Riverdog Canine Coaching has joined JaxDogDrop to provide fantastic coaching and training all dogs that call Jax Dog Drop home!
Our classes provide you with hands-on coaching and real-world methods to help you transform your pet into a loving, polite, and safe member of your household. Our methods are balanced - we use positive motivation and reward-based techniques, yet we don't shy away from teaching appropriate boundaries via gentle and clear consequences. Classes are offered seven days a week and are insightful, creative, and effective. Over 80% of our students pass their Puppy S.T.A.R. and Canine Good Citizen evaluations (think of them as SATs for dogs) on the first try.
Basic Obedience Classes
Most folks who come to Obedience classes have things just about 'half right' - they have a positive relationship with their dog and have been diligent about trying to raise up a friendly, sweet animal. But typically, the 'other half' is missing - how to put boundaries on an out-of-control dog so that the dog still loves the owner but also take more responsibility for behaving politely in the presence of people. This is where we can really help, with techniques, sometimes different equipment, and always - coaching and encouragement! Owners must be able to hang on to the dog on leash, but that's about all. We teach more than a dozen communication words, plus loose leash walking, greeting manners, and several fun tricks designed to help your dog be safe around strangers and children.
Ages: 8 – 16 weeks of age, exceptions made for small dogs, or shy dogs.
No Scheduling required, Drop ins are always welcome.
Cost: $10; if cash – taken at the door, if credit card – must be paid for at the front desk.
Waiver: Must be signed by all participants, even if they have paid at the front desk.
Times: Monday at 11:00 am, Friday at 6:00 pm.
**Arrive in Hairizona (Bldg 1500) at least 10 minutes prior to set up**
- Sights (crutches, wheel chair, hats, hoodies, skateboards, sunglasses, umbrellas), Sounds, Textures (carpet, garbage lids, tarps, metal, wobbly surfaces, Agility equipment, Klimb boxes - with and without legs), Smells, Other dog breeds.
- Bring treats, Potty outside first, and Sign in.
We have a class for each development stage your puppy goes through: Puppy PreSchool - for smart puppy owners who understand that training should begin NOW! Get going on the basics, have all your New Puppy Questions answered, and start off socializing your puppy and encouraging acceptance of handling and restraint. Puppy 101 - a good place to start off right, walking on a loose leash, sharing, house-training, crate training, positive reinforcement, and most importantly - structured socialization! Puppy 102 - for puppies who have just completed Puppy 101, this class adds life-like distractions and situations to all the good things your puppy learned in the first class. Longer stays, quicker responses, better leash walking, are emphasized, as are things like what to do when the doorbell rings and other household distractions. Puppies take the A.K.C. Puppy S.T.A.R. certification on the last week of class.
We believe there's more to 'obedience' than just the basics, so we offer a host of ongoing, advanced, and fun classes for all ages and breeds of dogs. Agility, K9 Nose Work, Reactive Rover, Outdoor Adventure, Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Obedience, and Tricks are just a few of the different types of class activities that your dog may enjoy. The opportunities rotate and change often, so check our Class Schedule to find out what is currently available.
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis.
Negative fecal (Test for Giardia and Parasites) exams are required yearly
Your Dog must be current on all of its vaccinations, be free of any communicable diseases, and have a negative fecal exam before the Dog stays at Jax Dog Drop. Preventative flea & tick medication needs to be regularly given to the Dog per the medications dosage directions, Fecal exams are required every 12 months, and vaccines must remain current per your veterinarian records for the Dog to continue to stay at Jax Dog Drop. Jax Dog Drop tracks the vaccine due dates of all of our dogs and will remind you when they are coming due.
Current Veterinarian records that show immunization shots and a negative fecal exam are required before any dog is allowed to stay at Jax Dog Drop.