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Puppy Kindergarten

Basic Obedience

Beginning Obedience
Intermediate Obedience
Tricks Class
Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

Advanced Obedience
Rally Obedience
Competition Novice Class
Novice Obedience
Novice Preperation
Beginning Open
Open Obedience
Beginning Utility
Utility Obedience
Obedience Run-Throughs 


Conformation
Conformation Run-Throughs
Conformation Handling Class






Puppy Kindergarten

This six-week class is for puppies from 12 weeks to less than 6 months old.  We will use treats & praise to help you mold your puppy into a wonderful family companion by working on basic obedience commands like Sit, Down, Come, Stay, and walking on a leash. We will also work on establishing control with good manners like not biting or jumping on people, in addition to providing essential socialization to build your puppy's confidence in new situations. Puppies must have had at least two sets of vaccinations before beginning this class.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.

Choose from the starting dates listed below. Your class will meet at the same time once a week for an hour, for six weeks.

Puppy Kindergarten
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
January 8
Tuesday
9:30-10:30am
$120 6
January 10
Thursday
7:00-8:00pm
WAITING LIST 6
January 22
Tuesday
8:15-9:15pm
$120 6
February 5
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
$120 6
February 21
Thursday
7:00-8:00pm
$120 6
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Beginning Obedience

This eight-week class is for dogs 6 months and older, with or without previous training.  This is an essential class in good basic manners for your dog. We will help you mold your dog into a wonderful family companion by working to develop a reliable response to basic obedience commands like Sit, Down, Come, Stay (with high distraction), and heeling on a loose leash. We will also work on establishing control with good manners like not barking, biting, or jumping on people.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.

Choose from the starting dates listed below. Your class will meet at the same time once a week for an hour, for eight weeks.

Beginning Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
December 4
Tuesday
10:45-11:45am
FULL 8
December 5
Wednesday
5:50-6:50pm
FULL 8
December 13
Thursday
8:15-9:15pm
FULL 8
January 8
Tuesday
5:50-6:50pm
WAITING LIST 8
January 17
Thursday
7:00-8:00pm
WAITING LIST 8
January 24
Thursday
8:15-9:15pm
$140 8
January 29
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
$140 8
February 7
Thursday
5:50-6:50pm
$140 8
February 12
Tuesday
10:45-11:45am
$140 8
February 13
Wednesday
5:50-6:50pm
$140 8
February 28
Thursday
8:15-9:15pm
$140 8
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Intermediate Obedience

This class meets for eight weeks and further refines the beginning obedience exercises and includes off-leash heeling. We work on heeling very closely to other people & dogs, and increasing distance and distractions on the recall and say exercises. Requires completion of Beginning Obedience or instructor approval.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.

Intermediate Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
January 9
Wednesday
7:00-8:00pm
WAITING LIST 8
January 24
Thursday
10:30-11:30am
WAITING LIST 8
February 12
Tuesday
5:50-6:50pm
$140 8
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Tricks Class

Do you want your dog to be the star of the show or center of the party?  We'll teach you how to teach your dog a variety of tricks.  We'll learn 8-12 tricks (for example, shake, roll-over, peek-a-boo, beg) and will also help you with any special ideas you may have! The last week of the class will include a certification test for the American Kennel Club Novice Trick Dog (TKN) title.   Dogs must have completed at least a Puppy Kindergarten or Beginning Obedience class before registering for the Tricks class.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.


Tricks Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
November 1
Thursday
5:50-6:50pm
FULL
6 weeks
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Therapy Dog Certification

This two-week class prepares dogs and handlers to take a certification test to become an offical Therapy Dog. The class will meet for two weeks, with the test on the third week. Registration is limited to current Tails Up students whose dogs already have their AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. We offer this class on a limited quarterly basis, and it is limited to just 5 students per class to allow for hte maximum of personal attention. 

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.





Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparatory Class

This two-week class will prepare you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification test.  The class will meet for two weeks, with the test on the third week.  Dogs should have completed at least a Beginning & Intermediate Obedience class before registering for the CGC class.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.


Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preperatory Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
TBD
Thursday
5:50-6:50pm
$75
3 weeks
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Rally Obedience

Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations where the team performs a simple to advanced obedience exercise, depending on level. Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed.  Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience.

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to begin registration.  Payment in full guarantees your place in the class. Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.


Rally Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
TBD
Wednesday
6:00-7:00pm
$120
8

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Novice Obedience

This class prepares and polishes dogs and handlers for a Companion Dog (CD) title. Ongoing schedule.

Novice Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Monday
7:10-8:10pm
$12/single or $100 for 10
Ongoing
Ongoing
Tuesday
12:00-1:00pm
$12/single or $100 for 10
Ongoing
Ongoing
Thursday
12:00-1:00pm
$12/single or $100 for 10
Ongoing
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Competition Novice Obedience

This class is for dogs and handlers who have been through our Attention & Drive classes, and are now preparing to compete for their Companion Dog (CD) title. Instructor permission required. Ongoing schedule.

Novice Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Wednesday
7:15-8:15pm
Call for info
Ongoing
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Novice Preparatory Class

This class is for people who have been attending the Novice class and are planning to compete soon.  This class covers things you need to know before setting foot in the competition ring, and will provide personal attention to help each dog and handler team polish their performance.

Novice Preparatory Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Call if interested
TBD
TBD
$85
6
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Beginning Open Class

This class covers the basics of how to get your dog started with the open exercises including retrieving, jumping, and out-of-sight stays.  This class is for dogs who need to learn the basics of the open exercises before advancing to the regular open obedience class.

Beginning Open Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Costt
# of Weeks
TBD
Wednesday
6:00-7:00pm
$120
8
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Open Obedience

This class covers the open exercises including retrieving, jumping and out-of-sight stays to prepare dog and handler for their Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title. Ongoing schedule.

Open Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Monday
8:15-9:15pm
Call for info
Ongoing
Ongoing
Thursday
1:30-2:30pm
Call for info Ongoing
Ongoing
Wednesday
8:15-9:15pm
Call for info
Ongoing
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Beginning Utility Class

This class covers the basics of how to get your dog started with the Utility exercises including signals, directed retrieve, directed jumping, and scent discrimination.  This class is for dogs who need to learn the basics of the Utility exercises before advancing to the regular Utility obedience class.

Beginning Utility Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Costt
# of Weeks
TBD
Wednesday
5:45-7:00pm
$120
8
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Utility Obedience

This class covers the most advanced obedience exercises including hand signals, scent articles, directed retrieving, moving stand and directed jumping. This prepares dogs and handlers for their Utility Dog (UD) title. On-going schedule.

Utility Obedience
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Monday
8:15-9:15pm
Call for info
Ongoing
Ongoing
Tuesday
1:30-2:30pm
Call for info Ongoing
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Obedience Run-Throughs 

Ongoing schedule, we will have one ring available for competition obedience run-throughs. Lots of distractions available; Beginning Obedience & Puppy Kindergarten classes going on in adjacent rings.

Obedience Run Throughs
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Thursday
6:00-7:30pm
$7 first run
$5 second run same dog
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Conformation Run-Throughs

Ongoing schedule, drop-in class.

Conformation Run Throughs
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
Ongoing
Tuesday
7:00-8:00pm
$7 per handler
Ongoing
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Conformation Handling Class

Come and learn tricks of the trade for handling your dog in the conformation ring from handler Vicki Barker.  Limited to 8 dogs/handlers.

Conformation Handling Class
Next Session
Day
Time
Cost
# of Weeks
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
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