Announcements November 12th, 2013

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 | News

**Wednesday Night Class, November 13, 2013 at 6:00pm-at The Ledyard Company (Now called Performance Food Group, next to Simpkins Swim Center). Located at 1047 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz.   Bring your flashlight and dress warmly.  Cost is $25.**

  • New Self Defense Class starting Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm.  Cost for this is $250 for 4 sessions.  Please call or email us at 831.684.0861 to sign up or
  • Self Defense Refresher Class - Date TBA….stay tuned
  • New Obedience Classes start Saturday, December 7th, 2013.   Please view our calendar for class times. If you would like to sign up for class, please email us at or call (831)684.0861.  Please be sure to call if there is questionable weather!
  • Santa Claus is coming to town-specifically the K-9 Clinic. He will be making his appearance for all of your dogs and family who would like to take a picture with Santa. Saturday, November 23rd 9-12pm. Cost will vary and you can visit for pictures and pricing.
  • Thanksgiving Class Schedule Saturday, November 30th.  We will be having ONE Class only at 10:00am-All obedience levels welcome.  Cost for this class is $35. (Annual Members no charge)(This is not part of the regular obedience series.  Regular obedience series will resume the following Saturday provided no weather delays).
  • Visit our Breeding page for our current available dogs!
  • Questionable weather? Please call our recorder the morning of training at (831)684.0861 or check our website for the latest updates on training conditions.
  • Need Directions? Visit our Contact page, please note our office is closed Mondays.

    Homework for Group Classes!

    Basic Class:

    Remember to practice only 10-15 min per session, 1-2 times per day.   Heel with turns

    • Heeling: No more pulling, sniffing while heeling.  Every time you stop walking, they should sit (Pop up on the head, push down on their bottom)
    • Heeling with turns (Right, Left, Right about, Left about, Turn into)-remember to walk straight!
    • Start your Down Stays.  Remember to start small and do circles.

    ***Remember do not correct unless you can follow through, and 0 Tolerance***

    Intermediate Class:

    Practice 10-15 min per session, 1-2 times per day

    • Continue practicing your down stays, start increasing, time, distance and distractions
    • If they break the down, Long Dark Road
    • Have fun with your dogs and try some obstacles on your walk-Remember, SAFETY is the number 1 rule!