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6 weeks

About the Course

Is your pup the center of attention? The next budding film star? The lifeof the party? Tricks class is the place for you! Teaching your dog to preform a 'trick' on cue isn't any different than asking for those common obedience commands of Sit, Down and Stay. Tricks class is a fun and relaxed group that continues to build that trusting relationship between human and pup. We have a variety of behaviors you can teach your pup and we'll help you practice in class each week.  A few of the tricks are: spin, twirl, figure 8's, crawl, high five; jump through a hoop; kiss; shake, roll over. If you have something you want your dog to learn we can help you. Tricks class is easy, simple and fun for both you and your dog and a great way to learn to entertain your pup when outside activites are challenging.  You will be given the opportunity to perform your tricks in class and earn the AKC Novice Trick Dog Title if you want.


Completion of Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners or Advanced Manners. Dogs should be able to work around other dogs and people and understand lure based, positive reinforcement training.

Your Instructor

Kelly Hawtrey

Kelly Hawtrey

Kellys' unique ability to connect with her human students allows her to shape the learning process in ways that makes sense to both halves of the partnership: dog and human. The past thirty years she has followed and studied Suzanne Clothiers' training style and has gained her unique outlook on training from Suzanne. Kelly continues her education by participating in workshops, training camps, behavior seminars and webinars. Kelly is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT, an Accredited Dog Trainer with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, IAABC-ADT, a Professional Dog Trainer with the Pet Professional Guild, PPG-PDT, a Certified Fear Free Professional as well as an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, STAR Puppy instructor, FIT DOG instructor and an APDT CLASS instructor. Kelly raises and shows Saint Bernard's and is proud of her owner handled AKC Champions and Grand Champions.

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