An assortment of food treats brought in by one of our students.
So you’ve registered your dog for the training class, now what do you need to bring? Here is the list of supplies you should bring to your obedience class
- Puppy Class: We prefer that puppies attending the classes have already had their first DHLPP shot. If you prefer not to give the combination DHLPP you must at least have the Distemper and Parvovirus shots. Shot records are required for all puppy training classes. Shot records need to be provided at the first class and can consist of a vet receipt, shot-vial sticker, a note from your puppy’s breeder, or a checked-off list with the puppy’s shots. Additionally we are now requiring that your puppy have his Kennel Cough (Bordetella) Vaccination.
- Adult Dog Class and Second Step Dog Class : Your dog must to be up to date on all vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian. As suggested in recent local news reports, we highly recommend that you double check that your dog is up to date on your Parvo and Kennel Cough (Bordetella) vaccines.
- A hungry dog – don’t feed your dog its most recent meal prior to class. We promise your dog wont starve and will have the opportunity to eat tons of food during class!
- A dog thats a little bit tired. A 20 minute walk prior to the start of class is recommended for all dogs.
- Dog Collar and Leash – Your collar must snap or buckle. NO CHOKE CHAINS OR PRONG COLLARS. If you desire, you may use a harness or head halter instead of a collar. Your leash must be approximately 6 feet long. Flexi leashes are not allowed inside the classroom, they can be dangerous for other dogs and a hazard to those with disabilities who are unstable on their feet.
- At least 2 cups of treats. Only 1 cup of your dogs regular kibble can count towards your classes 2 cup treat allocation. The other cup must contain a high value reward such as cheese, cold cuts, hot dogs, peanut butter or Ziwi Peak Dog Food. The more variation you have on your high value rewards the more likely you are to find a treat an excited dog will eat.
- A high value chew toy. This can include anything from a Kong stuffed with peanut butter, a rawhide, a bully stick, a pigs ear or even a raw bone. This chew toy must be something consumable – a nylabone, greenie or stuffed toy does not count.
- For the adult dog class: a towel or a bed for your dog to lie on
- Money if you desire to purchase some of the supplies listed on this list in class. We will have Kongs, bully sticks, rawhides and Ziwi Peak Dog Food for sale at the beginning of class.