTH: 7 WEEKS.
    • SESSION TIME: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm (7:00 pm-7:45 pm class may be added based on interest).
    • AGE: 6 MONTHS AND OLDER.
    • REQUIREMENTS: PROOF OF YOUR DOG'S VACCINATIONS.
    • BRING TO CLASS: "TRAINING" COLLAR, 6-FOOT LEATHER LEASH, AND SMALL SOFT TREATS.
    • ** Collars and leashes are available for purchase for trainees who may need them.**
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Puppy Class

Things You Will Need / Additional Info:

  • Preregistration required - see "Printable Forms" page for contract & contract info.
  • COST: 7 week session = $100May be paid upon submitting your contract with exact payment using cash, check or money order. Sorry, we do NOT accept debit or credit cards!
  • LENGTH: 7 WEEKS.
  • SESSION TIMES: Wednesday evenings (after 5pm) - times may vary, depending on amount of participants and classes needed. Classes are weekly and 1/2 hour per night.
  • AGE: 8 WEEKS TO 6 MONTHS.
  • REQUIREMENTS: PROOF THAT YOUR PUPPY IS CURRENT ON HIS/HER VACCINATIONS.
  • BRING TO CLASS: REGULAR (BUCKLE or SNAP-IN) COLLAR, A 6' LEASH, TREATS, AND A TOY.
  • ** Collars and leashes are available for purchase for trainees who may need them.**

Trick Dog Class:

This class will help you teach your dog new and old tricks. With successful completion of this course, instructors are able to provide you with paperwork to obtain American Kennel Club (AKC) Trick Dog titles!

Contact us if you are interested in future class dates!

Have you already trained your dog according to the AKC Trick Dog Guidelines & just looking for an evaluator? Contact us and we can help! We have qualified evaluators on staff. Email: dunesdogtraining@yahoo.com or call 219-996-4770.

AKC Trick Dog titles: Read more about how to obtain Trick titles here: AKC website.

Things You Will Need / Additional Info:

  • Preregistration is required for this class. Call us for more info: 219-996-4770.
  • Cost: To Be Determined - 4 week class session.
  • SESSION TIME:  To Be Determined.
  • REQUIREMENTS: PROOF OF YOUR DOG'S VACCINATIONS.
  • BRING TO CLASS: COLLAR, 6-FOOT LEASH, SMALL SOFT TREATS, AND FAVORITE TOYS/TRICK PROPS.
  • ** Collars and leashes are available for purchase for trainees who may need them.**
  • WE CAN ALSO OFFER A CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class for a 4 week session! Email us for more info: dunesdogtraining@yahoo.com

 

Rally Obedience Class:

After you earn your CGC, you might consider rewarding your pup in the Trial ring with AKC-sanctioned competitions called Rally Obedience.  Learn what a Dog Trial is and how to compete in Rally!  Rally is a great way to keep your dog interested in Obedience work!

Contact us if you are interested in our July session (4 weeks on Friday evenings from July 8-29, 2022).

Learn more about AKC Rally Obedience: AKC website.

Things You Will Need / Additional Info:

  • PREREGISTRATION is required for this class. Call us for more info: 219-996-4770 OR print a contract form from "Printable Forms" tab.
  • COST: $60 for 4 week session.
  • SESSION TIME: 4 weeks from Fri. July 8-29, 2022, 6pm-7pm.
  • REQUIREMENTS: PROOF OF YOUR DOG'S VACCINATIONS.
  • PREREQUISITE: Basic Obedience classes or equivalent.
  • BRING TO CLASS: COLLAR, 6-FOOT LEASH, SMALL SOFT TREATS, AND FAVORITE TOYS.
  • ** Collars and leashes are available for purchase for trainees who may need them.**
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Healing Team Training

Our training staff will assist the Veteran in choosing a compatible dog from the local shelter or rescue, unless the Veteran already owns a suitable canine for the program. The Vet and the dog will attend training classes together to facilitate the formation of the "Healing Team" while learning new skills. This class is at "no cost" to the Veterans who qualify!

Overview

Our Veterans need and deserve every opportunity to heal. This innovative dog training class gives the wonderful dogs in shelters a chance to live and to serve by helping to heal the stresses, PTSD/TBI, and wounds so many soldiers battle when they come home.

Our goal in this training class is to encourage and support the Veteran and the dog to be able to pass a Canine Good Citizen Evaluation (CGC). The standards are set by the American Kennel Club. Teams are encouraged to continue with advanced training to pass further CGCA (Advanced) and CGCU (Urban) evaluations. Many Veterans in our program have trained their dogs to a "Service Dog" level.

Interested Veterans, please contact us to sign up: Dunes Building 219-996-4770 or Sharon 219-662-2190 or Jan 219-465-0079.

We want to hear from you!

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you with your dog training needs! Phone: 219-996-4770 - a volunteer member will return your call!

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