Announcements April 1st, 2014

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 | News
  •  Wednesday Night Class – April 2nd, 2014 at 6:00pm-The Ledyard Company (Now called Performance Food Group, nest to Simpkins Swim Center). Located at 1047 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz.   Bring your flashlight and dress warmly  Cost for this class is $25 (Members no charge).  Please remember to check the day of class for any changes.
  • New Therapy Dog Program starts March 30th-Sunday at 11:00am.  Please contact us at for more details.
  • Taco Training Night Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 5pm.  We will have dog training, then stay and have a taco or two or three…:)!  Cost is $25 ($20 Members).
  • Trim and Train! NEW START DATE - Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 6:00pm.  A fun fitness class for both you and your dog.  Cost is $25 (Members $20)
  • New Obedience Classes start  Saturday, April 19th, 2014. 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!
  • 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!