Boone, NC Dog Training Classes and Advanced Certifications

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Expert Dog Training for Dogs of All Ages and Skill Levels

Woof Pack Pet Services offers dog and puppy training classes at our Boone, NC dog training facility. Owner Melissa Hemmings Helms is a graduate of Animal Behavior College where she earned her certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.

Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Post secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school.  Her year-long commitment to this program has provided her with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives.

Her certification, education, and experience provide her the skills required to effectively and humanely train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog so special to you.

Our Dog Training Credentials:

✓ Animal Behavior College – ABCTD Dog Trainer

✓ Animal Behavior College – Mentor Trainer

✓ AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

✓ Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator

✓ Therapy Pets Unlimited – Regional Evaluator

✓ Association of Pet Dog Trainers Professional Member

✓ C.L.A.S.S Canine Life and Social Skills Instructor

✓ C.L.A.S.S Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator

✓ The Family Dog Private Trainer

✓ CTDT – Certified Trick Dog Trainer

✓ SDC – Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach

 Fear Free Certified Trainer

 

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2020 Woof Pack Pet Services Dog Training class registration is now open!

Please email us at woofpackpetservices@yahoo.com to request a spot in a class.

Refunds will not be issued after two weeks prior to your class start date.

Below is the next set of group classes! We offer private lessons as well.

Winter Dog Training Class Schedule – 2020

All of our dog training classes currently take place at our Boone, NC facility at 240 Shadowline Drive of Shadowline shopping center. Up-to-date vaccinations are required for all services. Please note that this schedule may change in the event of inclement weather. Class fees are nonrefundable two weeks prior to the start date.

Tuesday Dog Training Classes in Boone, NC – 

Classes are January 21st – February 25th

Cost (all classes): $250.00 and include a free day of daycare!

Canine Life and Social Skills – 5:00 pm CLASS FULL

Canine Life and Social Skills is an Intermediate Obedience class appropriate for dogs who have graduated from Star Puppy or Basic Obedience and want to polish up their skills before moving on to Canine Good Citizen. This class is geared towards real world settings to prepare your pup for being well mannered out on the town!

Puppy Kindergarten – 6:00 pm CLASS FULL

Puppy Kindergarten is a class for puppies from 4 months – 1 year in age focusing on socialization, problem puppy behaviors, leash walking and 6 of the basic commands.

Basic Obedience – 7:00 pm CLASS FULL

Basic Obedience is a class for dogs over 1 year in age (or those who have previously completed Woof Pack Puppy Kindergarten) focusing on learning 12 basic commands with distraction and proper leash walking.

Wednesday Dog Training Classes in Boone, NC

Wednesdays –  January 22nd – February 26th
Cost (all classes): $250 and include a free day of daycare!
Tricks Class – 5:00 pm CLASS FULL

Teaching tricks can lead to huge and long-lasting benefits for your training!  Far from being silly and inconsequential, tricks can be the building blocks for more advanced work.  Trick training helps you form a strong and mutually enjoyable working relationship with your dog.  Teaching tricks gives you valuable training experience by allowing you to practice a variety of techniques (shaping, luring and targeting), develop a training plan for a behavior from start to finish, improve your timing, and set criteria appropriately.  And most importantly, trick training is just plain fun!

Left and right spins, hand touches, backing up, weaving between your legs, sitting up, paw touches, chin rest, take a nap, go to bed, and play dead are some of the tricks we will work on.  In addition to teaching these tricks, we will talk about how they can help improve your dog’s focus, lower his stress level, and make teaching competition behaviors much easier. Puppies and adults alike can enjoy this class! AKC titles available at the end of this class!

AKC STAR Puppy – 6:00 pm CLASS FULL

AKC STAR PUPPY Program is for puppies (up to 1 year) who want to get a head start on their Canine Good Citizen skills and work through puppy problem behaviors. At end of puppy will be tested to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R program.

AKC Canine Good Citizen / Therapy Dog Prep – 7:00 pm CLASS FULL

A class for dogs over one year old who are getting their AKC Canine Good Citizen and going into therapy dog work, emotional support animal or service dog at work.
We hope to be holding other classes at our new facility on Thursdays and Fridays so please keep checking back for that schedule!

Thursday Training Classes – New Appaloosa Location!

 
All classes $250.00

 

Introduction to Agility – 3:00 pm CLASS FULL

These classes are designed to introduce dogs and people to the fun sport of Dog Agility. Our Intro to Agility is designed to introduce people and dogs to agility in a careful, step wise manner. This class is low key and fun for dogs and people of all ages. Focus is on building your dog’s confidence, teaching you how to safely introduce your dog to each obstacle, and most of all, having FUN with your dog!

Nosework: Introduction to Nosework – 4pm – ONE SPOT LEFT
 

Harness the power of your dog’s nose! Nosework is fun for humans, dogs love to participate, and it’s great for building confidence and focus! Attending pups are taught how to confidently ignore distractions and focus on the target scent.

To reserve a space please email us at woofpackpetservices@yahoo.com

Below are the class descriptions for our group dog training classes! 

Puppy Kindergarten is a class for puppies from 4 months – 1 year in age focusing on socialization, problem puppy behaviors, leash walking and 6 of the basic commands.

Basic Obedience is a class for dogs over 1 year in age focusing on learning 12 basic commands with distraction and proper leash walking. 

AKC Programs – Dogs do NOT have to be purebred to participate in either program

AKC STAR Puppy Program is for puppies (up to 1 year) who want to get a head start on their Canine Good Citizen skills and work through puppy problem behaviors. At the end of the 6 weeks your puppy will be tested to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R program

AKC Canine Good Citizen is a class for dogs (over 1 year) who are working towards their 10 skills in the Canine Good Citizen Certification.At the end of the 6 weeks your dog will be evaluated to become an AKC Canine Good Citizen. 

Introduction to Treibball is an 6 week session that teaches the basic commands for the game, positioning on the ball, to push or drive the ball, and ball control. Each session is 45 minutes long. The cost includes the use of appropriate size fitness ball, touch stick and weekly written lesson plans.

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