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Our next set of classes begins the week of July 24, 2017; enrollment has started.
PLEASE NOTE: Monday night classes in Bethel are on Hiatus until Monday, September 11, 2017.
Tuesday MORNING classes offered through Wilton Parks and Recs are on Hiatus until Tuesday, September 12, 2107.
All of our other locations have sessions starting NOW.
Classes in Wilton (evening) start Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Classes in Ridgefield start Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Classes in Newtown start Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Please contact us at any time to discuss your training needs and/or how to join our classes.
At Canine Training and Behavior Services, LLC our services include private training, group classes, agility, obedience, rally, competition performance events, boarding school, behavioral counseling and specialized house-training for the recalcitrant canine.
AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY PROGRAM
S.T.A.R. stands for "Socialization," "Training," "Activity," and a"Responsible" owner—all the things a puppy needs to have a good life. Life skills will be taught to new pups, including basic commands. Proper socialization, interactions, and responsible dog ownership will also be addressed. This class is open to all pups up to one year of age.
PRACTICAL HOUSEHOLD OBEDIENCE—LEVEL I
This class is designed for dogs 4 months of age and older with no formal training. All elements of basic canine training will be covered, including sit,down, stand, stay, recall, and heel. Common household problems, jumping,chewing, and good manners will be addressed.
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program
CGC stresses good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. This course prepares students for the CGC test/title. Open to all dogs that have completed Household Obedience Level 1. Testing for the CGC is included in the fee.
AGILITY TRAINING CLASS
Students will become familiar with the various obstacles in an agility course. Completion of Household Obedience Level 1 (or a comparable class) is required. Dogs MUST be able to sit, down, stay, and come on command.
PRACTICAL HOUSEHOLD OBEDIENCE—LEVEL 2
This class is for the graduate of the S.T.A.R. Puppy or Level 1 class.Consistency and reliability will be significantly improved through distraction training and attention training. Emphasis is on off-leash work,hand signals, and progression toward advanced obedience, Canine Good Citizen, or therapy dog certification.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE I RALLY "O"
Rally and advanced obedience offer dogs and their handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The class focuses on Rally signs, Rally exercises,and the attention skills that dogs need for performance events. This class includes off-lead heeling, drop on recall, hand signals, and obstacle training. Successful completion of Household Obedience Level 2 is required.
IN-HOME PRIVATE TRAINING: Our in-home training program involves a customized, individual approach for teaching the basic obedience commands and problem resolution. This service is recommended for the active family who is unable to attend a group class or needs to concentrate on specific training issues. This program requires active participation by all family members.
SLEEP AWAY TRAINING CAMP: Our in-home training program is for those owners who are faced with the time constraints of the career professional. This program requires leaving the dog for a 3 week period while we train your dog in the basics of good canine behavior in the home environment.
PERSONALIZED TRAINING WALKS: This 1 hour lesson incorporates a professional trainer taking the dog for a training session while the owner is at home or work. During the walk, the dog will be taught how to interact in public and master the basic exercises of obedience including proper socialization. This is an alternative to the chaos of a dog park and provides a safe environment for the dog to learn in a one on one session.
PUPPY TEMPERAMENT TESTING: We will temperament test litters of puppies so that they may be placed in the proper homes with new owners, increasing the chances that they will find “life time” homes.
TRAINING WALKS: We are excited to announce a new service that will help break up your dog's long days and enhance the walking experience with your dog. CTBS, LLC is now offering TRAINING WALKS. This service provides you access to a professional trainer who will come to your home at a day and time arranged by you and the trainer to take your dog out for 30 or 60 minute training walks. On those walks, the trainer will address loose lead walking that will eliminate pulling and the formal “Heel” command for those “in-town” walks or when the walk becomes an exercise walk for you. In addition, Sit-stays as well as Down-stays will be practiced as well as those sometimes uncomfortable dog on dog “meet and greets”. We will also cover meeting people in public areas, addressing proper behavior that will make your dog a welcome part of any community. An individual program will be designed by the family with feedback from the trainer. According to the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, (APDT), the average dog needs three 30 minute walks a day to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle and eliminate stress as well as unwanted behavior.