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.
Please note reactive dogs can not be in group classes.  We do offer private
lessons for dogs that need this help

AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS ONLY ONE PERSON CAN ATTEND
CLASS WITH THE DOG.

Winter  2021 tentative schedule


TUESDAY AM starts tentatively 3/9/21


Tuesdays 9:45-11:00     AKC Rally Novice, Intermediate and Advanced  (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 and
Advanced courses 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 3/9/21

WEEK ONE IS NO DOGS.  (Basics and Puppy K )HANDLER ONLY.

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm Basic Obedience  with Jill Bergmann $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.  STRICT 8 DOG LIMIT

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 get 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.  


Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm - 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

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

WEDNESDAYS
starts 2/17/21

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 pm Puppy  Kindergarten ( AKC Puppy Star ) w/ Rhona Magni $160.   WEEK
ONE NO DOGS.  HANDLERS ONLY.
This class is for puppies from 8 weeks to around 5 months old;  
This class will get 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 6 DOG LIMIT

Saturdays starts tentatively 2/27/21
no class  or 4/10
WEEK ONE NO DOGS.  HANDLERS ONLY (puppy K, basic)

10:00-11:00am PUPPY KINDERGARTEN (AKC PUPPY STAR )CLASS  w/ Wendy Kinnear $160  This
class is for young puppies 8 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. 6 dog limit
 FULL

11:10-12:10 pm BASIC  OBEDIENCE CLASS.w/ Wendy Kinnear $160  This class is for young dogs
over 8 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. 6 dog limit

12:20-1:20 PM Advanced Obedience/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) w/ Wendy Kinnear $160 This is for
dogs that have successfully completed STAR Puppy class or Basic Obedience Class.  In the AKC Canine
Good Citizen Program dogs learn to demonstrate that they have good manners at home as well as in the
Community.  It is the foundations and stepping stone to other companion sports such as , but not limited
to, Therapy Dog Work, Reading Education Assistance Dog, Agility, Rally, Obedience, Canine Freestyle,
Tracking, Fast Cat and more. Wendy likes to think of the CGC as equivalent to the High School Graduate
who has the world wide open to where they choose to go next in life.  You can be very proud when you
and your dog have achieved this level.  On the 6th week of class the CGC test will be adminstered to
those dogs that have displayed the neccesary skills for the CGC and are ready to be tested.  6 dog limit

Sundays 2/28/21

11:00-12:00 Therapy Dog Class w/Wendy Kinnear $160 This class is for dogs 1 year of age and older
that have their CGC Title.  Therapy Dogs are highly trained dogs that respond to your commands readily,
show no sign of aggression or fear towards all types of people or other animals.  They show restraint in a
crowd, do not overly react to distractions of all types and are comfortable with people touching and
maybe hugging them.  They are expected to bring comfort, peace and joy to those in need, old and
young.  It is very rewarding when you as a team with your dog can offer comfort to the sick,
companionship to the lonely, friendship to the handicapped, peace to the scared and be the stress
reliever to those in need.  6 dog limit



Sundays 12:10-1:10  Trick Dog Training Class w/ Wendy Kinnear $160 . This class is designed to b
e fun and lite hearted while you and your dog enjoy learning various of tricks.  Dogs coming into this
class should have the basic skills of sit and down, can demonstrate short stays in both down and sit, and
will come to you when called.  We start with Novice level tricks and depending on the dogs skills, may
begin to introduce Intermediate level of tricks.  By the end of this class your dog should be read to test fo
r the AKC Novice Trick Dog title and have a good start on Intermediate.  It is rewarding when you can sho
w off just how smart your dog is when they start doing fun tricks.  Testing will be done for those interest
ed on the 6th week of class.  6 dog limit
CANCELED


Sundays Family Private Pet Training  w/ Wendy Kinnear $180.  This is a three week , one hour
private training session for your entire family.  You will meet every other week with everyone in your
household that needs to learn how to train your dog.  It is very important for everyone in the household  
to be on the same page when training the family dog. Since covid-19, it is difficult to get everyone to the
same class due to indoor limits.  This class is geared just to your dog and family.


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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.