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Basic Obedience Classes

Our Puppy Kindergarten classes run throughout the year. We hold classes at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Mondays. The next class in a given time slot will usually begin the week after the current class ends (major holidays excluded). We typically post the dates for the next class shortly after the 3rd week of the current class.

Our Jumpstart and Advanced Jumpstart classes usually start up 2 weeks after the conclusion of the previous session. During winter months, the ending dates may change due to our having to cancel classes due to unsafe weather-related conditions.

All puppy classes are held in the small building at the front of the NDT site. The location varies for the Jumpstart classes. Check the "notes" for the class you're interested in.

Please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com with any questions. We will reply as soon as possible.

We also schedule private lessons. Leave a message for us at 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com. We will work with you to find a mutually agreeable time.

Current Classes

Basic Obedience

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

Puppy Kindergarten

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking) and socialize your puppy (puppies get to play with each other during class, how many weeks depends on the makeup of each class) Discussion topics include spaying and neutering, how to handle children and puppies, multi pet households and solving chewing, housebreaking and jumping problems. Please check with your vet as some vets recommend the young puppies to 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. There is a limit of 2 people per puppy and children need to be 10 to come to the class without a dedicated adult. If you have more then 2 people wanting to come please contact us at info@northfielddogtraining.com to see if we might have space/room in the class you are attending...

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.

Mon 6:00-6:55 PM Sep 9 Oct 14 $100 Marcia 19109APK Filled
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking) and socialize your puppy (puppies get to play with each other during class, how many weeks depends on the makeup of each class) Discussion topics include spaying and neutering, how to handle children and puppies, multi pet households and solving chewing, housebreaking and jumping problems. Please check with your vet as some vets recommend the young puppies to 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. There is a limit of 2 people per puppy and children need to be 10 to come to the class without a dedicated adult. If you have more then 2 people wanting to come please contact us at info@northfielddogtraining.com to see if we might have space/room in the class you are attending...

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.

Mon 7:00-7:55 PM Sep 30 Nov 4 $100 Marcia 19109BPK Filled
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.Please note your puppy should be between 10 weeks and 16 weeks when the Puppy Kindergarten class begins.
Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving. This session of Jump Start is held for a shorter period of time for each class and is taught by Terry Jacobus and is held in the smaller training building.

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 6:30-7:25 PM Sep 3 Oct 16 $100 Terry 19E09JSOT Filled
  Notes: DUE to a cancellation of class on October 1, this class will add on a week so will run through 10/16/19. This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving. This session of Jump Start is held for a shorter period of time for each class and is taught by Terry Jacobus and is held in the smaller training building.

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.

Wed 6:30-7:25 PM Sep 4 Oct 9 $100 Terry 19E09JSOW Filled
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Advanced Jumpstart

Advanced Jumpstart

This class will build on the foundation covered in basic obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Continued work on the basic commands, loose leash walking, stays with distractions. learning to pass other dogs politely, polite greetings of people.

Prerequisites

Our Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten class or any basic household obedience class or 6 week puppy training class elsewhere.

Tue 7:45-8:40 PM Sep 3 Oct 16 $100 Terry 19E09AdvJSOT Filled
  Notes: DUE to a cancellation of class on October 1, this class will add on a week so will run through 10/16/19This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Beginner Trick Dog

Beginner Trick Dog

This class will be geared towards handlers who have completed a basic obedience class at Northfield Dog Training or its equivalent. The class will focus on teaching you and your dog many of the tricks from the new AKC Trick Dog titling program. If interested there will an opportunity to earn one or more AKC trick Titles the last night of class...

Prerequisites

Completion of Puppy Kindergarten and/or Jumpstart Obedience or their equivalent. Your dog must be under control and understand how to pay attention to you during class.

Mon 10:00-10:55 AM Sep 9 Oct 14 $100 Raissa 19C55DayTricks Filled
  Notes: This class is held in the back half of the larger tan training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com. Check out the course descriptions under Basic Obedience for more information.
Beginner Trick Dog

Beginner Trick Dog

This class will be geared towards handlers who have completed a basic obedience class at Northfield Dog Training or its equivalent. The class will focus on teaching you and your dog many of the tricks from the new AKC Trick Dog titling program. If interested there will an opportunity to earn one or more AKC trick Titles the last night of class...

Prerequisites

Completion of Puppy Kindergarten and/or Jumpstart Obedience or their equivalent. Your dog must be under control and understand how to pay attention to you during class.

Thu 8:00-8:55 PM Sep 12 Oct 17 $100 Raissa 19C55Tricks 1
  Notes: This class is held in the back half of the larger tan training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com. Check out the course descriptions under Basic Obedience for more information.
Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen

This class runs for 6 weeks, the first 5 weeks outline the 10 exercises for the AKC Canine Good Citizen program and practice these exercises. The last night the CGC evaluation is given. The CGC consists of 10 exercises the illustrate that your dog can be polite in public around other people and dogs. These exercises can be found on the AKC website at www.akc.org.

Prerequisites

We recommend dogs have taken a basic obedience or puppy kindergarten class prior to taking the CGC class.

Thu 6:30-7:25 PM Sep 5 Oct 10 $100 Terry 19E09CGC Filled
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.

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