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group classes

Small group classes using science-based, humane training methods. 

Important information before registering for classes

  • Lessons and classes are non-refundable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. 

  • If you miss a class, we are unable to offer make-up classes.

  • Read our Pre-Class Information for directions, rules, and what to bring to class.

  • Learn about our Ethics and Training Methods.

sOCIALIZATION & MANNERS CLASSES

Puppy-Meeting

$200 / 4 Classes or $50 / Class 

Continuous Enrollment Puppy Start Right Socialization Class

Instructor: Kieran Halliday, KPA-CTP, Certified Puppy Start Right Instructor

Every Saturday at 12:00 pm start any time

Certified Puppy Start Right Preschool Instructors

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

*for puppies under 16 weeks of age

Proper socialization is extremely important for puppies under 16 weeks of age. Studies show that positive exposure to puppies, people, handling, novel items and sounds can prevent behavior concerns. Unfortunately, getting your puppy into a socialization class at the right time can be a challenge.

About Continuous Enrollment

With continuous enrollment puppies under 16 weeks of age start class right away (depending on availability), and continue attending for at least for weeks (or longer if you choose). This customized approach ensures that your puppy experiences positive socialization when they need it. Once puppies complete Puppy Start Right, they are eligible to move into Basic Manners Classes.

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$250

Basic Manners

Instructors: Michelle Wieser, KPA-CTP, CDBC & Jenn Stellbrink BSc, KPA-CTP

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Basic Manners Class is for older puppies, teens and adult dogs who need to learn the basics. Learn foundation skills and behaviors that you and your dog need to achieve a life time of successful learning including focus, targeting, recalls, leave-it, polite walking and settle. You will learn how to observe and reinforce desirable behaviors, and build a bond based on fun and reinforcement.

For all dogs over 4 months of age. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes a clicker and emailed homework.​ 

Important Requirements

Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people in order to attend. Dogs who are fearful, reactive or aggressive towards people and dogs are best suited for private coaching. Please contact before registering if you're uncertain about your dog's suitability.

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$250

Level 2 Manners

Instructor, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, Fear Free Certified

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Select one of the dates above to be added to the wait-list for the next available class. 

Take the skills your dog learned in Basic Manners to the next level. This skill building class, provides opportunities to practice manners skills with additional distractions and challenges present. Many teams with younger dogs repeat this class to develop reliable manners skills. We believe the best learning happens when it's wrapped up in positive reinforcement and games! We will introduce engaging games that boost your dog's confidence and strengthen your bond like never before.  

Dogs must have completed Basic Manners. If you've completed basic classes with another trainer, contact us to discuss suitability. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes emailed homework.​

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$250

Level 3 Manners & Games

Instructor, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, Fear Free Certified

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Congratulations, skilled dog handlers! If you've completed Level 2 Manners, continue your training journey through interactive training games. We have curated challenging and fun games that will elevate your training skills, and leave both you and your dog excited for every class. Note that this is a new and improved curriculum. Our previous Level 3 Manners was focused on the Canine Good Neighbor Program. This new curriculum is focused on fun and engaging games. 

Dogs must have completed Level 2 Manners. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs.

Couple with Dog

$300

Therapy Dog Team Training

Instructor, Michelle Wieser, Certified Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant, Therapy Dog Evaluator

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

First class is for humans only (no dogs). 6 Classes. Maximum of 6 dogs.

Complete the questionnaire to get on the wait-list for the next class

Therapy dogs volunteer with their owners to sit with people who need comfort or affection. Therapy work can include visiting hospitals and senior centers, offering students comfort during exams, or helping children learn to read. Teams will be required to complete a questionnaire to determine their dog's suitability, prior to registering for the class. 

Course Details: 

Designed to equip handlers and their dogs with the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a successful therapy dog team.  Teams will learn about the role and ideal traits of therapy dogs, handler expectations, understanding canine body language, and preparation for Therapy Dog Certification Testing. Training activities will include manners during therapy visits, greeting and handling by strangers, calmness around distractions, noises, novel objects, and other dogs. 

