The goal of our training class is to teach you how to teach your dog good manners. You’ll learn what motivates your dog, what distracts him or her, and how you can get his or her attention. The more your dog is tuned into you and you into your dog, the more fun you’ll have together. Our classes are not geared for obedience competition but rather to promote a strong, healthy relationship between you and your dog.
Positive Reinforcement Training: All CVHS training classes are based on positive reinforcement training methods; choke chains, prong collars, and electronic collars are not allowed. Required materials for classes will be discussed during the first session and may include treats, flat (non-retractable) leashes and collars, and other helpful training tools.
Family Participation: Members of your family age 6 and older are welcome to participate, however all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may not outnumber adults by more than two to one. All participants must follow safety guidelines as specified by the instructor or they may be removed from class with no refund of fees.
Class Location: Unless otherwise indicated, classes are held at Central Vermont Humane Society’s Training Center at 1589 VT Route 14S, East Montpelier.
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