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Therapy dog Certification

A 6 week session that works on the skills needed to pass the Therapy Dog International evaluation and test. 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 AKC's CGC Program provides great benefits:

  • An excellent foundation for training in other activities such as Agility, Obedience and Rally,
  • A well-mannered dog who is a joy to live with.
  • Some therapy dog groups require passing the CGC Test as a prerequisite.
  • Some insurance companies recommend CGC training.
  • Many apartments and condos require CGC training

Prerequisite: Companion Dog Level 1.

Breed Handling

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 Instruction

Private lessons for all classes and levels are available by appointment. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Behavior Consultations

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.