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Please read through the steps below before enrolling:
First Step: Enroll online. You will get a confirmation email shortly, but not immediately. The confirmation is done by a live hand - it is not automated. This will only reserve a spot until we receive payment and vet records.
Second Step:Email necessary veterinary records. Records must be received and all vaccines verified at least one week before the start of class to keep your spot. Email to: Liz@pawsitivecaninetrianing.coman please put in subject: PET RECORDS (pet's name)
We will need:
Proof of Rabies Vaccine (exception: puppies who may not have been given the vaccine yet due to age or weight, per their veterinarian).
Proof of regular shots (i.e. DHLPP or some version of)
Proof of Bordetella vaccine (also known as Kennel Cough vaccine) current within a year.
Negative fecal float, current within a year (this might have to be written in by your vet, not always printed on records).
This information can be mailed to PCTC, 555 Lincoln Lake Ave SE, Lowell, MI 49331 or emailed to: email@example.com.
Third Step: Mail class fee (check) to the address above. When payment is received, you spot will be confirmed. Payment is needed one week before the start of class, though exceptions can be made last minute. Contact Liz for details.
You will get a confirmation that materials were received and sent a reminder before class starts. Please check your junk or spam mail filters since emails from us sometimes end up there:(
Obedience classes and any of our sport classes: if you are a new student with Pawsitive Canine, we may invite you to bring your dog to a pre-class evaluation to get to know you and make sure your dog is ready for the challenges of group classes.
We ask that you bring your dog to our obedience classes with a flat collar (as opposed to a prong or choke collar), a 4 or 6 foot leash (as opposed to a flexi or retractable-lead, or any chain leashes) and a lot (more than you think you will need) of your dog's favorite tiny, soft treats that are no bigger than a pencil eraser (string cheese and hot dogs seem to be a "hit" with most dogs). Any questions, call us and we will answer if we aren't out with the pooches or leave a message and we will call you back, promise). We reserve the right to dismiss a handler/dog team from class if we observe any aggression or inappropriate behaviors on the training center grounds.
RECOMMENDED class sequence if you add a PUPPY to your household or a dog can jump in the sequence at his/her current level:
1. Puppy S.T.A.R. Obedience
2. Basic Obedience
3. Intermediate Obedience
4. Advanced CGC Obedience (possible title class w/AKC)
5. Branch off to a sports class, Rallyor Agility