Group Classes

STAR Puppy

FOR: Puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months of age. All breeds/mixes.
PREREQUISITE: Veterinarian paperwork showing that DHPP “puppy shots” (Distemper/Parvo/Para) have begun. Please, if you give your puppy the nasal Bordetella vaccination, it must be given AT LEAST 10 days BEFORE your puppy attends a group class.
LENGTH: 7 weeks
COST: $150 for 7 weeks of classes
DESCRIPTION: STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. This class is designed to provide a great start for you and your puppy! The class will include moderated puppy play time as well as basic commands including: focus, sit, down, come, stay, politely walking on a leash, politely meeting people, and the oh-so-important leave-it.
EARN: Your puppy can earn the AKC’s national STAR Puppy award! http://www.akc.org/starpuppy/about_the_program.cfm
NEW CLASSES BEGIN:      October 14th, 2018 — Sunday evenings at 5:00pm                                                                                                                                           November 15th, 2018 — Thursday evenings at 7:30pm 
                                           

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Undergrad

FOR:  Dogs 6 months of age and older who have never taken a class.
PREREQUISITE:    Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.  Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination) not required, if given,  must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class. 
LENGTH:  7 weeks
COST:  $180 for 7 weeks
DESCRIPTION:  This class is designed for dogs who want to take the Canine Life and Social Skills classes or just need a basic foundation.  Dogs will learn focus, sit, down, come, stay, and loose-leash walking, take it, leave it, drop it, and impulse control.
NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON:  June 26th, 2018 — Tuesdays at 7:30pm                                                                                                                 October 28th, 2018 — Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm

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Bachelor’s

FOR:  Dogs who have completed STAR Puppy or Undergrad.  Or permission of instructor after evaluation.
PREREQUISITE:  Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date
MATERIALS REQUIRED:  Dog bed, mat or rug.  Food bowl.  6’ flat (non-retractable) leash.  Lots of soft and smelly treats.
LENGTH:  7 weeks – with 8th week for test
COST:  $180 
DESCRIPTION:  Developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Canine Life and Social Skills classes are geared to develop real-life skills with your dog in a progressive fashion.   The first of three progressive classes, in the Bachelor level dogs will work on skills such as: waiting for their food bowl, attention to their owner while walking, waiting politely at the door (no barging through the door!), settle, and will advance existing skills with leave-it, meeting strangers, and giving up objects.
EARN:  Your dog can earn their Bachelor’s degree!
Information on Canine Life and Social Skills: https://www.mydoghasclass.com/about/what-is-class/
NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON:  October 30th, 2018 – Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm
                                            

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Master’s

FOR:  Dogs who have completed Bachelor Level C.L.A.S.S.
PREREQUISITES:    Successful completion of Bachelor Level, or permission of instructor after evaluation.  Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.
LENGTH:  7 weeks – with 8th week for test
COST:  $180 
DESCRIPTION:  Developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Canine Life and Social Skills classes are geared to develop real-life skills with your dog in a progressive fashion.   The second of three progressive classes, in the Master level introduces ever-increasing distractions for your dog.  In this class dogs will work on skills such as: waiting in an open car to be released, walking with and by unknown dogs, come when called past other dogs, polite walking in distracting environments.  This class goes beyond polite manners and begins your dog’s “dealing with the world” education.
EARN:  Your dog can earn their Master’s degree!
NEW CLASS BEGINS:  January 21st, 2018  — Sunday evenings at 5:00pm

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PhD

FOR:  Dogs who have completed Master Level C.L.A.S.S.
PREREQUISITE:    Successful completion of Master Level, or permission of instructor after evaluation.  Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date must be provided.
LENGTH:  7 weeks with 8th week for test
COST:  $180 
DESCRIPTION:  Developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Canine Life and Social Skills classes are geared to develop real-life skills with your dog in a progressive fashion.   The third of three progressive classes, in the PhD level goes even further with ever-increasing distractions for your dog.  In this class dogs will build upon skills needed to be out-and-about in your exciting world: meeting “different/distracting” strangers, politely behaving while you have a meal with friends, following commands in non-traditional situations, obeying their Pet Parent even when their Pet Parent is focused on something other than the good dog.
EARN:  Your dog can earn their PhD degree!
NEW CLASS BEGINS:  April 22nd, 2018  — Sunday evenings at 5:30pm

