Our Puppy Pre-School is a fun, controlled, interactive class for you and your puppy. Not just a puppy play group, it's a mixture of play and learning designed to start your new companion off on the right paw. During this course you will learn about safe dog interaction, body language and play. We will teach you how to lay the foundation for training and for your relationship in the years to come. This is the ideal time to start your dog's education. This class focuses on teaching puppies in the way they learn best: fun, games, food and toys. We will address the behaviors that owners tell us are most important to them- Come when called; Sit on command; Lie down on command; Stay when told; Walk on a leash without pulling; Greet people without jumping; Calm, quiet behavior and more. Our Puppy Pre-School course teaches you how to teach your dog; not just during training sessions, but whenever you are interacting with him/her. If your puppy is awake, your puppy is learning! We want to help you teach your puppy what you want him/her to learn. We want you to have the dog of your dreams.
THIS 8-WEEK COURSE IS FOR PUPPY AGES 8 WEEKS TO 18 WEEKS. ALL PUPPIES MUST HAVE COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL INOCULATIONS. THE FEE IS $185. CALL THE CLUB AT 631-261-6554 TO RESERVE SPACE IN AN UPCOMING CLASS!
**Next Puppy Class for Puppies 3 to 6 months - Check back frequently or call the club to indicate your interest in an upcoming class**
These classes are designed for owners who have never trained or those who have casually trained a dog. They are a series of classes that cover the fundamentals of getting your dog's attention, sit & stay, down & stay, come when called, walking on a loose leash. Other behavior problems are discussed. Practicing the exercises on a daily basis will provide you with the ability and confidence of reaching the goal of having a better behaved pet. Puppies must have received their final vaccinations and dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations. Since class sizes are limited, call to reserve a space in an upcoming class. Both you and your dog will be glad you did!
The cost for an 8-week series of Evening classes is $185. The cost for a 6-week series of Daytime classes is $140.
Starting dates for Beginner Classes are on a rotating basis.
Monday 11/4 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesday, 10/1 @ 7:15 pm
Thursday 9/12 @ 10:00 am
Thursday, 10/24 @ 8 pm
Please call the club (631-261-6554) to confirm starting dates and to register for classes. Thank you.
The pre-requisite for this class is a Beginner Class. It builds upon the fundamentals of the training and allows the owner and dog to practice similar exercises in a group setting in anticipation of completing the requirements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Even if you choose not to take the CGC test, this class will give you continued insight into teaching your dog the good manners to be in public situations. For additional information on the CGC exercises and test, please visit the AKC website which you can access from our "LINKS" page.
CGC classes are offered periodically throughout the year, generally on Wednesday evenings. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Dogs must be up-to-date with their Rabies and health inoculations. Call for more information, specific starting dates and to reserve your space- 631-261-6554.
The pre-requisite for this class is a Beginners Class. Rally Obedience is a fun way to continue your dog's education. A variety of individual exercises, including turns and changes of pace will be taught. The class can be taken for the purpose of engaging your dog in interesting activities which will lessen boredom and increase bonding with you, or for preparing to enter Rally Obedience competition. Either way, this is a fun and rewarding activity. We offer Rally classes in both AKC and WCRL (formerly APDT) formats. For additional information on Rally exercises and trials, please visit the AKC and WCRL websites, which you can access from our "LINKS" page.
Rally classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations. Rally run-thrus are offered on Thursdays from 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm (AKC & WCRL)
Call for more information, specific starting dates and to reserve your space- 631-261-6554.
The pre-requisite for Pre-Novice is a Beginner Class. These classes are designed for the owner who would like better control of their dog's behavior. You will be taught how to increase the duration of the sit & down stay exercises which you learned previously and how to increase the distance and distractions when you call your dog to come to you. You will learn more methods of keeping your dog's attention, changing pace and the beginning of off-lead heeling. As always, this class can be taken to increase your working relationship with your dog or as the beginning of the fascinating sport of dog obedience competition. For the health and safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
This class is a natural progression following the Novice class and is most beneficial for those who have completed the first level of dog obedience competition or can demonstrate the handler and dog team's ability to succeed in Novice exercises. During this class you will learn how to command your dog to jump and retrieve, as well as to increase the amount of off-lead work. For the health and safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Utility classes continue with more challenging exercises to teach your dog- including scent discrimination, directed retrieve and following hand signals. This class is totally off-lead and requires the handler have maximum control over their dog. For the health and safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
For those handlers and dogs entered in competition, routines which simulate judging are offered. For the health and safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Time for Routines is reserved on:
Monday evening from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday day beginning at 12:45 pm
Friday day beginning at 10 am
As time and space limit the number of routines that can be accommodated, we request that you call ahead - 631-261-6554.
Breed Handling Classes are offered periodically throughout the year, generally in the evening. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. For the health and safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations. Call for more information, specific starting dates and to reserve your space in an upcoming class - 631-261-6554.
Suffolk Obedience Training Club also offers additional training sessions throughout the year. A variety of Special Programs are offered periodically and are BY PRE-REGISTRATION/RESERVATION ONLY. They are generally held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm or Friday day at 1 pm. These may include classes on teaching your dog to do tricks, preparing for Pet Therapy visitations or Clicker training your dog. We also offer seminars and meetings covering a wide range of topics including Pet health & safety, ring etiquette, stewarding and entering a Trial. If you have an interest in any of these classes or seminars please call and request information - 631-261-6554. Check back frequently to learn about the Special Programs we will be offering.