Lawrence, KS   785-550-1427         

Dog Training

We offer group dog training classes as well as private 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-requisite :  Introduction to dog training 
Open to puppies less than 15 weeks of age at time of start
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6 consecutive weeks $150
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)
Date and Time:  Tuesdays at 6:30 – 7:15pm  (*please note that classes may temporarily fill so check with our office if you do not see the class available for registration)

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 consecutive sessions.  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 1
*Pre-requisite :  Introduction to Dog Training
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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5 consecutive weeks $130
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)
Dates and Times:  Mondays 6:30 – 7:15pm, Thursdays 6:30 – 7:15pm, Sundays 3:00 – 3:45 pm (*please note that classes may temporarily fill so check with our office if you do not see the class available for registration)

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”.  This is a beginning 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.

Reactive Dog Class
*Pre-requisite :  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)
Dates and Times:  Wednesdays, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11 ( no class on Nov. 27th) 7:30 – 8:15 pm

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.

 

Barn Hunt 101
Instructor: Terri Sershen, KPA-CTP
*Pre-requisite : Dogs should be friendly, controlled, and have basic manners
*Course length: 4 weeks
*Total Cost: $150
*No refunds, exchanges or make up classes will be given for missed classes.
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)
Dates and Times:  Saturdays, Nov. 2nd – 23rd, 2:00 – 3:00 pm or 3:30 – 4:30 pm

This course is for those dog/handler teams with an interest in the growing dog sport of Barn Hunt (www.barnhunt.com).  If you are competing at the Novice or Open level,  or you are just interested in giving Barn hunt a try, this is the course for you!  You will become familiar with the rules and routines of Barn Hunt, as well as learning the needed behaviors necessary to begin competing.  Topics covered include:  rat introduction, alerts, tunnels, climbs, and ring routines.   Mildly reactive dogs are okay for this course as long as they are generally friendly and well controlled around people and other dogs.  This course is NOT for dogs that have bitten people.  If your dog has bitten a person or severely 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

 

Basic Manners 2
*Pre-requisite : Basic Manners 1
Open to dogs 4 months and older
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5 consecutive weeks $130
Location:  2525 Iowa, suite C-1 (right behind Huhot with entry on the South Side)
Dates and Times:  Mondays 6:30 – 7:15pm,  Sundays 4:00 – 4:45pm  (*please note that classes may temporarily fill so check with our office if you do not see the class available for registration)

Basic Manners 2 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.

Fun-gility (Agility Fundamentals)
*Pre-requisite : Basic Manners 1
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)
Dates and Times:  TBA

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.

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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.  Our focus is teaching you how to get the most from your dog using up to date, humane, and effective methods.  We follow LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) and the Humane Hierarchy guidelines as we work to train needed behaviors or solve common behavior problems.

Our private training begins with an initial consultation with you and your dog at our training center.  This appointment gives the trainer a chance to evaluate your dog’s behavior, and develop a training plan.  The cost for this consultation is $120.  Additional training is $75/hr.  Discount packages are available for pre-scheduled multi-session plans.

Private Training

If you are not sure what type of training might best fit your needs, you can schedule a free 15 minute phone consult with our trainer, Jerri Johnson.  Schedule a free phone consult

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

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