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Reactive-to-Rover

FOR:  Dogs who react to other dogs (and, just perhaps, embarrass their owners!).  Instructor permission required to register.
PREREQUISITE:    Reactive-to-Rover questionnaire filled out.  Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP (Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.
LENGTH:  8 weeks
COST:  $380
LOCATION:  Weeks 1-5 will be held at Salty Claws facility.  Weeks 6-8 will be held in different locations, and will probably be Saturday mornings, however we will, as a class, choose day and time.
DESCRIPTION:  This class is limited to 5 dogs, maximum.  Extensive concentration on impulse control, focus, and management techniques.  Classroom work, homework, exercises, and eventually taking our new-found skills on-the-road.
NEW CLASS BEGINS:  August 10th, 2018 — Friday evenings at 7:30 pm 

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Canine Good Citizen

FOR:  Dogs who have taken Bachelor (or Master) level C.L.A.S.S., or by permission of instructor
PREREQUISITE:    Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.
LENGTH:  5 weeks
COST:  $150 for 5 weeks (test given on week #5)
DESCRIPTION:  This class focuses on the 10 behaviors required to pass the AKC’s CGC test.
EARN:  You dog can earn the AKC CGC award!  Paperwork is available if you want this to be Title, to list after your dog’s name.
Information on CGC:    http://images.akc.org/pdf/cgc/GK9GC1.pdf
NEW CLASS BEGINS ON:  September 6th — Thursday evenings at 7:30pm

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Community Canine – Advanced Canine Good Citizen

FOR:  Dogs who have taken PhD level C.L.A.S.S., or by permission of instructor
PREREQUISITES:    Dogs taking this class must already have achieved their CGC.
Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number.
Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.
LENGTH:  5 weeks
COST:  $150 for 5 weeks (test given on week #5)
DESCRIPTION:  This class focuses on the 10 behaviors required to pass the AKC’s CGCA test.
EARN:  You dog can earn the AKC CGCA award!  Paperwork is available if you want this to be Title, to list after your dog’s name.
Information on CGCA:    http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/akc_community_canine/about.cfm

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Do More With Your Dog! — TRICKS

FOR:  Dogs and puppies from 8 weeks to senior citizens of the dog world.  All breeds/mixes.
PREREQUISITES:    Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella vaccination must be given AT LEAST 10 days prior to group class), and DHPP(Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date.
LENGTH:  during the summer – drop in classes
COST:  $35 each week 
DESCRIPTION:  Teaching Tricks is a great way for your dog to improve his attention to his Pet Parents!  Each week is a unique session teaching a different trick(s) each week.
EARN:  Your dog can earn Trick Dog titles through BOTH the Do More With Your Dog! program and an AKC Tricks Title.
Information on Do More With Your Dog! : http://domorewithyourdog.com/ 
Information on AKC Tricks Titles : www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/about-trick-dog
SUMMER DROP IN TRICKS CLASSES:  Sunday nights at 6:30pm  

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SINGLE SUBJECT CLASSES – Monday nights at 7:30pm

FOR:  Puppies from 8 weeks to senior citizens of the dog world.  All breeds/mixes.
PREREQUISITE:   Veterinarian paperwork showing that negative fecal, Rabies, Kennel Cough, and DHPP (Distemper/Parvo/Para) are up-to-date must be provided.
LENGTH:  Each session is unique and lasts an hour
COST:  $35.00 for a single session 
DESCRIPTION:  Sometimes there is just one thing that your dog needs a little work on, sometimes you miss a class, sometimes you just want to do something with your good dog on a Monday night 
LOCATION:  Salty Claws.  4 Bud Way.  Nashua, NH 03063
UPCOMING CLASSES:
  
– July 30th — 7:30pm — 3 tricks  
– August 6th — 7:30 pm — Recalls (come when called) 
– August 13th — 7:30 pm — Loose Leash Walking  
– August 20th — 7:30 pm — No Jumping! 
– August 27th — 7:30 pm — Potty Traing (how to)

  

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* If a class has reached capacity please contact mb@WaggingTailAcademy.com for admission to an upcoming (as yet unpublished on website) class of that type.

 


GROUP CLASSES ARE LUCKY TO BE HELD AT:  Salty Claws –  6 Bud Way – Nashua, NH 03063