Pet Training Classes




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Pet Training Classes  6 weeks

ALL CLASSES STRICT 8 DOG LIMIT Due Covid -19 Guidelines.
MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT

Winter  2021 tentative schedule

TUESDAYS starts tentatively 1/19/21

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am - Advanced Obedience Training  w/ Jill Bergmann  $160 This class is for
dogs 6 months and older.  This class is a continuation of Basic or Puppy Kindergarten obedience.   We
will perfect the skills from beginner obedience, in addition to doing stand for exams,  automatic sits on
loose leash walking,  longer recalls,  sit stays and down stays and more.    ( Must have taken Beginner
Obedience , Puppy Kindergarten or instructor approval)Strict 8 dog limit.

Tuesdays 9:45-11:00     AKC Rally Novice, Intermediate (TEACHING RALLY  CLASS) w/ Jill
Bergmann.
    $145  This class will teach all of the AKC novice and Intermediate Rally signs, rules,
handling tips,  how to read course maps, and running Novice and Intermediate  8 DOG LIMIT

Tuesdays 11:30-12:30 pm Beginners Agility III INDOORS ( Foundation agility for fun basics) w/ Jill
Bergmann $150  
This class is a continuation of a fun foundation class to introduce you and your dog to
the fun world of agility.  You will learn basic handling skills, and all the foundation steps to get started
playing in agility.  Recalls, jumping, contact training, waits are all incorporated.


Tuesday pm starts tentatively 1/19/21

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) with Jill Bergmann $160.   This class will
be taking advanced obedience skills a step further and train all of the skills needed to pass the AKC
canine good citizen test.  CGC is the foundation step for therapy dog training. Skills include loose leash
walking, stays, recalls, sit to be petted, meet and greets and more.

Tuesdays 6:15-7:15    Puppy  Kindergarten ( AKC Puppy Star ) w/ Jill Bergmann $160.  This class is
for puppies from 8 weeks to around 5 months old; this class will have some puppy socialization time, as
well as getting your puppy started on basic obedience.  Your puppy is like a sponge at this age and it is
great time to shape learning behaviors and teach basic skills they will need the rest of their lives.  We
will cover sit,   stand, and leave it, off, loose leash walking, name game, come and various attention
games. The focus on this class is to teach the puppy how to learn and to shape positive behaviors and
pinpoint possible future issues, address them now. Puppies will be tested for the AKC Puppy Star
Certification on week 6.     Please bring a flat buckle collar for your dog, 6 foot leash, and human treats
cut  into small pieces such as: turkey or chicken uncooked hot dogs, string cheese, pieces of steak or
chicken etc. STRICT 8 DOG LIMIT.  MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE TO HOLD A SPOT




STRICT 8 DOG LIMIT.  MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE
TO HOLD A SPOT  

Saturdays starts tentatively 1/
9/21

9:30-10:30 am Advanced Beginners w/ Wendy Kinnear $160  This class is desinged for dogs that
have completed STAR Puppy class, Basic Obedience Class or the equivalent.  The skills learned in
those two classes will now be expanded upon.  You will learn how to teach the dog to respond to
commands faster and add distance to your recall.  We will begin to add distance to your recall.  We will
begin to add distance and reliability to the stays nd continue to work on going and settling in a place.  We
will continue work on loose leash walking and transition back and forth between free walking and stay
with me walking.  We will continue explore the wait vs. stay commands.  You will continue work with the
leave it command so you only have to tell the dog once.  This is the class that will get you ready to begin
to enter the world of companion dog sports or start pursuing competition obedience and or rally or
starting you and your dog on the road to having your dog become a certified therapy dog.

10:40-11;40 am PUPPY KINDERGARTEN (AKC PUPPY STAR )CLASS  w/ Wendy Kinnear $160  This
class is for young puppies 6 months and under.  All skills for a  well-
behaved  puppy are taught and all
puppies are tested on week 6 for AKC Puppy Star Certification.  Skills will include sit and down on
command, come when called, stay and walking nicely on a leash.  You will lean how to socialize your
puppy to all to sights and sounds that they will be exposed to during their life.  There will be time for
some structured play time with the other puppies.

