Family Manners



AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®

Your puppy’s early months are a critical informative time during which your puppy learns to interact appropriately with different people, dogs and environments that the world has to offer.  This class will help you make the most of this developmental window and build the foundation for a friendly, confident, well-mannered adult dog.  Off leash play will be at the discretion of the instructor. 

In order to be eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R.® Puppy Test, puppies must attend six weeks of classes.

Puppies should have their standard vaccinations as per their vet's recommendation. Rabies vaccine is required for dogs over four months of age.

Class: Limit 8.

For: Puppies, under 5 months of age at the start of class.

Skills Introduced: Basic manners, Clicker Training, Attention, Socialization & safe handling




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FMP-4
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Schwartz 3/5 - 4/23 Th 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM $201.00 View
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FMP-3
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Skirchak 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM $201.00 View
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FMP-2
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/7 - 4/25 Sa 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM $201.00 View
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FMP-5
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/7 - 4/25 Sa 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM $201.00 View
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FMP-1
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Simpson 3/9 - 4/27 Mo 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $230.00 View

Eager Greeters

Does your super friendly dog jump for joy when meeting people?

Happily drag you toward other dogs to play?

This class will help you teach your dog to tone down the excitement and
remain politely under control while greeting people and dogs. Class
limit 8.

For: Overly friendly dogs

Prerequisite: Family Manners Foundation

NOTE: If your dog needs help with making new friends, try Grumpy Growlers to learn how to help your dog's social interactions go more smoothly.



Prerequisites: Family Manners Foundation
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F-GRG-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM $86.00 View

Family Manners Foundation
Introduce your dog to the skills it needs to become a well-mannered family pet.  In this class, owners will learn to use dog-friendly training methods as they teach their pets to sit, lie down, wait, walk on a loose leash, come when called, and more.  This class will help you build a strong relationship with your dog, and to manage your pet comfortably in your home.  handouts and online support are provided.

NOTE: In Family Manners classes, both you and your dog must be comfortable spending an hour with a group of other canines of various sizes and energy levels. Limit 8 teams.

NO DOGS IN FIRST CLASS OF EACH SESSION. 


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FMF-5
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Rubin 3/5 - 4/23 Th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $230.00 View
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FMF-6
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Schwartz 3/5 - 4/23 Th 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM $201.00 View
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FMF-8
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM $201.00 View
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FMF-9
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Martin 3/7 - 4/25 Sa 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM $201.00 View
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FMF-10
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/7 - 4/25 Sa 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM $201.00 View
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FMF-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Martin 3/8 - 4/26 Su 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM $230.00 View
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FMF-2
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Simpson 3/9 - 4/27 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM $230.00 View
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FMF-12
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
McKay 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM $144.00 View
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FMF-4
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM $201.00 View

Family Manners Fun with Rally Signs

In this Family Manners class, we’ll practice training games on a numbered course using Rally signs.

Prerequisite: Family Manners Skills



Prerequisites: Family Manners Skills
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FM-FRS-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM $201.00 View
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FM-FRS-2
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 4/7 - 4/28 Tu 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM $115.00 View

Family Manners Skills
Now that you and your dog have learned the basics of reward-based training in Family Manners Foundation, you are ready to kick it up a notch. In this intermediate-level class, you will build reliability by training in an increasingly distracting environment and with gradually increased distance and duration, while fading the lures and additional prompts. The ultimate goal is a dog that will reliably respond to your cues no matter what is going on around him. Handouts and on-line support are provided. Class limit 8.

Prerequisite: FM Foundation or instructor's approval

Skills Introduced: Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Recall, Loose Leash Walking, all with increasing duration, distance and distractions; "Go to Mat." 


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Prerequisites: Family Manners Foundation
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FMS-6
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Rubin 3/5 - 4/23 Th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM $230.00 View
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FMS-7
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Schwartz 3/5 - 4/23 Th 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM $201.00 View
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FMS-8
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM $201.00 View
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FMS-7
White Plains Facility
Lower Level - Whole Room
Skirchak 3/6 - 4/24 Fr 08:45 PM - 09:45 PM $201.00 View
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FMS-9
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/7 - 4/25 Sa 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM $201.00 View
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FMS-3
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
McKay 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $144.00 View
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FMS-4
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 07:15 PM - 08:15 PM $201.00 View

My Dog Can Do That
If you are thinking about participating in an activity with your dog, but aren't sure which one, this sampler class is just for you.  Each class will be devoted to learning about and experiencing a different activity such as agility, rally obedience, scent work, canine good citizen tests and more. Dogs should be comfortable working in the presence of other teams.

Prerequisite: None.

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FM-MD-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
McKay 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 12:45 PM - 01:45 PM $144.00 View

Puppy Pre-K

This class will afford your puppy opportunities for socialization to new people, places and things in a supervised setting.  Off leash play will be at the discretion of the instructor.  Common owner concerns will be discussed.  This class will run for four weeks and will NOT include the AKC Star Puppy test.

Puppies should have their standard vaccinations as per their vet's recommendation.  Rabies vaccine is required for dogs over four months of age.


For: Puppies under 5 months of age at the start of class.


Skills Introduced:
Socialization and safe handling




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F-PPK-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
McKay 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM $144.00 View
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F-PPK-1
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 4/3 - 4/24 Fr 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM $115.00 View

Tricks
Why teach tricks? Not just because they are fun!  Teaching tricks can be a valuable learning experience for you and your dog.  They help you teach your dog to think and solve problems with you as a team, help you perfect your timing of feedback, and engage your dog's interest in all his training.  Use this class to round out your dog's education, show off his natural talent, and challenge him mentally while learning invaluable tricks for therapy work or everyday life. Limit 8 teams.

Prerequisites: Family Manners Puppies or Family Manners Foundation.

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Prerequisites: Family Manners Foundation
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F-TRKS-2
White Plains Facility
Upper Level
Field 3/10 - 4/28 Tu 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM $86.00 View