WE ARE STILL OPEN! Check out our adjusted hours below
We currently offer Puppy Kindergarten, Canine elementary, Play & Train, train your own service dog, and train your own emotional support dog. 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. All classes, (aside from puppy kindergarten), have training sessions in real life situations and public areas to work on skills when they are needed!
Starting Thursday 10/15/20
Held here at Heroes Boarding & Training, instructed by Colleen Campbell
For dogs 12 weeks and older
$180 for 6 weeks, Thursday nights at 6pm
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.
Starting Fri 10/16/20
Taught by Colleen Campbell in various locations around the valley
Take your pup on the road in this fun drop in 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.
$25 per class 5:30pm Friday evenings
Agility skills and games
This fun class will teach you and your dogs the basics for agility. If you have ever wanted to try agility and see what people are raving about or if you would like something new and fun to do with your dog to build a stronger bond this is the class for you!
4 week class.
Train Your Own Service Dog Classes are Taught by Sharon from At your Service Dog Training. Classes advertised on this site are held at the Heroes Boarding and Training facility in Whately Ma. Contact Sharon directly to sign up for classes listed below.
Sharon 413-336-0598 www.atyourservicedogtraining.com
At Your Service Dog Training Therapy & Service Dog Classes Specialty classes that go beyond basics for future service and therapy dogs
Basic Skills for Therapy & Service Dogs
Is your dog or puppy a future SDiT, ESA, or therapy dog? This beginner level course 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. 8 weeks.
$215. Wed Oct 7 at 5 PM. Register: https://aysdtschedule.as.me/Basic
Intermediate Skills for Therapy & Service Dogs
Has your dog completed at least one basic manners course? Are they ready for the next level? This Intermediate course trains your dog to pay attention, follow cues, and relax around distracting sights, sounds, and surfaces similar to therapy and public access setting. Train RELIABLE down-stay, leash walking, stand, tricks/task foundations, greet/ignore strangers.
8 weeks. $215. Wed Oct 7 at 6:30 PM. Register: https://aysdtschedule.as.me/Intermediate
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Train your dog in the 10 skills tested by the AKC’s CGC and be truly prepared to take the test! Ignore approaching dogs, relax when handler moves out of sight, calmly greet strangers. CGC may reduce homeowner insurance or rent (ask your landlord or insurance company). Essential for therapy & service dogs. Open to any dog that has completed rewards-based basic manners. Previous Intermediate is recommended.
7 classes + test with AKC CGC Evaluator. $215 includes evaluator fee. Tue Oct 20 at 5 PM. Register: https://aysdtschedule.as.me/CGC
Public Access 1 (for Service Dogs)
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. “Grocery store obstacle course” and other simulations of real-life environments. Handlers report much greater ease in public after completion. $215. Tue Oct 20 at 6:30 PM. Register: https://aysdtschedule.as.me/PA1
Taught in a 4000 sq ft, well-ventilated indoor space – Heroes, 203 Long Plain Rd., Whately 01393
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.