11:50-12:50 pm BASIC  OBEDIENCE CLASS.w/ Wendy Kinnear $160  This class is for young dogs
over 6 months of age and older who are nearly full grown.  It is the ideal class for dogs that have been
rescued and are new to your home or have never had any training.  All basic life skills every dog should
know to be a well-behaved member of the family and community.  The skills taught will include all the
skills taught in the STAR Puppy class.

Sundays 1/10/21

Sundays 11:45-1:00  Introduction to Rally Obedience $145 -Rally is a fun sport for you and your dog.  
It is like an obstacle course where you work your way through 12-14 signs.  You may talk and encourage
your dog the entire time.  Both verbal and hand signals are allowed as to travel from sign to sign.  This
class is for dogs that have taken the Puppy or basic Obedience class, and learned the basic skills of sit,
down, stay and come commands.  This class will introduce and teach you the skills necessary to
compete in Novice and Intermediate Rally competitions.  You will learn how to read and how to negotiate
through a rally class.

Sundays 1:10-2:10  Trick Training Class w/ Wendy Kinnear $160 . Your dog should know the basic
commands of sit and down.  This class introduces fun tricks at a Novice and Intermediate level.  By
teaching you dog tricks you help dogs learn and build foundation skills.  We will use positive motivational
method of Training thru praise and treats. You can now earn AKC Trick Dog Titles.  On the last day of
classes your dog can be tested for the Novice Dog Trick Title.

Sundays 2:20-3:20. Introduction to Competition Beginner Obedience with Wendy Kinnear $160
Dogs entering this class should have completed an Advanced Beginners level Class and be interested in
pursuing competition obedience.  Beginner Novice Obedience is the very first level of competition offered
by the AKC.  This class is designed to start you and your dog off in competition obedience.  Everything
you will need to compete in Beginner Novice will be covered .  The following skills will be taught.  
Heeling with change of paces and directional changes, square fronts, direct recalls, extended stays, your
return to heel position.  We will also talk about and work on the importance of the ring entrance, transition
between from one exercise to the next.  We will discuss the importance of attention that you and your dog
give each other while working in the ring.  Rules for each exercise will be covered.



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Refund Policy:
There are no refunds after THE FIRST class has started. ** Reactive dogs will be removed from
group classes without a refund and must sign up for private lessons before going back to group
classes .  There are no refunds or credits if you miss a class.  As a courtesy, you can make up a
missed class during the same session only, for a class of the same level, with instructor approval,
if time and space permit.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON MISSED CLASSES.  If classes have to be
canceled for reasons beyond our control such as acts of Nature, disasters, Pandamics etc THERE
ARE NO REFUNDS AND NO MAKEUP CLASSES.  The remaining classes we will do remote
lessons via facebook private groups.  

There is a $15 fee for returned checks.

**
No reactive dogs will not be permitted in group classes.  It  is unfair to other dogs in the class.  It can be very disruptive and unproductive to
other dogs in the class. They must start out in private lessons first. Reactive does not always mean aggressive, dogs who constantly bark at
other dogs or people in excitement are "reactive" to the group setting and private lessons will help give you the skills needed to participate
and move on to group classes.


What class Should I be in?
Pet Class Progression
1. Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience
2. Advanced Beginner Obedience
3.  Canine Good Citizens/Therapy Dog

If you decide to continue their education and possibly compete you would move to:

Attention I   for  Competitive Obedience Training
Intro to Rally for Rally training
Intro to Agility for beginner agility training
Intro to K9 Nosework for scent work

Puppy Kindergarten:   
This class is for puppies from 8 weeks to around 5 months old.  This class will have some puppy socialization time,  as
well as getting your puppy started on basic obedience.  Your puppy is like a sponge at this age and it is great time to shape learning
behaviors and teach basic skills they will need the rest of their lives.  We will cover sit,  down, stand,  wait,  leave it,  off,  loose leash
walking,  name game,  come and various attention games.  The focus on this class is to teach the puppy how to learn and to shape positive
behaviors and pinpoint possible future issues,  and address them now.

