Lawrence, KS   785-550-1427         

Dog Training

We offer group dog training classes as well as private dog training.

**Please note:  Classes are held at our new training location 2525 Iowa, Suite C-1, Lawrence, KS.  (Entrance on south side of building)

Group Dog Training

trainingOur training begins with Introduction to Dog Training, a course open to anyone interested in learning about modern methods in dog training. This class is offered at no cost and is the starting point for further dog training classes.

Our group dog training classes offer you and your dog the opportunity to work together in a group setting while learning obedience, socialization, and handling.  You and your dog will have fun learning with others in a light-hearted, positive and fun environment.  Puppy Socialization Class and Basic Manners for adult dogs are designed with quick access in mind.  They are open enrollment (meaning you can join at any point the class is offered).  Our other courses have defined start and stop dates.  Wagmore Canine Enrichment also offers topical seminars, AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Testing.  All of our dog training classes are planned and overseen by certified dog trainers.  Please check our news or sign-up page frequently for the latest seminar topics and schedules.  Please note:  Group classes are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash).  Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  All dogs and puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  You must take our video course, Introduction to Dog Training, in order to attend classes with your dog.  Take the course below. 

 

Introduction to Dog Training 

 

A video course
This is a short video course (free of charge) that serves as our orientation to modern dog training concepts and methods.  This class is a pre-requisite to many of our other courses at Wagmore Canine Enrichment.  It is also a helpful stand alone course for anyone who just wants to explore dog training.  Please click the link below to take the class.
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Puppy

 

Puppy Socialization
*Pre-requsite :  Introduction to dog training 
Open to puppies less than 15 weeks of age at time of start
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6 week pass $150
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Don’t wait for the “next available” class.  Get your puppy started right away!  Our puppy classes are “Open Enrollment”, meaning you can start right away.  On rare occasions, these classes may fill up and we will close them.  Should this happen, please call to discuss other options for your puppy.  All puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian of current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  All puppies must appear healthy and parasite free.

Learn to channel your puppy’s exuberance and play, as well as important positive and humane solutions to common puppy behavior problems.  The focus of this class is socialization and problem behavior solving.  Course fee is $150 for a six week pass.  Dogs must complete this course by 21 weeks of age. **Please note:  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office.  Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes.

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Adult Beginner Classes (>15 weeks of age)

 

Basic Manners
*Pre-requsite :  Introduction to Dog Training
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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5 week pass $130
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Just like our puppy class, our Basic Manners classes are now designed so that you may start any time after you complete the pre-requisite, “Introduction to Dog Training”.  Course fee is $130 for a 5 week pass or choose a 10 week pass for $250.  In this course, you will learn how to use scientifically proven, fast and effective, positive training methods to instill basic skills while building a healthy and trusting relationship with your dog.  Learn important skills such as:  getting your dog’s focus and teaching him/her self control.  Learn how to communicate with your dog so that you and your dog work as a team. This is a beginning course open to dogs 4 months and older.  Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

Clicker Fundamentals
*Pre-requsite :  Introduction to Dog Training
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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6 week course $150 
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

This course teaches the fundamentals of clicker training.  You will learn how to use the clicker method to teach basic manners and skills to your dog.  This method is scientifically proven as a fast and effective, positive training method.  It is a popular method used in zoos and aquariums around the world. Let our Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner help you teach your dog the focus and cooperation you have dreamed of.  This is a beginning course open to dogs 4 months and older.  The first session of this course is for people only.  If you do not attend the 1st session, you will be dropped from the course and no refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given.    Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class..  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

Reactive Dog Class
*Pre-requsite :  Introduction to Dog Training
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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6 week course $200
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

This course is designed to address Reactivity (i.e. barking and lunging at other dogs and people while on leash).  Unlike our other classes, this class IS for those dogs that bark lunge, and are disruptive on leash.  You and your dog will work to curb this behavior in a safe and non-judgemental environment.  Class size is limited to 4 dogs and handlers to ensure safety and intense instruction.  After registering, you will be required to complete a behavior questionnaire and liability waiver.  Final approval for the course will be based on the results of the behavior questionnaire.  Admittance to the course is individually based.  If you sign up, pay the fee and are rejected for enrollment, you will be refunded in full.  Once you are approved for enrollment, no cancellations will be offered and no fees refunded.  The first session of this course is for people only.  Those not attending the first session, will not be admitted to the course and no refunds will be made.   This course is NOT for dogs that have bitten people.  Reactive dogs are dogs that are generally friendly but over-react or display distance increasing behavior such as barking and lunging.  If your dog has bitten a person or injured another dog, you should consult a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist or ask your veterinarian for a referral to a Veterinary Behaviorist.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been approved.

