(Prerequisite: Basic Manners or equivalent)
Advanced Manners is the perfect class for people who want to have a better behaved dog in public. It takes practice to guide your dog to better manners around distractions…and how can you practice without actually getting out in the world? This class meets at Greenlake so we can work around countless distractions: dogs, ducks, geese, squirrels, skateboarders, strollers, kids, bikes and more!
Activities include working on good leash manners, polite greetings, solid stays, and reliable leave-its. We also work on passing by other dogs calmly. The exercises will help you prepare for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test, a national test which assesses your dog’s manners in public. You will have a chance to take the CGC test during the last class meeting–so your dog could come out of Advanced Manners with an actual title!
This class is appropriate for:
* Dogs who need to continue the foundation work began in Basic Manners
* Dogs who need the CGC title to do therapy work
* Dogs who can’t focus on their handler around distractions
* Dogs who become embarrassingly over-excited when on leash
This class is not appropriate for dogs who growl or snap at other dogs or people.
$145- 6 sessions