On the following dates, the office/shop will be closed. All regular group classes, private lessons and ring rentals are cancelled. Some special events may be scheduled when the business is closed.

9/7/20Labor Day (Monday only)
11/25/20 – 11/29/20Thanksgiving (Wed – Sun)
12/23/20 – 12/27/20Christmas (Wed – Sun)
12/31/20 (at 5pm)New Year Eve (open during the day, closing at 5 pm)
1/1/21

New Year’s Day

Just a little bit of planning will help your class readiness evaluation go smoothly

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Check-in at the front desk.
  • Keep your dog close to you on a short leash; don’t allow him to approach other dogs.
  • There will typically be 4 – 6 dogs in your readiness evaluation.

Bring the right stuff

  • At least 20+ small and very yummy treats. We have a great selection in our shop.
  • Your dog wearing a plain collar and/or harness.
  • 4’ – 6’ leash made of leather, rope or nylon. Please don’t bring a retractable leash (e.g. Flexi-lead) or chain leash.

These requirements are geared toward our Manners classes. For the other programs, your instructor will let you know of any unique equipment needs.

Plan ahead for a SMOOTH arrival

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early. Give your pup a chance to potty outside. Be sure to clean up.
  • Check in at the front desk for your first class meeting (no need after that).
  • Keep your dog close to you, on a short leash. Keep at least 6’ foot of space between your dog and any others.
  • Class will start on time. Be sure you’re in the ring and ready to go.

Bring the right stuff

  • Motivated dog – For most dogs, it’s best to not feed anything for at least 4 hours before class.
  • Collar and/or harness. For pullers, we recommend a “front attach” harness. We have a great selection and will help you fit it properly.
  • Leash – 4′ to 6′ made of rope, nylon or leather. Please don’t bring a retractable leash (e.g. Flexi-lead).
  • Treat pouch on a belt – The ones from the WAGD shop are ideal, with a magnet closure.
  • Treats – 100+ pea sized pieces of very yummy treats. Available in our shop.
  • Chew item – Bully stick, bone or No Hide chew to pacify your pup during class discussions.
  • Mat – Portable mat that your dog can fit on. We sell a nice one in our shop, or bring something from home.
  • Water Bowl – Our shop sells Automugs and small collapsible bowls.
  • Athletic shoes – You’ll need to move freely forward and backward.

A bit of planning will help you get the most out of your Pet Manners Private Lesson

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Be sure to give your dog a nice, long opportunity to potty before entering the building.
  • Check-in at the front desk.
  • Keep your dog close to you on a short leash; don’t allow him to approach other dogs.

Bring the right stuff

  • Bring a motivated dog. For most, that means no food for at least 4 hours before training.
  • About 50+ pea sized pieces of very yummy treats.
  • Deep pockets or a waist attached treat pouch.
  • Dog wearing a plain collar and/or harness.
  • 4’ – 6’ leash made of leather, rope or nylon. Please don’t bring a retractable leash (e.g. Flexi-lead) or chain leash.

Note: The WAGD retail shop has all the gear you’ll need at great prices.