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Harmony Acres Personalized Dog Training

Socialization/ obedience course
, the dog should be about 5 mos. and under 2 years old. If you have not yet gone through my puppy private home training, we can catch them up in the first lesson.  They will learn the importance of participating in life manners and the basics of structure in public and basic skills of obedience. (Such as, sit, sit stay, auto sit, down, down stay, and auto down, the essence of heal, place, recall at 10 to 20 feet with distractions of the class watching them.)

Tools needed will be a 4- or 5-foot leash, treats, a small fleece blanket for bedding, and a 20’ simple dog lead, NO RETRACTABLES Please. 


Young dog obedience/ handlers’ class, the dog should be at least 5 mos. old, and can be new to our training classes due to a new ownership, rescue, etc. This class will cover the basics of being a dog owner, for those that its been a while, a refresher is always good (whether it is the first time for our humans, or for the dog). We will be covering proper handling, dogs cycle development, and how they learn through movement, verbal communication, and body language. We will cover the importance of your dog learning how to engage with you, get the bond and respect to have a great relationship, along with the obedience basics of Sit, Down, Recall, Heal, and some other basic obedience and socialization skills that will benefit you in the new life with other dogs and humans.
Tools needed will be a 4- or 5-foot leash, treats, a small fleece blanket for bedding, and a 20’ simple dog lead, NO RETRACTABLES Please. 



..All the dogs will need proof of valid vaccinations, i.e. Parvo, Lepto/Lyme, and Rabies before participating in any group class.  
..Any dogs with a behavior/bite history, will need to be seen privately prior to attending a group session.
..If the dog comes into heat, or is intact at the time of the session, we will reschedule or discuss with the owners.
..I would also reserve the choice to disqualify a human or report a human for abuse, or neglect on any dog(s) attending classes with me.

Registration Deadline
  • 5 days before the session begins
  • A $10.00 late charge applied after the deadline

Snow Date
  • My socialization 2/11-3/10 - snow date 3/17

Instructor
  • Denise Cook, a resident of Belchertown. Previous owner of Adorable Bouquets Flower shop, or Carriage House Jewelers. Denise has a Masters in Dog Training, with a sub major in behavior. She is a member of International Association Animal Behavior Consultants, She is a Certified AKC Trainer. Denise is a member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, International Association of Canine Professionals while continuing her education to receive a certificate in Canine Animal Behavior Consultant. She has been training professionally since 2015. Denise offers private training as well as group training. She has three dogs of her own.
  • She is also working with the Belchertown Police Department dog, Oliver and Pathfinder Regional High School dog, Scout, for their training to become comfort dogs.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Socialization - Winter 
21y and up N/A Su  02/11/2024 - 03/10/2024
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Old Town Hall
$190.00 Res, $200.00 Non-Res
 
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Socialization - Spring 
21y and up N/A Su  04/07/2024 - 05/05/2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Old Town Hall
$190.00 Res, $200.00 Non-Res
 
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Young Dog Obedience 
21y and up N/A Su  04/07/2024 - 05/05/2024
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Old Town Hall
$190.00 Res, $200.00 Non-Res
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