CALENDAR

Classes 2018-04-11T22:41:00+00:00

CURRENT & UPCOMING CLASSES

Here pups can train their humans, learn some new tricks, and have fun with their friends!

Classes cost $175.00 and include a membership to Vermont Dog Club for the duration of the class.
VDC requires a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in a class.
 

SUPER PUPPY CLASSES

A six week class designed for puppies under sixteen weeks, this is the most important class you’ll ever take with your dog! We will help you get started off on the right paw with crate training, house training, how to handle mouthing and chewing, and introducing beginning basic commands. Most importantly, there are lots of socialization opportunities and plenty of time for Q&A!

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays
  • May 1st – June 5th
    6:30 – 7:15
    with Katy Hayden
  • TBD
  • May 10th – June 14th
    5:30 – 6:15
    with Lucy Weaver
  • April 14th – May 19th
    12:00 – 12:45
    with Whitney Doremus
  • May 26th – June 30th
    12:00 – 12:45
    with Whitney Doremus

SUPER DOG CLASSES

Come! Learn how to be your dog’s trainer! This class is designed for all dogs over four months with little or no training. Basic commands such as Attention, Stays, and Recall are taught. There is also a lot of focus on managing challenging behaviors such as jumping up, excessive barking, and leash walking, and of course, plenty of time for Q&A.

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays
  • May 1st – June 5th
    7:30 – 8:15
    with Katy Hayden
  • April 18th – May 23rd
    1:00 – 1:45
    with Whitney Doremus
  • May 2nd – June 6th
    7:00 – 7:45
    with Whitney Doremus
  • May 10th – June 14th
    6:30 – 7:15
    with Lucy Weaver
  • Super SMALL Dog
    April 14th – May 19th
    11:00 – 11:45
    with Whitney Doremus
  • April 14th – May 19th
    2:00 – 2:45
    with Whitney Doremus

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 Designed to challenge dogs and keep them learning.

SUPER STUNT DOG

You and your dog will have a blast teaching tricks and fun pet agility with Whitney, includes your dog’s membership to VDC.
(Not for those serious about agility and competition) 

SUPER DUPER DOG CLASSES

Has your dog learned the basics? Need to practice more with distractions? In the Super Duper Dog class we work on all the exercises you have learned, but make it harder. We also introduce new things such as “go-to-your-bed”, off leash heeling, and down on recall. You can repeat this class as much as you would like as it is different and offers a new challenge every time.

INTRO TO NOSEWORK – INTERIORS/CONTAINERS

Limited to 5 dogs, age 4 months and older.   $150 for 5 weeks.
 
This intro course will teach the basic concepts of scent work, including how canine noses work, how odor moves, and how to read your dog. Students will have an opportunity to provide their dogs with experience figuring out scent puzzles and will focus mainly on the first two elements: containers and interiors. Due to the structure of the class–one dog searching at a time–dogs who are not working need to be comfortable in a crate in an adjoining room, or waiting alone in their vehicle between their turns to search.  In this way, we can accommodate mild to moderately reactive dogs. Contact Holly directly if your dog has reactivity issues or for questions about the class, 802-540-0219. Call Vermont Dog Club to register.
For a nosework demo see:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkXtAup14Sg
To see the benefits of nosework for a timid dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ddss9bfR0

INTRO TO ODORS

Limited to 5 dogs, age 4 months and older.   This class requires you to purchase an odor kit for an additional $20.

The next step for students who have completed the Introduction to Nosework- Interiors and Containers course. During this class we will introduce dogs to birch, the first of 3 odor oils used in competition, and teach them that finding this odor means a big reward!  Students will learn how to properly handle the oils and how to begin switching your dog over from food to odor.  This where learning to “read” your dog becomes imperative, as the hides will not generally be visible.  This is where the fun really happens!  Due to the structure of the class–one dog searching at a time–dogs who are not working need to be comfortable in a crate in an adjoining room or waiting alone in their vehicle between their turns to search. We can accommodate mild to moderately reactive dogs. Contact Holly directly if your dog has reactivity issues or for questions about the class, 802-540-0219Call Vermont Dog Club to register.
 Mondays  Wednesdays  Saturdays
  • Intro to Nosework
    April 16th – May 13th

    6:00 – 7:00
    with Holly Godfrey
  • Intro to Odors
    April 16th – May 13th
    7:15 – 8:15
    with HollyGodfrey
  • TBD
  • Super Duper Dog!
    April 14th – May 26th
    3:00 – 3:45
    with Whitney Doremus

SUPER KIDS & DOGS!

A four week class just for kids and their dogs! Shannon Lowe, kid expert, and Whitney Doremus, dog expert, make this a fun and educational class for both species. $100 for four weeks, includes your dog’s membership to VDC.

Wednesdays
  • Apr. 25th – May 16th, 6:00 – 6:30, with Shannon Lowe and Whitney Doremus

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CLASSES

REACTIVE DOG

With Laurie Lawless – a six week class for dogs who have leash reactivity and have difficulty learning in a regular class setting. This class requires trainer approval and an orientation commitment of 90 minutes.

TBA

To Register: Call 802-355-2285 or email vermontdogclub@gmail.com

PLAYGROUPS

Playgroups are $10.00 for non-members and free for members

TUESDAYS

5:00 pm – Small Dog Playgroup

WEDNESDAYS

2:00 pm – All Dog Playgroup
5:00 pm – Puppy Playgroup

THURSDAYS

5:00 pm – Rough and Tumble (big dogs who like to go, go, go)

SATURDAYS

10:00 am – Small Dog Playgroup

10:00 am – Rough and Tumble (big dogs who like to go, go, go)

1:00 pm – Puppy Playgroup

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Daily drop-in rate – $15.00!*
Non-members can join a playgroup for just $10.00!*
SPAW (tub and grooming room) open to the public, $15.00 for all size dogs!

*vaccination record required, excludes use of the tub and grooming room

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