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Adult Intermediate Classes

 

Fun-gility (Agility Fundamentals)
*Pre-requsite : Clicker Fundamentals or Basic Manners
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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6 week course $150
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Looking for a fun and engaging activity with your dog?  This course is for you.  We will teach you and your dog how to safely navigate common agility obstacles.  Its a great way to increase your dog’s confidence and fun factor.  Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

Beyond Basic Manners
*Pre-requsite : Clicker Fundamentals or Basic Manners
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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5 week course $130
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Beyond Basic Manners takes Basic Manners to a new level as we add in distraction, distance, and duration. This is an intermediate course open to dogs 4 months and older. In this course, you will learn how to use scientifically proven, fast and effective, positive training methods to instill basic skills while building a healthy and trusting relationship with your dog. Learn important skills such as: getting your dog’s focus and teaching him/her self control. Learn how to communicate with your dog so that you and your dog work as a team. Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

AKC Canine Good Citizen
*Pre-requsite : Clicker Fundamentals or Basic Manners
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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6 week course $150
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Canine Good Citizen is an award from the American Kennel Club (AKC). Often a precursor to a therapy dog registration, the CGC takes you and and your dog through 10 test items that assess your dog’s sociability and all around good behavior anround dogs, people, and objects encountered in everyday life outside the home. A dog with a CGC also helps its human find rental properties and hotels. Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

Therapy Dog Preparation
*Pre-requsite : AKC Canine Good Citizen strongly recommended
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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6 week course $150
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

Would you and your dog make a good therapy team? Would you like to visit hospitals, retirement communities, schools, and libraries? Would you like to have children read to your dog? This class introduces you to the different therapy dog associations in NE Kansas so you can pick which one is the best fit for you and your dog. We also learn and practice the behaviors they require for your team’s registration. Upon completion of this class, you and your dog will be familiar with the behaviors necessary for your registratration as a thereapy team so you can choose the organization that is the best fit for you. CGC preferred, but not necessary if you have a well-behaved dog that responds consistently to basic obedience cues. Please note:  This course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

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Topical 4 week Courses – Loose Leash Walking, Polite Greeting, Nosework, and More…

 

Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)

These seminars may be for people and/or people and dogs together.  We strive to provide cutting edge information on hot topics in the dog world.  Whether it’s a common problem that everyone seems to be asking about, an advanced course, or a special requested topic from a school or club, we will provide responsibly researched and professionally presented information.  Check our course schedule for scheduled seminars or call if you would like to request a presentation to your class or club.  Our most popular and regularly scheduled seminars are loose leash walking, polite greetings, and fun & games.  Bite prevention and safety are also commonly requested presentations as well as dog body language and pet first aid.   AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing will be periodically offered as a seminar. – Costs vary according to seminar. **  Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

  • Loose Leash Walking, Polite Greetings & Reliable Recall (Pre-Requisite: Basic Manners or Clicker 1) – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to friendly (although over-exuberant) dogs 4 months of age and older. This course will teach handlers strategies for helping their dogs learn to walk loosely on leash, greet people and other dogs without jumping, barking or shying away; and how to reinforce a reliable recall.  We will use only proven positive methods.  We will offer individual and group activities that reinforce loose leash walking, polite greetings and Reliable Recall.  Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private session or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Fee = $100
  • Fun and Games (Pre-Requisite: Basic Manners or Clicker 1) –  This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs that have taken a previous Wagmore class and know basic cues such as sit, down, stand, wait, come, etc.  Dogs must be at least 4 months of age and older.  This course will use a variety of games in order to reinforce and help generalize basic obedience and manners.   Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $100
  • Canine Nose Work (Pre-Requisite: Basic Manners or Clicker 1) – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older.  We will help you get your dog excited about developing his olfactory skills in a non-competitive and fun environment. Taking a cue from working scent detection dogs, we will introduce you and your dog to beginning  nose work (scent detection).  It is easy to learn and helps your dog build confidence and focus by finding hidden treats.  This course is just for pure enjoyment for you and your dog.  It is not a pre-cursor to professional scent detection work. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for aggressive dogs.  However, Reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash) may benefit from and enjoy this activity. Reactive dogs are welcome as long as they are under the control of their handlers. You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes.  No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.  Course fee = $100.
  • Trick Training (Pre-Requisite: Basic Manners or Clicker 1) – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older who have a good knowledge of basic manners and obedience cues such as sit and down.  In this course, you and your dog will learn both entertaining and functional tricks.  This course will also introduce you to the clicker training method, and how to shape specific behaviors with your dog.  This is a great course to provide stimulation and enrichment for your dog while having a great time. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $100
  • Fear Free Handling (Pre-Requisite: Introduction to dog training)– This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older who have taken either a Basic Manners or Clicker Fundamentals course.  In this course, you will help your dog learn behaviors that make grooming, vet care and general handing easier.  Our Certified Force Free Trainers will help you gain confidence, trust, and cooperation from your dog. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions or register for Reactive Dog Class.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $100

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** All dogs and puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  Please see our policies for additional health and vaccination, scheduling, payment, liability and cancellation policies for all our services.

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Private Dog Training

dog trainingPrivate dog training is highly personalized and tailored to exactly what you want your dog to learn.  It works great for busy dog owners who appreciate convenient, focused attention.

Problem Behavior Solving – training plans developed and tailored to you and your dog’s specific needs.

  • Jumping, Nipping & Mouthing, Poor House Manners, Excessive Barking, Inappropriate Chewing, Digging, House Soiling, Door Charging and Bolting. – WE CAN HELP!
  • Initial consultation/evaluation – $120

** Please see our policies for additional health and vaccination, scheduling, payment, liability and cancellation policies for all our services.

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