* Class One for all MYM courses is a lecture/orientation (without dogs)

Information covered at lecture/orientation includes:

Potty-training for puppies                                                          Required equipment (what to bring)
Teething help for puppies                                                         Safe toys
Crate-training                                                                            Quality food
Packet of information, samples and coupons                            What to expect in class
Homework for class two                                                             Q & A time

Continuing customers need not repeat lecture.
Puppy Kindergarten:  For puppies under 6 months old.
Now featuring the
AKC’s new S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.  
S.T.A.R. Puppy  is open to all puppies, purebred or mixed breed.

Six week course*, once a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays evenings.  
Call 360-693-4503 to sign up.  Instructor
Connie Skinner.

Course focus is on bite inhibition, critical socialization and off-leash playtime.  
Start teaching basic behaviors: sit, down, stand, come, loose-leash walking,
and more.  Emphasis on preventing undesirable behavior from starting.

Each class has an accompanying homework sheet with additional information for maximum success.

Every graduate will be eligible to test for the AKC’s new S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.  The
test covers 20 points of good
ownership and foundational training.  Once your puppy passes the test you can send for your S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate
and gold medal and puppy pack ($10 to the AKC).

Puppies are encouraged to return for repeat puppy courses to strengthen and proof behaviors.  The importance of being
in class for advice to help through fear imprint periods and other learning stages cannot be stressed enough.
Juniors Class: For dogs over 6 months old.

Six week course* on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  Call 360-693-4503 to sign up.  Instructor Connie Skinner.

Junior class is for dogs of all levels, from total beginner, graduates of puppy class, to seasoned obedience competitors.  
Dogs are assessed and the lesson plan is individualized for each dog/owner according to their needs.  Advanced dogs
work on proofing and extending behaviors through distractions, heel on a loose leash, focus on specific behaviors such
as aggression, fearful behavior, etc.

Each class has an accompanying homework sheet with additional information for maximum success.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class:

This is part of the Juniors Class currently. If the C.G.C. is one of your goals be sure
to mention that to Connie so she can customize your lesson plan.

Prepare your dog to be an
AKC Canine Good Citizen.  This is open to all dogs,
purebred or mixed breed alike.

When you are ready, sign up with Connie for the
CGC test.  Upon passing the CGC
you may send for a certificate from the AKC for $5.
Wednesday Conformation Handling Classes:

Drop-in class, no sign up required.  See calendar for times.

A variety of instructors help prepare you and your dog for the show ring.

Fee is $10 for adults, $5 for 4-H members/Junior handlers per session.
Pawsitive Pups 4-H Club:

The 4-H members are learning the basics about showing dogs and obedience contests.  Responsibility, record-keeping,
breed identification, canine anatomy and "Dog Bowl" (trivia) are all part of the 4-H experience.  Advanced members also
have the opportunity to try rally and agility.  For school-age children.

Meets Monday evenings at MYM's facility. Call 360-693-4503 for more information.
More than training, Mind Your Manners also teaches management and a whole-dog,
whole-family approach to the health and well-being of your dog.  You will learn about canine
body language, appropriate play styles and how to work with your dog instead of against your
dog.  We focus on positive reinforcement training instead of punishment or pain-based
methods.  Handlers of any age, size or strength can apply these dog-friendly, human-friendly
methods.
Mind Your Manners Dog Training, Vancouver, Washington

Updated April 30, 2013
Saturday Rally Classes:
Drop-in class, no sign up required.  See calendar for times.

A variety of instructors help prepare you and your dog for rally competition.
360-693-4503
Connie@mymdogtraining.com
Dog Training & Daycare