Abby Hill, CPDT-KA

We emphasize positive, reward-based methods to make dog training fun for both dogs and owners.

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Upcoming Classes and Start Dates

NEW CLASS SESSIONS START EVERY 3 WEEK

 

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Dogs do Speak,

 but only to those who know how to listen.


Your puppy will learn basic obedience and manners as well as complete the AKC Star Puppy Program. Open to all puppies 12 weeks - 5 months.

 

Monday @ 6:45 PM Trainer: Donna McNerney

Tuesday @ 9:30 AM Trainer:  Kristen Alesevich

Tuesday @ 6:45 PM  Trainer:  Kristen Alesevich

Wednesday @ 9:30 AM Trainer: Donna McNerney

Saturday @ 9:30 AM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Sunday @ 5:15 PM Trainer: Donna McNerney

 

 


Do you have a new dog in your home? How about a dog who's been there a while but could use a refresher course? Well then we have the class for you! Our Elementary School is a class for both dogs who need a beginner course in manners, and for dogs who have been around the block and might need some help remembering.

 

Monday @ 7:45 PM Trainer: Donna McNerney

Tuesday @ 10:30 AM Trainer:  Kristen Alesevich

Tuesday @ 7:45 PM  Trainer:  Kristen Alesevich

Wednesday @ 10:30 AM Trainer: Donna McNerney

Saturday @ 10:30 AM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Sunday @ 6:15 PM Trainer: Donna McNerney

 

 


Once you and your dog have learned the basics it's time to put these skills into real life situations.  This class will get you on the right track to having your dog well behaved in public.  The opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test is available after this class is completed.

 

Tuesday @ 8:45 PM Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Tuesday @ 11:30 AM  Trainer:  Abby Hill

Wednesday @ 11:30 AM Trainer: Donna McNerney

Saturday @ 11:30 AM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Sunday @ 7:15 PM Trainer: Donna McNerney

 

 


For an Exceptional Pet, a High School diploma is a must.

We will teach Rally skills as well as advanced behaviors such as: Moving Sit, Moving Down, Recall through Distractions, Heel passed Distractions, Stand for Exam/Grooming, Heel through Crowd, Reverse Heeling, Finish Heels and Extended Stays. All of these behaviors are useful in everyday life. The opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen or the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced test is available after this class is completed.

 

Tuesday @ 12:30 PM Trainer:  Abby Hill

Wednesday @ 7:45 PM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Saturday @ 12:30 PM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

 

 

 


A Reliable Recall is the most important skill you can teach your dog. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.  Don't let your dog become a statistic.  Join us for fun and games to teach a Reliable Recall to your dog.  All students and dogs should go through this class before finishing your dogs schooling. Preregistration Required

 

Monday @ 6:45 PM Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

 

 


Don't be the passenger on your dogs journey through the neighborhood.  Take back your walks with a special class just for loose leash walking. Preregistration Required

 

Monday @ 7:45 PM Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

 

 

Confidence Building Classes

 


Does your dog loose their cool when there is another dog around?  Get stressed out easily?  Do you get embarrassed by your dogs behavior and feel judged by everyone you meet?  Welcome to the Reactive Dog Support Group.  Everyone will know exactly what the other person is going through as we work through your handling skills and your dogs stressors. All dogs MUST be approved by one of our instructors before signing up.  This is set up to keep a safe, encouraging and productive environment. We will follow much of Leslie McDevitt's Control Unleashed Program.  Open Enrollment - Join Anytime

 

Thursday @ 6:45 PM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Friday @ 7:00 PM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

 

 


Does your dog get stressed out easily?  Is he scared of everything that moves?  Are there Boogeymen around every corner.  Welcome to the Scaredy Dog Support Group.  All dogs MUST be approved by one of our instructors before signing up.  This is to keep a safe, encouraging and productive environment.

 

Thursday @ 1:00 PM  Trainer:  Abby Hill

 

 

Dog Sports


Want to train your dog while they are having the time of their lives?  Agility is a fantastic mental and physical exercise for just about every dog.  Prerequisite:  Sit, Down, Stay, Polite Leash Skills and Reliable Recall.

 

Tuesday @ 1:30 PM Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

Saturday @ 1:30 PM  Trainer:  Wendy Lewis

 


Nosework is a fascinating sport that uses your dogs natural ability to smell in order to search out scents.  Think drug detection minus the drugs.  Open to all dogs.

 

Thursday @ 12:00 PM Trainer:  Abby Hill

 

 

 

 

Cancellation and Missed Class Policy

 

 Important: All dog training fees, are final, non refundable and non transferable. Payment is due at time of registration. If you would like to cancel it must be at least 7 days before the start of class and there will be a 10% fee to issue the refund. There is a $25 returned check fee. Please be sure of which session you wish to attend and plan accordingly when registering. There are no refunds for missed classes and we can no longer accommodate make up classes. As of 7/1/11 the State of CT bills all dog training services 6.35% SALES TAX.

3 Simm Lane, Newtown, CT  06470

Certified Dog Traininer and Aggression Specialist for Fairfield County, Connecticut:  Newtown, Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Wilton, Ridgefield

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