Real Life Group Class 6 of 6

Real Life Class, Clicker: This course looks at “real life” situations every dog owner finds themselves in and helps to teach owners how to push their skills and their dogs to greater goals. The class looks at how to create better reliability with you current behaviors as well as how to start teaching more complex behaviors and how to get through undesirable behaviors.

Class Focus:
-The basic essentials of dog psychology, behavior & learning for better, clearer communication & understanding of “why dogs do what they do.”
-Using marker training techniques to communicate with your dog
-Troubleshooting basic common behavior problems
-Working on the 3D’s; distance, distractions, and duration
-How to create behavior plans for complex behaviors

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from any rescue or shelter within 12 months of the class start date receive a 50% discount

Class Requirements: Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class prior to start date or some form of formal training, dogs must be up to date on vaccines & flea/tick/worm preventative, there is no age limit, size, or breed, all are welcome!
*If you are unsure your dog meets the requirements, please speak with the class instructor regarding eligibility

Upcoming Start Dates:
Instructor: Brittany Linkenheimer, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org
Wednesday, January 24th from 5:30 to 6:30pm

Real Life Group Class 5 of 6

Real Life Class, Clicker: This course looks at “real life” situations every dog owner finds themselves in and helps to teach owners how to push their skills and their dogs to greater goals. The class looks at how to create better reliability with you current behaviors as well as how to start teaching more complex behaviors and how to get through undesirable behaviors.

Class Focus:
-The basic essentials of dog psychology, behavior & learning for better, clearer communication & understanding of “why dogs do what they do.”
-Using marker training techniques to communicate with your dog
-Troubleshooting basic common behavior problems
-Working on the 3D’s; distance, distractions, and duration
-How to create behavior plans for complex behaviors

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from any rescue or shelter within 12 months of the class start date receive a 50% discount

Class Requirements: Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class prior to start date or some form of formal training, dogs must be up to date on vaccines & flea/tick/worm preventative, there is no age limit, size, or breed, all are welcome!
*If you are unsure your dog meets the requirements, please speak with the class instructor regarding eligibility

Upcoming Start Dates:
Instructor: Brittany Linkenheimer, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org
Wednesday, January 24th from 5:30 to 6:30pm

STAR Puppy Group Class 6 of 6

STAR Puppy Class: This course promotes responsible pet ownership, prevention, socialization and a solid training foundation to help puppies grow into behaviorally healthy adults. It meets the curriculum requirements for the American Kennel Club’s STAR Puppy Program, which offers incentives to participating pet owners. For more info on the STAR program you can visit the AKC’s website page: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-star-puppy/

Class Focus:
The essentials of puppy development and learning
-Pro-active problem prevention,
-Socialization,
-Teaching life skills through games.
-Teaching basic manners such as sit, down, wait, come, & walking politely on lead.
-How to handle common puppy problems such as jumping on strangers, biting, and housetraining issues.

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from a rescue or shelter within 12 months of the classes start date receive a 50% discount

Class Requirements: Puppies must be 5 months of age and less than 25lbs at the time the class begins. All puppies must be current on their vaccinations & flea/tick/worm treatments, and must have received through their second set of shots, typically given at about 10 wks. of age.
*For puppies that are slightly bigger or slightly older, please speak with the class instructor regarding eligibility

Upcoming Start Dates:
Instructor: Emily Burlingame, eburlingame@sfhumanesociety.org
Sunday, January 7th from 4 to 5pm *Skipping the week of the 21st*

CGC Group Class 6 of 6

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class: This class prepares handlers and their dogs for passing the AKC’s CGC 10 part test. Are you trying to enter your dog into a therapy or service dog program? Want to complete/participate in AKC Certification programs? The AKC’s CGC Test is a requirement for many programs out there and is also becoming a requirement for rental properties.

Class Focus:
-The basic essentials of dog psychology, behavior & learning for better, clearer communication & understanding of “why dogs do what they do.”
-Helpful information about the CGC test, what to expect, how to pass
-Practice CGC Test
-Focus training on loose-leash walking, sit stays, down stays, desensitizing to touch
-Taking the actual test occurs on the last class

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from any rescue or shelter within 12 months of the class start date receive a 50% discount. Please note: the AKC has a separate $10 or $20 fee once the dog passes the test.

Class Requirements: Dogs must have completed a basic obedience class prior to start date or some form of formal training, strongly advise an intermediate group class as well, dogs must be up to date on vaccines &  flea/tick/worm preventative, at least 1 year of age, all sizes, breeds, all are welcome!
*If you are unsure your dog meets the requirements, please speak with the class instructor regarding eligibility

Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs.The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.” -AKC Website

Upcoming Start Dates:
Instructor: Brittany Linkenheimer, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org
Saturday, January 6th from 4pm to 5pm *Skipping the week of the 20th*

Feel like your dog is ready to test now without a prep class? We offer testing times any time! The testing times are 30 minute windows that are setup with our CGC Evaluators. The fee is $35 and handlers are responsible for paying the AKC fees if their dog passes. Email training@sfhumanesociety.org for further information.

Basic Clicker Group Class 6 of 6

class helps set owners up for further obedience training and helps ensure a lifetime of clear, successful, communication between dog and owner.

Class Focus:

-The basic essentials of dog psychology, behavior & learning for better, clearer communication & understanding of “why dogs do what they do.”
-Using Clicker Training techniques to communicate with  your dog
-Troubleshooting basic common behavior problems
-Teaching basic manners such as sit, down, mine/take it, name recognition, polite walking on a leash, recall, settle, and targeting. Along with games and appropriate play

Class Length: Six sessions running for 1 hour

Class Price: $200; any dog adopted from any rescue or shelter within 12 months of the class start date receive a 50% discount

Class Requirements: Dogs must be up to date on vaccines & flea/worms preventative, there is no age limit, size, or breed, all are welcome!

Upcoming Start Dates:

Instructor: Brittany Linkenheimer, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org

Saturday, January 6th, 12:30pm-1:30pm. *skipping January 20th class**