Frequently Asked Questions
How long are Paws Abilities Dog Training Classes?
Most classes meet one time per week for 6 weeks, one hour per week.
Focus & Control class meets one time per week for 6 weeks and is 1.5 hours each week. Agility Unleashed meets once per week for 6 weeks and is 1 hour and 15 minutes each week.
Where are your classes located?
On the schedule in the comments area we will state the name of the clinic where class will be held.
How much do classes at Paws Abilities Dog Training cost?
Can my children come with me to class and help train our dog?
Yes! We are family-friendly and welcome kids in all of our classes. A responsible adult must attend class each week if the handler is under 18. We also recommend that a second adult attend class if bringing very young children so that the dog's handler can devote their full attention to the lesson.
How big are your classes?
Class sizes are kept small so that you and your dog get plenty of individual attention. A typical class will have between 4-8 students for one instructor, or 10-12 students for two instructors.
Beginning agility class typically has a 3 to 1 student:teacher ratio.
Reactive dog class is limited to 4 dogs and has two instructors.
What if I have to miss a class?
We will miss you! If you plan to miss a class due to a trip or other planned absense, you can speak with your instructor ahead of time for information on what will be covered in class. If you must miss a class due to an emergency, you can call or email your instructor to catch up on what you missed.
Some class curriculums build on exercises learned each week or require the attendance of all dog/handler teams to make class successful, and missing these classes may put you behind or make the class experience less valuable to other students. Please talk to your instructor for instructions if you are planning to miss a Reactive Dog or Control Unleashed class.
Will I have to carry a clicker with me for the rest of my dog's life?
No! The clicker is a tool which will help you teach your dog new behaviors quickly and easily. Once your dog has learned a behavior, you will no longer need to use the clicker for that behavior. Instructions for fading the clicker and treats are covered in Puppy Kindergarten and Beginning Obedience class.