DOG TRAINING CLASSES WE OFFER
We offer a variety of classes and services from basic puppy and dog obedience classes, competition dog sports, as well as private in-home training and pet-sitting while you are away.
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Foundation I & II
Foundation I (Naples Campus)
Class Description: You’ll absolutely love this sport! If you’ve never taken an agility class before or don’t know what it’s about you’re at the right place. We will introduce you and your dog to each obstacle first and teach you how to correctly execute. From there you will begin sequencing the obstacles together.
Foundation II (Naples Campus)
Class Description: Think you have the basic understanding of the sport, but haven’t been introduced to the teeter, weaves poles or different handling skills. This is where to start!
Foundation I & II
Canine Good Citizen
This class will prepare you to take the Canine Good Citizen test. Not interested in taking the test? This class is open to any teams looking to advance their obedience skills.
For more information on the CGC test please check out the link below.
Pet Manners I & II
Pet Manners 101
Pet Manners 201
Out & About
PUPPY TRAINING PROGRAM
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
Class Description: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program is all about starting your relationship with your new puppy on the right foot. The S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner – the pillars of good puppy ownership. The program covers all the steps you should be taking to meet your puppy’s needs and to prepare your new pet for a happy and well-mannered adulthood. You will spend more time enjoying your new pet’s company and less worrying about bad behaviors and mischief. Your puppy will also understand your expectations, easing stress and confusion. And your puppy will be on the road to becoming a polite adult dog who is welcome anywhere.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
Program Description: Welcome to the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Program! Ruffgers is proud to be a part of this exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. This is a six week training program that will teach you how to better communicate with your puppy. You will be able to get information on all of your puppy raising questions including house training, chewing, nutrition, and much more! You will learn the most effective ways to teach practical skills such as coming when called, loose leash walking, crate games, focus exercises, sending to a bed, touch sensitivity, meet and greet, and will experience an introduction to new surfaces and enrichment activities!
The AKC S.T.A.R Puppy training is a natural lead into our Pet Manners 101, Pet Manners 201, Outdoor Pet Manners and also the Canine Good Citizen program. We also offer puppy agility which can be a fun and confidence building activity!
For more information on the CGC test please check out the link below. http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/canine-good-citizen/training-testing
Class Description: Rally is a fun sport that builds teamwork and communication between dogs and handler. Dog and handler teams negotiate a course of obedience signs, performing skills at each. Novice level is performed on leash and suitable for dogs that know the basic skills of sit, down, stay, heeling and come. Rally is also an excellent way to build team work and focus for all other dog sports.
Class Description: This is a 4-week class for $200 that will go over the need-to-know information for puppies such as crate & potty training, nutrition, enrichment, puppy etiquette, vet/grooming services, resource guarding and more! This class is the perfect class to get all of your puppy questions answered!)
Scent 101 & 201
SCENT 101 & 201
Class Description: This class will lay the foundation for scent training and teaching your dog different odors. This is a fun class to work on something other than obedience, but also keeps your dog working and engaged!