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WCK9 Training Courses
In-Kennel Obedience Courses

Puppy Foundation Course     (under 6 Months)     (5 Weeks)

This course covers the foundation for basic obedience along with socialization.  Behaviors covered include the Heel with Automatic Sit, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, and Down Stay using both verbal commands and hand signals.  Housebreaking routine and crate training is introduced and transferred to your home.

Level I                                          (4 Weeks)

The Level I Obedience course is an on-leash course which teaches the following behaviors: Heel at multiple speeds with Automatic Sit, right and left turns, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, Down Stay, and Recall to Front.  Commands are verbal and/or by hand signal.  Stays are maintained at a close distance through minimal distractions. 

Level II                                        (6 Weeks)

The Level II Obedience course is an On/Off Leash course covering the following behaviors:  On-leash Heel at multiple speeds with Automatic Sit, right, left, and about turns, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, Down Stay, Recall to front at a reasonable distance, and Finish Heel.  Commands are verbal and/or by hand signal.  Off-Leash stays and recalls are maintained for a reasonable amount of time at a reasonable distance through a medium level of distraction. 

Level III                                      (8 Weeks)

Level III Obedience is a course that prepares the dog for Off-Leash obedience.  The following behaviors are covered:  Heel at multiple speeds with Automatic Sit, right, left and about turns, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, Down Stay, Sit in Motion, Down in Motion, Down on Recall, Recall to front at a great distance, and Finish Heel.  All commands are verbal and/or by hand signal from any position on or off leash.  Stays are maintained for a maximum amount of time through maximum distractions. 

Housebreaking     (in addition to course fee)

We provide a foundation for housebreaking your puppy or adult dog by introducing your dog to a specific crate training routine and feeding/watering schedule along with constant supervision to insure success.  This routine is then continued by you when the dog returns home to prevent “accidents” from happening until the dog is housebroken. 

Socialization     (in addition to course fee)

Our socialization program is beneficial and strongly recommended for both puppies and adult dogs.       It provides healthy and positive interactions with both people and other dogs in a safe and controlled environment.  We also introduce your puppy or dog to social distractions such as bicycles, automobiles, large groups of people, kids, and many other common social experiences which your dog is sure to come in contact with throughout its lifetime.  Proper socialization is one of the most fundamental aspects of raising a confidant, well-balanced dog. 

Additional Services

Following are some of the additional training services available:

²       Problem Solving

²       Protection Training

²       Behavior Modification

²       Trick Training

²       Training for specific titles

²       Tracking, Agility, Etc.

All dogs are individuals and learn at different rates.  Some dogs learn very quickly while others require more time and patience, because of this, we can only give an approximate time frame for the completion of our courses.  Also, your dog’s ability to retain what is has learned is directly related to your involvement in it’s training now and once it returns home.  Please actively participate in your dog’s training by attending the handling lessons included with your course. 

Sport Training Courses

West Coast K-9 Academy offers training courses for many competitive titles and awards.  Following is a list of competitive dog sports and some of the titles and awards we can train and prepare your dog for: 

 

Ø      Schutzhund Titles

²       BH (Traffic Steady Companion Dog)

²       WH (Watch Dog)

²       SchH I, II, III (Tracking, Obedience, Protection)

²       IPO I, II, III (Tracking, Obedience, Protection)

²       SchH Obedience I, II, III

²       SchH Tracking I, II, III

²       FH, FH2 (Tracking)

Ø       AKC

²       CD, CDX (Companion Dog), UD, UDX (Utility Dog)

²       NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ (Agility and Jumpers with Weaves)

²       TD, TDX (Tracking Dog)

Ø       French Ring

²       Brevet (Companion Dog)

²       Ring I, II, III (Obedience, Protection)

Ø       Police K-9, Pro K-9, Breed Titles

 

In-Kennel Training Courses

 

Lesson-Based Training Courses

 

Socialization (In-Kennel Only)

Our socialization program is beneficial and strongly recommended for both puppies and adult dogs preparing for competitive events.  All competitive sporting events require a dog to be calm and to think clearly through a wide variety of situations.  Because of this, we consider socialization and desensitization to be one of the most fundamental aspects of training a dog for competition.  A dog’s excellent bite quality or keen tracking ability can quickly become insignificant if the dog fails to perform these tasks when frightened or agitated by some unfamiliar variable in its environment.  Our socialization program introduces the dog to bicycles, large groups of people and kids, other animals, gun shots, etc., and most importantly, trains the dog to work through these distractions. 

 

Additional Services

Following are some of the additional training services available:

 

²       In-Home Training

²       Suit Work / Hidden Sleeve

²       Personal Protection

²       Training for Special Scenarios

²       Muzzle Training

²       Group Sessions Available

 

All dogs are individuals and learn at different rates.  Some dogs learn very quickly while others require more time and patience, because of this, we can only give an approximate time frame for the completion of our courses and cannot guarantee that your dog can or will obtain a specific title, degree, or rating.  Also, your dog’s ability to retain what is has learned is directly related to your involvement in it’s training now and once it completes one of our courses.  Please actively participate in your dog’s training by attending the handling lessons included with your in-kennel course. 


Group Obedience Courses

Group Level     (8 week Course)

The Level I Group course is a basic on-leash obedience course covering the following behaviors: Heel with Automatic Sit, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, Down Stay, and Recall to Front.  Commands are verbal and/or by hand signal.  Stays are maintained at a close distance through minimal distractions.  

Group Level     (8 week Course)

The Level II Group course is an On/Off Leash course for dogs and handlers who have completed Level I obedience and wish to improve their dog’s performance and overall reliability.  It covers the following behaviors: On-leash Heel at multiple speeds with Automatic Sit, right, left and about turns, Sit, Sit Stay, Down, Down Stay, Recall to front at a reasonable distance, and Finish Heel.  Commands are verbal and/or by hand signal.  Off-Leash stays and recalls are maintained for a reasonable amount of time at a reasonable distance through a medium level of distraction.  

Group Level III     (8 week Course)

The Level III Group course is for dogs and handlers that have successfully completed Level II Obedience and wish to challenge themselves and their dogs in advanced off-leash obedience including the following: Sit in Motion, Down in Motion, Down on Recall, Recall to front at a great distance through distractions, Finish Heel, Drive Building and an Introduction to Jumps, Retrieves and Trick Training.  All commands are verbal and/or by hand signal from any position on or off leash.  Stays are maintained for a maximum amount of time through maximum distraction.  

  Private and In-Home Lessons are available to cover the following:
²       All Levels of Obedience ²       Trick Training
²       Behavior Problem Solving
²       Aggressive and Defensive Dogs
²       Housebreaking and Socialization
²       Personal Protection
²       Tracking and Agility
²       Sport Training
*(In-Home Lesson Prices are in additional to Transportation Costs)

  The purpose of Group and Private Lessons is to educate you, the owner, on how to train and handle your dogs.  We do not train your dog for you, therefore, your dog’s success will depend on the amount of quality time you spend training your dog outside of class.