Training

Training Schedule


Please use the below calendar to view the available classes this month at The Barker Shop. If you have any questions on our classes, please feel free to call Aimee Busse at (630) 992-9200


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* Teenz'n HarmonyTeenz'n Harmony

Time: 7:00 pm


* Teenage Dog SurvivalTeenage Dog Survival

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Puppy 101Puppy 101

Time: 7:00 pm

Start your puppy off on the right paw with our unique 6-week series off-leash puppy class. This class focuses on teaching the most urgent priority: safe socialization with people (especially strangers, men, and children) and puppies. We cover "gentle jaws," vet and grooming handling, off-leash control, household manners, sit, down, stand, come when called, leave-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate!

* Puppy 201Puppy 201

Time: 8:00 pm

For all puppies over 4 1/2 months, graduates of Puppy 101, equivalent, or no training. It’s all about creating and shaping that great family dog. In this 6-week class, you will strengthen all the behaviors learned in Puppy 101 with continued socialization, proofing verbal cues, hand signals, and off-leash control.

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* TeensTeens

Time: 7:00 pm


* Pupz'NHarmonyPupz'NHarmony

Time: 8:00 pm


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* K9 NoseworkK9 Nosework

Time: 7:00 pm


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* Teenz'n HarmonyTeenz'n Harmony

Time: 7:00 pm


* Teenage Dog SurvivalTeenage Dog Survival

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Puppy 101Puppy 101

Time: 7:00 pm

Start your puppy off on the right paw with our unique 6-week series off-leash puppy class. This class focuses on teaching the most urgent priority: safe socialization with people (especially strangers, men, and children) and puppies. We cover "gentle jaws," vet and grooming handling, off-leash control, household manners, sit, down, stand, come when called, leave-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate!

* Puppy 201Puppy 201

Time: 8:00 pm

For all puppies over 4 1/2 months, graduates of Puppy 101, equivalent, or no training. It’s all about creating and shaping that great family dog. In this 6-week class, you will strengthen all the behaviors learned in Puppy 101 with continued socialization, proofing verbal cues, hand signals, and off-leash control.

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* TeensTeens

Time: 7:00 pm


* Pupz'NHarmonyPupz'NHarmony

Time: 8:00 pm


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* K9 NoseworkK9 Nosework

Time: 7:00 pm


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* Teenz'n HarmonyTeenz'n Harmony

Time: 7:00 pm


* Teenage Dog SurvivalTeenage Dog Survival

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Puppy 101Puppy 101

Time: 7:00 pm

Start your puppy off on the right paw with our unique 6-week series off-leash puppy class. This class focuses on teaching the most urgent priority: safe socialization with people (especially strangers, men, and children) and puppies. We cover "gentle jaws," vet and grooming handling, off-leash control, household manners, sit, down, stand, come when called, leave-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate!

* Puppy 201Puppy 201

Time: 8:00 pm

For all puppies over 4 1/2 months, graduates of Puppy 101, equivalent, or no training. It’s all about creating and shaping that great family dog. In this 6-week class, you will strengthen all the behaviors learned in Puppy 101 with continued socialization, proofing verbal cues, hand signals, and off-leash control.

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* TeensTeens

Time: 7:00 pm


* Pupz'NHarmonyPupz'NHarmony

Time: 8:00 pm


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* K9 NoseworkK9 Nosework

Time: 7:00 pm


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* Teenz'n HarmonyTeenz'n Harmony

Time: 7:00 pm


* Teenage Dog SurvivalTeenage Dog Survival

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Puppy 101Puppy 101

Time: 7:00 pm

Start your puppy off on the right paw with our unique 6-week series off-leash puppy class. This class focuses on teaching the most urgent priority: safe socialization with people (especially strangers, men, and children) and puppies. We cover "gentle jaws," vet and grooming handling, off-leash control, household manners, sit, down, stand, come when called, leave-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate!

* Puppy 201Puppy 201

Time: 8:00 pm

For all puppies over 4 1/2 months, graduates of Puppy 101, equivalent, or no training. It’s all about creating and shaping that great family dog. In this 6-week class, you will strengthen all the behaviors learned in Puppy 101 with continued socialization, proofing verbal cues, hand signals, and off-leash control.

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* TeensTeens

Time: 7:00 pm


* Pupz'NHarmonyPupz'NHarmony

Time: 8:00 pm


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* K9 NoseworkK9 Nosework

Time: 7:00 pm


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* Teenz'n HarmonyTeenz'n Harmony

Time: 7:00 pm


* Teenage Dog SurvivalTeenage Dog Survival

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About The Trainers


Our trainers believe that in order to live a happy life with our pets, building a relationship of mutual trust is the basis for all training. Using only humane, positive reinforcement methods, results are achieved by understanding the behaviors and teaching consistency with our methods.
Aimee has been a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist for over a decade. She holds a BA in Communications, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge and Skills Assessed, an AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Aimee currently shares her life with her Siberian Husky, Java, and Leonberger, Kozi. Together they have participated in various therapy dog, rally-o, and agility programs.
aimee@dogznharmony.com
(630) 992-9200
www.dogznharmony.com

Available Classes


PUPZ’NHARMONY (4.5 MONTHS – 6 MONTHS)

Wednesdays, 8pm
Starting March 9th
For all puppies that did not take Puppy 101 class. Also perfect for the newly adopted older puppy. It’s not too late to start now! Get your puppy started on the right paw with our unique puppy class. We cover safe socialization (people, children, men, puppies) as well as listening to basic cues around distractions. We cover all household manners, vet and grooming handling, basic manners, no-pulling on leash, come when called, leave-it, drop-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate! From time to time, off-leash socialization may also be included for puppy friendly pups. Puppies will receive the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy certificate upon successful completion of this class and passing the 20-part test. This class is not an open enrollment class. Pre-registration is required.

