Our
Furry
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Class Descriptions  
    530-622-PUPS (7877)
Training With Respect & Understanding
OUR FURRY FRIENDS TRAINING CENTER
484 Pleasant Valley Rd, Ste 2
Diamond Springs, CA
Across Street From Firehouse

Need an intensive training program
like a Board & Train, though don't want
to send your dog away?

Check out our daytime
JUMP START PROGRAM!
PUPPY CLASSES & PROGRAMS
Scroll Down for Higher Level Obedience & Specialty Classes

Puppy Play School:
  • Building your Pup's Confidence
  • LOTS of fun playtime
  • Walking on a Loose Leash
  • Puppy Biting & Housetraining Questions
  • Getting Comfortable with People

Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
4 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $88
Save $38 when you sign up for
Kindergarten at the same time = $50 cost for Puppy Play School

Click Here For Current Schedule  Winter 2021 schedule coming soon.


Puppy Kindergarten Class:
  • Paying Attention with Distractions
  • Come When Called
  • Polite Sit to Greet People
  • Getting Comfortable with People and Playtime with Dogs
  • Walking on a Loose Leash While Paying Attention
  • Puppy Biting & Housetraining
  • Building Confidence with Agility Tunnel Play
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $149 Only $111... SAVE  $38 when you sign up for Nursery School & Kindergarten at the same time
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"What's That?!" Class:
Topics that can be covered include:
  • Help for the Cautious or Undersocialized Puppy or Dog
  • Positive Exposure to New Things
  • Building Your Dog's Confidence
  • Learn How to Use Classical Conditioning to Help Your Dog Relax around Things That Used to Scare Them
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
4 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $149
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Puppy Package:                      
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
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SHOT REQUIREMENTS:
In order to come to the training center, your dog needs to have
received 2 DHPP vaccines, not counting anything given before 7.5
weeks. If you adopt/purchase a dog over 1 year, and they have
only received 1 shot since you got them that is acceptable. If
they are younger than 1 year, the minimum of 2 DHPP is required.

If they come to you from elsewhere - you must wait 7days
before coming to the Training Center with your dog. Wait at
least 3-4 days after a vaccine before coming to the Center. In
some cases it is appropriate to come to the first class meeting
without your dog,

PLEASE NO SHOTS SAME DAY OF CLASSES.

In-home visits are available for you and your pup.

Contact us if you have any questions.
NEED AN ASSESSMENT & SOME IMMEDIATE
TRAINING TIPS -

CALL TO SCHEDULE AN ASSESSMENT & TRAINING
TIPS APPOINTMENT - $59.
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASSES

Down to Basics:
Start with the basics and learn how to get the best from your dog. Lots of information and very helpful for the family who wants to learn
Instructor: Alan St. Andrew
7 Wks, Max 4 Dogs,  $179
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Good Dog, Tired Dog:
Do you have an adolescent dog or young adult who is ready to go on into Basic Obedience classes? This
is a great obedience class that combines obedience training, with fun games, dog sports, trick training
and more! We cover walk on loose leash, sit to greet people, come when called, wait, Agility, Rally,
and a sneak peek into Nosework. Great refresher for the older dog and experienced handler who
wants a change of pace from the traditional obedience training class .
                      
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
6 Wks, Max 3 Dogs, $179
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Good Manners:
Learn how to communicate with and teach your dog in a clearer way. Teach a polite sit to greet people, wait at gates and doors, walking on a
slack leash while paying attention to you, and leave it. Learn how to lessen undesirable behaviors, and how dogs learn new commands.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $159  
Click Here for Current Schedule... Not Offered Winter 2021 ... Will return in Spring 2021


Comprehensive Basic Obedience:
This is a higher level Basic class that runs for 6 weeks.  
  •        Walking on a slack leash and if ready start teaching a higher level leash walk of "heel."
  •        Sit to meet and greet. If ready Doggie Door Manners.
  •        Using play to train good manners
  •        How your body language can communicate more clearly to your dog.
  •        Wait at mealtimes and at the door.
  •          Go to your bed and the beginning steps of teaching stay.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
6 Wks, Max 3 Dogs, $179
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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED SMALL GROUP OBEDIENCE
CLASSES

Doggie High School:
After one of the basic obedience classes, bring your dog to
high school and improve your dog's obedience. Practice heel,
stay, come and even teach a fun trick!
Instructor: Alan St. Andrew
7 Wks, Max 4 Dogs,  $179
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Intermediate Obedience... Prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test:
Learn to improve your handling skills as well as your dog's obedience. Practice sit to greet,
wait, stay with increased distance and distractions, come when called and heel.
Practice all 10 items of the Canine Good Citizen Test and prepare to pass the test.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland   
5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $159
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We offer private CGC tests scheduled at your convenience $39. Please pre-register.
NEED SOME QUICK TRAINING TIPS -

CALL TO SCHEDULE AN ASSESSMENT &
TRAINING TIPS APPOINTMENT - $59.
Need help with more serious
problems such as
fearfulness,aggression towards
dogs and/or people, chasing cats,
skateboards, bikes, sibling
rivalry, etc
Please visit Behavior Problems
GOOD CITIZEN PROGRAM ...

Please visit the AKC website:
www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm
Canine College Small Group Advanced
Obedience Class:
Continue to improve your teamwork with your dog with increased distractions. Also a venue to
prepare for Therapy Dog Visits and practice different elements of various dog sports or
Conformation such as a stand, Canine Freestyle, a certain Agility or Rally move ... Whatever
you need specific help with as there are individual lesson times during some of the class
meetings. We also work on distant down and down on recall. Since class is kept small we are
able to attend to each team's needs for training.
Instructor: Cherie Maitland 5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs
Dogs with Solid Intermediate Obedience, $179
Click Here for Current Schedule... Not Offered Winter 2021
SPECIALTY SMALL GROUP CLASSES

"What's That?!" Class:
Topics that can be covered include:
  • Help for the Cautious or Undersocialized Puppy or Dog
  • Positive Exposure to New Things
  • Building Your Dog's Confidence
  • Learn How to Use Classical Conditioning to Help Your Dog Relax around Things That Used to Scare Them


Dogs About Town Monthly Class: Strong Beginning/Intermediate Obedience Skills Required
  • Meet at Training Center for the Obedience Training Lesson for That Day
  • Positive Exposure to New Things
  • Learn to Help Your Dog Pay Attention Even with Lots of Distractions
  • Learn Down Stay at Your Feet
  • Emergency U-Turn
  • Walking on a Loose Leash
  • Take Your Polite Sit to Greet Practice Into Town
  • After Our Lesson at the Center We Will Meet at Different Locations in Town each Month

Connecting with Canines:
  • Training Games for Fun and Teaching Good Manners
  • Checking out Nosework
  • Training a Trick
  • Touch as a Calming Tool
  • Spend Quality Tie with your Furry Friend
Instructor: Cherie Maitland
1 Wk, Max 4 Dogs, $59
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Clickin' Tricks:
Stimulate your dog's mind, have fun and learn the art of shaping behavior. An amazing skill that will help you in all aspects of training.
Instructor: Alan St. Andrew
5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs,  $149
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Shaping Clinic:
Fine tune or develop new and/or complex behaviors with an experienced coach. Very helpful for Service Dog training. Ongoing class - start
anytime. FRIDAYS 10-11am.
Instructor: Alan St. Andrew   
5 Wks, Max 4 Dogs, $159