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 At Maplewood Dog Training, we offer a variety of ways for students to receive instruction. All of our lessons are taught by our Certified Canine Behavior Consultant, Katrin Andberg Hawkins, CBCC-KA, CDBC, and are tailored to each individual client and dog or group.

Clients may work with Katrin through On-Site Private Lessons, On-Line Private Lessons, and Group Classes.  Please read through the following materials closely to learn how our lessons are structured, cost, how to register, and pre-requisites for group classes. 

Group Classes:

We offer 2 group classes per week on a rolling admissions schedule.  Each class is held for 5 wks, 1hr each week, cost is $150 for the 5wk session, and max enrollment is 5 dog-handler teams per class.

Basic is Thursdays at 5pm

  • Our Basic class focus' on engagement, attention and impulse control while building resiliance to distractions, through a variety of games that work a variety of skills such as: leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, targeting, body awareness and play behaviors
  • Class may be held in or out of doors depending on weather and time of year
  • The class is open to dogs of any age, with no aggression or fear history towards dogs or people
  • Dogs and handler must have completed at min 2 private lessons with Katrin prior to starting group class

Advanced is Thursdays at 6:30pm

  • Our Advanced class focus' on engagement and attetion skills in an off-leash setting and includes heel work, stays, position changes, targeting, tricks, retrieves, and more with distractions of various types and intensities. 
  • Class may be held in or out of doors depending on weather and time of year
  • This class is open by invitation only to dogs with no aggression or fear history towards dogs or people

If you are interested in enrolling in Group Class, fill out our Lesson Inquiry Form and email it to us.  We will contact you within 5 business days to let you know the status of your application and your position on our group class wait list.  Your class start date will be dependent on when a current student moves up to the next level class or takes a leave from class.  Emails or phone messages inquiring about group classes without an accompanying completed Lesson Inquiry Form will not be returned.   We do not offer agility group classes or a puppy specific group class. 

On-Site Private Lessons:

  • Offered on-site at Maplewood Dog year round
  • Held indoors in our matted heated and airconditioned training room or outside in our fully fenced training yard depending on weather and time of year
  • Lessons may be held off-site on a case by case basis dependent on client need
  • On-Site Private Lessons are offered for behavior, obedience and general manners (see agility lessons for specific information on on-site seasonal agility lessons)

Cost:

  • Initial Consult (1-2hours in length):  $200
  • Cost per Follow Up Consult (45-60min in length): $100
  • Package of 3 On-Site Follow Up Consults (does not include cost of Initial Consult): $285
  • Lessons are to be paid in full at time of lesson by cash or check
  • Appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice are forfeit.

To enroll in On-Site Private Lessons, fill our our Lessons Inquiry Form and email it to us.  We will contact you within 5 business days regarding scheduling and availability.  All appointments to be scheduled for dates within 60 days of purchase. Emails or phone messages inquiring about on-site lessons without an accompanying completed Lesson Inquiry Form will not be returned.  

On-Line Private Lessons:

  • An up to 1 hour long telephone or skype consultation
  • Client may submit an up to 5min video of the concern they wish to discuss or their training practice 48+hours in advance of the scheduled consult  (videos to be uploaded to YouTube and YouTube video link emailed to Katrin)
  • On-Line Lessons are offered for agility, behavior, and general manners

Cost:

  • Cost Per Online Private Lesson: $85
  • Package of 3 Online Private Lessons: $245
  • Lessons are to be paid for in full 48hours prior to the first lesson by PayPal invoice
  • Appointments canceled or reschedule with less than 24 hours notice are forfeit.

To enroll in On-Line Private Lessons, fill our our Lessons Inquiry Form and email it to us.  We will contact you within 5 business days regarding scheduling, availability and payment.  All appointments to be scheduled for dates within 60 days of purchase.   Please be sure to choose Telephone or Skype options on your form, and include your telephone number or Skype contact information.  Emails or phone messages inquiring about on-line lessons without an accompanying completed Lesson Inquiry Form will not be returned.  

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