Important Requirements: 

Dogs must be over one year of age, and must have completed Level 2 Manners Classes with Wise Canine. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. Please contact before registering if you're uncertain about your dog's suitability.

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$250

Tricks

Instructor, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, Fear Free Certified

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Transform your dog into a trick-tastic sensation! This class is designed to be a fun and interactive experience for both you and your dog.

In this class, you'll teach your dog a variety entertaining tricks while building a strong bond and mutual trust. Using the clicker training method, we'll emphasize clear communication and reward-based techniques to make learning a breeze.

Important Requirements
Dogs must have completed Basic Manners in order to attend. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. 

Nosework Classes

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$250

Level 2 Nosework - Searching Interiors

Instructor, Michelle Wieser KPA-CTP, CDBC

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

For teams who have completed Introduction to Nosework with Wise Canine, are confidently searching for Birch Odor in containers, and are ready for new challenges. Take your searches to a new level by introducing more challenging interior and container searches.

Dogs must have completed Introduction to Nosework with Wise Canine and be able to search for Birch Odor in containers. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 Dogs.

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$250

Level 4 Nosework - Introducing Distractions

Instructor, Michelle Wieser KPA-CTP, CDBC

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

For teams who have successfully completed Nosework Level 3 and are ready to elevate their scent detection skills. Strengthen your dog's focus as they learn to focus on searching in the face of real-world distractions including food, toys, sounds, dog odors and movement.

Completion of Level 3 Nosework is required prior to joining this class. Contact us to discuss suitability if you're unsure. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 Dogs. 

Behavior Modification CLASSES

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$260

Level 2 Nosework for Feisty Fido/Calm & Focused Graduates

Instructor, Michelle Wieser KPA-CTP, CDBC

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

For teams who have completed Intro Nosework for Feisty Fido and Calm/Focused Graduates. We will build on success from Intro Nosework by introducing more challenging container searches, and introducing interior searches (placing the odor tin on furniture and objects). Enjoy a safe environment set up for dogs who need additional space. Help your dog continue to build confidence and positive associations with activities involving other dogs. 

​Prerequisite: Completion of Intro Nosework for Feisty Fido/Calm & Focused Graduates. Contact us to discuss suitability if you're unsure. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 5 Dogs. Includes emailed homework. 

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$250

Calm & Focused for Teenage Dogs

Instructors, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, Fear Free Certified 

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

This class is for adolescent dogs under the age of 2 who have 'big' feelings! Dogs who may be over-excited, highly distracted, worried, or lacking confidence. We will be using pattern games to help your dog acclimate, cope, relax and focus on you in a class environment. Bring all the treats, we'll be using them! 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes emailed homework.​

​Prerequisite: Basic Manners or Private Lessons are required prior to joining this class. Dogs over 2 years of age, are best suited to attend 'Chill Out'. Dogs who struggle with reactive behavior (barking and lunging at other dogs) are best suited for Feisty Fido Class. Contact us if you need help deciding which class is the best fit. 

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$250

Wildlife Wise Canines: Control the Chase

Instructors, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, Fear Free Certified 

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

A relationship building, introductory class for dogs who have a desire to, or history of, chasing wildlife. Learn force free, reinforcement based strategies to channel your dog's natural instincts in a safe and rewarding manner. Instead of fighting your dog's natural urges, your dog will learn to see you as a partner when wildlife are near. Max 6 dogs. Emailed homework will be provided. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 Dogs. Emailed homework will be provided.

 

Important Requirements

This course is not applicable for addressing chasing of bicycles, joggers, dogs, children, other pets or farm animals. Teams must have completed Basic Manners prior to registering. Dogs must be friendly with people and dogs. 

Why Our Classes Are Great

Small Sizes

Most classes are limited to 6 dogs, ensuring that everyone has the space and attention they need to succeed.

Homework

You will receive detailed homework messages to help you train at home. 

Positive Training

Enjoy a welcoming, supportive environment using modern, positive training techniques for your dog and you. 

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