Finally found a good class for my dog!
I have been searching for some time now for a group class that would be a good fit for my dog and I, because I think it would be a good experience for her to work in an enclosed space with other people and dogs around. But, as I've mentioned in other threads, all the "trainers" I've contacted refused to let me come and observe a class prior to signing up.
So I decided to keep searching. A couple weeks ago I spoke at length with Brian Bergford of Altitude Dog Training. Great guy, great reviews, author of several books on training. But he didn't have a group class (advanced obedience) running or scheduled currently, so he happily recommended others. One of them, the most economical, was the local Humane Society.
Skeptically I gave them a call...and came away very pleasantly surprised! Their classes are very reasonably priced, their trainers have impressive experience, and they offer a HUGE variety in terms of options to fit their client's needs. I spoke with the trainer of what they call their ACES + class this morning, and she was happy to add me to their mailing list so I could come and observe them in action! Today was "supposed" to be the day for me to go see what their program is all about, but since it is a drop-in class they don't have it unless they get 4-5 confirmed attendees, and today they didn't...
But I'm excited to observe a class and get started! Just have to teach Nyx a "place" command this week in preparation... Didn't really have a need before, but they use it in class so I do now!
Anyone else take their dog to their local HS for obedience training? We're you happy with the result?
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain