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Group Classes - Millersville

MILLERSVILLE

750C Generals Highway

Millersvile, MD 21108

5,200 square foot, indoor climate controlled space

CDT group classes add another level of depth and experience to our students training plans.  They are designed to practice skills in a distracting, yet controlled environment, to help owners learn how to be the most relevant thing to their dog. Group classes are a fun way for dogs and owners to share their training experiences with fellow students and take their training to the next level.

All group classes are 1 hour. 

Group Class Vaccine Requirements

Canine Flu (Bivalent, H3N2/H3N8)
Bordetella

Distemper
Rabies

 

** Puppies are not required to have the listed vaccines until they are old enough to receive them

 

Puppy Group Class (8-24 weeks)    

* See Puppy Program for details

Beginner Group Class
This class is great for the "teenage" dogs (5mo.-12mo.) or a great place to start with a new adult dog 

 

Designed to introduce dogs and owners to a prong collar and transitioning to 'adult style' training

  • 4 Week Course - $200, includes prong collar 
     

When: 

Sundays @ 10am, August 14th- September 4th - *Class full -- Contact us to be placed on our list for future dates!

Tuesdays @ 6pm, August 16th - September 6th - *Enrolling now!

Week 1 - Into to prong collar/ Heel and Sit

Week 2 - Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Thresholds

Week 3 - Place

Week 4 - Come/Recall 
 

** Please note: This class does not allow drop-in's and is designed as a 4 week course where owners must attend each week consecutively.  No makeup classes are offered for this course.  Prong collars will be provided and are included in the price.

Intermediate Level Group Classes 

Introduction to the Remote Collar - Level 1

This class focuses on e-collar training and how to layer it onto a foundation of basic obedience training, taking your dogs skills to the next level!  Learn how versatile this tool is and how and when to apply it to train your dog for off-leash reliability. 

  • 4 Week Course - $375, includes remote collar 
     

* Dogs must have done prior training with CDT and completed a 4 lesson private package, Beginner Group Class, Day School or a Board and Train.  Requires dogs to know the prong collar and a foundation of Heel, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, and Come.

When:

Sundays @ 10am, September 11th - October 2nd - *Enrolling now!

Week 1 - Intro to e-collar (learn the tool, techniques and your dogs 'working level')  ** 90 Minutes

Week 2 - Place and "stay"

Week 3 - Come

Week 4 - Heel/Leash Walking

** Please note: This class is a 4 week course where owners must attend each week consecutively.  No makeup classes are offered for this course.  E-collars will be provided and are included in the price. CDT specifically uses the Mini-Educator (or Micro-Educator) made by E-Collar Technologies and focuses on teaching this specific tool (Other e-collars are not permitted).

Intermediate Basic Obedience - Level 2

This class focuses on practicing the skills and behaviors learned in previous training (Board and Train, Day School, Private Lessons, or Intro to RC Level 1)  and using a variety of games and exercises to take you and your dogs skills to the next level. This class incorporates remote collar training, so requires pre-requisite training with CDT. 

  • 4 Week Course - $160 (if not included in BT or DS program)

When:

Wednesdays @ 6pm, September 7th - September 28th - *Enrolling now!

Manners Group Class 
Learn about the dog psyche and why so many nuisance behaviors are instinctual for dogs.  This class will teach owners how to plug in basic obedience commands and to effectively correct and manage unwanted behaviors, while teaching dogs new patterns of behavior to adhere to the "Manners" of our crazy human world.

  • 4 Week Course - $160
     

When: 
Wednesdays @ 7pm, September 7th - September 28th - *Enrolling now!

* Dogs must have done prior training with CDT and completed a 4 lesson private package, Beginner Group Class, Day School or a Board and Train. Requires dogs to know the prong collar and a foundation of Heel, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, and Come.

Follow Class

Teaching Your Dog to be a Follower

Over time, dogs may develop impulsive or pushy behaviors that leave the handler feeling challenged or as if there is a leadership imbalance in their relationship. This type of behavior can be addressed by teaching the dog to “follow” the handler, leading to increased engagement and relevance. Naturally, this concept is first introduced in the context of a walk and then can be applied to a variety of other circumstances around the house. 

 

By teaching a dog to “follow” their handler, the position of the dog is behind rather than beside which reinforces a leader/follower relationship while not being overly confining (such as in a traditional heel). This method of walking is especially useful for reactive dogs who consistently push the boundaries during outings or who struggle with being contained to a strict “heel” position around stimuli due to nervousness or fear. 

  • Individual Class - $50
     

When: 
*TBD - Contact us to be placed on our list for future dates!

 

* Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have completed some level of training with CDT beyond the Puppy Program.  Please ask your trainer if you are interested and would like more information or to see if this class is a good fit for you and your dog.

Claiming Class 

For dogs who are easily and frequently over excited around new stimuli or have a reinforced pattern of arousal with certain stimuli. The “claiming” exercises encourage leadership and engagement with the handler while counterbalancing an over aroused state of mind. This is especially useful for reactive dogs or dogs who regularly display pushy or assertive behavior when in the presence of stimuli. By teaching dogs to slow down and look to the handler for direction, we strengthen the relationship with the handler and encourage a more passive and less forward state of mind. These exercises begin by using food, and later can be generalized to other stimuli. 

  • Individual Class - $50
     

When: 

Sunday @ 10am, August 7th - *Enrolling now!

* Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have completed some level of training with CDT beyond the Puppy Program.  Please ask your trainer if you are interested and would like more information or to see if this class is a good fit for you and your dog.

Advanced Group Class 

Designed for dogs who have completed the Intermediate Group Class and/or have trainer permission.  Exercises will be geared towards off leash obedience and much higher level distractions.

  • 4 Week Course - $160

  • 1 Class - $45

When: 

*TBD - Contact us to be placed on our list for future dates!

Week 1 - Heel

Week 2 - Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Break

Week 3 - Place

Week 4 - Come/Recall 

* Group Class size will be strictly enforced to minimize the number of people.
There is a maximum of 2 people per dog and we ask that you do not bring small children.