Group Dog Training

About Our Dog Training for Groups

Wagsworth Manor is thrilled to be offering group classes taught by our very talented and experienced training staff. The classes are designed for FUN first and foremost. Come and strengthen the bond you have with your favorite canine companion.

Puppy Pre-School

This is a 5 Week Course

– Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 6pm or Sunday, Sept. 10th at 11:30am

Ages: 10 weeks to 7 months old
Previous Classes: None

Early training and socialization of puppies helps establish good habits and healthy relationships right from the start. In this class, we’ll help you with basic commands, as well as address common puppy concerns such as jumping and mouthiness. By introducing your puppy to many people, places, and other puppies early on, you’ll allow your puppy to grow up more confidently and friendly.

This class includes:

Manners & Impulse Control – Teach your pup to sit rather than jump, pay attention, wait, walk nicely on leash, and leave food and other items that are off limits.
Nipping Inhibition – Keep your hands and sleeves safe, and lay the foundation for a gentle mouth throughout your pups socialization. Shape your puppy into a well-mannered puppy who likes children & strangers.
Social Skills – Teach your pup to enjoy being touched for easy nail clippings, vet exams, grooming, etc.
House Training – Get the A to Z on potty training, complete with a schedule and helpful tips.
Basic Commands – Learning the basic commands that will set your puppy up for being a well mannered furkid.
Fun, and more Fun!

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Good Manners I

This is a 5 Week Course 

– Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 7pm or Sunday, Sept. 10th at 12:30pm

Ages: Over 7 months old
Previous Classes: No previous Classes Required

This class compiles all the skills your older pup already may know and applies it to everyday, real-world situations. From come to coming at the dog park, from stay to staying even when they can’t see you or they are being offered a treat by a stranger, we’ll help you refine the skills the two of you have learned so you can show off those good manners.

This class includes:

Generalization – Learn how to take distance, distraction, and duration into the world.
Recall when it counts – Test your dog’s recall at the dog park and be amazed at the results.
Loose-Leash in a crowd – Stroll through a busy shopping district with a well-mannered pooch at your side.
Leave it – Always. Cement your dog’s resistance to temptation.
Fun – Always!

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Good Manners II

This is a 5 Week Course

– Starting Sunday, Sept. 10th at 1:30pm

Ages: 1 year and older
Previous Classes: Graduated Good Manners I or equivalent

In this class, we work with more distractions and work on getting more reliability with commands at further distances.  We will add hand signals, as dogs read body language well when taught consistently.

This class includes:

Impulse control – Real-life distractions, such as food, noises and motion
Manners – Build on your pup’s existing skills. Take sit, down, watch me, and loose leash walking to the next level.
New learning – It’s time to add the tougher stuff. Phasing out treats and working on attention at heeling, leading to off-leash reliability and recall.
Café-quality stay – Practicing long down stays with distractions that earns you a dog you can take anywhere.
Socialization – Teaching the appropriate manners of playing with others.
Fun – Always!

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Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

This is a 7 Week Course

– Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 8pm

Ages: 1 year and older
Previous Classes: Basic Commands

The American Kennel Club’s CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.  The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds.  Some facilities even require that a dog pass the test for therapy dog work.  It’s even an AKC title!  The class is for people and Dog-friendly dogs that have had some basic obedience, and have a working knowledge of loose leash walking and sit/stay and down/stay as well as come command.  During the class, we’ll teach the followign 10 test items. as quoted from the AKC’s website.

This class includes:

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger – The dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday situation.
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting – The dog will allow a friendly stranger to pet it while it is out with its handler.
Test 3: Appearance and grooming – The dog will welcome being groomed and examined and will permit someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner, to do so.
Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead) – The handler/dog team will take a short “walk” to show that the dog is in control while walking on a leash.
Test 5: Walking through a crowd – The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public places.
Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place – The dog will respond to the handler’s commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).
Test 7: Coming when called – The dog will come when called by the handler. The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.
Test 8: Reaction to another dog – To demonstrate that the dog can behave politely around other dogs, two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10 feet.
Test 9: Reaction to distraction – To demonstrate the dog is confident when faced with common distracting situations, the evaluator will select and present two distractions. Examples of distractions include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, or dropping a crutch or cane.
Test 10: Supervised separation – This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good manners. Evaluators are encouraged to say something like, “Would you like me to watch your dog?” and then take hold of the dog’s leash. The owner will go out of sight for three minutes.

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Agility Level I

This is a 6 Week Course 

– Starting Sunday, Sept. 10th at 10am – Graduation for Agility Class will take place at Wilson Farm Park during The National Dog Show Walk on Oct. 15th

Ages: 1 year and older
Previous Classes: Basic Commands

Looking for a fun new way to bond with your pup?  Then our Agility class at Wagsworth Manor is meant for you.  This class was created with the novice agility student in mind, and geared more for fun than for competition.  No agility experience required, but basic obedience on leash is a plus for this class.  We offer a state-of-the-art agility course, fully equipped with jumps, A-Frame, a Dog Walk, Tunnels, Weave Poles and much more.

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Fun & Tricks

This is a 5 Week Course

Starting Sunday, Sept. 10th at 2:30pm

Ages: Over 6 months
Previous Classes: Basic Commands

Have you always wanted to teach your dog some fun tricks?  Learn how to teach your dog behaviors used in performing tricks, such as spinning and reversing, dancing, rolling over, shaking hands and much more.  Your dog will learn many fun behaviors that will help stimulate Fido’s mind and help release some of his energy.  This is an advanced class for dogs who already know basic commands like sit/down and come, and are people and dog friendly.  This class is fun for all and your pup should be pleasantly tired after a stimulating training session.

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