General Class Information
All classes are one hour unless otherwise indicated. Classes include 15 minutes of homework at least twice a week. Proof of current parvovirus, distemper, and parainfluenza vaccinations for dogs are required for all classes. We also require proof of current rabies vaccination for all dogs over four months old. You may want to also vaccinate your dog against Bordetella (kennel cough) based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.
Dogs attending class should not have any visible signs of illness or disease, ex. Runny nose, cough, eye discharge, diarrhea, vomiting or mange. No female dogs in heat in class.
Payment can be made in advance via PayPal by sending the amount to firstname.lastname@example.org, or pay by check at the first class. Sessions will be held at the Encore building, 301 EA Darden Drive, Anniston, AL 36201.
If you have questions, email us or call 256-403-0723.
Lessons and evaluations are generally conducted at the Encore Enrichment Center facility. For private session at a client’s home, an additional charge for drive time and mileage will apply.
There’s a whole lot more to being a puppy than just being cute and cuddly! Puppyhood is when a dog’s brain is developing the fastest, much like human children’s brain’s. So let’s give your puppy the best chance they can have to grow up to be a well socialized adult dog. Puppies at least three months and up to 9 months old, who have completed at least 3 rounds of vaccinations, are welcome. Sit, settle, stay, down, stand, come when called and walking nicely on leash are all covered, as well as socializing your puppy to such life situations as groomers and vet visits, and many of the life events your dog will encounter.
Adult Manners 9 months to 9 years or older, it’s never too early or too late to teach your dog how to behave! Always in style and most appreciated by friends and family, good dog manners will last your dog’s lifetime. Learning how and why R+ techniques work will last you for the rest of the life of every dog you will ever have! Sit, settle, stay, down, stand, come when called and walking nicely on leash are all covered. All dogs over 9 months old with all vaccinations are welcome.
Introduction to K9 Nose Work (1) $120 for the six-week session.
Class covers the history and philosophy of nose work, the concept of the game, handler observation skills, and getting the dog focused. The dogs search for high value food or a toy. Searches are conducted inside.
Introduction to K9 Nose Work (2) $120 for the six-week session.
Class introduces the dog to searching vehicles, outside, and closed containers. More challenging searches and environments are introduced.
Introduction to Odor $120 for the six-week session.
The dog learns to search for birch odor in all four elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers.
Advanced Nose Work $120 for the six-week session.
Dogs are introduced to anise and clove odors and prepare for odor recognition tests and competitive trials.
Twice a Month
Loose Leash Walking
Obedience, general behavior issue: $40/hour
Dog or human aggression, severe fearfulness: $50/hour
Nose Work: $30/45 minutes
Dog evaluation for individual issues or behaviors and training plan development: $60 for the first hour
Our facility can accommodate a variety of dog-related or human events, from seminars to retreats to mini-competitions.