We offer daytime and evening classes at Bentley’s Pet Stuff in Plymouth. Class sizes are limited to no more than five dogs per instructor to make sure that you receive as much individual attention as possible.
Good Manners Classes
Our goal is a dog that you are happy to live with and proud to own. We help you open a clear line of communication with your dog so you get the behaviors you want and eliminate the behaviors that you dislike. Our curriculum is designed around the American Kennel Club STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen certifications. And our dog-friendly methods are geared to be fun for both you and your dog!
Only adults may train in Good Manners classes, however children are welcome to observe if they can remain seated for one hour. Good Manners 1 class fee is $140 for six weekly one-hour sessions. Upon completing Good Manners 1 we recommend Good Manners 2 and Good Manners 3 classes.
Due to limited class sizes make-up classes are unavailable for missed classes – but handouts will be provided and we are happy to answer any questions.
K9 Nose Work Classes
Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy-to-learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using her nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat that’s hidden in one of several boxes: the game quickly expands to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced and competion skills are taught.
K9 Nose Work is $150 for six weekly one-hour sessions. Class size is restricted to 4 students. Graduates of Good Manners classes will be given priority when filling classes.
- Tricks! Is a four week class and covers things like sit-pretty, bow, play dead, crawl, back-up, leg weave, and clean-up! Or if you have some other trick you want to try let us know. You can even earn an AKC trick dog title!
- Come! Here! Now! Is a two week class that includes games, tips and drills to get your dog to come quickly when called.
- Out’n About. Is a two week class that takes you and your pup out in public to practice good manners skills in the real world.
Speciality classes are open to graduates of Good Manners level 1 and up.