Training

CREATE A CALM,  HAPPY HOME TOGETHER

South Bark’s training classes are taught by trained, reputable professionals. Our classes are fun for both ends of the leash! Classes meet one hour, once a week for six weeks. All ages of dogs and humans are welcome. Check the calendar for a complete list of class dates.

Class highlights:

  • Positive techniques
  • Small, personalized classes
  • Completely fenced in & lighted training area
  • Classes run six-weeks, one-hour sessions unless otherwise noted

Your Obedience Specialist: K8’s Gr8 K9s
Growing up in a dog training family, Kate Palese first learned the “old” methods of dog training. Experience taught her that it is easier to motivate a dog to do what you WANT it to do, rather than to punish it for doing everything else. She trains as positively as she can and doesn’t even own a choke chain!
K8’s Gr8 K9s

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Class Descriptions

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Adult Obedience

6 one hour sessions. Thru positive reinforcement, learn loose lead walking, sit, stay, come, dog to dog greeting, dog to human greeting, and how to properly socialize your dog with other dogs and humans, and much more.

Puppy Kindergarten

Open entry, 6 one hour class. We’ll work on “house manners” to get you and your new family member started out right. Topics include: Greeting others, grooming, biting puppies, crate training and house training.

Teen Training

6 one hour sessions that focuses on ‘adolescent’ issues for owners of dogs between 6 months and 15 months. Learn how to coach/guide/support your dog through this difficult period. Address behavior problems such at jumping/barking, among others.

AKC Good Citizen Training

5 one hour classes, the last class is the test day. Your dog is taught the skills to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen ten point test. If the test is passed the dog will earn a CGC title from AKC.

Trick Class

A very fun class for teaching your dog to be a star. Perfect for the adolescent dog that isn’t quite ready for obedience. Perfect for the dog that has mastered obience and wants more. Teach your dog to take a bow, roll over, play the piano, dance, leap thru hoops in a single bound, and much more!

Introduction to Dog Sports

Learn the fundamentals of teaching your dog obedience for sporting activities. Your dog will try basic agility practices such as weave polls, tunnel, teeter tauter, targeting, and much more.

Tiny Dogs

Exclusively for dogs under 15 lbs. Through positive reinforcement, learn loose lead walking, sit, stay, come, dog to dog greeting, dog to human greeting, and how to properly socialize your dog with other dogs and humans. We specifically address the challenges of getting a small dog to come on command, how to play with larger dogs, and what to do with any “snarky” behavior.

Private Sessions with Kate

Is your Rover putting you through the wringer? Would you like a one-on-one evaluation session? A one time half hour evaluation to get you off on the right paw and find the best class for you. Call 619-787-8544 to book.