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Dogs 7 mos. and older

Would you like to have a dog that just listens to you? One you can get calm and focused in any situation. Not sure where to start with Dog Training? We can help with that! We will show you how to train your dog to not only pay attention to you, but to want to listen, so you can go on with your busy day.

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Beginnings
Cost $160
  • One 90min Orientation
  • Four 60 min Classes
  • Over 5 weeks
  • Barron’s Dog Training Bible
  • Clicker
  • Treat Bag
  • Sit/Stay
  • Leash Manners
  • Come When Called
  • Leave It
  • Jumping Up
  • Trick Training
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Beginnings Overview

Beginnings goes back to the basics, and perfects them.

What to Expect

Orientation (90 mins): No dogs! We help you perfect your training skills before trying to teach your dog. Weeks 1-4 (60 mins): We show you what to do, how to do it, and we practice together in class.

When?

Open Enrollment Style means no waiting for classes to form! We set up a day/time that works best for you!

Where?

All Classes are held at Healthy Tails Retreat 600 S. Fremont St. Shenandoah, IA 51601

Intermediate
Cost $160
  • Six 60 min Classes
  • 6 weeks
  • Reaction to other dogs
  • Leash Manners 2
  • Place
  • Settle/Quiet
  • Polite People Greetings
  • Distractions
  • Duration
  • Distance
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Intermediate Overview

Obedience class focusing on working with Distractions, Duration, and Distance.

Prerequisite

For Dogs who have passed a Beginnings Class

What to Expect

Contact us to register your dog for an upcoming class. We will send you a confirmation e-mail or letter. Once registration has been paid you will receive an Overview of Intermediate class along with a class schedule. Minimum of 2 dogs required for a class. Maximum of 4 dogs, so our trainer can give equal attention to help better train you and your dogs. *Completion of Healthy Tails Academy Beginnings class is required to join an Intermediate Class. Ask about our Training Group Classes Coupons!

When?

Classes are every couple of months. Check our Academy Schedule for upcoming starting dates and times.

Where?

All Classes are held at Healthy Tails Retreat 600 S. Fremont Shenandoah, IA 5160

Canine Good Citizen
Cost $160
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance & Grooming
  • Out for a walk
  • Walking Through a crowd
  • Sit & Down on Command & Stay in Place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Supervised Separation
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Canine Good Citizen Overview

Obedience class focusing on subjects learned to pass the Canine Good Citizen test

Prerequisite

For Dogs who have completed Beginnings & Intermediate

What to Expect

Contact us to register your dog for an upcoming class. We will send you a conformation e-mail or letter. Once registration has been paid you will receive an overview of Canine Good Citizen Class along with a class schedule. *Completion of Healthy Tails Academy Beginnings and Intermediate classes are required to join a Canine Good Citizen Class. Ask about our Training Group Classes Coupons!

When

Classes are every couple of months. Check our Academy Schedule for upcoming starting dates and times.

Where?

All Classes are held at Healthy Tails Retreat 600 S. Fremont Shenandoah, IA 51601

Leash Manners
Cost $160
  • 6 Week Class
  • Clicker Training Kit
  • Walking Loose-Leash
  • Attention to Handler
  • Sit when you Stop
  • Listening Skills in Public
  • Walking Past other Dogs Successfully
  • No-Pull Management
  • Wait at the Door
  • Many More!
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Leash Manners Overview

For Dogs of all ages! If you just want to be able to walk your Dog, this is the class for you!

What to Expect

Orientation (60 mins): No dogs! We help you perfect your training skills before trying to teach your dog. Weeks 1-5 (60 mins): We show you what to do, how to do it, and we practice together in class. 6 Weeks Total Visit our Enrollment Form Page to register online or Contact us to register your dog for an upcoming class. We will send you a confirmation e-mail or letter. Once registered, you will receive an Overview of Leash Manners class along with a class schedule. Ask about our Training Group Classes Coupons!

When?

Classes are every couple of months. Check our Academy Schedule for upcoming starting dates and times.

Where?

All Classes are held at Healthy Tails Retreat 600 S. Fremont St. Shenandoah, IA 51601

Requirements for Dogs

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  • Distemper/Parvo Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • Flea Preventative

Healthy Happy dog: No Diarrhea, Vomiting, Nasal Drainage

*Limitations of Healthy Tails Academy Our Obedience Classes are not designed to help dogs with excessive fear, anxiety, or has shown any aggression towards other dogs or people. Please talk to trainer about how we can help with these issues.