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September 2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closed for all inside training classes until at least March 2021. Owner Adele Yunck has started to offer a new all-on-line Maneuvers class and will continue to work on developing more on-line offerings over the next 6 months.

Sonic and Adele doing the Fast in the obedience ring

Flat-Coated Retriever Sonic and Adele perform a Fast in the obedience ring

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Current Classes

Basic Obedience

 
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Jumpstart On-Line Working Spot

Jumpstart On-Line Working Spot

This is our new-in-2020 all on-line basic obedience class. Each week, you will have several videos to watch via the Thinkific website, which will enable you to start training your dog. The students and instructor will meet once a week for 6 weeks-the first week is a brief orientation meeting-for a class via the Zoom platform. Students will take turns working on a given exercise with feedback from the instructor. To participate in the class, you need the ability to sign in to a Zoom meeting and position a computer web-cam/tablet/smart phone so that the instructor can watch you and your dog working on the class exercises. Teach basic obedience commands (eye contact, come, sit, down, stay, loose-leash walking, leave it, back aways). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving, such as stopping your dog from jumping on people.

Prerequisites

No prior training required.

Wed 7:00-8:00 PM Mar 10 Apr 7 $150 Terry 21E203JSOLWedWork 2
  Notes: Since we are unable to hold in-person training classes right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created an on-line version of our Jumpstart Obedience course.
We need a minimum of 3 students to sign up to hold this section of the class, and we will take a maximum of 6 students.

To ensure that you are ready for the Zoom meeting on the first class, please attend the orientation session:
Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
The goal of the orientation session is to ensure that the instructor can see you and your dog in your training area, how it looks when the instructor puts you on "Spotlight", what it looks like when the instructor switches to a different person, and that you can mute and unmute yourself.

Once at least 3 people have signed up for this section, you will receive an email from us with information about how to log into the Zoom orientation meeting, as well as the link to the actual class Zoom meeting.

Questions? Please email Adele Yunck

Advanced Obedience

               
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

This is an all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to begin teaching a wide variety of crucial skills for competition-bound puppies. These include different techniques for training with food; attention, position changes (sit, down, stand), cookie-toss recalls, beginning sit stay, perch and platform work, beginning target work, beginning retrieve work, and general handling for grooming and veterinary care. All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. A working spot in the course gives you a chance to get feedback from Adele during the Zoom class meetings, scheduled every other week. In addition to the 6 weeks of feedback via Zoom, you will have full access to all of the course video lessons for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months.

Prerequisites

No prior training is required. This class is geared toward young puppies with little to no training and trainers who are interested in training for obedience and Rally titles.

Sat 2:30-3:30 PM Mar 13 May 8 $197 Adele 21A25FCOOLWork Filled
  Notes: For the course description, please click on the course name.
Working spot students may join the weekly Zoom meeting (times are Eastern time!) for feedback from Adele. You will be enrolled in the class on the Thinkific website, on which Adele hosts the course videos. You are expected to watch the videos and work on the skill training with your dog prior to each week's Zoom class.
Class dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 10, 24, May 8.
Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Audit

Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Audit

This is an all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to begin teaching a wide variety of crucial skills for competition-bound puppies. These include different techniques for training with food; attention, position changes (sit, down, stand), cookie-toss recalls, beginning sit stay, perch and platform work, beginning target work, beginning retrieve work, and general handling for grooming and veterinary care. All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. An auditing spot in the course gives you a chance to listen to the Zoom class meetings, scheduled every other week, or watch a recording of it, but not to work your dog during the call. In addition to the 6 weeks of Zoom calls, you will have full access to all of the course video lessons for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months. While you may sign up here on this website, if you have never taken a class at Northfield Dog Training, you will find it far easier and quicker to sign up right on the Thinkific site.

Prerequisites

No prior training is required. This class is geared toward young puppies with little to no training and trainers who are interested in training for obedience and Rally titles.

Sat 2:30-3:30 PM Mar 13 May 8 $97 Adele 21A25FCOOLAudit 5
  Notes: For the course description, please click on the course name.
While you may sign up here on this website, if you have never taken a class at Northfield Dog Training, you will find it far easier and quicker to sign up right on the Thinkific site.
Class dates: Mar 13, 20, 27, April 10, 24, May 8.
Maneuvers On-Line - Working Spot

Maneuvers On-Line - Working Spot

This is Adele's first all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to teach your dog power steering commands for improved body awareness (forward, backward, side-step right and left, perch work, and tight turns to the right and left). All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. A working spot in the course gives you a chance to get feedback from Adele over a 12-week period via a Facebook group. You must have the ability to take and post videos to the class Facebook group in order to get feedback. In addition to the 12-week period of feedback, you will have full access to all of the course's video lessons for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months.

Prerequisites

Your dog should have basic attention on you, and you should be able to get your dog to sit from a stand and stand from a sit.

Sat 12:00-1:00 PM Jan 9 Mar 27 $197 Adele 21A15MANOLWork 2
  Notes: For the course description, please click on the course name.
The end date above is when the 12-weeks of feedback will be over for working spot trainers who start by January 9. The starting and ending dates above are only a reference. You may continue to sign up as long as there are spaces available for working spot trainers. Your 12 weeks of feedback and six months of access will be based on when you first start viewing the course videos on the Thinkific site.
Maneuvers On-Line - Auditing Spot

Maneuvers On-Line - Auditing Spot

This is Adele's first all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to teach your dog power steering commands for improved body awareness (forward, backward, side-step right and left, perch work, and tight turns to the right and left). All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. An auditing spot in the course gives you full access to all of the course's video lessons on the Thinkific platform for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months. You may read all of the posts and watch all the videos posted by students with working spots and my critiques on the Facebook group, but may not post videos about your dog. You may ask technical questions about using the Thinkific site.

While you may sign up here on this website, if you have never taken a class at Northfield Dog Training, you will find it far easier and quicker to sign up right on the Thinkific site.

Prerequisites

Your dog should have basic attention on you, and you should be able to get your dog to sit from a stand and stand from a sit.

Sat 12:00-1:00 PM Jan 9 Jul 9 $97 Adele 21A15MANOLAudit 20
  Notes: While you may sign up for an auditing spot here on this website, you will find it far easier and quicker to do so right on the Thinkific site. Click here to go to the Thinkific site to sign up for an auditing spot.
For the course description, please click on the course name.
The starting date above is only a reference. You may sign up and start at any time. Your six months of video and Facebook group access will be based on when you first start viewing the course videos on the Thinkific site.
Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 7:15-8:10 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Thurs Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Tuesday morning Novice Practice class.

Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 11:45-12:40 PM May 4 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Wednesday evening Novice Practice class.
Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 6:00-7:00 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Evening Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Tuesday morning proofing class.

Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 10:30-11:30 AM Apr 6 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Thursday evening proofing class.

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