Check out all the new things happening! Classes and events are starting back up!
Did you know it takes 400 repetitions of an activity to build a new brain synapse (form a habit) but it only takes 10 repetitions if it is fun? At Heroes Boarding and Training we strive to bring a wide variety of fun, effective and affordable training options to you. Giving you the opportunity to build a lasting partnership and strong bond with your dog. We believe if you and your dog enjoy learning together building the relationship you want will seem effortless.
We currently offer Canine elementary, Play & Train, train your own service dog, train your own emotional support dog and beginner agility. Our classes are focused not only on obedience and task training, but also go over canine body language, appropriate play, polite leash walking, and polite greetings. As well as other skills that make your dog a happy, healthy pup at home and out in public.
Starting Thursday 4/8/21
Held here at Heroes Boarding & Training
For dogs 12 weeks and older
$180 for 6 weeks, Thursday nights at 5:30pm
Class covers: appropriate play, canine body language, polite greetings, polite leash walking, basic obedience and Solutions to common problems (nipping, jumping, counter surfing, etc...).
This class is taught both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) to practice skills in real life situations.
Coupe's mom says... I started working with Colleen at Heroes with our 2 year old 75lb. Walker Hound rescue. He is a sweet dog at home but was a bit of a monster on leash in public. He loves people and would pull aggressively to greet them and could also be reactive with other large dogs. We attended the canine elementary class and I gained a much deeper understanding of his behaviors and the tools to help redirect them. When we brought a rescue puppy into the house this past March and I was able to use all that I learned to train the basics. -Alicia
Out and About skills class
Starting Fri 4/9/21
Taught in various locations around the valley
Take your pup on the road in this fun class! For students who have completed Canine Elementary. Learn how to apply the skills you learned in class in real life situations. Practice your obedience, focus and polite greetings in parks, stores, walking trails, hiking, etc! Locations will be posted on the Heroes Boarding and training class every week.
$180 6 weeks 5pm Friday evenings
Agility Try its
Tue 4/20/21 4-6pm and Sun 4/25 12:30-2:30pm
Work with one of our instructors on trying out the agility equipment to see what level of agility is best for you and your pup then sign up for an appropriate class from there. From beginner to advanced there will be a class for you!
Starting Tue 4/27/21 5pm and Thur 4/29/21 4pm
This fun class is great for building confidence, connection, focus, introducing agility obstacles and handler skills. It is a great way to start in Agility or to learn a fun, new way to play with and train your dog to build a stronger bond. This class is suitable for dogs who have basic obedience skills. 6 week class $180
Tue class 5pm
Thur class 4pm
Starting Tue 4/27/21 at 6:15pm
Continue to build your Agility skills on all of the Agility obstacles. This class will work on more sequencing, handling and start on more advance obstacles such as the teeter and weave poles. This class is suitable for dogs who have completed pre-agility or an equivalent class
Percy's mom says... The puppy was very nervous around people and those nerves were making it hard for him to enjoy being out in the world. Colleen recommended we try the Beginner Agility classes to boost his confidence. It really helped! By the end of the 6 weeks he was very (sometimes too) comfortable with everyone in class. We now have actions/skills we can practice to redirect his nervous energy in new situations and he continues to build his confidence. -Alicia
Train Your Own Service Dog Program $250
4 week progressive program. Includes 1 class and 1 Play and Train per week.
Is your dog or puppy a future SDiT, ESA, or therapy dog? This class will start your dog with all the basics for their future career. Fun, helpful, reward-based exercises to train your dog to work happily and eagerly around distractions. As your dog progresses past the basics you will learn how to succeed in public! Advanced training for relaxation in any environment, leash manners in tight quarters, ignoring dropped food or other “sniffing" opportunities, advanced targeting, and how to maintain perfect manners while the handler responds to questions from the public or businesses. Skills to help you get through grocery stores, farmer's markets, restaurants, school or work environments, etc.
Intermediate and Advanced Agility, Disc Dog, Fly Ball, Lure Chasing, Canine Good Citizen and much more!
Classes are taught by Heroes' owner, Colleen Campbell. She has spent 14 years working with rescue dogs and teaching obedience classes. She learned most of her skills from Christina Williamson and her own pups, a boxer, Keylee, and hound mix, Brady.
Colleen worked with Christina while working for North Country Animal League in Vermont. She assisted in instructing obedience classes while learning skills to handle her difficult dog, Keylee. Keylee taught her so much about dog behavior and how to be constantly aware of her dog, their surroundings, and canine body language. Brady her sweet, shy hound taught her how to get a willing and happy pup from a timid, nervous dog. She is excited to help you and your pup create that trusting bond through mental enrichment and physical exercise specific to your training needs.
Coupe and Percy's mom says...
Colleen is always willing to help me problem solve and answer any questions I have about the skills we learned in class. The work I’ve done with Colleen and Heroes has made our boys the kind of dogs people look forward to seeing! -Alicia
Fritzie's mom says... As a trainer, Colleen has a wonderful energy which sets the tone for dogs and humans. She is endlessly patient and calm and never judgmental. I appreciate how she explains the dogs’ motivations, and works with you based on your particular dog’s temperament. My daughter and I have done puppy training and agility training with Fritzie at Heroes. Both have been great experiences and helped us develop a wonderful connection with our pup, as well as making all three of us more confident. -Ellen