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Classes


Conformation Handling Classes

All Breed

Wednesday |   6:00
Saturday |   10:00

Terrior Only Class

Saturday |   11:00

Please email thedoghouseresortandspaw@gmail.com to reserve your place in class or call 812-967-8391.

 


Puppy Socialization Class

* For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months at the start of class. Strategic exposures to people, places, animals, sights, sounds, and handling during the early socialization window (lasting from 3 weeks of age to 12-16 weeks of age for most puppies) is of critical importance according to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
* This class helps puppy parents fit socialization exercises into a busy schedule, while also offering support on puppy management issues like house-training and play-biting. We will also help puppy parents begin training the right way - helping puppies and puppy parents to communicate more effectively from the very beginning of their relationship with one another.

Class meets Wednesdays at 4:00 starting July 15th for 5 weeks



Dog Training Basics Class

* A class for dogs of all ages, 5 months and up! This class covers sit, down, controlled leash-walking, recalls, intro to stay, greeting without jumping up, focus, and leave it.

Class meets Wednesdays at 5:00 starting July 15th for 6 weeks


Our Trainer:

 

Heather Blakeman, CPDT-KA

Heather started out training and showing dogs in the 4-H Club and has more than 17 years experience training and showing dogs professionally in AKC conformation, as well as her own dogs in showmanship, agility, rally, obedience, and barn hunt. Heather has earned over 30 titles on her own dogs and helped to pilot over 50 dogs to championship titles professionally.

Her love of animals and the sciences led her to Lexington where she graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Heather is passionate about animal behavior science and loves helping owners strengthen the bond of trust and understanding through force free, science-based, positive reinforcement training. Heather received her Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed accreditation from the independent certification council, CCPDT, in 2017, is a Fear Free Certified Professional, a Professional Member of the APDT, and is a Certified AKC CGC Evaluator.

Heather and her husband, Austin are owned and loved by their Australian Shepherds, Ember and Strider.

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