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Basic Obedience
Puppy Kindergarten ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Beginning Obedience ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Intermediate Obedience
Tricks Class
 
Advanced Obedience
Novice Obedience
Rally Obedience
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Therapy Dog Class

Competition Obedience Classes
Novice Obedience 
Open Obedience
Utility Obedience
Rally Obedience
Obedience Run-Throughs 


Conformation
Conformation Run-Throughs
 
 

 

Puppy Kindergarten

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6 week class for $120

For puppies 12-20 weeks on the first night of class.

Our Puppy Kindergarten class will start your puppy on the path to be a great lifelong companion! Our group class situation provides essential socialization and exposure to new people and dogs that will build your puppy's confidence in new situations. We use treats and praise to teach basic obedience commands like Sit, Down, Stay, and Come. We help you teach your puppy how to keep four feet on the floor, stay quiet when asked, and walk nicely on a leash. We also discuss important ownership issues like housetraining, crate training, maintaining a healthy weight, trimming toe nails, appropriate exercise, and car safety. We are here to help you mold your puppy into a wonderful family companion.

Your puppy must have had at least two sets of their DHPP (Distemper/Parvovirus) vaccinations approximately 1 week prior to the first week of class.

This class meets at the same time each week for 6 weeks. Sign up online or call us at (952)895-6115 to sign up and pay over the phone. Payment in full is required to complete registration.

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Beginning Obedience

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8 week class for $140

For dogs 5 months - 12 years

Our Beginning Obedience class is a great class to start with, or to continue your dog's training after Puppy Kindergarten. Our group class situation provides essential socialization and exposure to new people and dogs. We work to teach and develop a reliable response to basic obedience commands like Sit, Down, Stay with distractions, Come, and Heel on a loose leash. We also help you teach your dog how to keep four feet on the floor, and stay quiet when asked. The group class situation is helpful for practicing reliable responses in a busy public environment.

NOTE: This is not a class for dogs with serious aggression issues. If your dog continually barks or lunges at other dogs, please contact us prior to signing up online. We might suggest a private lesson prior to attending a group class. We are here to help you and your dog succeed!

Your dog must be up to date on their DHPP (Distemper/Parvovirus) and Rabies vaccinations prior to the first week of class.

This class meets at the same time each week for 8 weeks. Sign up online or call us at (952)895-6115 to sign up and pay over the phone. Payment in full is required to complete registration.

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Intermediate Obedience

Prerequisite: Requires completion of a Tails Up Beginning Obedience class or prior Tails Up approval for transfer from another program.

Our Intermediate Obedience class further refines the skills taught in Beginning Obedience, working to make your dog increasingly reliable despite higher levels of distraction. We increase the challenge of the Come command by adding distance and more distractions, in addition to teaching your dog to Come over a low jump. We challenge the Heel command by teaching the dog to focus while  heeling very closely to other people and dogs in the Figure 8 exercise. We practice more reliability for the Stay command by adding time, distance, and more distractions. 

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
August 6 Tuesday 5:50-6:50pm $140 8
August 29 Thursday 10:30-11:30am $140 8
September 5 Thursday 8:15-9:15pm $140 8
October 1 Tuesday 5:50-6:50pm $140 8
October 24 Thursday 10:30-11:30am $140 8
November 7 Thursday 8:15-9:15pm $140 8
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Tricks Class

Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed at least a Puppy Kindergarten or Beginning Obedience class before registering for the Tricks class.

Your dog can be the star of the show and the center of the party after learning some fun tricks!  We'll teach you how to teach your dog 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.  

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
TBD
Thursday
5:50-6:50pm
$140
6 weeks

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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparatory Class

Prerequisite: Requires completion of a Tails Up Intermediate Obedience class or prior Tails Up approval for transfer from another program.

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.  

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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Therapy Dog Certification

Prerequisite: Due to high demand, registration is limited to current Tails Up students whose dogs already have their AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.

This two-week class prepares dogs and handlers to take a certification test to become an offical Therapy Dog through the Pet Partners organization. The class will meet for two weeks, with the test on the third week. We offer this class on a limited quarterly basis, and it is limited to just 5 students per class to allow for the maximum in personal attention. 

Call us at (952)895-6115 or use our contact page to be added to our notifcation list for this class.  Please review our Policies & Guidelines on the About Us page.

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Rally Obedience

Prerequisite: Tails Up Intermediate Obedience, or prior approval.

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. For more information, see the AKC page on Rally 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

Prerequisite: Tails Up Intermediate Obedience class, or prior approval.

This class continues the obedience training started in Intermediate Obedience, focusing on increased attention, reliability, and responsiveness of the dog. Furthermore, this class prepares and polishes dogs and handlers for an AKC Companion Dog (CD) title for those who wish to pursue that venue. 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

Prerequisite: Tails Up Novice Obedience class, or prior approval.

This class provides fine-tuning for those dogs and handlers are preparing to compete for their AKC 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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Open Obedience

Prerequisite: Tails Up Novice Obedience class, AKC CD title, or prior approval.

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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Utility Obedience

Prerequisite: Tails Up Open Obedience class, AKC CDX title, or prior approval.

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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