Basic Manners Class

Basic Manners is our foundation skills class.  Basic Manners Class teaches Canine Life and Social Skills including calmly greeting strangers, sit, lie down, come, stay, and walk nicely on a loose leash. Dogs will learn to pay attention to their handlers with the distraction of other dogs in the area. Basic Manners Class is held once a week for three weeks. The fee for Basic Manners is $90.00 for three classes.  Classes are held at the Fairgrounds in Jackson, WY. 

Pre-Registration is required for all classes.

Puppy Class

Puppy class is for 10 to 18 weeks old pups. Owners will learn methods for successful housetraining, and teaching pup to keep teeth on their toys and off your arms and hands.  Owners will learn how to teach their puppies Basic Manners; sit, lie down, come, and walking nicely on leash.  Playtime is a big part of class so your puppy can learn to play well with others.  Owners will learn to train their puppies for ease of handling, grooming, and prevention of behavior problems.  Puppy Class fee is $90; class is held once a week for three weeks. 

Introduction to Nose Work

Introduction to Nose Work is for dogs of all ages, and there are no prerequisites required to enjoy this class.  Dogs love to sniff and they’re great at following scents.  This class teaches you to train your dog to use that nose, and locate hidden items.  Nose work is an exciting new competitive sport, and dogs are taught to search for particular scents.  Dogs work in the scent detection area one at a time, so if your dog is not so well behaved around other dogs - no worries - your dog will be working solo with you.  This introductory class sets the stage for your dog’s future in Nose Work.  Introduction to Nose Work is $90; class is held once a week for three weeks.

Clicks for Tricks

Clicks for Tricks; learn the fundamentals of trick training; (What is clicker training?  Why does it work so well?), and then teach your dog a variety of tricks including targeting, play dead, back up, crawl on your belly, and more.  Clicks for Tricks is $90; class is held once a week for three weeks.

Group Play and Train

This is the original Off Leash Class!  Your dog can play with you, or with the other dogs.  This is an amazing opportunity to train your dog in real life conditions within the safety of an enclosed building.  Dog training instructors will guide you towards training your dog to recall, paying attention to you while off leash, sit and stay, and heeling. Prerequisite: You and your dog will have already attended Basic Manner Class and successfully participated in the limited off-leash program.  Pre-approval from an instructor is required to participate in this class.

Hounds on the Town

This three week series takes learning out of the classroom and into real life situations.  Each week meets in a different outdoor location to work on all the Basic Manners Skills learned in class; paying attention, sit, lie down, stay, loose leash walking, greeting strangers appropriately, and leave it.  We will meet in town and on trails.  There will be LOTS of distractions, of course!  In areas where applicable, class will be conducted off leash so participants can improve their dog’s recall.  We will also address heeling and start distance work.  Prerequisite is Basic Manner Class and / or private training lessons, as well as instructor approval.  Call Krissi at 307-739-9185 for additional details and registration information. 

Day Training Package

A lot of busy parents and professionals don’t have time for puppy socialization outings and / or dog training.  We offer Day Training!  We pick up your dog (or puppy), exercise and train for an hour, and then bring your pooch home.  Day Training Package is three sessions per week (puppy socialization and / or dog training plus exercise) for 3 weeks.  We meet at the end of each week for a 30-minute owner’s lesson. Price for three weeks of Day Training is $1,200 plus driving fees (additional $90 to $360, depending on where you live in Jackson Hole or Teton Valley).

Private In-Home Training

Some dogs have one or two areas of training that need fine tuning, and the format of a group class or the schedule does not fit into your plans. We are available for private training sessions at your home, or in the great outdoors; wherever you and your dog need help. Some behavior problems are simply not addressed in a group training class, and a private in-home consultation will create a behavior modification plan designed specifically for you and your dog.

Private training fees are $90 per hour; sessions are generally 1 to 1 ½ hours.  An additional Travel Time and Fuel Surcharge Fee is added to the first hour ($10 to $40 depending on your location in the Jackson Hole, WY / Teton Valley, ID area).