AKC Puppy Star Program:
How It Works

When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is
eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

You'll attend any puppy or basic training class at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of
the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an form to send to AKC® for  the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to
participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy
will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
package that includes:

-A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
-AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
-Discount to enroll in AKC Companion Animal Recovery Corporation, a 24-hour recovery service
-Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We
want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

Basic Obedience Training:  This class is for dogs over 6 months with no previous class training.  This class will cover all basic Obedience
skills and address various common behavioral issues.  They will learn sit, down, stand, wait, stay, come, leave it, loose leash walking, off  
and more.  The focus of this class is to get your dog on the road to being a well behaved pet,  and teach you how to be an effective, calm
and assertive trainer through use of  food,  praise, compulsion and your relationship with your dog.

Advanced Obedience:  This class is for dogs 6 months and older.  This class is a continuation of Basic or Puppy Kindergarten obedience.   
We will perfect the skills from beginner obedience, in addition to doing stand for exams,  automatic sits on loose leash walking,  longer
recalls,  sit stays and down stays and more.  Upon successful completion of this class,  participants will receive Certificates for passing.  (
Must have taken Basic or Puppy Obedience or instructor approval)

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class/Therapy Dog: This class is open to any dog that is 6 months or older.  (even mixed breeds)  This class will
cover all of the exercises that are required to be performed in order to obtain the CGC Certification.  If you ever thought of making your
dog a better citizen in the community or doing therapy work in your local hospital or nursing home,  this is the place to start.  Week 6 the
dogs will be Tested. There is no additional fee from Clever K9 to test for CGC.  (AKC charges $5 to register)  TDI class will teach additional
skills of Leave it,  learning to work around wheel chairs, walkers and canes etc to work in Hospitals and Nursing homes.  Dog needs to have
a basic knowledge of loose leash walking,  sit, down, short recall, and short stay.   Dogs are not tested in class for TDI.  Independent
evaluator is brought as soon as one is available for TDI testing that must also be open to the public.  Dogs must be 12 months or older to
test for therapy dog.  Additional fee applies at testing date.
for Therapy Dogs.

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By Hitting the submit button I agree that I understand that attendance of a dog training session is
not without risk to myself, members of my family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because
some of the dogs to which I (we) will be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause
of injury even when handled with the greatest amount of care.  I understand that the use of dog
training equipment and the use of the Training facility are not without risk to myself, members of my
family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because dog training requires physical movement on
both my and the dog’s part.

I hereby waive and release the property owners Toms River Storage located at 5 Executive Drive,
Toms River, NJ 08755, A and location Tail Waggin Events, 138 Windsor Road , Robbinsville NJ ,
and location  located at 187 Pedricktown Woodstown Road, Pedricktown NJ ,Clever K9
Obedience LLC ,  owners Ann Marie and Michael Scripko, and any instructors, or employees or
family members from any and all liability of any nature or damage which my family, guests, I or my
dog may suffer, including specifically, but not without limitation, any injury, or damage resulting from
the action of any dog or use of equipment.

I expressly assume the risk of any such damage or injury while attending training sessions, or while
on the training grounds or the surrounding area thereto.  In consideration of and as inducement to
the acceptance of my application for training at this facility, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold
harmless the property owners, Toms River Storage,  Tail Waggin Events,  CK9 South at 187
Pedricktown Woodstown Rd , Pedricktown NJ, Ann Marie Scripko, Michael Scripko and Clever
K9 Obedience LLC , and any instructors, or employees or family members from any and all claims,
loss and expenses , including legal fees, or claims by any member of my family or any other person
accompanying me to any training session, by reason of liability imposed by law upon the
aforementioned party for the damage because of bodily injuries at any time resulting there from,
sustained by the aforementioned party or may be alleged to have caused by negligence of the
aforementioned party or any of the person.  I expressly accept to pay all damages incurred by my
dog, regardless of fault,  to any property, person or animal while my dog is on The property located
at 5 Executive Drive, Toms River, NJ  138 Windsor Road, Robbinsville and 187 Pedricktown
Woodstown Road, Pedricktown NJ.