Group Levels Training
Welcome to a completely new and innovative approach to
group training for you and your canine buddy!
Group Levels Training
New Dogs are welcome to join our Group Levels Classes on a regular basis!
Cost: $199 for an 8-week Training Membership that includes training at your own pace.
Welcome to a completely new and innovative approach to group training for you and your canine buddy!
We have given Group Classes a face-lift! We know there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to training. In the past, group training courses were taught on a specific day, at a specific time, with a predetermined course outline to be completed in a set number of weeks. This old approach gives little thought to the fact that dogs and their handlers learn at individual paces and require different approaches to learning based on personality and learning curves/styles, not to mention the commitment of the same day and time of the week! It was in this typical training setting that we found that dogs who excelled at certain skills/tasks quickly became bored while waiting for others to catch up and dogs/handlers who needed a little more time became frustrated or disappointed with their progress and often gave up prematurely. So onwards and upwards, we created Levels Training and here's how it works!
With the purchase of the 8-week Training Membership, you get the training and support you need to succeed with your dog at the pace that is best suited to you. It all begins with an Orientation presentation sent to you via email the week prior to attending your first session. This Orientation reviews some of the basics of what we will be doing in class and some of the training techniques that will be used during your next 8 weeks of training. Training classes are held throughout the week and when you and your furry friend are able to successfully complete the criteria of the level, you graduate and move up to the next level! Some teams may spend a few weeks learning and practicing the skills needed to advance and some teams advance quicker to the next level. The best part, if you miss a week, you won't fall behind and if you would like to train more than once a week as you advance through the Levels, that's okay too! You can train twice a week to advance twice as fast. In each class your instructor reviews the criteria necessary for you and your dog to pass to the next level. You'll be training your dog for the majority of the class.
The starting level for you and your dog depends on their age at the start of training. You may begin your dog in Levels Classes at the age of 16 weeks. For puppies under 16 weeks, we recommend our Puppy Preschool, Puppy Learn and Play or our Puppy House Training Programs. All dogs, regardless of their abilities, begin with Level One and work their way through.
When a Level is successfully completed, you are more than welcome to join in on the training class for your current Level and the Level that you most recently completed. For example, if you and your pup have completed Level 1 and have moved onto Level 2, you are free to come to class during any Level 1 or Level 2 time slot. This means you could be training one or two times each week with a professional trainer to really help to set those skills in place.
Here is a summary of the course outline for our Levels Training. Click here to view our calendar of classes.
Please note that training classes do not take place at A Closer Bond during Holidays which includes the week of Thanksgiving, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day or during March Break, the Monday of Labor Day and Memorial Day, and July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Memberships purchased in advance that span over any of these times, will take a "break" to practice at home during these times and any remaining weeks on the membership will pick up where they left off when training classes resume.
Call today to enroll your dog!
Tel: 847-358-7312 *1
Dog Training Center 550 W Wood St Unit 300