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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 Level 1 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 - $220, includes prong collar and written and video content for each class
     

When:

Sundays @ 10am, March 3rd - 24th - Enrolling now!

Wednesdays @ 6pm, April 17th - May 8th - 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.

NEW!

Beginner Level 2 Group Class

This class serves as additional practice and "proofing" of behaviors learned in the Beginner Level 1 Group Class and/or private lessons.  Building more distance, distraction, and duration of the obedience behaviors through additional exercises and games is the focus.  This class can be taken at any time and can even be taken repeatedly for owners wanting to keep skills sharp and work around different dogs.

  • 4 Week Course - $180

When: 

Wednesdays @ 6pm, March 6th - 27th - Enrolling now!

Wednesdays @ 7pm, April 17th - May 8th - Enrolling now!

Pre-requisite:  Dogs must already know the prong collar and a foundation of the 5 basic obedience behaviors (Heel, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, and Come).  This could be through the Beginner 1 class, private lessons, or other similar training.

Nail Trimming

The nail trimming class is designed to demonstrate different methods and equipment used for trimming a dog's nails.  We show the pros and cons of using nail clippers and dremels, the best ways to train a dog to accept the procedure, and various body positions and restraint options.  Our goal is to get the nails trimmed in the class, but of course with some more difficult dogs,or dogs with extra long nails, additional practice will be needed at home.  

  • Individual class - $50

When:

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

*For dogs of any age that meet our group class vaccination requirements

Obstacle Course

The obstacle course class builds confidence and communication between dog and owner while improving balance and coordination!  Owners will guide and lead dogs over, under, and through different obstacles including the A-frame, tunnel, catwalk, and other fun equipment.  The class is fun and very interactive.  Dogs must be comfortable and well mannered around other dogs and people in close proximity. 

  • Individual class - $50

When:

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

*For dogs 6 months and older as well as handlers 10 years of age and up.  Group class vaccines required

Pack Walks

See our dedicated Pack Walks page for details

Nosework & Scentwork Classes

See our dedicated Nosework & Scentwork page for details

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 - $395, includes remote collar 
     

Pre-requisite: 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:

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

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 - $180 (if not included in BT or DS program)

When:

Tuesdays @ 7pm, March 19th - April 9th - Enrolling now!

Treadmill Class 

Treadmills can be a great way to exercise dogs during inclement weather, or as a supplement to walks outside.  It is easier than you think to teach most dogs how to use a human treadmill!  This class will demonstrate different methods for training dogs (and their owners of course) to use a treadmill safely and how to determine the best speed and amount of time for the specific dogs in the class.  Chesapeake Dog Training has a dog treadmill and a human treadmill, so come try them both.  No previous experience with a treadmill is needed.  Please keep in mind that this class is designed to be fun and provide an additional option for mental and physical stimulation for dogs and is not meant to address specific weight loss or body conditioning goals.  

  • Individual Class - $50
     

When:

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

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 - $180
     

When: 

Tuesdays @ 6pm, March 19th - April 9th - Enrolling now!

Pre-requisite: 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.

Stranger Danger 

This class is designed for dogs who are not comfortable with people they don't know well.  We work through several different exercises that build confidence and give owners a plan of how to handle specific situations around new people.  

  • Individual Class - $50
     

When: 

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

Basic Obedience for Kids and CDT Dogs

This class is designed for dogs and the kids (ages 9 - 16) who live with them and will practice the 5 basic obedience behaviors in a group class setting.  Each class will also include teaching one trick or piece of agility equipment.  The class is intended to teach kids about dog training, increase communication and understanding between kids and dogs, and be a lot of fun!

* 1 Kid per dog. Parents may stay and watch, wait in the reception area, or drop off and pick up their children.

*Dogs must be comfortable in a group environment around other dogs and kids

  • 4 Week Course - $180
     

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

Mastering the Heel: Level 1

Walking a dog in the "heel" position is very important for leadership and developing the strongest possible bond with your dog.  This class will progress through several different exercises that show the dog and owner a more holistic approach to the heel position (where the dog walks right by your side).  It is most helpful for dogs who tend to pull ahead, dominant dogs, and even dogs who are reactive towards other dogs, people, or bikes, etc..  

  • Individual Class - $50
     

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

Mastering the Heel: Level 2

This class will focus on the transition between the "heel" position and "loose leash walking". Being able to switch back and forth seamlessly and consistently between the two leash walking options will help both the dog and owner to know exactly what to do and how to communicate the switch.  It also gives the dog a task to complete on their own, rather than the owner having to do it for them (and of course looks fancy for the neighbors!).  This class builds on concepts gained in the "Mastering the Heel: Level 1" class. 

  • Individual Class - $50
     

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

Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed Mastering the Heel: Level 1

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: 

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

Game Night

This class is for CDT students to have fun with their dogs all while using the basic obedience and other training skills they already know.  There will be individual and team oriented games and activities designed to practice training in a more distracting environment.

 

Dogs must be comfortable in a group environment around other dogs and people

  • Individual Class - $50
     

When: 

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

Pre-requisite: 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.

CGC Prep Class 

In this class, dogs and owners will go over the 10 different tests in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Test.  A mock test of each dog will occur over the course of the class so that owners know what to work on to prepare for the test.  Any type of equipment (prong collar, remote collar, etc.) will be allowed in the class (even though in the actual CGC test, it is not).  You are not required to take the test to participate in the CGC Prep class.

  • Individual Class - $50

When: 

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

Pre-requisite: 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 - $180

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. 

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