Tuesday
Intermediate Class                                                    6 weeks $75.00  
Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 pm                            with Donna Blews-Pappas
Open to all those who have completed our Beginner Dog Training class and want to go on with their training. Also open to others who have completed a beginner class elsewhere.
 
Dog Obedience Guidance School
Beginner Class                                                           6 weeks $90.00
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 pm                            with Donna Blews-Pappas

Open to all dogs and puppies 3 month of age and older. The course teaches the dog owner how to train their own dog.

The basics: Come when called, sit, down, stand, walk on loose leash, plus more.
Call 413-204-1107 to reserve a spot. Limit 10 dogs.


Wednesday
Dog Obedience Guidance School
Rally Obedience                                                               $10 Drop in   
Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am                    with Donna Blews-Pappas 
This class is geared for dog owners wanting to compete at AKC/UKC/ASCA, etc. Rally Dog Shows. Rally is a set of signs that have instructions on them. The signs are set up as a course. The dog and owner walk the course stopping at the signs and follow the direction on each sign. The owner makes the dog do what is written on the sign and then moves on to the next sign.
 
Dog Obedience Guidance School
Rally Masters Class                                                                       $10 Drop in
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am                  with Donna Blews-Pappas 
This class is geared for the competitive Rally Exhibitor. Come learn the New AKC Rally Master Signs and new AKC Rules for the AKC Masters Class.
 
Dog Obedience Guidance School                              
Beginner Class                                                          6 weeks $90.00
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm                      with Donna Blews-Pappas

Open to all dogs and puppies 3 month of age and older. The course teaches the dog owner how to train their own dog.

The basics: Come when called, sit, down, stand, walk on loose leash, plus more.
Call 413-204-1107 to reserve a spot. Limit 10 dogs.

Breed Handling Class                                                       $10 Drop in  
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 pm                                with Cathy Figueroa  
Training will be done by Cathy Figueroa. Her Saint Bernard won Best of Breed at Westminister 2008. Come share her expertise!
 
Thursday
Competition Run-Throughs                                               $5 per run 
Thursday 9:00-9:30 am                            with Donna Blews-Pappas  
For those competing in obedience at dog shows. Designed for the dog owner who wants to compete in the regular obedience classes at AKC/UKC/ASCA, etc. dog shows. The owner and dog run through routines they would encounter while competing at these dogs shows. $5 drop in fee per run through.
 
Group Heeling Class (Intermediate Class)              $10 per 1 hour    
Thursday 9:30-10:30 am                       with Donna Blews-Pappas
Open to anyone wishing to continue their training or prep their dog for dog shows. The group heeling class is geared for the dog owners who wish to further their dogs training past a beginner class. In this class they perfect their training. It is also open to anyone who wishes to continue their training to perfect their dogs performance to compete at AKC/UKC/ASCA, etc. dog shows. $10 drop in fee for the hour.
 
Beginner Class                                                        6 weeks $90.00     
Thursday 10:30-11:30 am                     with Donna Blews-Pappas     

This class is open to all pet owners, and even those who show, who wish to learn how to train their own dog, or starting out a new dog in training. Tips are given on all aspects of dog training and behavior. Lessons taught are: walking on a loose leash, respond always to your commands for sit, stand, stay, come when called. Other topics touched upon are unwanted behaviors in the home and out in public areas, and how to work to remove these behaviors to make the dog a better Canine Citizen around all distractions. 6 week class meeting once a week for 1 hour. Homework is given each week and reviewed the next week of class.

Taught according to the AKC guidelines for the AKC STAR Puppy program. All puppies completing the 6 week beginner class who are between the ages of 3 months to 1 year will receive an application to be sent into AKC (the American Kennel Club) to receive the AKC Star Puppy certificate and medal. This program is open to all puppies purebred and mixbreed and designer breed.

 Private lessons by appointment only
 •CGC & CGCA testing available by appointment
 
Advanced Agility                                                                                   
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm                                         with Jim Helems   
Agility can be a great sport for you and your dog even if you never plan on competing in the sport. All dogs can enjoy the sport. They will learn confidence, obedience and will build a great bond with you.
 

Donna Blews-Pappas                              

Phone: 413-204-1107
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Professional dog trainer and member of NADOI, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors.

• UKC/AKC Conformation Judge
• AKC/UKC/ASCA/CDSP Obedience/Rally Judge
• AKC Star Puppy Evaluator
• AKC Canine Good Citizen Tester (CGC)
• AKC Community Canine Tester (CGCA)
• AKC Urban Canine Tester (CGCU)
• AKC Trick Dog Tester
• P.A.T. (Puppy Aptitude Tester) for puppy litters

 

Jim Helems                              

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Email: dogpals1@gmail.com
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Jim has been training dogs all his life, but after retiring from the U.S. Air Force, (Field Medic), he started working with dogs in Behavior Modification, Dog Sports and in basic dog training skills.

But Pyro, one of Jim’s dogs has helped him learn more than any formal training class could ever do. Pyro is an Australian Shepherd, a herding breed, that has dog to dog issues, hyper anxiety levels and is hyper vigilant. Jim wanted to help him to live in our human world and in this effort he traveled, with Pyro throughout the U.S. working with some of the best trainers in the U.S.

Jim's other credentials are:
• APDT Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator
• Dog Scouts of America Scoutmaster Evaluator
• Good Canine Citizen (CGC) Evaluator
• Certified Dog Trick Instructor
• Licensed Pet Tech Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor
• Certified American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor
• Licensed Presenter for Dogs and Storks
• Presenter for “Be A Tree” Dog Bite Prevention programs
 

 

 

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