Specialty Classes & Workshops

The responsibility of owning a dog goes far beyond feeding and walking him. This four legged creature is a part of the family unit and needs to be considered when making family decisions. At Downtown Dogs we strive to build lasting relationships between the dogs we care for and their human caretakers. Towards that goal, we are proud to offer a variety of seminars and training workshops throughout the year to help strengthen that bond.

 

Specialty Classes

 

Fun Tricks

Have some fun with your dog by teaching them some new and fun tricks. You will learn a variety of training techniques to teach your dog how to shake, spin, rollover, fetch and so much more. This class is great way to keep your dog entertained and challenged and you can show off to your friends. Dogs are required to have basic obedience including sit, down, and can focus in a distracting environment. Class is one hour long.

Cost: $150 for the four week session ($130 DD clients)

 

 

Canine Good Citizen Preparation

This 5 week class focuses on practicing and polishing the skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. The CGC program is open to both pure and mixed breed dogs. The ten step test covers the basic exercises needed to make your dog a welcome canine companion including sit, down, stay, walking nicely on leash, appropriately greeting humans, polite behavior around another dog, etc. Dogs are required to have completed a basic obedience class before taking this class. Please bring your dog, lots of tasty treats and proof of current vaccinations (including Rabies and DH2PP) to the first class. Class is one hour long.

Cost: $180 for the five week session includes the opportunity to take the CGC test ($155 DD clients)

 

 

Canine Good Citizen Testing

The AKC Canine Good Citizen is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. The CGC program is open to both pure and mixed breed dogs. The test will be conducted by an approved AKC CGC evaluator. For more information check out the AKC's website.

Cost: $20

 

 

Move Over Rover - Preparing for a New Baby

If you are expecting (or recently added) a new human baby to your family, there will be a lot of changes for your family dog. In this seminar, we will discuss some of the concerns you may have, signs of potential problems, and training methods you can use to prepare your dog for this big change. This will be a lecture and demonstration, so please leave your dog(s) at home. Babies are welcome.

Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple.

 

Pet First Aid and CPR Training

What would you do if you notice your dog is sick or injured? In this four hour workshop you will learn how to help your pet in the event of an emergency. Learn basic first aid & CPR skills for pets, how to deal with poisoning, injury assessment and so much more. You can also create your own first aid kit for home. This class will help you to be confident and prepared.

Cost: $65.

 

 

 

Training Workshops

Reliable Recall

Learn techniques to help your dog come to you when he is called. We will practice exercises, gradually adding in distractions, working towards off leash situations. You will need to bring your dog and lots of tasty, tiny treats to this class.

Cost: $35 for the two hour workshop. ($30 DD clients)

 

Loose Leash Walking

For any pooch that likes to pull. Learn why your dog pulls and why this so difficult for many dogs. We will be practicing several exercises to help get his attention focused on you rather than dragging you down the block.You will need to bring your dog and lots of tasty, tiny treats to this class.

Cost: $35 for the two hour workshop. ($30 DD clients)

 

Stop Jumping

For any dog who loves to jump on people. Learn some effective methods to help your dog stop jumping on people when greeting. We welcome lots of people in class to help us practice our non jumping skills. You will need to bring your dog and lots of tasty, tiny treats to this class.

Cost: $35 for the two hour workshop. ($30 DD clients)

 

Focus, Focus, Focus

Does your dog have difficulty listening to you? Does he jump or push his way to get what he wants? You will learn techniques to help keep your dogs' focus on you. We will practicing lots of impulse control exercises such as stays, leave its and wait at doorways, teaching your dog the value of patience. You will need to bring your dog and lots of tasty, tiny treats to this class.

Cost: $35 for the two hour workshop. ($30 DD clients)

 

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Watch the Dogs

Downtown Dogs maintains an 'Open Door' policy and encourages owners to check in on their dogs throughout the day. Please feel free to checkout the dogs, but we do ask that you not leave the cameras up, when not watching. The live video is bandwidth intensive and will slow down as more people watch.

 

 

 

Playroom Camera Hours:
Ruff City - 7AM-12PM & 2:30PM-7:00PM

Tiny Town - 7:15AM-12PM & 2:30-6:30PM

Dogsville - 7:45AM-12PM & 2:30PM-6PM

 

Playroom cameras are turned off during naptime

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