Northfield Dog Training • 3676 W. Ellsworth Rd. • Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-995-7200 • Email us only search NDT site

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May 2022:

2022 COVID Information: Here is some important information for you to know about:

We are requiring ALL students and our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to come to an in-person class. Students must show their card to a staff member BEFORE entering the building for their first class.

We have lifted our masking requirement, at least for now, but you may certainly continue to wear one.

Sonic and Adele doing the Fast in the obedience ring

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

All obedience classes are held in the north end of the big building at the rear of the NDT site.

Current Classes

Basic Obedience

     
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten

Learn how to build a solid relationship with your new puppy and a good foundation for future dog sports. Develop skills for maintaining your puppy’s attention. Teach basic obedience cues (come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking). Socialize your puppy to a new environment and other dogs and people (puppies will actually get to play with each other during or after at least one or two of the classes, how often depends on the makeup of each class). Discussion topics will vary depending on each group’s needs and interests, but can include how to handle children and puppies; potty training; coping with multi-pet households; solving chewing, housebreaking and jumping problems; and non-medical questions about spaying and neutering and basic care. Please check with your vet as some vets recommend that young puppies should have had the second in the series of distemper vaccinations before attending a group training class, but some are fine with them attending after the initial vaccine depending on age, breed and other factors.

Prerequisites

Puppy must be between 10 weeks and 4 months old when the class begins. If you have a larger breed puppy the younger you can start the better! Please email info@northfielddogtraining.com with questions.

Tue 5:45-6:40 PM Nov 1 Dec 13 $150 Adele 22A11PK 1
  Notes: You will need lots of small, easy-to-chew, high-value treats (this is from the dog’s perspective; they should love what they are getting).
If your puppy is active and likes to bark, bring something to occupy them during down time.
Puppies must be between 10 weeks and 4 months when class starts.
No class November 22 (week of Thanksgiving).
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

Prerequisites

For these sessions of Jump Start obedience the puppy/dog can be any age. There is no play time for the dogs in this class.

Tue 7:00-7:55 PM Nov 1 Dec 13 $150 Adele 22A11JSO1 Filled
  Notes: This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.
No class November 22 (week of Thanksgiving).
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

Prerequisites

For these sessions of Jump Start obedience the puppy/dog can be any age. There is no play time for the dogs in this class.

Mon 6:00-6:55 PM Nov 7 Dec 12 $150 Adele 22A11JSOM 2
  Notes:
This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

Advanced Obedience

     
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Rally Practice

Rally Practice

There will potentially be class every week Adele is in town. She will set up a nested course with levels appropriate for those in attendance for a given week. This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. Typically, I follow each person through the course on the first run, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station (or more correctly). Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 3 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, I have set up a Facebook group where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or If you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately. abyunck@gmail.com

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the AKC rally signs at the level of course you are interested in.

Wed 4:30-5:30 PM Sep 21 Dec 17 $120 Adele Rally practice Filled
  Notes: There is class every week Adele is in town AND there are at least 4 people signed up for class. Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 4 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, I have set up a Facebook group ("NDT Weds Rally class info") where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or if you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately @ abyunck@gmail.com.

Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-time drop-in class. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively, just please use them up within 6 months of the first class. Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart. If you would prefer to pay on-line, please contact Adele for an invoice.

Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some Rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. I follow each person through the course on both run throughs, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station.

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 5:00-6:00 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.

Agility

   
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Agility Skills 3 Week

Agility Skills 3 Week

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler whose dog meets the listed prerequisites.

Prerequisites

Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Thu 9:30-10:25 AM Nov 3 Nov 17 $60 Karen 22B11AGSkillsThur1 Filled
Agility Skills 3 Week

Agility Skills 3 Week

This class focuses on handling skills, building weaving skills, and building contact obstacle sills with emphasis on two-on-two-off contact performance. We build to working a full course of 13-15 obstacles. This is a great course for the 1st-time handler whose dog meets the listed prerequisites.

Prerequisites

Screening required if you have not trained at Northfield before.

Thu 10:45-11:40 AM Nov 3 Nov 17 $60 Karen 22B11AGSkillsThur2 Filled

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