Studio Classes

Santa Fe Dog is in a clean, comfortable, 1900 sq ft. studio located at 1807 Second Street, Ste #42, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

All classes except the sports field classes are held at the Second Street location above.

Studio Directions-Turn off Second St. in front of Cloud 5 and drive down the row until you see a parking lot on the left. Look for the Santa Fe Dog signage on the walls on the left. Plenty of parking. Easy to find.

If you can’t find the class you want, on the day you want, contact me to inquire about scheduling private sessions or please check out my studio partner Debra Moody’s training schedule (Puppies, Tweens, Manners, & great topics classes, etc) at www.faithfulfriendsdogtraining.com.

If the class you want is marked FULL, then fill out the registration form and type “WAIT LIST” in the spot for Time and Day of class or email me info at deborah@santafedog.com and put “TRAIN-WAIT LIST” in the subject line.


2019  Classes:

Foundation Skills 2.0  

Motivational training to create a tool box of problem solving skills, and further develop a common language for you and your dog. The team will learn and recognize the benefits of Attention/Focus games, Back up, Wait/Stay, On/Off targeting, Come to heel on the right and left, Recall, pivot work, Leash handling skills, Variations on Leave it, and as a experiment…intro to a few cooperative husbandry skills. How to properly install a verbal cue. You WILL need to work with your dog a wee little bit between classes to keep up with the material.   If that ain’t you…it is ok, this is not the class for you at this time.  Intensive, but fun class, suitable as a ongoing training “Lab” for YOU, and your new dog or your established dog. 

Prerequisite: Teams should have completed two or three previous classes with their dog or have worked privately with a professional instructor. Handler should be able to cue a sit, a down, and demonstrate simple hand targeting using a verbal marker and reward. Dogs should be comfortable and generally able to focus  in proximity to other dogs on leash.

Class size is limited to 5 dog/handler teams. *First class is a required working orientation with out the dogs in attendance*

Fee: $216 inc tax. Six sessions. (Saturdays 11am-12pm Apr. 27, May 4,11,18,25, June 1)   Addendum available June 8,15,22,29 Cost is $145 inc. tax.

 Apply Online: Click here    (FULL) 

Questions? Email or call Deborah at 505-983-4632 with questions.

Rally-Obedience 1.x Novice Signs Classes

Novice Leash handling for the mostly beginners and their dogs using Rally Obedience patterns to give you tools for a more pleasant walking on leash experience. Dogs and handlers will begin to  learn how to engage and disengage from distractions in the environment in a fun and positive manner.

First session is a orientation without your dog present.

Prerequisite: Dog and handler must have completed 2 basic classes together prior to taking this class. Dogs should be generally friendly with dogs and people, but we don’t mind a little rah-rah. Questions? Ask!.

First session is a required orientation, so no dogs attend.  This series will continue as 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 for the summer giving you 18 weeks of classes if you so choose, and you will become familiar with all 42 Novice Rally Obedience Signs or you can just take the first class and acquire better skills for walking your dog on leash.

Limit 6 teams in each class.  Cost: $216 including tax for six sessions payable at first session.

Rally 1.x Saturday 1:15-2:15 (May 18th, skip May 25th (Memorial Day weekend), continues June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th) (full!)

Rally 1.2 Saturday 3:00-4:00 (May 18th, skip May 25th (Memorial Day weekend), continues June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th)  (full!)

Questions? Email deborah@santafedog.com Or Call 505-983-4632

Apply Online: (Fee $216 includes tax-pay check, cash, or credit card at orientation) Click here!

Rally-O + TEAM Advanced Class : Classes in this time slot will include all Intermediate/Advanced/Excellent maneuvers and Team Title support. This is a ongoing advanced skills class.  Registration preference is given to up to 6 handlers able to attend entire class series.  We have new material and new courses to learn!  FULL! 

