DogLife®

BreedAbove DogLife® is a whole new approach to training and education that offers a wide variety of options in canine training, educational programs and seminars. DogLife® will give you the understanding and tools you need to have the best relationship with your furry kids. Sessions are structured to offer help in understanding and directing the beginning behaviors in puppies, the newly adopted adult dog and the senior dog. We offer a series of progressive group classes and seminars that provide a foundation of tools and knowledge to help you give your dog the best direction possible. We also offer single session specialty seminars that address relevant topics that challenge many dog parents.

Classes, Clinics and Seminars

DogLife® provides the foundation of education and tools to help you teach your dog the very basic life rewards of positive behaviors. Almost all positive behavior stems from the basics of getting and holding your dog’s attention, teaching “sit, down, come” and building a positive relationship that fits your lifestyle. Once basic behaviors are learned a world of training and fun await you and your dog.

Please contact us for current schedule and offerings.

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DogLife® Parenting 100 Series – Classes, Clinics and Seminars

DogLife® Parenting 101: Orientation

Class ID: DLP101OR

DogLife® Orientation sets the foundation for understanding training as a lifestyle. This class launches the concept of DogLife® and helps parents understand the ins and outs of parenting furry kids.

The hour is packed with valuable articles, a basic understanding of dog nutrition, an introduction to the importance of grooming even if your dog doesn’t need a haircut, introduction to dog psychology, understanding socialization and why dogs need it and so much more! This is a great place to start if you’re considering adopting a dog and want to have a greater understanding of the responsibilities and options that are available to you and your family.

All dog parents must attend DogLife® Parenting Orientation as a prerequisite to taking other classes unless waived by trainer. This one-hour seminar is free for a limited time when you sign up for a secondary class or seminar.

• 1 session
• 1 hour duration (used as a prerequisite)
• Dog parents only, no dogs, children welcome
• $55 (or free when registering for a secondary class or seminar)
• See DogLife® 100 Series calendar for dates and times
• This class is offered several times a week. Please call and let us know if you have schedule conflicts.

DogLife® Parenting 102: Understanding the Reasons for Behaviors

Class ID: DLP102UB

This value-packed session expands on the knowledge building of DogLife® Parenting 101 and further explores dog training as a lifestyle. In DogLife® terms this means using obedience to get manners as a state of mind.

  • 1 session
  • 1.5 hours duration
  • Parents only, no dogs, children welcome
  • Please see DogLife® 100 Series calendar for dates and times
  • This class is offered once a month. Please let us know if you have schedule conflicts or have immediate interest!
  • $55

DogLife® Parenting103: Identifying and Understanding Anxiety in Dogs

Class ID: DLP103:UANX

This informational class will help you identify what anxiety is in dogs and provides a framework to
identify possible solutions. We will cover key points from prevention to knowing when to call in the experts.

  • 1 session
  • 1.5 hours duration
  • Parents only, no dogs
  • Please see DogLife® 100 Series calendar for dates and times
  • This class is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have schedule conflicts or have immediate interest!

 

DogLife® Puppy 200 Series

DogLife® Puppy 201: The New Furry Baby

Class ID: DLPuppy201:PUP

At this stage puppies are learning their name, what house training is all about, understanding and monitoring bite inhibition, proper puppy confinement to preventing separation anxiety. You will learn the beginning basics of establishing lifetime behaviors. This class will help you understand what socialization is and why puppies need it for a lifetime of good behaviors.

  • 4 class sessions
  • Email support 30 days following class
  • Each class is 1 hour duration
  • This class is best suited for puppies ages 12 – 20 weeks (five months)
  • Parents and children are welcome to attend
  • Puppies should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy levels
  • Please see DogLife® 200 Series calendar for dates and times
  • $135

DogLife® 202 Puppy: Troubleshooting House Training

Class ID: DLPuppy202:PUPHT

This class targets puppies that are 4-5 months old and/or the newly adopted adult dog that hasn’t showed much house training progress or is having elimination challenges in their new home. You will uncover the basics of how a dog learns and what instincts are typical, discovering problems and solutions to practice. We provide 30 days of email support beyond the class to help with this issue.

  • 2 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents only, no dogs
  • Please see DogLife® 200 Series for dates and times.
  • This clinic is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • $75

 

DogLife®300 Series

DogLife® 301: Understanding Basic Manners

Class ID: DL301:BASIC

This series helps you build a foundation of skills needed to create a well-mannered canine member of the family. Almost all behaviors stem from the basics: getting and keeping eye contact, positive response to basic commands: “sit, stay, come”, dog to dog interactions and walking on a loose leash. You will learn what socialization is and why it is important.

  • 4 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents and children are welcome to attend
  • Email support 30 days following class
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy levels
  • Please see DogLife 300 calendar for dates and times
  • $135

DogLife® 302:Greetings/Biting/Jumping

Class ID: DL302:GBJ

These two information packed sessions focus on providing solutions to three common challenges: jumping, biting and creating good greetings. Help your dog establish the polite way to greet calmly.

  • 2 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents and children are welcome to attend
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy levels
  • Email support 30 days following class
  • This class is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • If you question your dog’s ability to be around other dogs in an open class environment please let us know.
  • Please see DogLife 300 Series calendar for dates and times.
  • $75

DogLife® 303: Walking Your Dog With a Loose Leash

Class ID: DL303:LL

Does your dog walk you instead of the other way around? Sign up to learn how to direct your dog for a more enjoyable walk in the park.

  • 2 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents and children are welcome to attend
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy level
  • Email support 30 days following class
  • This class is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • Please see DogLife® 300 Series calendar for dates and times.
  • $75

 

DogLife®400 Series

DogLife® 400 level classes are for dogs and their parents that have mastered basic commands and have the goal to take obedience and manners to an advanced level.

DogLife® 401: Advanced Manners

Class ID: DL401:AM

This class helps with furthering duration and distance with more challenging distractions. You will learn how to practice recall (“come!” command) and send back to play (“ok, go play!”). You will gain an understandng and practice non-treat, life reward reinforcement to gain advanced manners.

  • 4 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents and dogs only
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy level
  • Email support 30 days following class
  • This class is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • Please see DogLife® 400 Series calendar for dates and times.
  • If you question your dog’s ability to be around other dogs in an open class environment please call and let us know.
  • $135

DogLife® 402: Canine Good Citizen

DL402: AMCGC

Learning the required skills for the AKC Canine Good Citizen’s Certification. This class is a prerequisite to entering training to become a certified therapy dog. The class fee includes the AKC book and certificate if your dog passes.

  • 3 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy levels
  • If you question your dog’s ability to be around other dogs in an open class environment please call and let us know.
  • Class fee includes AKC booklet and testing by Certified CGC Evaluator
  • This class is offered every other month. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • Please see DogLife® 400 Series calendar for dates and times
  • $135

 

DogLife® 500

DogLife® 501: Therapy Assistance Certification

Therapy Assistance Certification allows you and your dog to visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, hospice organizations and more. This level certification is necessary in order to have your dog participate onsite with these types of organizations. DogLife® 301 , 401 and successfully passing 402 are prerequisite. BreedAbove has national certified to train, test and award this certification.

DL500: TAC
  • 3 class sessions
  • 1 hour duration
  • Parents and dogs only
  • Dogs should come to class slightly hungry with medium energy levels
  • If you question your dog’s ability to be around other dogs in an open class environment please let us know.
  • This class is offered on a limited basis. Please let us know if you have immediate interest.
  • Please see DogLife® Series 500 calendar for dates and times.