Therapy dog Certification
A 7 week session that works on the skills needed to pass the Therapy Dog International evaluation and test which will take place on week 7. TDI dogs visit nursing homes, hospitals and other institutions where therapy dogs are needed. Prerequisite: 1 yr of age, Companion dog Level II
Canine Good Citizen
A 6 week session working toward AKC certification rewarding good dog ownership and well mannered dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. The certification test will take place on week 7. The AKC's CGC Program provides great benefits:
Prerequisite: Companion Dog Level 1. Sign up Here
Intro to K9 Nosework®
Our dogs have an amazing sense of smell and are born with a natural desire to hunt. These attributes have turned into one of the hottest new dog sports. This 6 week session focuses on using your dogs' desire to hunt, their love of toys, food and exercise to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities. This class is just good fun for you and your dog, but is loaded with great benefits such as:
Intro to Different Search Venues - K9 Nosework®
A 6 week session where we continue to build the dog’s desire to hunt using modern methods of positive reinforcement while introducing the dog to different search venues. We also will continue to train the handler how to read their dog’s unique hunting behaviors and to pick up on those subtle signals that communicate to the handler that the dog is “working scent.”
Prerequisite: Intro to K9 Nosework®
Drop-in handling classes to help prepare you and your dog for the ring! Whether you have a Champion or a puppy just starting out, come practice in a relaxed, friendly, environment. All levels of dogs and handlers are welcome.
Private lessons for all classes and levels are available by appointment. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Our instructiors can help you reshape undesirable behaviors using tried and true, positive methods. From problem housetraining to fearful and aggressive behavior, we treat you and your dog as individuals. We analyze your unique problem and create a program to meet your needs. At SureFire Dogs Inc. we care about both ends of the leash. Consultations are available by phone and appointment. Please call the office to schedule.
At Surefire Dogs, Inc. Training Center, we believe that well-behaved dogs enhance the lives of everyone around them. Our dog training methods are based on scientifically-proven positive reinforcement dog training. We make learning intuitive and fun for both dogs and their owners.