Advanced Training

Created for dogs of all ages
*Pre-requisite: Dogs must have taken an Intermediate Training Course
Four Week Course (1-hour classes)
Multiple Classes Offered
$165
 

Advanced Obedience focuses on “real life” situational practice. This class adds all commands and skills together. Great Prep Class for “Canine Good Citizen”. We continue to add distractions and distance to well-established commands.

 

 
 
 

Advanced Obedience FAQ’s

Bark-A-Bout’s Advanced Training Class provides a safe, enjoyable learning environment that will help set the foundation for a wonderful life ahead for you and your new dog. Throughout this 4-week course,  Advanced Training adds generalization and “real live” situational practice. We add all commands and skills together. This is a great prep class for “Canine Good Citizen”. We continue adding distractions and distance to well-established commands.

ADVANCED TRAINING 4-WEEK CLASS ITINERARY:

WRITTEN HANDOUTS:
Weekly Homework handouts

IF THERE IS AN AVAILABLE CLASS, PLEASE CLICK ON AN AVAILABLE CLASS LISTED ABOVE. A pop-up will appear with directions. Please create a Customer Portal if your dog does not already have one, and be sure to sign all waivers in the portal. Once you have created a Portal for your dog and signed the waivers, please call up Bark-A-Bout to give FULL PAYMENT for your Obedience Class. A Bark-A-Bout receptionist will be happy to help you and complete your payment transaction.

NON-NEGOTIABLE REFUND POLICY:
Due to tight restrictions on class size, full refunds will only be issued for cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the start of class. For cancellations made within the 24-hour window prior to the start of class, $60 will be deducted from your refund. Once class starts, no refunds will be issued.

Advanced Obedience Classes are tailored to dogs who have passed an Intermediate Obedience Class. If you have questions if Advanced Obedience Class is right for you and your pup, please call us at (586)566-8900.

Wendy MacKenzie
Proudly uses ONLY positive, rewards-based training methods.
Wendy believes all pets should enjoy the training process. This will lead to a happier, more confident and well-adjusted pet.

Wendy’s Accreditations & Certifications:
– Dog Obedience Trainer (20 years)
– Educated 4,000+ dogs/owners of all breeds/ages, including blind, deaf and special-needs dogs.
– Association of Pet Dog Trainers – CPDT-KA Certified
– Pet Professionals Guild Member (Fear-free, Pain-free, Force-free group)
– American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC/CGC)
– Owned her own Obedience Training facility (3 years)
– Learned about dogs internally as a Veterinarian Surgical Assistant. (3 years)

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:

1.) FACEMASK:
Upon entering the building: Please bring and wear a facemask and follow all COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines to minimize possible risk of contagion.  Thank you!

2.) PROOF OF PURCHASE OF CLASS:
If you have a receipt or print-out of your proof of purchase of the class, please bring it with you to class.

3.) AGE-APPROPRIATE VACCINATION RECORDS:
To ensure the safety of all dogs participating in class, each dog is required to be vaccinated for the vaccines listed below. To ensure your dog has met all vaccination requirements, we require you to submit all vaccine documentation prior to the start of class by either uploading them to your dog’s “Customer Portal“, emailing them to medical@barkabout.net, or faxing them to (586)789-9711. Please include your pet’s full name and your contact information.

Required:
— Bordetella (Click here for non-negotiable waiting period requirements)
— DHLPP (Puppies are required to have a minimum of 2 in the series before beginning class)
— Rabies (By 6 months of age)

Highly recommended but not required:
— A negative Fecal Screening
— 2 Influenza bivalent vaccines

4.) A POTTIED, HUNGRY AND EXERCISED DOG 

5.) 5-6 FOOT REGULAR LEASH
Please bring your dog to class on a REGULAR 5-6′ leash. No retractable leashes or choke/prong collars permitted.

6.) TRAINING BAG FULL OF SOFT CHEWABLE TREATS
:
We ask that you have a fanny-pack style training bag and tiny soft treats. A bully stick is also helpful to keep your dog settled.

**Bark-A-Bout sells leashes, fanny-pack style treat bags, and a wide selection of chewable treats and incentive toys in our Pet Boutique for your convenience.

To ensure the safety of all dogs participating in class, each dog is required to be vaccinated for the vaccines listed below. To ensure your dog has met all vaccination requirements, we require you to submit all vaccine documentation prior to the start of class by either uploading them to your dog’s “Customer Portal“, emailing them to medical@barkabout.net, or faxing them to (586)685-7040. Please include your pet’s full name and your contact information.

Required:
— Bordetella (Click here for non-negotiable waiting period requirements)
— DHLPP (Puppies are required to have a minimum of 2 in the series before beginning class)
— Rabies (For dogs 6 months and older)

Highly recommended but not required:
— A negative Fecal Screening
— 2 Influenza bivalent vaccines

We require one person from your family to handle your dog during class time, but highly encourage all family members who are 13 years or older to attend/observe puppy class together.

NON-NEGOTIABLE REFUND POLICY:
Due to tight restrictions on class size, full refunds will only be issued for cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the start of class. For cancellations made within the 24-hour window prior to the start of class, $60 will be deducted from your refund. Once class starts, no refunds will be issued.

 

Class duration is kept short to accommodate busy schedules. Please plan accordingly as we build on behaviors and skills each week. Meanwhile, please speak to Bark-A-Bout’s Obedience Trainer to discuss your absence.

To minimize possible exposure to Covid-19, Bark-A-Bout strictly adheres to all CDC Guidelines regarding social distancing and mask mandates. As of May 15, 2021, masks are not required of vaccinated individuals. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please visit here for further details.

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