Meyer’s Tails Up Farm

Group Classes

Our classes are a group setting. We provide small class sizes and look forward to having you and your dog in our programs. Group classes are not for dogs or puppies that has shown aggressive/reactive behavior towards other dogs or humans.

Take a look at the schedules to find what works for you and please keep in mind: any situation involving multiple dogs requires some planning and health considerations:

  • Registration for your group class is required by online signup, phone, mail or drop-in. Payment is required at time of registration to hold your spot.
  • Shot records for rabies and distemper and record of a negative stool sample are due at least 24 hours before the first class begins. Bordatella is recommended.

Puppy Kindergarten — $130

No prerequisite

This class is for puppies 8 to 20 weeks old. In this 7 week class we work on socialization and basic training including sit, down, come, stay and leash walking. The emphasis is on the puppies having a positive learning experience.

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The FUNdamentals 1 — $130

No prerequisite

Open to any dog over 21 weeks, this 7 week class covers basic pet manners including sit, down, stay, come and loose leash walking. A recommended class for recently adopted dogs to start building a good relationship between dog and owner. Puppies coming up from Kindergarten will practice and improve mastery of skills. Lessons are taught with positive reinforcement. Topics also discussed are the importance of a good diet, grooming and influencing good behavior in the home.

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The FUNdamentals 2 — $130

Must have had a basic obedience course or see instructor

In the 7 weeks of this course the dog and handler team will learn about the Canine Good Citizen test and practice the skills to complete the test on the last day of class. The Canine Good Citizen test demonstrates the dog’s mastery of basic obedience sit, down, come, stay and loose leash walking and self-control around other dogs and people in their class. By successfully completing the test the owner may apply to the American Kennel Club for the Canine Good Citizen Award for their dog.

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Swim / Intro to Dock Diving — $150

Dock diving can be a fun sport especially if your dog loves water, toys and has lots of drive. This introduction to dock diving is a 5 week class teaching the foundation to jumping in the sport of dock diving.

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Rally Obedience — $95

Dogs must have mastered basic obedience but passing the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is not required for this class. This class is one hour long and runs for eight weeks.

Rally Obedience combines characteristics of sports car racing, dog agility, and traditional obedience into a fun sport. Rally is timed, includes 12-20 performance stations depending on the level of participation, and helps to develop a dog’s smooth performance of obedience skills. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the Rally course.

This class is a great way to improve your dog’s obedience skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Many students go on to compete with their dogs.

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Therapy Dog Preparation — $130

Dogs must have passed the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test or have permission from the instructor. This class is one hour long, runs for eight weeks, and is taught by an Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) Tester/Observer.

A therapy dog is a dog that provides affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and more. Some colleges and universities bring therapy dogs to campus to help students de-stress, especially during exam time. In this class, we work on getting your dog comfortable around different people and equipment as well as in a variety of situations and locations. The class culminates with the opportunity for your dog to take the ATD

registration test.

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Trick Dogs Class — $100

All dogs are welcome in Trick Dogs classes! There are no prerequisites (not even basic obedience!) or age requirements. This class is one and a half hours long, runs for four weeks, and is taught by a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI).

Trick Dogs Class embodies a positive training philosophy that is committed to helping dogs and their owners develop happy relationships based on trust and built through positive reinforcement training techniques. Our goal is to develop dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control. We want to create confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. By cultivating a foundation of a loving, trusting, and respectful relationship, we develop our dog’s motivation to be our willing partner. The class culminates with the opportunity for your dog to earn a trick dog title.

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K9 Nose Work®

The Sport of Scent Detection — $100

All dogs are welcome in nose work classes! There are no prerequisites (not even basic obedience!) or age requirements. Each K9 Nose Work class is one hour long, runs for eight weeks, and is taught by a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI).

K9 Nose Work® is the fun search and scenting activity that virtually all dogs and their people can enjoy. It starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, the game expands to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles.

Every dog has the natural abilities to succeed and have fun with K9 Nose Work®:

  • Dogs with no prior training or dog sport experience find success early and often with K9 Nose Work as their first activity.
  • Shy, fearful, or reactive dogs all love K9 Nose Work, because dogs are always crated and separated, and K9 Nose Work games are always played one dog at a time.
  • High-energy dogs burn calories as they race around on the hunt. Aging or disabled dogs can flex their brain muscles as they puzzle out the search at their own pace.

Level 1 — Introduction to K9 Nose Work

This eight week class will start your dog in the fastest growing dog sport by reawakening her love of using her nose to search and hunt, while building confidence.

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Level 2 — Introduction to Odor

A continuation of the introduction class, in this eight week class, dogs begin searching for birch, the first odor dogs test on in competition.

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Level 3 — Vehicles and Exteriors

This level introduces dogs to searching vehicles and out of doors over the eight week course as well as preparing those who wish to compete for their first test.

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