top of page
IMG_0306.jpg

Kid Classes 

At Chesapeake Dog Training, we are passionate about connecting people and dogs through training...and that includes kids!  We hope to inspire the next generation of dog trainers through various programs and classes specifically designed for kids of all ages.  We want kids to understand the basic concepts of behavior modification and training, but also how incredible dogs are and the amazing connection that is possible between dogs and humans.  Kids will develop good observational skills and become experts in timing and communication with another species.  Kid classes that do not involve bringing family pets are open to anyone, but classes with live dogs must be CDT students.  Classes with kids only will be registered through a link to a specific, external sign-up page while classes with dogs will be scheduled through the usual Gingr client portal.  The Kid Classes program is in its infancy, but we look forward to offering a great space for kids to learn to love dogs as much as we do...

Our Millersville location has ample room for humans and dogs!  It is climate controlled and has a nice bathroom, refrigerator, and classroom set up.  We prioritize safety and work hard to ensure that demonstration dogs used in the programs are well acclimated to the sights and sounds of active children and of course are in good health and fully vaccinated.

Getting to Know the Nose! - Kid Edition

Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and many adaptations that make their way of experiencing the olfactory world around us very different from humans.  Come and learn from CDT’s very own Nosework Instructor, Lindy Burkhart, all of the fascinating ways dogs use their noses in everyday life as pets as well as for performing specialized tasks and jobs that help humans.  Live dog demonstrations, a craft, and a light snack are included.

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

 

Ages

8-13 year olds

Cost:

$30 per child

Registration:

Registration now closed - stay tuned for future classes!

Pre-requisite: None

IMG_5338 2.JPG

Basic Obedience for Kids

and CDT Dogs

This class is designed for dogs and the kids 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 and meet group class vaccination requirements.
 

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

Ages

9-16 year olds

Cost: 

4 Week Course - $160

Registration: 

Gingr portal, Millersville Group Classes

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.

IMG_1322.jpg
Iditarod Musher On The Yukon River. .jpg

Iditarod Class

Hold on to your Sleds...while we follow these canine athletes through Alaska's rugged interior.  Kids will learn about vet checks, training, dog sled teams, jobs, mushers, trail maps, and engage in hands-on activities.  Snack will be provided.

When: 
Sunday, January 22, 1-3pm

 

Ages: 

7-12 year olds

Cost:

$30 per child

Registration:

Registration now closed - stay tuned for next year's class!

Pre-requisite: None

Kids Being Kids - Dogs Being Dogs

This fun and interactive class will enlighten kids ages 7-12 on how dogs think, feel, play, and eat.  Kids will learn about dog behavior, communication, vet care, exercise, nutrition, and of course, training.  Parents can drop kids off and pick them up at the end.  A light snack will be provided.

When
Stay tuned for future dates!

 

Ages

7-12 year olds

Cost:

$30 per child

Registration:

Registration now closed - stay tuned for future classes!

Pre-requisite: None

Untitled drawing (5).png
bottom of page