ALL BASIC CLASSES REQUIRE A NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE PAYMENT OF THE $125.00 CLASS FEE FOR REGISTRATION AS WELL AS A CURRENT COPY OF VACCINATIONS.
PLEASE READ THE REQUIRED TERMS BELOW. REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON AS CASH OR CHECK ARE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT.
You are required to provide us with current shot records for your pet. You may also provide us with a copy, in person when paying and completing forms for your classes. No registration for classes will be allowed without payment, completing required forms and proof of all required vaccinations. No spots will be held or reserved while waiting for current vaccinations, forms or fees.
Age appropriate shots are required to be given by a veterinarian, not a breeder. We do not accept puppy booklet vaccination records having check marks or written in ink. They must be on a receipt from your vet's office or rescue group.
Puppies under the age of 16 weeks: Bordatella & Distemper Parvo
Dogs over the age of 4 months: Rabies/Distemper Parvo and Bordatella
Class fees are payable by cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Tails with Tales.
BASIC TRAINING CLASS SCHEDULE 6 WEEK SESSION $125.00
Lead Instructor: Gayln Bratcher
Assistants: Steve Pannier, Karen Clark, Greg Fischer
Next Session Begins:
Mon. April 22, 2019 7PM Spaces filling quickly, we recommend calling
Thurs. April 25, 2019 7 PM Spaces filling quickly, we recommend calling
Basic Obedience Class is for age 10 weeks and older, they are never too old to learn. Your pet must be current on vaccinations for age, including Rabies, Distemper/Parvo Combo, and Bordetella. Week one covers jumping, barking, biting, chewing, importance of praise and motivation as well as the timing of corrections. Basic manners, safety, and leash walking are the focus of the 6 weeks. We will talk about different collars, their proper fit and uses. The 6 week class is based on the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen Program. Week 1 is about 2 hours, after that each class will be about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
The class will teach you how to train your dog to accomplish the following………
Accepting a Friendly Stranger, Sitting Politely for Petting, Appearance and Grooming, Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead) Walking Through a Crowd, Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place, Coming When Called, Reaction to Another Dog, Reaction to Distractions, Supervised Separations.
This is a progressive class, building each week on what you have accomplished the previous week. We also introduce the dogs to some beginner agility equipment for fun, bonding and confidence building. We perform the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test on week 6, and you are given a report card. Classes are $125 for 6 weekly sessions.
Gayln Bractcher, Lead Trainer
Kennel Manager, Pawjama Party Kennel since opening 2015
Raising and training AKC/OFA Labradors since 1986
TOUCH (therapy dog) handler since 1996
AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator since 2006
Owner and trainer, Desiree’s Labs & Obedience since 2005
Service Dog Trainer @ Support Dogs, Inc. St Louis 2006-2015
Advanced Class is based on the AKC Community Canine Test--Dogs must have earned their AKC, Canine Good Citizen before advancing to this class.
The team may not use a treats, pinch collar or harness. They should have progressed beyond needing this type of collar. A flat buckle, chain or martingale is only types acceptable.This class builds on skills you and your dog have already mastered and helps you to build a stronger team by focusing on many distractions and scenarios. Some of the weeks we meet in public. We challenge you and your dog in areas such as food distractions, recalls with distractions, walking 20 feet from your dog while they are in a sit/down stay, greetings with stranger carrying objects, waiting at doors, turns, back/behinds, waiting at your side in a mock transaction at a counter, doing a rise followed by "off and sit" all while using a very loose leash. We always encourage praise and positivity. ALWAYS!
Registration and vaccination records are required in person when registering for class. Class fees are not refundable or transferable. We do not hold class spots waiting on shot records or fees to be paid.
ADVANCED CLASS 6 WEEK SESSION $150.00
Lead instructor: Steve Pannier
Next Session Begins:
Wed. March 6, 2019 7PM
Private in-home sessions. Generally, 1 hour one-on one is enough time to address your needs. Occasionally, trainer may recommend additional home visit or basic-class registration. This is not required.
Jefferson County $125.00 /hr.
Out of Area $150.00 /hr.