Because Dogs Need Friends Too!

exercise • group play • social skills

7 Forge Parkway
Franklin, MA 02038

(508) 541-8587

Training Tails

Training Tails, a Destination Dog company located at 7 Forge Parkway in Franklin, MA, is offering group and individual classes for you and your dog. Call 508-541-8587 to register to join the class. We are excited to offer the following classes:

SO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GETTING A DOG

STARTSSeptember 22 Wednesday, 7pm; $35 (single class)

Start out on the right foot by getting accurate information before getting your dog. Becoming a dog owner is fun and exciting, but it is also a lot of responsibility. This class will help ensure that your dog will be comfortable, happy and healthy within your home as you begin a wonderful journey. Many aspects of dog ownership are addressed: the many different ways to acquire a dog, how to be a responsible dog owner, laws governing dog ownership, socialization, training and exercise, and costs of owning a dog. You can do this!

PUPPY PLAY & LEARN < 6 MOS (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember 12 Sunday, 9am; $125

Come socialize and learn. This class is for puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months old. A small class size of five dogs maximum will ensure you get individual attention. Puppies will learn how to greet other dogs, learn what is appropriate play and create friendships. You will learn about crate training, housebreaking, teething and supplies that you will need to keep your puppy safe.

BASIC OBEDIENCE (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember 11 Saturday, 11:30am; $125

Build a bond with your dog, encourage trust and learning with positive reinforcement. This is the first introduction to obedience commands, such as: sit, down, stay, come, and leave it. We learn one command at a time to build a strong foundation for more advanced training in the future. These are the tools of the trade to having a well behaved and happy dog.

BEYOND THE BASICS (6 wk class)

$160

Make things more challenging for your dog by adding distractions and duration to your basic commands. This class builds upon the foundation created in “BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS” so your dog can keep learning. You will create a stronger bond while able to do more with your dog for a more enriched life.

LOOSE LEASH WALKING (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember 11 Saturday, 10:15am; $125

Would you like to actually ENJOY walking with your dog? We can show you how. Avoid injury to you and to your dog. This class is 4 wks and please dress for the weather for indoor and outdoor training.

SCAREDY DOG CLASS (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember 15 Wednesday, 7:15pm; $125

This is where your dog learns to be confident. Every dog is different in what they are afraid of. This class helps build their confidence with other dogs, with people and with situations. Small class size, maximum of We incorporate fun games and fitness equipment to help your dog be successful in small tasks. They learn How to be a Dog.

DROP IN CLASS (weekly)

$30/class

The drop-in class is student driven. This class is perfect for older dogs that have obedience training. We will cover issues and questions brought to class. A different class each week!

NOSEWORK (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember 15 Wednesday, 6pm; $125

Let’s teach your dog to FIND THINGS! This class is good for dogs that are very busy and need to have a job. Confidence is built when they have success finding treats or scents. They have a sense of Purpose. Create a partnership with your dog while bonding and having fun.

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREPARATION (4 wk class)

$125

Do you want your dog to be a “good citizen”? There are 10 areas of learning that will prepare your dog to be certified as a Canine Good Citizen. Areas of learning include: accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash, walking through a crowd, sit/down/stay/come commands, reaction to another dog and distractions and supervised separation. Your renters and homeowners insurance will be discounted if your dog is on the specified breed list and you have passed your CGC. The CGC test which is AKC sponsored is included in your class fee.

*Note* There is a fee which AKC charges for title registration or certificate.

SERVICE DOGS IN TRAINING (ongoing enrollment, join anytime)

STARTSApril 11 Sunday, 11:30am; $30/class

Are you raising a service dog? We can help! This is a public access class. Your service dog in training needs to be stable, well behaved and unobtrusive in public. Your dog will learn how to be under control in all kinds of public situations. Areas of learning include: reaction to another dog, loading and unloading of your vehicle, approaching the building, safe passage through doorways, the sit/down/stay/come commands, proper behavior in a restaurant setting, reaction to distractions and separation from handler. This is not medical or task oriented.

SERVICE DOG REFRESHER (ongoing enrollment, join anytime)

STARTSFebruary 28, 12:15pm; $30/class

Already have a working Service Dog? Have you and your dog been sitting on the couch too more due to Covid? When the world opens again be ready. Dust off your dog and let’s refresh the skills service dogs know!

PRACTICE OUT IN PUBLIC (4 wk class)

STARTSSeptember Sunday, 10:15am; $125

Teach your dog to listen to you in a public setting. We meet at different dog friendly locations each week. Teach your dog how to behave out in public, ex: calm entry, no pulling, focused while walking and recognizing the signs of when it is time to leave and your dog is overwhelmed.

ASK THE TRAINER (Wednesdays & Thursdays 4pm to 6pm), FREE

If you have a question about training, behavior or classes, give us a call and speak directly to the trainer @ 508-918-3520. Availability is Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:00pm to 6pm. If you are leaving a message, your call will be returned within 24 hours. Sometimes we need a little help to know if we are doing it correctly and what else we can do to help our dog. So, call and check in with the trainer for some help, support and advice.