"Our goal is not to supress behavior and teach subservience.
Our goal is to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm and self-control." —The Dog Rules, by Kyra Sundance
Have a blast with your dog learning various behaviors and tricks that can be used a variety of ways:
as tools when distractions are needed, mental and physical stimulation,, bond building, pure fun!
There are 5 levels in the program for your dog to earn titles (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Champion).
Open to all levels - dogs should have some basic social manners - cost for official title certificate and registry ($20) is not included in session fee, and is optional. Description of each level can be found below.
Classes are ongoing and run as 4-class sessions, $115 per session
meets Tuesdays 6-7pm, 1X/wk for 4 wks)
9-11 to 10-2
10-9 to 10-30
11-6 to 11-27
*12-2 to 12-23 (*Class is held on Sundays in December only)
Online registration simply holds your spot in class, and is required.
After you register for your class return to this page if you would like to pay via Paypal or Credit Card
(scroll down to pay - a 3% processing fee is added).
If you prefer to pay via check, please mail to: 11 East Chestnut Hill Lane, Suite B, Reisterstown, MD 21136
You will receive an email confirming your spot once payment has been been received and processed.
A copy of your dog's latest veterinary records is required to participate in any class.
We also certify for AKC Trick Dog titles.
Let your instructor know your preference in the comments section on the sign-up page.
The only Great Pyrenees in the country to achieve all 5 Trick Dog Titles!
The AKC recognizes the importance of Trick Training!
Check out this excerpt on their website:
"Looking for a fun training project for dogs and owners? You might want to try out the “Do More With Your Dog” program created by famous Hollywood trainer and AKC competitor Kyra Sundance.
This goal-oriented program creates a solid foundation of obedience in the format of learning simple tricks that owners keep track of and apply to titles. Many of the behaviors recognized can be found in parallel tests such as the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy program and the AKC Canine Good Citizen program, and there are also more complex behaviors that can even land a canine movie role.
There is no compulsion or aversive training here. The accent is on fun and positive reinforcement to create drive for both the human and canine partner. The behaviors are applicable to many AKC competitive venues including conformation, obedience, agility, and more."