PUPPY 101 (8 WEEKS TO 16 WEEKS)

Tuesdays, 7pm
Open Enrollment – Starting Anytime
Start your puppy off on the right paw with our unique 6-week series off-leash puppy class. This class focuses on teaching the most urgent priority: safe socialization with people (especially strangers, men, and children) and puppies. We cover “gentle jaws,” vet and grooming handling, off-leash control, household manners, sit, down, stand, come when called, leave-it, and much more! All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate! This is an open enrollment class so your pup can start anytime, though pre-registration is required.

PUPPY 201/ 301 (18 WEEKS AND OLDER)

Tuesday 8pm
Open Enrollment – Starting Anytime
In this 6-week class, we will strengthen all the behaviors learned in Puppy 101 with continued socialization, proofing verbal cues, hand signals, and off-leash control. We will also cover on-leash and off-leash walking, rock-solid stays, drop-it, calm/settle, and much more. Puppies receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate upon successful completion of the Puppy 201 class and the 20-part test. All family members are welcome and encouraged to participate! This is an open enrollment class so your pup can start anytime, though pre-registration is required. Puppy 101 is a pre-requisite for this class.

ADVANCED PUPPY/ADOLESCENT 301/401 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL

Date and Time to Be Announced
Open Enrollment – Starting Anytime
Exclusively for graduates of Dogz’nHarmony Puppy 101 and/or Puppy 201, Puppy 301. Intermediate level pre-adolescent and adolescent (teenage) puppies continue on and off-leash socialization skills along with extensive and more advanced attention/focus exercises with planned distractions. More emphasis is placed on obtaining reliable sit-down-stand-stays, walking politely on leash, coming when called, emergency recalls, all adolescent behaviors, and much more. We also review and practice the skills necessary to take and pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and the Canine Life and Social Skills BA, MA & PhD Level skills. (Tests are given on a regular basis when students feel ready.) This is an open enrollment class so your pup can start anytime, though pre-registration and reservations are required. Packages are available for this class: 6Pack, 4Pack, 3Pack, or Drop-In. This class will be held at various locations throughout the community. Please contact Dogz’nHarmony for more information.

BASIC AND BEYOND CLASSES:
TEENAGE DOG SURVIVAL (6 MONTHS – 2 1/2 YEARS)

Date and Time to Be Announced
Open Enrollment – Starting Anytime
Do you feel like your adolescent dog is on a different frequency? Tuning you out? Has the puppy “cuteness” worn off? This unique fun class will help you and your teenage dog get back on the same wavelength. Also the perfect class for the newly adopted adolescent dog. We cover foundation skills and basic manners as well as any specific issues you would like to work on. We also focus on polishing your handling skills while increasing your bond. This 6-week class is specifically designed around all the dogs in the class and can be repeated. We address typical teenage hyperactivity, impulse control, jumping, barking, leash pulling, counter surfing, better reliability, socialization, and more all while helping to create a more harmonious relationship between you and your dog.

TEENZ’N HARMONY + FOCUS/DISTRACTIONS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL (6 MONTHS – 2 1/2 YEARS)

Mondays, 7pm
Starting February 29th (6-Week Class)
This 6-week class will continue to raise the criteria and strengthen all of the behaviors learned in previous Dogz’nHarmony classes. This unique advanced class will also help you and your dog work through various real-life distractions, with an emphasis on loose leash walking and off-leash skills. We’ll also work on proofing sit-stays and down-stays. We’ll challenge you and your dog through fun interactive games. Martini Challenge Night is always a class favorite! This class Includes review and practice of the skills necessary to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen. Topics vary. Class size is limited. Pre-requisite: Teenage Survival, Puppy 201/301, Pupz’nHarmony, Instructor Approval. Pre-registration is required for this class.

TEENZ’N HARMONY INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED LEVEL

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 7pm
Starting Wednesday, February 24th or Thursday, March 10th (6-Week Class)
This 6-week class will continue to raise the criteria and strengthen all of the behaviors learned in previous Dogz’nHarmony classes. Pre-registration is required for this class. For more details, please contact Dogz’nHarmony.

K9 NOSE WORK:
FUN NOZWORK ADVANCED

Fridays, 7pm
Open Enrollment – Starting Anytime
This is an on-going class for dogs that have already been introduced to odor. This advanced class is designed around the individual dog/handler teams, varying the degree of difficulty. Students in this class don’t have to compete, but for those of you who love to compete, the instructor will help you prepare for the new competitive dog sport K9 Nose Work®. The rules for the competition are discussed as well as working toward the NACSW Odor Recognition Tests, trials and titles. Walk-Ins are welcome when class size permits. Advanced registration is required.