Prerequisite: Dog must be generally friendly and controlled while in lobby area. Handlers are expected to work dogs in the lobby area as needed to maintain relative calm while waiting for course access. Courses cover ALL Rally O material. 

Cost: $36/ session-Tuesdays- 3:10 p.m.-4:10 p.m  Ongoing series.

Register Online (pay check, cash or credit card at first session): Click here

Grayed out classes BELOW are in rotation and not currently available. Email with interestEmail deborah@santafedog.com 

Agility Level 1 – Tiny Dog Agility (DATE-TBD)

A tiny dog indoor fun class using  ground work exercises and agility obstacles.  Build confidence and learn a handling system your dog can really understand. Suitable for all tiny dog handlers interested in recreational agility.   Learn what is necessary to belong to a Tiny Dog agility group. Have some new fun and further develop a common language between you and your dog.  Learn Stay, Back up, Heel on the right and the left,  Stand,  2 on-2 off Contacts, Jumps, Tunnels  and Teeter games. Food and Toys are used as reinforcers.  We don’t say no…We say YES!  Dogs should be generally friendly with people and dogs, but we don’t mind a little spirit!

Prerequisite: Maximum 10 inches at the shoulder. 15 lbs or less.  Dog should be able to generally come when called amid distractions, Ability to Focus on handler will make for a more pleasant handler experience.   Activity Level for Dogs and handlers: Moderate

Class size is limited to 6 Tiny dog/handler teams.

Saturdays: TBD  

Questions? Email or call 505-983-4632

Fee: $216 includes tax—six sessions. Dogs attend all sessions presuming application acceptance.

Register Online: Click here  Note: Use the Agility 1 button and mention “TDA” in Goal box, so I know which class you want….Thanks!

Agility Level 1-(Date/Time- TBD)

A  recreational indoor class using  ground work exercises and agility obstacles.  Build confidence and learn a handling system your dog can really understand. Suitable for all  dog handlers interested in Dog sports. Building control and having fun with your dog while preparing for Agility is the purpose of this class. Learn what is necessary to belong to a agility group. Have some new fun. Learn Back up, Heel on the right and the left, Stay, Stand,  2 on-2 off Contacts, Tunnels and hoops, Teeter games. Food and Toys are used as reinforcers.  We don’t say no…We say YES!  Dogs should be generally friendly with people and dogs.

Prerequisite:  Dog should be able to generally come when called amid distractions. Ability to focus on handler amid some distractions will make for a more pleasant handler experience. Focus and name response can be learned in other Foundation classes… See Foundation and Foundation 2 if your dog can not come when called.   If you have a friendly but leash reactive dog, see the Sports Field Classes or call me for private consultation.

Small Studio Class- size limited to dog/handler teams only.

Activity Level for Dogs and handlers: Moderate

Questions? Email or call 505-983-4632

Register Online: Click here

Fee: $216 including tax.  Six sessions.

Recreation for Special Dogs Class! (Day/Time TBD) 

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A non-impact indoor class designed for fun and mental enrichment and fitness conditioning, using  Rally Obedience Signs, and Agility obstacles.  Suitable for the shy dog, mobility challenged dog, older dog or differently abled dog.  Build confidence and learn a handling system your dog can understand. Have some new fun. Back up, Heel on the right and the left,  Send outs, Stand, Down, Targeting, Hoops and Tunnels and Rockers.  This non impact class is for older dogs, mobility challenged dogs…or shy dogs and their people…shy or not! A NO PRESSURE, Just  ALL FUN class.

Dogs and people should be generally good with people and other dogs.  We won’t mind a bit of excitement or a shy dog…or a handler that could use some confidence building. If you have questions about the suitability of this class for  you or your dog, please call to discuss!

Prerequisite: Dog should be comfortable on leash and come when called… generally…smile!

Class size is limited to 5  dog/handler teams.

Register Online: Click here or call 505-983-4632 with eligibility questions.

$216 includes Tax.  

 

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