Boone, NC Dog Training Classes and 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

✓ Puppy Start Right Preschool Certified Instructor

Alliance of Therapy Dogs Member and Tester/Observer

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PLEASE READ BEFORE REQUESTING A SPACE IN CLASSES LISTED BELOW

Human handlers are required to be present during all classes. Classes are $275.00 and include a Preview Day for our Boarding and Daycare Program. 

Our dog training classes take place in Boone, NC at our indoor facility at 410 Appaloosa Trail.

We use positive reinforcement in our classes. No prong, choke, or shock collars of any kind are permitted. 

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.

We will be adding more classes so please email at woofpackpetservices@yahoo.com if you are interested in something you don’t see!

2024 Spring Schedule

Mondays – FIVE WEEK CLASSES

 June 3rd – July 1st

Sports Sampler Class (Five Week Class) 1:00 pm CLASS FULL

Not sure which class is your next step?  Try the Sports Sampler Class!  The focus of this class is to provide a brief introduction to different classes for which you and your dog may be interested.  This class strengthens the relationship between owner and dog by providing an avenue for continued training that is intriguing.  You and your dog will be introduced to Agility, Rally, Nosework, Tricks, and Parkour concepts and activities.  Join the class, see what interests your dog, and most of all – have fun with it!

Canine Good Citizen/ Therapy Dog Preparation Class 2:15 ( Five Week Class)  CLASS FULL

The focus of this class is on strengthening the relationship between owner and dog by increasing communication skills.   Positive reinforcement techniques are applied toward Canine Good Citizen goals.   Dogs learn to sit-stay, down-stay, come when called, walk on a loose leash, calmly greet a person, and calmly pass by another dog.  Problem-behavior trouble-shooting and active, participatory classes.  This is a good follow-up class to a AKC STAR Puppy or Super Dog classes. The Canine Good Citizen test is given as the last class and is included in the price of the class. Optional therapy dog evaluations are given at the end of this course. Dogs must be at least one year old to take this class. 

TUESDAYS – 

May 28th – June 25th

Sports Sampler Class (Five Week Class) 11:00 AM CLASS FULL

Not sure which class is your next step?  Try the Sports Sampler Class!  The focus of this class is to provide a brief introduction to different classes for which you and your dog may be interested.  This class strengthens the relationship between owner and dog by providing an avenue for continued training that is intriguing.  You and your dog will be introduced to Agility, Rally, Nosework, Tricks, and Parkour concepts and activities.  Join the class, see what interests your dog, and most of all – have fun with it!

May 21 – June 25th

STAR PUPPY – 5:00 PM (Six Week Class) CLASS FULL
 

STAR PUPPY is the beginner puppy program for puppies (up to 9 months) who want to get a head start on their Canine Good Citizen skills and work through puppy behaviors and improve socialization skills.  At the end of class puppy will be tested to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R program

Super Dog 6:15 (Six Week Class) CLASS FULL

This class curriculum is for older puppies and dogs of any age focusing on learning 12 basic commands with distraction and proper leash walking who have not had any prior training classes.

Wednesdays Five Week Classes

May 29th – June 26th

Canine Coffee Club 10:00 AM CLASS FULL

Interested in our Hound Around Town class, but not sure you and your dog are ready for the real world just yet? Practice working with your dog in a cafe like setting in our training center first. We will serve coffee/ tea/ pastries while you set up with your dog giving them as much space  from distractions as they need. Different folks will drop in during each class and interact with the dogs.  As the class progresses we will close in the distance between dogs and finish up at an actual coffee shop!

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREP COURSE 1:00 PM CLASS FULL

Continue having fun with your dog as you build on the skills learned in STAR PUPPY!  Focus on strengthening behaviors such as coming when called, heeling and stays. Distractions and distance from the handler are added elements in this class. Training Games are used to teach your dog important life skills.

Thursdays May 23rd – June 27th

AKC STAR PUPPY – 11:00 AM (SIX WEEK CLASS)  CLASS CLOSED

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 behaviors and improve socialization skills.  At end of puppy will be tested to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R program
 
2:00 AKC FIT DOG 

This a fun and fitness-focused curriculum taught by experienced Fit Dog Instructors. Our specially designed courses help you get your dog into shape while earning points towards their Fit Dog titles! During our six-week course, you and your dog will learn proper form and safety while performing various exercises to improve balance, flexibility, stamina, and overall body fitness. 
These classes are for dogs that have at least some training already in puppy foundations or basic manners. The dogs and humans must know about training with treats using luring, capturing, and shaping and be able to focus during class. Class exercises can be modified by the instructor for puppies  and dogs with special needs (ex. blind or deaf), as well as owners with disabilities that might impact their ability to perform certain exercises as taught. Please make your instructor is aware of these needs when you sign up, so she can assist you in modifying the exercises appropriately.

Fridays -TBD